Cancellation of the World Bridge Championships 2020
It is with regret the WBF announces that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Youth Bridge Team Championships and the World Bridge Games, both to be held in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, respectively from 31st July to 9th August and from 21st August to 4th September have been cancelled. Both the events have been postponed to 2021, still to be hosted in Salsomaggiore Terme and retaining their names of 2020 Championships.
The exact dates and the 2021 WBF Calendar of Events will be defined in due time.
The WBF apologises for any inconvenience caused in taking the decision to cancel and postpone the championships at this stage, but the priority of the WBF is the health and welfare of its National Bridge Organisations, registered members and people attending its event.
The WBF is grateful to the City of Salsomaggiore Terme and the Italian Bridge Federation for their cooperation and support and we are informed that Salsomaggiore will refund the deposit already paid through ADAST for the hotel accommodation.
The WBF shares its concern and best wishes for players, officials, families and colleagues, and for everyone who has been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Further information will follow.
WBF Communication Manager