The 1st Yeh Online Bridge World Cup will take place
31 October – 2 November 2016
under the auspices of the World Bridge Federation.
This Mixed Teams event will be the first live online Bridge Show, featuring the greatest champions and biggest personalities associated with the game and a top class team of commentators who will analyze the deals for the watching online spectators.
Team EUROPE-LAVAZZA (based in Turin at the headquarters of Lavazza) will include the women who currently hold the top two positions in the world rankings, Sylvie Willard and Benedicte Cronier, alongside Maria Teresa Lavazza, Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin, Agustin Madala.
Team USA-BBO (based in Seattle) will be Bob Hamman (the all time number 1 in the world rankings) playing with Jill Meyers (number 2 on the all time women’s list) Fred Gitelman & Sheri Winestock and Bill Gates and Sharon Osberg.
Team CCBA (based in Beijing) will comprise Mr Zeng Peiyan, former vice premier for economy & General secretary of the Asian Economic Forum, Mr Guo Jinlong, former Mayor of Beijing plus Chinese World Champions: Gu Ling, Sun Shaolin, Zhang Bangxiang, Li Jianwei.
At each venue, remotely controlled webcams will monitor each player, streaming live images across the Internet.
Every match will be broadcast live using Ourgame and Bridge Base Online
The best bridge journalists from around the world will cover the event with voice and written commentaries and there will be instant Daily Bulletins online. Social media will be utilised to the fullest extent with dedicated accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The first match will start at 09.00 (US PDT time) 17.00 (European CEST) on 31 October with Bill Gates playing for the USA against Lavazza; the schedule is as follows:
Daily Time Schedule
Turin matches: 10.00,17.00 or 21.00 (European CEST)
Seattle matches: 09.00, 13.00, 19.00 or 22.00 (US PDT time)
Beijing matches: 10.00, 13.00,17/18.00 or 21/22.00 (China time)
Starting Monday 31 October 2016
CCBA v CHEN YEH RR1 15.00 RR2 21/22.00 (Beijing time)
USA v Europe RR1 09.00 RR2 13.00 (Seattle time)