Road to BIC: advice from champions #5

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. What is your best memory from a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau My first big tournament 30 years ago. The Open of La Baule international festival. I was 14 and my partner was 12. It was a four-day event. To fight…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #4

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. What advice would you give to players to help them go as far as they can in the BIC? Dominique Fonteneau Get to know your opponents. Keep in mind that playing against robots is specific. Practise on Funbridge! Milan…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #3

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you deal with stress and pressure? Dominique Fonteneau In my case pressure and stress take three forms. First I have butterflies in my stomach. That’s when I try to rely on a solid bridge technique. Then pressure…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #2

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you prepare for a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau You need to know yourself.Personally, ahead of a big tournament I have to try to oxygenate my body and therefore my brain (breathing, walking, yoga, etc.). Avoid heavy meals and…

Road to BIC: advice from champions #1

Every day until BIC kicks off on 26 October bridge champions Milan Macura, Jérôme Rombaut, Dominique Fontenau and Zia Mahmood will share advice to prepare the main event of autumn 2020. How do you approach a tournament? Dominique Fonteneau You have to: Find your motivation. Set challenging goals. What does performing in this tournament mean to you? Jérôme Rombaut Don’t try to play differently. Try to be as consistent as…

Your July newsletter

With two new game modes released over the last two months, namely “commented tournaments” and “face the elites“, activity on Funbridge is in full swing. A free introductory module to bridge has also been developed in partnership with the Swedish Bridge Federation, allowing you to review the basics of bridge and assess your level thanks to numerous exercises. Please note that this game mode is exclusively reserved for Swedish players…

Jérôme Rombaut crowned European Champion in Budapest

Jérôme Rombaut – François Combescure – Jean-Christophe Quantin – Thomas Bessis – Frédéric Volcker – Lionel Sebbane (C) – Cédric Lorenzini The European Bridge Team Championships held in Budapest from 16th to 25th June 2016 are now over. 3 series have been played Open: the most prestigious event with 37 registered teams, Women: 23 teams, Senior: 24 teams. To have a chance to secure a ticket to the next World Team Championships in Lyon…