World Wide Sim Pairs 2017

The 2017 World Wide Bridge Contest

Everything is now in place for the 2017 World Wide Bridge Contest, and it is even more exciting ! This year there are eight Simultaneous Pairs tournaments and the prize for the overall winning pairs is amazing … a 3-day final in Beijing with a prize fund of $20,000 !

There are heats on

Tuesday 28 March & Thursday 30 March
Tuesday 25th April & Thursday 27th April
Monday 8th May & Wednesday 10th May
Friday 2nd June & Saturday 3rd June

All the details are at : – clubs can, of course play in one, two, three – even in all of them if they wish!

The entry fee remains unchanged from 2017 at just US$2, £1.50 GBP or €1.80 per player per event.

Everything is sent by email for this event, to keep the costs down, so there are no printed booklets.

These World events help by raising funds for the development of Youth Bridge and the WBF has now appointed a Youth Bridge Development Officer, Gilad Ofir, to oversee the work being undertaken in this field. Gilad will be using the funds raised to assist NBOs directly with teacher training, teaching programs, as well as organising special events for young players and thus helping to ensure that the future of bridge is a bright one.

Please help us to ensure the success of these events by informing your clubs and members about them and encouraging them to participate – we believe they would find it both enjoyable and challenging and would have great fun! Ask them to contact me with the dates they wish to play and I will send them the material by email.

With best regards


CAMROSE TROPHY  4th - 6th January 2019

Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold Rd, Buckley, CH7 6RQ

The WBU is hosting the first weekend of The Camrose and we need members
to help with the smooth running of the event.
Equipment, including 6 screen tables from Mid Wales to North Wales
Collecting participants from Liverpool and Manchester airports
on Friday 4th January and returning them on Monday 7th January
BBO operators:
Matches will be broadcast on the internet and we need operators
to record the bidding and play at the tables.
If you can help with transport or spare some time over the weekend as a BBO operator please contact our match manager, Sarah Hurst –