Dear Bridge friends,
Congratulations to the overall winner of the 2016 Spring WBF Women's Bridge Festival, Louise Nilsen from Norway, who wins the top prize of Free entry to the National Women's Pairs event to be held during the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland for herself and a partner of her choice together with accommodation in a double room for them during the period of the Women's Pairs championship.
The prize of Free entry to the European National Women's Pairs Championship in Budapest goes to the player coming second on the overall ranking, Virgina Chediak of Norway.
We are delighted that the Festival was once again very successful and hope the participants enjoyed playing in it as much as we enjoyed organising it.
The complete Spring Festival Results are here. The online master point awards are here and will be registered on the WBF Master Point site in due course. Certificates for the first three players in each of the categories can bd downloaded here.
The Autumn Festival will be from 14th - 20th November 2016
The main prize for the 2016 Spring Festival was offered by the President of the World Bridge Federation : Free entry to the National Women's Pairs event to be held duringWorld Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland for the winner and a partner of her choice. Because this event is a national and not a transnational pairs, both players must be eligible to play as representatives of the same NBO - i.e. they must be members in good standing of the same National Bridge Organisation. They will also receive free accommodation in a twin room for the duration of the Women's Pairs Championship. More information about the Championship can be found by clicking here.
In addition another excellent prize has been offered by the President of the European Bridge League : Free entry to the European National Women's Pairs Championship in Budapest. This prize will be offered to the first woman player coming from a European country PROVIDED she is not the overall winner in which case she wins the prize to go to Wroclaw, with a partner of her choice. This partner doesn't need to have participated in the Women's Festival , needs only to be eligible according to Euro rules and to belong to the same Country of the winner. (ie, must be eligible gender and eligible NBO). If she declines then the prize will be offered to the second placed European player. More information about the European Championships can be found by clicking here.
If the winner of the Festival is also the first of the European Players, she cannot choose between Wroclav and Budapest. The winner will be awarded the entry and accommodation to Wroclaw, (Poland) for the Pairs event during the World Bridge Games which will be held in September 2016. This prize will be offered only to the Winner of the Festival and to a partner of her choice.
Please note that there is no cash alternative, nor may the prize be accepted and then passed on to another player/pair. Travel costs and food will be at the players’ own expense. If the winner and / or her partner wish to arrive earlier to participate in other events, the accommodation and entry fees will be at their own expense
Elke Weber won the 2015 WBF Autumn Festival which was held from 9th - 15th November 2015
Elke has accepted the invitation to play in Wroclaw and has invited Anne Gladiator to partner her.
Click here to download the message from the WBF President, Mr Gianarrigo Rona
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