Future World Championships
The World Bridge Federation has scheduled world championships for 2017 & 2018:
2017 World Bridge Team Championships will be held in Lyons, France from August 12-26. The Team Championships include the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, D'Orsi Senior Bowl and Open Transnational Teams. USBF will send two teams to each of the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and D'Orsi Senior Bowl.
WBF has sent us a list of hotels in Lyon with special rates for the tournament. The rates are very competitive, but at least for some of the hotels they require you to make a large advance deposit and do not have generous cancellation or early departure provisions, so make sure you are aware of the terms when you book. USBF member Ken Titow has lived in Lyon for many years and has given us a useful guide to Lyon to help you make plans.
2018 World Bridge Series will be held at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL from Sept. 22-Oct. 6. The World Bridge Series is open to all and features the Rosenblum, McConnell, Rand, and Mixed team events and Open, Women's, Senior and Mixed Pairs.
2019 World Bridge Team Championships will be held in the the Netherlands, but neither dates nor exact location are yet known.
Past World Championships
The World Bridge Federation website has a great deal of historical data from prior World Championships, but it is sometimes not easy to find what you are looking for. So here are links to the pages for the different World Championship events. From these pages, you can find information about a specific event:
World Championships in odd-numbered years (Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, D'orsi, and Transnational Teams).
World Championships in years divisible by 4 (Previously called Olympiad, now World Bridge Games. National team and pair events.)
World Championships in other even-numbered years (Now called World Bridge Series. Open Team and Pair events, including Rosenblum, McConnell, Rand and Mixed Teams and Open, Women's, Senior and MIxed Pairs).
World Youth Team Championships are held every two years (currently in even-numbered years).
World Youth Open Championships held in odd-numbered years.