2015 - Gold, Silver, and Bronze for US teams in Chennai
Congratulations to the Gold medalists in the D'Orsi Trophy, Silver medalists in the Venice Cup, and Bronze medalists in the Bermuda Bowl. Pictures from the Victory stand of the USA medalists:
Congratulatios also to the other three USA teams in Chennai. In the D'Orsi Trophy for Seniors, USA2 finished fourth. In the Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup, USA1 finished tied for 5th through 8th. Well done all!
2016 World Bridge Games Expanded
The WBF has announced that the 2016 World Bridge Games, to be held in Wroclaw, Poland from Sept. 3-17, will include National Mixed Team and National Mixed Pair events in addition to the previously scheduled Open, Women's and Senior Team and Pair events. Each country is entitled to send one team to each of the 4 team events. The Pair events are open to all, with the only restriction being that both players must be from the same country.
The USBF Board has not yet decided how to select a Mixed Team and whether to provide financial support for a Mixed Team. The Board is asking for input from USBF members, and has sent a link to a questionnaire to each USBF member to ask for your opinions. Click here to respond to the questionnaire if you did not receive the email. Thanks.
In order to handle player complaints about behavior and ethics at USBF Tournaments in a more efficient and flexible manner, in April, 2015 the USBF Board approved the creation of the position of USBF Recorder and President Howard Weinstein's appointment of Jack Oest to serve as the USBF's first Recorder. The exact procedures under which the Recorder is to operate will be included in a new set of Bylaws currently being drafted.