Bermuda Bowl

The Bermuda Bowl is a biennial world championship contract bridge tournament for national teams. It is contested every odd-number year under the auspices of the World Bridge Federation (WBF), alongside the Venice Cup (Women) and d'Orsi Bowl (Seniors). Entries formally represent WBF Zones as well as nations so it is also known as the "World Zonal Open Team Championship", one of three "World Zonal Team Championships". It is the oldest event that confers the title World Champion in bridge, first contested in 1950.

Alternatively, the Bermuda Bowl is the trophy awarded to the winning team, named for the site of the inaugural tournament.

The term Bermuda Bowl is sometimes used for the entire two-week meet comprising the three Zonal Teams and one or more concurrent lesser tournaments.

Netherlands won its second title in the 40th Bermuda Bowl tournament, October 2011 as host in Veldhoven. USA 2 and Italy placed second and third.

The next rendition will be September 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

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