We have really exciting news from the World Bridge Federation about the new World Online Championships which are to be launched with a special day on 12th December, and which will then be played from March – August 2020 with a live Final in November. The Championship is open to any bridge player wishing to take part, and is not just fun and challenging but also has really impressive cash prizes on offer!
The World Online Championships will be run by Bridge Base Online and Funbridge. This official international competition will be organised by the World Bridge Federation, the National Bridge Federations and the China Bridge Online platform (CBO).
This is a world first! The WOC will bring together online bridge players from all around the globe in a unique event. An exceptional total of USD 500,000 in cash prizes with USD 100,000 to the winner is offered, this makes it the highest prize ever seen in a bridge tournament! In addition, the winner(s) will be awarded titles of World Online Champion in their playing category. National and international Master Points and titles will also be allocated.
A special day to launch the Championship will be held on Thursday 12th December with two daylong tournaments played on Funbridge (one IMPs, one MPs). This will be free of charge with prizes and Robot Master Points awarded to the winners. Click here to download a PDF with more information about THE GREAT WORLD BRIDGE DAY.
The event will take place from March 2020 to November 2020 on BBO, CBO and Funbridge and is open to all bridge players.
The World Online Championships will be in two phases:
- 1) Qualification phase from March to August 2020 on the platforms of the three main online bridge providers mentioned above
2) Live final phase over 3 days in November 2020 with up to 500 qualifiers invited to the venue (travel and accommodation provided)
This competition is a unique opportunity for bridge players and is more evidence of how much BBO and Funbridge are committed to promoting and developing the game of bridge worldwide. You can find out more by downloading the information brochure.