Ambassadors’ tournament results

Last week you had the opportunity to pit yourself against our Ambassadors Zia Mahmood, Dominique Fonteneau, Milan Macura, Tom Drijver and Jérôme Rombaut in the Ambassadors’ tournament. Many Funbridge players took on the challenge! 2,268 players tried to perform better than our five champions and reach the top of the rankings. Congratulations to all participants and champions! Overall Rankings With an average score of 79.10% in the final of the Ambassadors’ tournament, the big winner is…

Ambassadors’ tournament: Jérôme Rombaut

For the first time in the history of Funbridge, five professional bridge players known as the “Funbridge Ambassadors” will be joining you in the Ambassadors’ tournament from 22 to 30 May 2021! Find out more about the last ambassador, Jérôme Rombaut How do you approach a tournament? Don’t try to play differently. Try to be as consistent as possible. How do you prepare for a tournament? Practise with the robot to ensure mutual…

Ambassadors' tournament

For the first time in the history of Funbridge, five professional bridge players known as the “Funbridge Ambassadors” will be joining you in the Ambassadors’ tournament from 22 to 30 May 2021!  Your aim? Pit your skills against them and try to beat them to make it all the more rewarding for you to participate. Nearly 10,000 Diamonds are to be won and you will get 5 Diamonds for each champion you will overtake in the…

Ambassadors’ tournament

For the first time in the history of Funbridge, five professional bridge players known as the “Funbridge Ambassadors” will be joining you in the Ambassadors’ tournament from 22 to 30 May 2021!  Your aim? Pit your skills against them and try to beat them to make it all the more rewarding for you to participate. Nearly 10,000 Diamonds are to be won and you will get 5 Diamonds for each champion you will overtake in the…

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…

A Disarming Gesture (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 924)

2017 World Vice-Champion Jérôme Rombaut writes a column in the French magazine “Le Bridgeur” every two months. In the article below, published in issue 924 of the magazine (November / December 2019), here is a very interesting deal from a Funbridge tournament. Playing pairs games doesn’t mean you should give up bridge! Sometimes you have to follow the same approach as in teams games even if the aim is different.…