List of bridge competitions and awards
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World Bridge Federation
- "World Teams" or World Bridge Team Championships (biennial, next 2015)
- "World Series" or World Bridge Series Championships (quadrennial, next 2014)
- World Open Knockout Teams (Rosenblum Cup) —from 1978
- World Women Knockout Teams (McConnell Cup) —from 1994
- World Senior Teams Championship (Rand Cup) —from 1994
- World Mixed Swiss Teams
- World Open Pairs Championship —from 1962
- World Women Pairs Championship —from 1962
- World Senior Pairs Championship (Hiron Trophy) —from 1990
- World Mixed Pairs Championship —from 1966
- World IMP Pairs Championship —from 2006
- "World Bridge Games" or Bridge at the World Mind Sports Games (quadrennial, next 2016)
- World Masters Individual —from 1992 Open and Women (Juniors 2000 only)
- World Team Olympiad —1960–2004 national teams events; Open and Women incorporated in the Games 2008 and "Senior International Cup" continued as a non-medal event
- World Mixed Teams Championship —1962/72/74, 1996–2004, continued as a non-medal event beside the Games 2008
- Youth events covered below
- World Par Championship —sanctioned by WBF 1961 and 1963, by Culbertson 1932–1941
- World Junior Pairs Championship —covers all WBF competition for Youth Pairs and Individuals
- Junior Pairs (under 26) is the oldest event, from 1995, biennial in odd years
- World Junior Teams Championship —covers all WBF competition for Youth Teams
- Junior Teams (under 26) is the oldest event, from 1987; biennial now in even years with Olympic years incorporated in the WMSG from 2008
- As of 2011-08 University teams are also covered in the Junior Teams article.
- World University Bridge Championships —2000 and biennial from 2004 (at the table); from 2009, annual (online)
Events conducted by Bridge Great Britain:
- The Gold Cup, the annual open British knock-out Teams of Four Championship
- The Home International Series, comprising:
- The Camrose Trophy, an annual competition between teams representing England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
- The Lady Milne Trophy for Women's Teams
- The Senior Camrose for the Teltscher Trophy
- The Junior Camrose for players aged under 25 years
- The Peggy Bayer Trophy for players aged under 20 years
- North American Bridge Championships conducted by the American Contract Bridge League —three annual 11-day meets that include many NABC-level championship events among others
- United States Bridge Championships conducted by the United States Bridge Federation to select national teams
- ACBL Hall of Fame
- Mott-Smith: The Geoffrey Mott-Smith trophy is awarded to the player winning the most masterpoints at the Spring NABC.
- Fishbein: The Sally Fishbein trophy is awarded to the player winning the most masterpoints at the Summer NABC in NABC+ events.
- Championship Player of the Year: The Championship Player of the Year is awarded to the player winning the most masterpoints won at NABCs while playing in unlimited national-rated events, including the North American Open Pairs and excluding the Grand National Team competitions.
- Barry Crane Top 500: The annual Barry Crane Top 500 masterpoint race is won by the player who earns the most colored masterpoints during the year. Masterpoints won on-line do not count.
- Ace of Clubs: The annual Ace of Clubs masterpoint races are won by the player from each masterpoint category through Diamond Life Master who earns the most masterpoints in club games during the year.
- Mini-McKenney: The annual Mini-McKenney masterpoint races are won by the member from each masterpoint category who earns the most total masterpoints during the year.
- European championships conducted by the European Bridge League
- Buffett Cup —biennial "Europe vs North America at Bridge" modeled after the Ryder Cup of golf
- Cavendish Invitational —invitation-only money tournament operated by World Bridge Productions
- Macallan Invitational Pairs (previously known as the Sunday Times Invitational Pairs) —invitation event held in London sponsored by the manufacturers of The Macallan whisky. It was last held in 1999.
Player competitions and awards
- World Championships & Events. World Bridge Federation (WBF). Confirmed 2011-07-10.
- World Team Championships. WBF. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
- World Transnational Open Team Championship. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Bridge Series Championships. WBF. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
- World Open KO Teams to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Women KO Teams to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Senior KO Teams to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Open Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Women Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Senior Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Mixed Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- (World IMP Pairs Championships to Date). WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
(This is difficult to find by WBF site navigation because it is a tertiary event in the "Series". Its world championship status is dubitable.)
- World Bridge Games. WBF. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
- World Masters Individual. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10. (Biennial 1992–2000 then quad.)
- World Team Olympiad. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Mixed Teams Championships to Date (1 of 2). WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
- World Mixed Teams Championships to Date (2 of 2). WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
WBF does not list the 1972 event. Source?
- Youth Bridge program overview. WBF. Confirmed 2011-09-01.
- Youth Bridge. World and lower-level events. WBF Youth Committee. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
- World Youth Congress. WBF. Confirmed 2011-09-01.
- World Junior MP Pairs Championship to Date. WBF. Confirmed 2011-09-01.
- World Youth Team Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —U26 from 1987, U21 from 2004, Girls from 2010
- University Bridge program overview. WBF. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
- University Bridge in the World. Includes tournament results. By Kuba Kasprzak, Poland. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
See also Facebook account 'Uni bridge'.
- Gold Cup: Introduction. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. — sibling pages cover 2011/2012 administration
- Home Internationals: a brief history. By Patrick Jourdain. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. "The Camrose" is the open teams event.
- United States Bridge Federation. USBF. Retrieved 2011-07-11. — covers team trials beginning 2006 (Open, Women, Senior, Junior, University).
- European Bridge League Competitions. EBL. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —awarding the title of 'European Champion'
- Warren Buffett Bridge Cup. Official site. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
- The Cavendish Invitational. Bridge Winners. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
- Sunday Times Pairs Confirmed 2011-07-12.