Dutch Bridge Federation

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The Dutch Bridge Federation (Dutch: Nederlandse Bridge Bond) is the national governing body for bridge in the Netherlands, based in Utrecht. Founded on 22 November 1930 by Infantry Colonel A. J. E. Lucardie,[1][2] the federation is the second largest nation member of the European Bridge League, with a 2013 membership of 85 796.[3]


Board (bestuur)[edit]

  • President (voorzitter): Koos Vrieze
  • Vice-president (vicevoorzitter): Adry Janmaat-Uijtewaal, nominated in 2010
  • Treasurer (penningmeester): Rob van Leeuwen


Between 2000 and 2005 Dutchman Ron Bouwland, sponsored by the Dutch Bridge Federation, developed Bridgemate, an electronic bridge scoring device. The original Bridgemate is connected to a computer by cable, while its successor, Bridgemate II, uses a wireless connection. Within the Low Countries, Bridgemate is used by around 1,400 bridge clubs. The World Bridge Federation, the European Bridge League and the American Contract Bridge League also use the device in competitions.[4]

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  1. ^ Historie, Nederlandse Bridge Bond, retrieved 27 November 2013 (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Jan Joost Lindner, "Wie geen bridgen heeft geleerd, heeft slecht voor zijn oude dag gezorgd", De Volkskrant, 21 October 1995 (in Dutch)
  3. ^ Member federations of the European Bridge League. France has a 2013 membership of 104 097.
  4. ^ "Bridgemate II: The next generation wireless scoring system for bridge clubs and tournaments". Bridge Systems BV. Retrieved 24 October 2013.