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46th World Bridge Team Championships
Earlier today the President of the WBF Gianarrigo Rona, the President elect Jan Kamras, the Treasurer Marc De Pauw and the President of the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Bridge signed the contract for the 46th World Bridge Team Championships.
The Championships will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Marrakech, Morocco, from 20th August to 2nd September 2023.
All the necessary information will follow in due course.
WBF CONGRESS: Jan Kamras is the new President of the World Bridge Federation
WBF CONGRESS: As his term comes to an end, Gianarrigo Rona has been appointed President Emeritus of the World Bridge Federation.
WBF CONGRESS: Franck Riehm, Helen Kruger and Fernando Alfredo Lema have been elected as members of the WBF Executive Council.
Zero Tolerance for Inappropriate behaviour at the table
As we have stressed in both written and verbal communications the WBF has no tolerance for abusive, bullying, harassing and similar behaviour at our events. An incident occurred during play today (Tuesday) whereby an older man behaved inappropriately towards his young female opponent. Even if his intent was not malicious such behaviour cannot be tolerated – it is the feelings of the victim that are important.
The offender has been suspended from the current event and for the remainder of these championships.
WBF Championship Committee
Open Pairs Qualification
A total of 112 pairs qualify to Semifinal A, including drop ins from the Rosenblum Round of 16. Since the maximum number of drop ins is 32, the minimum number of pairs coming from the qualification is 80.
All other pairs will play in semifinal B. There will be no carry-over in either semifinal.
As written in the Conditions of Contest, a minimum of 52 pairs qualify to Final A: 47 from Semifinal A and 5 from Semifinal B. They will be joined by pairs dropping in from the Rosenblum semifinals (maximum 6).
McConnell Prize Giving Ceremony
The Prize Giving ceremony will be held in the playing area as soon as possible after play has finished.
OPEN PAIRS – Drop Ins
We remind you that in order to be eligible to drop in into the Open Pairs you MUST register and pay before the start of the event. No later entry will be accepted.
Masterpoints – playing requirements
Minimum number of boards required in the Open and Women’s teams to earn WBF Masterpoints is detailed here
Abridged bridge to bridge
All players should be aware that if they plan to travel to Hala Stulecia by car, their journey may take up to 20 minutes longer from Monday onwards. This is because repairs to the bridge that provides access to the venue will restart on Monday.
So please allow more time if you plan to travel by car. This should not affect the trams.
5th August 2022
A detailed and complete schedule of events is now available by clicking here
05 July 2022
The Partnership Desk has been opened so if you need team mates or a partner for an event please check this page for what you need to do.
23 June 2022
Hotel List – please click here to go to the list of hotels. If you click on the link to “English” at the top right hand side of the page, you can change it to your own language.
Visas: If you require a visa for Poland, please download and complete this form and send it to : email@example.com who will arrange to send you invitations from the WBF and the Polish Bridge Union to facilitate your application. Please ensure you apply for your visa in good time.
13 June 2022
The Supplemental Conditions of Contest have now been published – click here to go to the page with those and the General Conditions of Contest. Please note that the General Conditions are currently under revision and will be updated in due course.
23 June 2022
If you require a visa for Poland, please download and complete download and complete this form and send it to : firstname.lastname@example.org and she will arrange to send you invitations from the WBF and the Polish Bridge Union to facilitate your application. Please ensure you apply for your visa in good time.
31 May 2022
An excellent short video is released by the Polish Bridge Union, inviting players to the event – click here to view it.
9 May 2022
The Registration page for the Championships is now open – click here to register for all events.