Brazilian Bridge Federation

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The Brazilian Bridge Federation (Portuguese: Federação Brasileira de Bridge) is the national organization for bridge in Brazil and a member of the Confederacion Sudamericana de Bridge and the World Bridge Federation.[1] It was founded in 1945 as the Confederação Brasileira de Bridge (Brazilian Bridge Confederation), affiliated with the World Bridge Federation in 1979,[2] and fully recognized by it in June 1999.[3]

The organization is based in Rio de Janeiro.[3] Its president is Francisco de Assis Chagas de Mello e Silva and its vice president is Jeovani Salomão.[4] Ernesto d’Orsi was president from 1983 to 2001 and is now President Emeritus.[5][6] As of 2013 it has 1,194 members.[1] Relatively few people play bridge in Brazil, approximately 40,000[6] or between 40,000 and 50,000.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Zonal Organizations > Zone 3, South America, retrieved April 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Bridge, Asociação Brasileira de Esportes Intelectuais (Brazilian Association of Mind sports), 2011, retrieved 2013 (Portuguese)
  3. ^ a b Federação Brasileira de Bridge, Informações - Entidades, Ministério de Esporte, retrieved April 30, 2013 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ Quem somos, Federação Brasileira de Bridge, updated 2003, retrieved April 30, 2013 (Portuguese)
  5. ^ Ernesto D’Orsi - Primeiro Vice-Presidente, Asociação Brasileira de Esportes Intelectuais, 2011, retrieved April 30, 2013 (Portuguese)
  6. ^ a b Giovana Romani, "São Paulo sedia o Campeonato Mundial de Bridge", Veja São Paulo, September 18, 2009, updated January 28, 2011, retrieved April 30, 2013 (Portuguese)
  7. ^ Eduardo Zanelato, "Aos oito anos, garoto disputa campeonato de bridge", Época, September 11, 2009, retrieved April 30, 2013 (Portuguese)

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