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2013 WBF Autumn Online Women’s Bridge Festival

I have been asked to send you the following message from Anna Maria Torlontano, Chairman of the WBF Women’s Committee. It is being sent to all my official contacts so there are likely to be a number of officials in your country receiving it:

The 2013 Autumn Women’s Online Bridge Festival

Organised by the World Bridge Federation and Bridge Base Online

11 – 17 November 2013

I am really pleased to be able to tell you that the WBF Autumn Online Women’s Festival will be held from 11th – 17th November. As you know the Spring Online Festival has been a great success over the years and we hope that the Autumn Festival will quickly gain popularity also.

I am very pleased that the WBF President, Gianarrigo Rona, fully supports this initiative, and a letter from him can be found by clicking here –

As you will see, he has offered a wonderful prize for the winner and a partner of her choice – the entry fee for the Women’s Pairs Championship in Sanya together with accommodation in a twin room for the duration of the Pairs event. I am absolutely certain that this will encourage many players to take part in the Festival as it is a most generous prize.

As before it will be an online week of bridge, just for women players. Pairs and individual tournaments throughout the week, played at different times to allow competitors in any time zone to join in.

The important objectives are:

  1. To help the Women Players who wish to compete in a National and international Championships, giving them the opportunity to train, playing with their partners against Players from all over the World.
  2. To provide a social event with a good atmosphere
  3. To promote in general the “Women’s Bridge” in the World.

And now a very important question:

What does the WBF and our Women’s Committee, ask of you ?

Just to put our banner and a link on your website ! And even better, if possible, to contact as many of your women players as possible to inform them of the event.

We have created four banners in different sizes which you can find if you click here – just choose the size that suits you and put it onto your site. Or I can email them to you if you prefer. And link it where you can find information letters in five different languages.

It is as simple as that.

Without you we cannot achieve our Festival, this is for sure!

If the women Players of your Country cannot read about this Festival on the WEBSITE of your Federation, our initiative and the Festival itself will not be a success and will not be useful to anybody.

I thank you in advance also on behalf of our President Gianarrigo Rona.


Anna Maria Torlontano
Chairman, WBF Women’s Committee