4th World Youth Bridge Open Championship: 1st Information Letter

WBF4th WORLD YOUTH BRIDGE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – 20th  – 29th August 2015 – Organised by the World Bridge Federation in cooperation with the Croatian Bridge Federation & Opatija Bridge Association.


Dear Friends, we are very pleased to confirm that the 4th World Youth Bridge Open Championship will be held at Milenij Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta Opatija, Croatia.

Format of the Championship – The Championship consists of three events:  World Pairs Championship – World Teams Swiss/KO Championship – World Teams BAM Championship.

Right to enter – The Championship is open to all players born on or after 1st January 1990 (Juniors & Girls) or born on or after 1st January 1995 (Youngsters) or born on or after 1st January 2000 (Kids) in good standing with their own NBOs. Teams and Pairs must be made up of players from the same NBO.

NBOs may send as many teams or pairs as they wish.

In the event that an NBO is not able to arrange its own national representative team or pair, players may play with eligible partners/team mates from other countries of the same Zone and will play as representatives of that Zone.

To be eligible for participation in the 2015 World Youth Open Bridge Championship all participants must comply with the WBF Laws and Rules & Regulations.

 Rules & Regulations – Systems Policy: The Rules & Regulations, including the Disciplinary Code, will be published, together with the Systems Policy, on the WBF website.




 Pairs Registration Thursday 20th  August (starting 10.00 hrs)
 Opening Ceremony Thursday 20th  August at 19.30
 Pairs Championship From Friday 21th  to Sunday 23rd August
(Prize-giving at 19.00)
 Teams Swiss/KO Championship From Monday 22nd to Friday 28th August
(Prize-Giving at 19.30)
 Teams BAM Championship From Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th August
 Prize-giving & Closing Ceremony Saturday 29th August at 19.30 hrs.


Registration of Pairs and Teams – The entries to the Pairs and Teams Championship must be submitted electronically, via the WBF website (not by email) at www.worldbridge.org where the registration pages will be available from 1st April 2015

Entries should be made before 1st July 2015 wherever possible. Entries of pairs will be accepted later provided there is sufficient space at the venue.  

Registration for teams composed of players who played the Pairs World Championship and for teams eliminated from the Swiss/KO World Championship may be made on site.

Entry Fees

The entry fees are:

 World Pairs                                                                          200 € (Euros)

World Swiss/KO Teams Championship                         750 € (Euros)


Teams from Swiss/KO will drop in the World BAM Teams Championship. Entry is free of charge for the teams coming from the Swiss/KO, otherwise the entry fee is 400 € (Euros)

The entry fees may be paid by Bank Transfer on or before 1st July 2015 to


Crédit Suisse SA,  Rue du Lion d’Or 5-7 , P.O. Box 5722,  1002 Lausanne,


€ account

IBAN CH58 0483 5154 6496 9200 0

Account n°  0425-1546496-92


Clearing 4835

To be indicated


 Hotel Accommodation – The following rates per person per day have been arranged and include full board accommodation:

At Royal Hotel

  • Single room € 120,00
  • Double room € 95,00

At Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta

  • Single room € 105,00
  • Double room € 81,00
  • Triple room € 76,00

At Hostel Link Lovran

  • Single room € 75,00
  • Double room € 62,00
  • Triple room € 55,00

It has been agreed that the lunches and dinners will be served at Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta, while the breakfast will be served at the respective hotels.

The above mentioned rates are valid for the participants and their companions also from one week before and up to one week after the event.

Free bus tickets (at least 4 round trips each) from Opatija to Lovran and back (10 mns bus).for all the person accommodated at Hostel Link Lovran from0 8.00 to 24.00 for the entire period of their stay and in any case their transportation from the Hostel Link Lovran to the Venue and back is guaranteed in the above mentioned period.

For booking please contact Mrs. Branka Grguric:

[email protected]


To avoid last minute problems, due to the number of rooms available, the participants are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible.


Further Information

For further information please contact Marina Madia (WBF Secretariat)

[email protected]

Being sure of your support and cooperation, we are confident that once again we will enjoy another great bridge event together.



Gianarrigo Rona  

(President  WBF)

Ata Aydin

(Youth Committee Chairman)




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