Guide to Online Events
Here is information about cancelled live tournaments, current and planned online
events, and news about
some of the hoped-for live tournaments in 2021 and beyond:-
WBF – The 2021 World Team Championships and the 2021 World Youth Team
Championships have been
cancelled and will not be contested online. See
ACBL – Has both pair and team events online on BBO. See
Hopes to begin live bridge again in 2021. The Providence Summer NABC has
been moved to 2022; the Austin
Fall NABC is currently scheduled to be held face-to-face.
EBL – Has cancelled the 2021 European Championships in June in Madeira. The 19th
Champions Cup is still
scheduled to be held in Slovakia Nov. 11-13, 2020 – see
www.eurobridge.org for details.
Zonal Organisations – Some Zones of the World Bridge Federation have run and
will continue to run online
championships until the pandemic ends. Check the Zonal websites for information.
NBOs – Many National Bridge Organisations have organised, and are continuing to
organise, online events for
their own members. Check the NBO websites for specifics. Sweden plans to hold
the Swedish Festival in
Örebro live in July 2021. See
https://www.svenskbridge.se/eng/nyheter . The USBF has postponed its 2021
Reynolds Knockouts – TD Tom Reynolds has been organising monthly knockout
tournaments and quarterly
double elimination knockouts since April, 2020. Information can be found at
Alt Invitationals – Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five to seven
days, have been organised by bid72 and
netbridge.online. To date, there have been Alt Invitationals (open team
tournaments), Alt Mixed events (all
comprising eight teams), Alt Majors (32 teams) and Alt BAMs. Information can be
found at https://bid72/events .
Each event has a daily bulletin. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation (Jan van den Hoek).
OCBL – The Online Contract Bridge League organises Open and Mixed events.
Details can be found at
. OCBL also produces a daily journal. See also
Bridgehouse – This organisation is arranging online team events with daily
bulletins. Information can be found
All of the online tournaments named above are on BBO
www./realbridge.online . Other useful sites:
Anyone organising an online tournament can submit details to Marek Wójcicki at
for inclusion on the IBPA website (www.ibpa.com)