The World Wide Bridge Contest
Welcome to the pages about the World Wide Bridge Contest - the biggest Simultaneous Pairs that we run!
An exciting, revised Contest is coming for 2016 with an amazing prize for the winning pairs – qualification to a Final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd – 25th September with a subsidy for travel expenses, free B&B accommodation and a great prize fund!
The 2016 World Wide Bridge Contest will be held on six different days, with simultaneous pairs being held on:
Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th April
Monday 9th & Wednesday 11th May and
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June
Clubs can enter one or more of these events. The entry fee charged is per event.
From these events, 13 pairs will qualify for a final to be held in Beijing, China from 23rd – 25th September, joining a further 7 pairs from China, to play the 3-day final which will be played using BBO software.
Pairs participating in the final will have free B&B accommodation in double room, with free in-room Internet access offered by the Organization Committee. In addition the Organization Committee will provide each overseas player with US$1600 as subsidies for the round transportation expenses.
The final will have a prize fund of US$ 20,000
The 13 winning pairs will be selected as follows:
- the winning pair from each of the six simultaneous pairs events, then
- The winners from each Continent not having won an individual session PROVIDED they have scored over 55% then
- The highest scoring pairs in 2nd place in any session to complete the required number of pairs in the final provided they are not already eligible as a result of being a winner of one of the six tournaments or a "continental" winner.
WBF Year points will be awarded to the winning pairs from each heat.
The entry fee is just US$2, £1.50 GBP or €1.90 per player per event. Payment instructions will be sent with the information to the participating clubs.
The commentary will be provided via email - the cost of printing and distributing the booklets would mean that we would have to raise the price considerably and that would make the event much more expensive for the participants. So instead we will be providing the commentary as a downloadable PDF file after the event.
Do join us for this event, which is enormously good fun and gives you the chance to compete against other pairs from all over the world - a rare opportunity indeed. Because it is scored using the ECatsBridge system, you get masses of information showing you exactly how you fared on the night. You can watch as clubs upload from all around the world, and get the "buzz" of excitement as the scores change.
Clubs will be able to pay in US Dollars, Euro or British Pounds, making payment simple. Cheques in British Pounds are also fine. Click here to email Anna for more information.
Click here for the 2015 results so you can see how they are displayed and the wealth of information generated for them - and you can see the excellent commentary by Eric Kokish
The Continents recognised by the WBF are the 5 Continents of the Olympic Rings : Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania