Breaking News We Have Been Hoping For!
The following series of corrrespondence (in reverse order) will inform you of what persistence can achieve… meaning Try, Try and Try Again!
Sincere congratulations for allowing bridge to gain entry into the Asian Games in 2020.
This could very well be the great opportunity our sensational game has needed and your work in getting it done is monumental. All of your many admirers, including Bridge itself, rise as one, in support of your colossal achievement.
Your great friends,
Bobby and Judy Wolff
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:24 AM, (from Alvin Levy)
Great news. Kudos to Gianarrigo and all who made this happen. This may help in our pursuit of a future Olympic Games acceptance.
On Sep 27, 2016, at 4:54 AM, (from WBF President)
Great News: Bridge has been admitted at the 2018 Asian Games. Hereunder the info BR received from Bambang and attached the news to be publish on the web.
It’s a great day for Bridge!
World Bridge Federation
Subject: RE: Bridge in Asian Games
From: Michael Bambang Hartono
Date: Monday, 26/09/2016 7:38 AM
At last, the big news we all had been waiting for, realized last night, September 25 2016.
In a decision made by the General Assembly of OCA in Da Nang Vietnam, Bridge was finally included to be competed in the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia.
I will take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continuos support and effort to make this possible.
Especially I would like to mention the “Arm Twisting” effort of our WBF President to all Zone 4 and Zone 6 members that if we fail this time, there will be no more chance in the future “It is now or never” he said.
I would like to remind Nakatani your promise after bridge was accepted in ASIAN Games to include (try) Bridge to be competed in the Olympics in Tokyo Japan 2020.
I also like to remind all Zone 4 and Zone 6 members of their promise to send their teams to participate on this event.
Michael Bambang Hartono