With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of bridge tournements worldwide, there has been a proliferation of online bridge events. Here is the information we have been able to gather to date:
WBF – Cancelled the 2020 Online World Championship until such time as a live final can be played. See http://wwwworldbridge.org
Zonal Organisations – The South American Bridge Federation ran an open online teams championship last month (see http://www.csbnews.org); others will undoubtedly follow suit. Check the Zonal websites for information.
NBOs – Many National Bridge Organisations, including the USBF (https://www.usbf.org), Canadian Bridge Federation (https://www.cbf.org) and Israeli Bridge Federation (https://www.bridge.co.il) have organised, or are in the process of organising, online events. Check the NBO websites for specifics, such as the Israeli Online Bridge Festival (June 10-16).
Reynolds Knockouts – TD Tom Reynolds has been organising monthly knockout tournaments and quarterly double elimination knockouts since April. Information can be found at http://www.reynoldsteammatches.com
Alt Invitationals – Invitational tournaments, usually lasting five-seven days, have been organised since April by bid72 and netbridge.online. To date, there have been six Alt Invitationals and two Alt Mixed events (all comprising eight teams) and one Alt Major (32 teams). Information can be found at https://bid72/events. Each event has a daily bulletin.
OCBL – The Online Contract Bridge League organises Open and Mixed events. Details can be found at https://ocbl.org Bridgehouse – This new organisation is now arranging online team events with daily bulletins and pretty hefty registration fees. Information can be found at https://bridgehouse.club
Sylvia Shi – Is organising a women’s team tournament. See https://sylviamshi.wixsite.com/onlinewtt All of the online tournaments named above are on BBO. Other useful sites for information are https://bridgescanner.com and https://bridgewinners.com
Anyone organising an online tournament can submit details to Marek Wójcicki at [email protected] for inclusion on the IBPA website.