List of bridge competitions and awards

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Bridge, or more formally contract bridge, is a trick-taking card game of skill and chance played by four players.

World Championships[edit]

World Bridge Federation[edit]

World Bridge Championships[1] conducted by the World Bridge Federation

Youth[edit]

WBF[18][19][20]

Junior Pairs (under 26) is the oldest event, from 1995, biennial in odd years[21]
Junior Teams (under 26) is the oldest event, from 1987; biennial now in even years with Olympic years incorporated in the WMSG from 2008[22]
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)[23][24]

Others[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

Events conducted by Bridge Great Britain:

  • The Gold Cup, the annual open British knock-out Teams of Four Championship[25]
  • The Home International Series, comprising:
    • The Camrose Trophy, an annual competition between teams representing England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales[26]
    • 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 America[edit]

  • 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[27]
  • 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.

Europe[edit]

Other[edit]

Player competitions and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Championships & Events. World Bridge Federation (WBF). Confirmed 2011-07-10.
  2. ^ World Team Championships. WBF. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
  3. ^ World Transnational Open Team Championship. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  4. ^ World Bridge Series Championships. WBF. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
  5. ^ World Open KO Teams to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  6. ^ World Women KO Teams to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  7. ^ World Senior KO Teams to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  8. ^ World Open Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  9. ^ World Women Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  10. ^ World Senior Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  11. ^ World Mixed Pairs Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  12. ^ (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.)
  13. ^ World Bridge Games. WBF. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
  14. ^ World Masters Individual. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10. (Biennial 1992–2000 then quad.)
  15. ^ World Team Olympiad. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  16. ^ World Mixed Teams Championships to Date (1 of 2). WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  17. ^ World Mixed Teams Championships to Date (2 of 2). WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
    WBF does not list the 1972 event. Source?
  18. ^ Youth Bridge program overview. WBF. Confirmed 2011-09-01.
  19. ^ Youth Bridge. World and lower-level events. WBF Youth Committee. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  20. ^ World Youth Congress. WBF. Confirmed 2011-09-01.
  21. ^ World Junior MP Pairs Championship to Date. WBF. Confirmed 2011-09-01.
  22. ^ World Youth Team Championships to Date. WBF. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —U26 from 1987, U21 from 2004, Girls from 2010
  23. ^ University Bridge program overview. WBF. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  24. ^ University Bridge in the World. Includes tournament results. By Kuba Kasprzak, Poland. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
    See also Facebook account 'Uni bridge'.
  25. ^ Gold Cup: Introduction. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. — sibling pages cover 2011/2012 administration
  26. ^ Home Internationals: a brief history. By Patrick Jourdain. Bridge Great Britain. Retrieved 2011-07-11. "The Camrose" is the open teams event.
  27. ^ United States Bridge Federation. USBF. Retrieved 2011-07-11. — covers team trials beginning 2006 (Open, Women, Senior, Junior, University).
  28. ^ European Bridge League Competitions. EBL. Retrieved 2011-07-11. —awarding the title of 'European Champion'
  29. ^ Warren Buffett Bridge Cup. Official site. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
  30. ^ The Cavendish Invitational. Bridge Winners. Confirmed 2011-07-10.
  31. ^ Sunday Times Pairs Confirmed 2011-07-12.