CALENDAR

NOVEMBER

1-3   European Small Federations Championshiips   Larnaca, Cyprus

4-6   Donegal International Festival   Donegal, Ireland

7-13 Madeira International Open   Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

10-12   European Champions Cup Helsinki, Finland

10-13   Hutteldorf Trophy   Vienna, Austria

10-20   Red Sea International Festival, Eilat, Israel

11-13   Golden West Congress   Greenfields, Australia

24-4.12   ACBL Fall NABC   Phoenix, AZ

25-27   Badenberger Bridgetage   Vienna, Austria

28-3.12   International Bridge Festival   Alexandria, Egypt

DECEMBER

2-4   Torneo de Bridge Lanzarote, Lanzarote, Spain

2-10 Festival de Mar del Plata   Mar del Plata, Argentina

3-4   Nintendo Cup   Osaka, Japan

9-11   Polish Grand Prix Teams Final   Poznan, Poland

9-11   17th Union Cup    Alba Julia, Romania

16-18     Polish Grand Prix Pairs Final   Starachowice, Poland

16-18   Channel Trophy   Lille, France

16-18   Cape Town Festival of Bridge   Cape Town, South Africa

18-23   SEABF Championships   Bangkok, Thailand

27-30   Year End Congress, London, England

 

      IBPA AWARDS 2021

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Samantha Punch

ALAN TRUSCOTT MEMORIAL AWARD

2021 Scottish Open Team

MASTER POINT PRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR

Bridge at the Top - Samantha Punch

Bridge with a Twist - Simon Cocheme

JUSTIN LALL DECLARER PLAY OF THE YEAR

Player: Boye Brogeland

Journalist: Christina Lund Madsen

GIDWANI FAMILY TRUST DEFENCE OF THE YEAR

Player: Kjell Jonsen

Journalist: Knut Kjaernsrod

YEH BROS. BEST BID DEAL OF THE YEAR

Player: Jian-Jian Wang/Ao Hailong

Journalist: Jie (Jerry) Li

RICHARD FREEMAN JUNIOR DEAL OF THE YEAR

Player: Jin Kai

Journalist: Jie (Jerry) Li

DETAILS

 

    ABOUT US

The International Bridge Press Association is a worldwide web. IBPA has  more than 300 members in all corners of the world.
The main objective  is to assist bridge journalists in their bridge related professional activities, see further the Constitution.

IBPA liaise with the World Bridge Federation, its zonal organizations, national  contract bridge organizations, and other bodies,
 in order to achieve  good working conditions for members. Bridge writers can apply for full membership, others can join as an associate member.
Lyon outing

Lyon outing 2017

We manage outings for our members present at almost every major championship

 Ostend 2018:

IBPA outing 2018 small

From left to right:

Back row: Christopher Chambers, Christer Andersson, Jos Jacobs, Per Jannersten

Mid row: Claude Aubry, Yves Aubry, Jan Swaan, Piet Spruit, Izabela Wala, Witold Stachnik

Front row: Elisabeth van Ettinger, Monika Spruit, Herman De Wael

HAINAN BRIDGE FESTIVAL

IBPA cooperates with the Hainan Bridge Festival (HBF). This cooperation gives many advantages to members, see further the Award Benefits document and the recap of the Awards ceremony in 2018.

IBPA in Sanya

 

 

Full membership is a must for every professional bridge journalist. At major tournaments IBPA membership is the key to the press room and a number of other  benefits. Between venues the IBPA Bulletin and IBPA's news services are a never ceasing source of column material. You can file your application  for full membership now.

Associate member
Anybody with interest in IBPA's activities can apply for associate membership.

Email
You can email to IBPA's generic email address mail@ibpa.com or (preferably) use the direct email addresses that you find on the Organization page.

BRIDGE MATERIAL
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SOLICITING
The addresses found on this web site and related databases may not be used  for block sendings. Instead IBPA offers to send out circular letters.  See further the Ads page.

LEGAL NOTICE
International Bridge Press Association ("IBPA") is a Not-For-Profit  organization in the State of Montana, USA. This web site and its related databases and media are published and maintained for IBPA by [courtesy  of] Jannersten Forlag AB (JF) of Uppsala, Sweden. JF is a registered  publisher of electronic media and any dispute regarding matters  published on this web site and its related databases and media shall be  governed by Swedish law.

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