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2010 World Bridge Series Championship

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The 13th World Bridge Series Championships consist of various compeitions for world titles, as follows:
  Competitions     Non-qualifiers may join  

World Mixed Pairs
World Open Knockout Teams
(for the Rosenblum Cup)
World Women Knockout Teams (for the McConnell Cup)
World Senior Knockout Teams (for the Rand Cup)
GENERALI World Open Pairs
GENERALI World Women Pairs
World Senior Pairs (for the Hiron Trophy)
World Mixed Swiss Teams

Mixed Pairs Plate
Swiss Plate
Swiss Plate

IMP Pairs
IMP Pairs

Swiss Cup


Notice: Of the competitions for the non-qualifiers, open to newcomers are the Swiss Plate and the IMP Pairs only. No newcomers will be accepted in the Mixed Pairs Plate or the Swiss Cup, which are open exclusively to non-qualifiers from the World Mixed Pairs and the World Mixed Swiss Teams respectively.
The 13th World Youth Team Championships are to be held in conjunction with the 2010 World Bridge Series Championships. The World Youth Team Championships comprise the
  • World Junior Championship for the Ortiz-Patiño Trophy (for zonal team representatives of players up to 26 years old), and the
  • World Youngsters Championship for the José Damiani Cup (for zonal team representatives of players up to 21 years old).

In addition, a new series, the

  • World Young Ladies Championship (for zonal teams representatives of female players up to 26 years old) will be contested for the first time, having the Gianarrigo Rona Cup at stake.

Non-qualifiers from the World Youth Team competitions will be able to take part in a World Youth Individual Contest, in which newcomers are also welcome.


The World Mixed Pairs Championship consists of 3 qualifying sessions and a 3-session final. Non-qualifiers may participate in the 3-session Mixed Pairs Plate.
The World Open Knockout Teams (Rosenblum Cup) and the World Women Knockout Teams (McConnell Cup) are to be played in three stages. In the first stage, participants will be divided into groups of 11, 12, 13 or 14 teams; a round robin will reduce the field to 64 and 32 teams respectively. Next comes the knockout phase, eventually reducing the field to 16 yeams in each event. The Knockout Teams will be concluded with the quarterfinals, semifinals and final/playoff. All teams are guaranteed to play three full days in these events. Eliminated teams from both competitions may join the Swiss Plate (single day event). Please note:
•  Pairs from teams losing the knockout match in either the round of 32 or round of 16 of the World Open KO Teams (Rosenblum Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Open Pairs semifinal.
•  Pairs from teams losing the knockout match in either the round of 16 or quarterfinal of the World Women KO Teams (McConnell Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Women Pairs semifinal.
•  Pairs from teams qualifying to the quarterfinal of the World Open KO Teams (Rosenblum Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Open Pairs final.
•  Pairs from teams qualifying to the semifinal of the World Women KO Teams (McConnell Cup) may enter the GENERALI World Women Pairs final.

The World Senior Teams (Rand Cup) has a round robin qualifying phase, followed by knockout stages of quarterfinals, semifinals and final/playoff.

The GENERALI World Open Pairs and the GENERALI World Women Pairs Championships are match pointed events, with 5 qualifying sessions, 5 sessions of semifinals and a 5-session final. Eliminated competitors from both events may join the IMP Pairs which comprise 4 qualifying sessions and a 5-session final.

The World Senior Pairs Championship (Hiron Trophy) is also a match pointed event, with 4 qualifying sessions and a 4-session final.

The World Swiss Mixed Teams Championship comprises 3 qualifying sessions and a 2-session final. Non-qualifiers may join the 2-session Swiss Cup.

All competitons of the World Bridge Series Championships are transnational events.


TThe World Youth Team Championships involve 18 teams in each of the Junior (up to 26) and Youngsters (up to 21) series. A round robin of 17 matches will qualify the top 8 teams to the knockout phase, which includes quarterfinals (four 10-board segments), semifinals (three 16-board segments), and the finals (four 16-board segments).

In its inaugural appearance, the World Young Ladies Championship will be contested by four teams: two from Europe (Poland, France), representing zone 1; USA, representing zone 2; and China, representing zone 6. A round robin qualifier of 24-board matches (with half time break) will be followed by the 48-board final and a playoff (32 or 48 boards) for third place.

All teams participating in the World Youth Team Championships must be national teams selected to represent their respective zones.

As teams are knocked out of the World Youth Team Championships, they may join a World Youth Individual Championship to be played in 5 ses­sions straight through.



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