La Baule International Bridge Festival

baie de La Baule
Welcome to the 69th International Bridge Festival of La Baule, from August 16th to August 25th, 2019


La Baule is the first French festival featuring a "board a match." This competition, very popular in the US, involves teams of 4 players. The main difference, however, lies in the scoring rule: indeed, at the end of a given hand the team scores:

• 1 point if won

• half a point for equality

• zero if lost

In particular, losing a hand by 20 or 2000 IMPs makes no difference! In this sense, "board a match" is somehow a pairs competition... played in teams of four!

A jazz-blues-rock band will be playing at the cocktail hour to follow the Mixed Pairs competitions.

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