Source Chennai 2015 Bulletin 9

IMSA Elite Games

The IMSA Elite Games will be held in China from 5th — 12th January 2016.

The winning gold, silver and bronze medallists from the Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup together with the Chinese team will be invited to compete in this extremely prestigious tournament, provided at least four of the team members are available to participate. If this is not possible then the place will be offered to the next placed team.

If the Chinese team qualifies in either category in Chennai, then the next placed team will be invited.

All the details about the games (travel details, accommodation, etc.) will be communicated to the teams involved in due course.

Wroclaw World Bridge Games

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The Opening Ceremony for the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland, will be on 3rd September 2016.

The format of the World Bridge Games has changed and will now include National MixedTeams and Pairs as well as the previously announced national Open, Women’s and Senior Teams.

The Round Robin for all four categories of teams will start on Sunday 4th September and end on Friday 9th September. It will be followed by the Knockout stages starting with a Round of 16 (Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September), quarter-Finals (Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th), semi-finals (Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th) and final (Friday 16th & Saturday 17th).

Registration for the National Pairs Championships — Open,Women’s, Seniors and Mixed — will start on Monday 12th September and the qualification will be played on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th September followed by Semi-Finals A & B on Thursday 15th and Finals A&B on Friday 16th with the last session of Final A being played on Saturday 17th September.

Each of the WBF member National Bridge Federations is entitled (and will be invited) to send one National Team to compete in the National Teams Championship but they may nominate as many National Pairs as they wish for the National Pairs Championships.

Full information will be available on the WBF Website at www.worldbridge.org as soon as it becomes available.

By WBF