Bridge Online University Team Championship

If you can’t beat them, join em!  Back in the 1930s (or so I am told) during the great depression, our Bridge game was king.  With few distractions from radio and no television or internet, Bridge was the most fun you could have this side of  the price for a few decks of cards.  Fast forward 80 years and the internet is “where it’s at” for youth and young adults.  Internet games are a hip as ever, but these days the latest buzz is “First Person Shooters” and “Massive Multi-user Online Games.”   So is there a place left for our old fashion Bridge card game?

Absolutely yes, if the good folks at Online University Championship have to say anything about it!  Using Bridge Base Online, each country has representative teams to play against one another in the virtual world of the Internet.  Playing on BBO, 16 teams teams from 4 continents duke it out for fame, their college, and country.

The first online University Teams Championships were held in 2008 / 2009, attended by 16 teams from 4 continents. Italy won the final against Norway.

In October 2010,the 2nd World Teams University Bridge Championships continues on internet BBO playing 32 boards (hands) using duplicate knockout Bridge scoring.   But for now, let’s take a look at some of the exciting hands from the 5th World University Bridge Championship during August, 2010:

In coming days we will take a look at results and bidding on some of the more exciting hands.  Here is a list of the teams:

  • Chinese Taipei B
  • China B
  • Germany A
  • USA A
  • Indonesia
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • France
  • USA B
  • Germany B
  • China A
  • Chinese Taipei A
  • Stay tuned…

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