Please, check to ensure that any tournament you plan to attend is still going ahead. Some tournaments are being cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.


  9-16   68th SABF National Congress   Cape Town, South Africa

15-20   28th White House Junior International   Amsterdam, Netherlands   CANCELLED

15-20   Dead Sea Festival   Be’er Sheva, Israel

16-22   Abano Bridge Festival   Abano Terme (Padova), Italy   NEW DATES 13-19 April

18-28   ACBL Spring NABC   Columbus, Ohio   CANCELLED

26-29   Tasmanian Bridge Festival   Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

26-29   Bridge Casablanca   Casablanca, Morocco

27-31   32nd International Bridge Festival   Agios Tychon, Cyprus

29-4.04   Festival Puerto de la Cruz   Tenerife, Canary Is., Spain


1-5   Venezia Bridge Festival   Lido di Venezia, Italy   CANCELLED

2-5   Hotel Senator Meeting   Starachowice, Poland

3-5   Swiss Open   Zurich, Switzerland

6-9   7th Merit Bridge Festival   Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus   CANCELLED

7-12 125th Easter Regional   Toronto, ON

10-12   Easter Congress   Singapore

11-13   Reims Bridge Festival   Reims, France

13-19   Abano Bridge Festival   Abano Terme (Padova), Italy   NEW DATE

15-22   Asia Pacific Bridge Federation Congress   Perth, Australia

22-23   Baltic Cup   Tallin, Estonia

23-26   Tallin Bridge Festival   Tallin Estonia

24-3.05   Lambourne Bridge Festival   St.Helier, Jersey Is.

25-3.05   Turkey Summer Championships   Antalya, Turkey

27-3.05   International Festival   Arachon Bay, France

30-3.05   58th 1st May Tournament   Pula, Croatia

30-3.05   Slavonice Cup   Slavonice, Czech Republic

30-4.05   Australian Autumn Nationals   Adelaide, Australia

30-5.05   Russian Cup   Chelyabinsk, Russia


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

Calendar for the rest of  2019 and 2020 year you can find in theCALENDAR section.



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The main objective  is to assist bridge journalists in their bridge related professional activities, see further the Constitution.

IBPA liaise with the World Bridge Federation, its zonal organizations, national  contract bridge organizations, and other bodies,
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Lyon outing

Lyon outing 2017

We manage outings for our members present at almost every major championship

 Ostend 2018:

IBPA outing 2018 small

From left to right:

Back row: Christopher Chambers, Christer Andersson, Jos Jacobs, Per Jannersten

Mid row: Claude Aubry, Yves Aubry, Jan Swaan, Piet Spruit, Izabela Wala, Witold Stachnik

Front row: Elisabeth van Ettinger, Monika Spruit, Herman De Wael


IBPA cooperates with the Hainan Bridge Festival (HBF). This cooperation gives many advantages to members, see further the Award Benefits document and the recap of the Awards ceremony in 2018.

IBPA in Sanya



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