Judy Kay-Wolff


Bobby and I thought the following email just received from Mr. Gianarrigo Rona, WBF President, would be of appropriate interest and since we believe in the concept, it is Bobby’s intention this year to abide informally by the red, white and blue colors of the United States.

— On Wed, 7/27/11, Anna  wrote:
From: Anna
Subject: Revised Dress Code for the 2011 World Bridge Teams Championships "bobbywolff@sbcglobal.net"
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 10:33 AM

I have been asked to send you the following message from Gianarrigo Rona, President of the World Bridge Federation:

Dear Bobby
Following consultation with my colleagues, it has been agreed that, for the World Bridge Team Championships in the Netherlands the Dress Code should not be mandatory. We strongly encourage all Federations to follow the Dress Code for their National Teams, but no penalties will be sanctioned if they do not do so.

However, please be advised that from January 2012 all World Bridge Championships will have a mandatory Dress Code which will be as published on the WBF Website at www.worldbridge.org and at www.ecatsbridge.com  and penalties will be imposed on teams not complying with the Code which is as follows:

Formal Occasions
The WBF has a policy which seeks to encourage Federations to provide Teams, which participate in World Championships, to be dressed in appropriate uniforms which incorporate a badge or emblem identifying the country which those players represent.

Playing rooms
Everyone entering the playing rooms is obliged to wear the official identification badge provided by the organisation. In case of loss the organisation will provide a duplicate badge at a cost of €5.00
All players, captains and coaches of participating teams are required to wear T-shirts, polo shirts, shirts or blouses that are of the same colour and contain the Federation’s logo.

Team members must be supplied with sufficient changes of clothing to ensure that they look smart and presentable at all times.

If sweaters, cardigans and sweatshirts are used they must be of the same colour and carry the Federation’s logo.

All players are expected to be respectably dressed and are also required to follow the instructions given by the TD.

The team uniform must contain its Federation logo and may contain discreet sponsor logos.

With warm regards

Gianarrigo Rona
President, World Bridge Federation

This message has been sent to the NBOs participating in the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and Seniors Bowl, all the Zonal Presidents and the members of the WBF Executive Council.


JSJuly 28th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

It sounds like they really mean business for 2012!!!!

Judy Kay-WolffJuly 28th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Mr. Damiani, who is how head of IOC Mind Games, has gone all out to try and get bridge into the Olympics. The WBF is behind him 100%. Thus, the uniformity.