Lausanne 4th January 2019

Dear Friends,
6th WORLD YOUTH BRIDGE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
20th – 29th August 2019
Opatija, Croatia
Organised by the World Bridge Federation
In cooperation with the Croatian Bridge Federation

We are very pleased to confirm that the 6th World Youth Bridge Open Championship will
be held at

Milenij Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta
Opatija, Croatia

Format of the Championship
The Championship consists of four events: World Pairs Championship – World Teams
Swiss/KO Championship – BAM Teams – World Individual.

Right to enter
The Championship is open to all players born on or after 1st January 1994 (Under 26 Men
and Women) or born on or after 1st January 1999 (Under 21) or born on or after 1st January 2004 (Under 16) in good standing with their own NBOs. Teams and Pairs be made up of players from the same NBO or from the same Club. NBOs and Clubs may send as many teams or pairs or players as they wish.

To be eligible for participation in the 2019 World Youth Open Bridge Championship all
participants must comply with the WBF Laws and Rules & Regulations and sign the WBF
Commitment form.

Rules & Regulations – Systems Policy
The Rules & Regulations, including the Disciplinary Code, will be published, together with
the Systems Policy, on the WBF website.

Schedule

 Pairs Registration Tuesday 20th August (starting at 10.00 hrs)
 Opening Ceremony Tuesday 20th August at 19.30
 Pairs Championship From Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd August (Prize-giving at 18.30)
 Teams Swiss/KO Championship From Saturday 24th to Tuesday 27th August
 BAM Teams From Sunday 25th to Tuesday 27th August
 Grand Individual Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August
 Prize-giving & Closing Ceremony Thursday 29th August at 19.30 hrs.

Registration of Pairs and Teams
The entries to the Championship must be submitted electronically, via the WBF website (notby email) and should be made before 1st July 2019 wherever possible. Entries for pairs willbe accepted later provided there is sufficient space at the venue. The website will be openfor registration from 1st April 2019.
Registration for teams composed of players who participated in the Youth Pairs World
Championship and wish to enter the World Swiss/KO Youth Teams Championship, for teams eliminated from the Swiss/KO World Championship and wishing to enter the BAM Teams and for players wishing to enter in the World Grand Individual Championship may be made on site.

Entry Fees

The entry fees are:
World Youth Pairs 200 € (Euros)
World Youth Swiss/KO Teams Championship 750 € (Euros)
Teams from Swiss/KO will drop into the BAM Teams. Entry is free of charge for the teams
coming from the Swiss/KO, otherwise the entry fee is 200 € (Euros). Entry is free of charge  to enter the Grand Individual.

The entry fees may be paid by Bank Transfer on or before 1st July 2019 to:

Crédit Suisse SA, Rue du Lion d’Or 5-7 , P.O. Box 5722, 1002 Lausanne,
Switzerland
€ account
IBAN CH58 0483 5154 6496 9200 0
Account n° 0425-1546496-92
SWIFT CRESCHZZ80A
Clearing 4835
To be indicated

Hotel Accommodation
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) agreed special preferential daily rates per person
as per follows:

  • Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta
    Single Room: 113 Euros
    Double Room 88 Euros
    Triple room 80 Euros.
  • Continental Heritage
    Single Room 108 Euros
    Double Room 82 Euros
    Triple Room 76 Euros
  • Hostel Link Lovran
    Single Room 81 Euros
    Double Room 70 Euros
    Triple Room 60 Euros

Lunches and dinners for the persons accommodated at Hotel Link Lovran will be served at
Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta, while the breakfast will be served at the Hotel Link.
The above mentioned rates are valid for the participants and their companions.
The Host will provide free bus tickets (at least 4 round trips each) from Opatija to Lovran
and back for all the person accommodated at Hostel Link Lovran from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00
p.m. for the entire period of their stay and in any case guarantees their transportation from
the Hostel Link Lovran to the Venue and back.
For any information related to the accommodation please contact:

Mrs. Iva Erceg
iva.erceg@skole.hr

To avoid last minute problems, due to the number of rooms available, the participants are
encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible. In any case the booking is on
a first come first served basis.
Further Information
For further information about the Championship please contact Marina Madia (WBF
Secretariat)

secretariat@worldbridgefed.com

Being sure of your support and cooperation, we are confident that once again we will enjoy
another great bridge event together.

Yours sincerely,

Ata Aydin WBF Youth Committee Chairman & Gianarrigo Rona WBF President
Ata Aydin WBF Youth Committee Chairman & Gianarrigo Rona WBF President

Gianarrigo Rona                                                                            Ata Aydin
President                                                                      WBF Youth Committee Chairman

  • Lunches and dinners for the persons accommodated at Hotel Link Lovran will be served at
    Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta, while the breakfast will be served at the Hotel Link.
    The above mentioned rates are valid for the participants and their companions.

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