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2010 World Bridge Series Set for Philadelphia

Submitted by USBF

The United States Bridge Federation (USBF) is pleased to announce that the 2010 World Bridge Series will be held in Philadelphia from October 1 – 16. All necessary contracts with the World Bridge Federation (WBF), host hotels and convention center are now in place to ensure that the world bridge championship will return to the United States for the first time in 16 years.

Thousands of the world’s best bridge players will compete for world titles, with events for players of varied skill levels. An exciting Junior program for players under 26 years old is being specially designed to further encourage widespread participation in the world’s greatest card game. In addition to a full schedule of World Championship events, Regional Championships will be staged throughout the tournament, awarding both WBF and ACBL masterpoints.

Up to 100 different nations are expected to participate in these intellectually challenging events, with a special invitation planned for Cuba – potentially the first official Cuban delegation to visit the US in 50 years.

"We look forward to hosting the 2010 World Bridge Series in Philadelphia," said Bill Pollack, USBF President, "and providing a magnificent site, good value, and world class competition for thousands of players from all over the world."

Jose Damiani, WBF President, added: "Philadelphia will be an ideal location for the 2010 World Bridge Series. We greatly appreciate the welcome that is being provided by local Philadelphia bridge players, the city, convention bureau, and the Mayor’s office. This warm welcome was a major factor in our selecting Philadelphia."

Contact: Bill Pollack – 908-642-2434 – bpollack@aol.com