Return to sender (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 910)

Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the french magazine Le Bridgeur No.910 (July/August 2017) Jérôme Rombaut plays a deal from the quarter final of the 8th European Open Championships held in 2017 in Montecatini, Italy. I am playing 3NT in South with these hands:  A 5 2  A 9 3  8 6 5 4 3 2  2  K 9 3  K 6  A Q 9  A J 8 4…

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…

Missed Kiss (Le Bridgeur Magazine No.908)

  Article written by Jérôme Rombaut and published in the french magazine Le Bridgeur No.908 (March/April 2017) 1,100 teams competed in the Team Championship in 2017. Teams are split into 6 divisions. Their objective is to avoid relegation and to go up at the end of each month. I am lucky to have several good players in my team: Vanessa Réess, Anne-Laure Huberschwiller, Frédéric Volcker, Thomas Bessis and Pierre Franceschetti. We…

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…

Your May newsletter

Following the recent release of the updated version of Funbridge for PC, many of you have become familiar with reorganised game modes and new game options. To help you through this process, this month we have decided to focus on the settings of the Funbridge software. How to access the settings? Click on the menu symbolised by the triple bar at the top left of your home screen. Once the…

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…

Your May newsletter

April ended on a successful note! Indeed, Jérôme Rombaut, one of the creators of Funbridge who is also in charge of Argine (i.e. the AI playing with you), qualified for Team France and will thus take part in the next European Bridge Team Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary, from the 16th to the 26th of June. Click here for full information about Team France and the upcoming international…

Jérôme Rombaut in Team France at the next European Bridge Team Championships held in Budapest

François Combescure – Thomas Bessis – Frédéric Volcker – Jean-Christophe Quantin – Cédric Lorenzini – Jérôme Rombaut Jérôme Rombaut, one of the creators of Funbridge who is also in charge of the development of Argine (i.e. the AI playing with you), qualified for the French Open Team with his partner François Combescure after selection rounds which took place at the headquarters of the French Bridge Federation (FFB) in late April. France Team is made up…

World Bridge Championships 2017 in Lyon

Lyon to become the world capital of bridge in 2017 Lyon will host the next 2017 World Bridge Championships organised by the French Bridge Federation (the second-largest federation after the USA) and the World Bridge Federation. The Championships will be held at the Cité Centre de Congrès of Lyon from 12th to 26th August 2017. For the first time in this competition, all age groups will be represented, from school…