The next University Mind Sports Championships 2022 organised by FISU (International University Sports Federation www.fisamet) and the World Bridge Federation, will be organised at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and hosted by FISU and the Belgian University Sports Federation from 10 —14 September 2022. All the information regarding this exciting Mind Sports event which includes both Bridge and Chess can be found at and includes details concerning costs, eligibility of the students, how to register, the program — all you need to know. Up to 3 University teams per country may enter and each student must hold the national passport for your country. Please note that the deadline for initial registration is 11th March 2022, so please don’t delay in informing your Universities of this Championship. For any questions, please contact Geert Magerman on geertmagermanatelenetbe or +32477861213. We will help you as much as we can to enter a team! We hope to see you in Belgium!


From 12 to 17 September 2022, Antwerp will host the 2022 FISU World University Championship Mind Sports Chess & Bridge. The University of Antwerp will manage the organization and is ready to continue its long-standing tradition in organizing mind sports events. We are honoured to welcome the best chess & bridge students from around the world!


The 1st World University Bridge Championship took place in 2002 in Bruges, Belgium, and welcomed 65 players from 13 countries. The 2018 WUC Bridge took place in Xuzhou (China). Find more information about the history of Bridge within FISU here.


Antwerp is the economic capital of Belgium and the largest and most important city of Flanders, the Dutch speaking and most populated region of Belgium. The city center has a population of 529,000 inhabitants, the metropolitan area over 1.1 million inhabitants and the Antwerp Province over 1.8 million inhabitants. Internationally, Antwerp is the largest diamond trade center in the world, the second largest port of Europe and the Antwerp Fashion Academy is considered one of the best in the world, ensuring the highest concentration of fashion shops and flagship stores within Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. On a sports level, Antwerp hosted the Olympic Games in 1920 and was the European Capital of Sport in 2013. The city also welcomed 4 FISU World University Championships and many international interuniversity championships. All tourist information is available on


The University of Antwerp was founded in 2003 after the merger of three Antwerp universities. It is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. Over 21.000 students study at the university which is incorporated in the Antwerp University Association, with a total of more than 40.000 students. Antwerp and its university have a long-standing tradition with mind sports with former Rector Walter Decleir as chairman of the FISU CT Chess from 1996 to 2007 and Geert Magerman as chairman of the FISU CT Bridge from 2003 until today. Antwerp also hosted the FISU World University Championship Chess in 1992 and the University of Antwerp co-hosted the EUSA European University Bridge Championship in 2007.

COVID-19 in Antwerp

Update – Wednesday 16 June 2021

The event is scheduled to take place under normal circumstances. Specific anti-COVID-19 measurements will be announced in June 2022, depending on local and global conditions at that time.

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