The Yeh Online Bridge World Cup

We now know the exact composition of the teams who will contest the first Yeh Online World Cup, 31 October – 2 November 2016 under the auspices of the World Bridge Federation.

Team Europe-Lavazza (based in Turin at the headquarters of Lavazza) will comprise Maria Teresa Lavazza, Norberto Bocchi, Giorgio Duboin & Augustin Madala alongside the women who currently hold the top two positions in the world rankings, Sylvie Willard and Bénédicte Cronier.

Team USA-BBO team (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 & Sherri 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 alongside Zhang Bangxiang, Li Jianwei and World Champions Gu Ling & Sun Shaolin.

Team Chen Yeh (also based in Beijing) will be led by Mr Yeh Chen who will be joined by World Champions Shih Juei-Yu, Chen Dawei, Sun Ming, Zhang Ya-Lan & Wang Ping

At each venue, remotely controlled webcams will monitor each player, steaming live images across the Internet. Every match will be broadcast live using BBO & Ourgame. 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.


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