The Central American & Caribbean Bridge Federation
Interview with CACBF President Douglas "Kip" Rotchell
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2021 CACBF Online Teams Scores After Round-Robin Phase
2021 CACBF Online Teams Scores After Round-Robin Phase

These scores indicate the final placing of all teams at the end of the Round-Robin phase of the events.

* * * The Winners! * * *

Well, it is carnival time in Trinidad & Tobago tonight!

The Women’s team of Patricia Howard, Denise Josa, Deborah Fletcher, Alana Xavier, Pam Mapp & Pat Collier and Kalifa Howard (NPC) defeated the very experienced team of ladies from Guadeloupe (Franciose Mondor, Christiane Thirion, Jany Grenié, Chantal Bistoquet (C), Jacqueline Cassin and Anne Garcia) by 107 – 32 IMPs. The Guadeloupe ladies have won this event several times in recent years. I last saw the Trinidadian ladies looking for some ice-cold bubbly to celebrate their well-deserved victory.

Meanwhile the Open team of Guadeloupe (Philippe Mathieu, Luc Soudan, Jean-Claude Pelletier (C), Dominique Gerin, Rene Aragones, Eugene Gustave) were triumphant over a very strong and experienced team from Trinidad & Tobago (Trevor Hart (C), Roger Vieira, Roger Mapp, Mohan Seepersad & Shamshad Mohammed) by 92 - 54 IMPs. Guadeloupe have dominated this event over the last few championships and are to be congratulated on a well-deserved victory. There will be some champagne flowing in Guadeloupe tonight!

The Senior teams was won by the Guadeloupe team of Jeanine Moers (C), Jean Pierre Bouveresse, Kitty Baert and Sophie Fabbricatore who defeated the Martinique team (Marie Luce Rimbaud, Brigette Simonett, Antoine Edouard (C), Roland Veran and Perrine Hayot) after 9 matches.

The Mixed teams was competed for by five countries, Barbados, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Guatemala and Jamaica. After a single round robin of five matches Guadeloupe (Philippe Mathieu, Sophie Fabbricatore, Jany Grenie, Luc Soudan, Jeanine Mores & Jean Pierre Bouveresse) and Guatemala (Fernando Tepedino, Marianne Ruefenacht, Lili Guirola & Sergio Spinola) emerged as the leaders and entered into a 32-board final. After exchanging lots of IMPs Guadeloupe emerged as the winner 86 – 66. Congratulations on a hard fought victory.

Cancellation Of the 2021 World Championships

With great regret the WBF, taking account of the persistence of the Covid19 outbreak,  announces that  the Management Committee in its meeting of Friday 7th May unanimously decided to cancel the 2021 World Youth Teams Championship and World Teams Championship, both planned to be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy.

Work is being undertaken with the aim of holding the World Teams Championship (Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, d’Orsi Senior Trophy and Wuhan Trophy) in 2022 between the end of February and beginning of March.

However, the World Youth Teams Championship will be re-scheduled to 2023

In addition the Management Committee unanimously  approved the following future dates:

  • 2022 the World Bridge Series and the World Open Youth Championship
  • 2023 the World Bridge Teams Championship and the World Youth Teams Championship
  • 2024 The World Bridge Games and the World Open Youth Championship
Bridge included in 2022 Asian Olympic Games
Bridge included in 2022 Asian Olympic Games

Great news!

It has been announced that Bridge is included in the 2022 Asian Olympic Games, to be held in Hangzhou, China, 10th to 25th September.

The Asian Olympic Games is the main continental sports event in Asia, celebrated every four years and Bridge was admitted for the first time in its history in the previous edition held in Giakarta, Indonesia in 2018.

This confirmation is extremely significant, meaning that Bridge is considered a true sport in line with as all the other sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, held in the same esteem as all other sports. Our athletes deserve now to enjoy this recognition alongside the other sports encompassed by these Games.

We are very pleased and proud and we would like to express our warmest gratitude to the Chinese Contract Bridge Association, its President and Officers, who worked with dedication and enthusiasm to achieve this new great goal for our beloved discipline.

Click here for the Official Website for the event

The WBF would like to draw your attention to the article published on their website regarding the updated WBF Anti-Doping Rules and the revised WADA Prohibited List, both of which come into force on 1st January 2021.

Please ensure that you are aware of these in good time. 

The article and links can be found at : http://www.worldbridge.org/2020/10/18/new-wbf-anti-doping-rules-prohibited-list/ and further information about Anti-Doping can be found at: http://www.worldbridge.org/rules-regulations/anti-doping-regulations/

Results
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