26.-5.05 Jersey Festival, Jersey, Channel Is.

30-1.05  57th May Day Tournament, Pula Croatia


1-5   Russian Cup Chelyabinsk, Russia

1-5   Slavonice Cup   Slavonice, Czech Republic

2-5 52nd Tallin Bridge Festival, Tallin, Estonia

3-7 Schapiro Spring Fours, Stratfod upon Avon, England

4-12 Canadian Bridge Week   Burnaby,BC

7-12 Portuguese Grand Prix   Lisbon, Portugal

10-19   USBF Open Trials   Schaumburg, IL

13-19   Sofia Bridge Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria

14-20   USBF Women’s Trials   Schaumburg, IL

17-25 CACBF Championships   San Jose, Costa Rica

18-25   German Bridge Festival, Wyk-auf-Fur, Germany

22-29   USBF Mixed Trials   Schaumburg, IL

23-26   White Nights Festival   St.Petersburg, Russia

24-1.06  69th South American Bridge Festival   Mar del Plata, Argentina

24-2.06  Juan-Les-Pins Festival   Antibes, France

30   39th Bonn Cup   Bad Godesberg, Germany

31-3.06.   Hawkes Bay Congress   Napier, New Zealand

31-6.06 53rd Tel-Aviv International Festival   Tel-Aviv, Israel

31-9.06  USBF Senior Trials   Schaumburg, IL

We invite all organizers to send us the details of your tournaments, links to the websites, etc. to be published here. 

Calendar for the 2019 year you can find in the CALENDAR section.



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IBPA 2018 Awards presentation during Hainan Bridge Festival

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