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2011 World Bridge Teams Championships

Eindhoven, Netherlands 15 - 29 October 2011

Dress Code

NBOs are asked to take note of the recognition of Bridge as a Sport by the IOC and requests that players should, at all times, be dressed appropriately. For the

2011 World Bridge Teams Championships

in the Netherlands, it has been agreed that NBOs are strongly encouraged to follow the dress code, but that no penalties will be sanctioned for non-compliance. From January 2012 the Code will become compulsory and penalties will be applied for non-compliance by National Teams.

World Bridge Teams Championships & World Bridge Games

in the World Bridge Teams Championship (Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, D’Orsi Senior Bowl, Ortiz-Patiño Trophy, Damiani Cup, Rona Cup) and in the World Bridge Games (previous Olympiad),  it is obligatory for all teams to adopt the following dress code:

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. 

Any player, captain or coach not respecting the dress code into the playing area will receive a warning on the first occasion and a subsequent breach will result in that team being fined 2 VP, plus a fine of €100. This penalty is mandatory. Failure to pay the fine will result in that person being prohibited from entering the playing area.


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