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.
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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... is a Norwegian bridge player, WBF World Grand Master, winner of the 2007 Bermuda Bowl and a regular member of the Norwegian team since 1987 ... Later the same year they reached the final of Bermuda Bowl in Santiago de Chile, where they lost to the young Dutch team ... bronze medal, and lost to France in the Bermuda Bowl semifinals, held in Tunis, ending up third by beating the United States for the bronze ...
... Every Venice Cup tournament has run alongside the Bermuda Bowl except in 1978, which was not a Bermuda Bowl year ... representatives of North America and Europe, like the Bermuda Bowls of 1951 to 1957 ... From 1985 the Venice Cup and Bermuda Bowl have run side-by-side in odd years, expanding together from 10 to 22 ...
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