17th World Youth Bridge Championships: follow the matches live!

The 17th World Youth Bridge Team Championships started on 8th August and will continue through to 18th August in Wujiang, China.   We are pleased to announce that we will be broadcasting one match per round throughout the 17th World Youth Championships. How to access? All you have to do is launch your Funbridge app and click the TV icon at the bottom right of your screen: The latest World…

A look back at the Biarritz bridge festival

This year the Biarritz bridge festival took place from 29th June to 10th July in the prestigious casino. Over the years this festival has been emulated. And this year especially it broke all the records and became the top bridge festival in France. This is a nice achievement for this festival which included a varied entertainment programme with a Basque buffet and a smoothie bike, among other things. In a…

Results of the 14th European Youth Bridge Pairs Championships – Opatija, Croatia

The 14th European Youth Bridge Pairs Championships took place from 11th to 15th July in Opatija, Croatia, almost one month after the 54th European Bridge Team Championships held in Ostend, Belgium (You can find all the details about this event in our June newsletter. These championships for young bridge players include 5 pairs events: U26, Ladies Pairs, U21, U16, U13 and Mixed Pairs. In this article you will find the…

Philadelphia – Spring NABC 2018

The Spring NABC (North American Bridge Championship) sponsored by the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) took place in Philadelphia last week, more precisely from 8 to 18 March. It is worth recalling that the main tournament of this event is the Vanderbilt KO Teams. This trophy is named after Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (1994-1970) who won the contest twice in 1932 and 1940. The Vanderbilt was contested annually in New York…

A look back at the Monaco European Winter Games

The second edition of the European Winter Games was held in Monaco from 17 to 23 February. A 7-day event under the sunshine where great champions played with panache! You missed it? Discover the results below: Team Mahaffey won the Zimmerman Cup: Boye BROGELAND (Norway) Espen LINDQVIST (Norway) Zia MAHMOOD (USA) Jeff MECKSTROTH (USA) Watch Zimmerman team, who won the 1st edition, receive their prize in video! Team Lavazza won…

Biarritz International Winter Bridge Festival: focus on the youth!

The Biarritz International Bridge Festival was held from 19 to 25 February 2018. You missed it? We are here to keep you updated! The main events of this 7-day festival were: “Patton Lavazza” with 31 participating teams! The event took place over 3 days including 2 days of qualifying sessions with 13 matches. The top 4 teams played final matches on the last day.So who is the winner? Philippe Molina…

A look back at the Baltic Festival, a Funbridge-sponsored event

At Funbridge, we like bridge, be it online or in club tournaments! In order to encourage contacts between bridge players (and Funbridge players!) and to further promote bridge, we have decided to sponsor events sharing these values and catching our attention! The sponsorship of the Baltic festival (i.e. Baltic countries’ festival) last August is a perfect illustration of our approach! This festival took place from 4 to 12 August 2017…

2018 St Moritz International Bridge Festival

The 77th St Moritz International Bridge Festival took place from 15 to 24 January in Switzerland. This festival attracts more and more players every year. Many nationalities were represented: Lebanese, Dutch, Poles, Italians, Americans… and a majority of Swiss! Four tournaments were held: Welcome Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Open Pairs and Teams. The organising committee (led by Fernando Piedra and Mrs Ehrart) had decided to have each tournament played in a different…

A look back at the IMSA Elite Mind Games

The IMSA Elite Mind Games were held from 7th to 16th December in Huai’An, China. The IMSA (International Mind Sports Association) was founded in 2005 by José Damiani, former President of World Bridge Federation. The main mind sports are represented: Bridge, Chess, Draughts and Go. Chinese chess have also been invited to participate in this 2nd edition. In addition to China, the host country which came 5th in Lyon, the…

Norwegian youngsters at the World Bridge Championships

An excited bunch of kids the evening before the tournament started As you may recall, in our July newsletter, we told you about 12 young Norwegians participating in the Lyon World Bridge Championships. The Norwegian Bridge Federation used, amongst others, the income from the NBF tournaments held on Funbridge in May, to sponsor them. They kindly gave us their permission to share the article they wrote about the event and…