About us - Bridge Over Nations

About us - Bridge Over Nations

About us

SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION’S ACTIVITY

The Bridge Over Nations sports association was founded in October of 2015 on the initiative of a few enthusiastic young players, dedicated to make Bridge more popular. One of the main goals of our association is to make bridge as a sport, as well as a form of social life, a way of having fun, more known and more popular.

Below, we will present the main activities of our association from its foundation up to the present:

  1. Making Bridge more popular, holding presentations: 
    1. since 2015, we’ve taken part in the Miercurea Ciuc City Days almost every year, and we’ve also competed in the Potato Cooking competition, organising exhibition matches while cooking and trying to show the game to as many people as possible. We also handed out flyers, and presented Bridge on the event’s stage, recruiting players for our upcoming Bridge courses

    2. once in 2015, we even took part in a local weekend fare in the neighbouring city of Odorheiu Secuiesc, and held an exhibition competition with 4 players to spread the popularity of Bridge.

    3. we took part in 2 exhibition shows at radio FUN FM in Miercurea Ciuc, with the purpose of making Bridge more known and recruiting members for our Autumn courses

  2. Organisation of Bridge courses:
    1. For adults: Between 2014 and 2018, we’ve held several Bridge beginners’ courses in Miercurea Ciuc for high school students, as well as adults. As a result of these, in 2016, we managed to increase the number of the Miercurea Ciuc Bridge Club members from 15 to 28-30 people.

    2. For high school students (in classes XI and XII) Between 2014 and 2018, we’ve visited several classes during Homeroom to hold presentations on Bridge, launching Bridge courses in the schools for those interested

    3. During the courses, we made multilingual instructional materials for the beginners, which will be available soon on our website.

  3. Taking part in camps and bridge competitions
    1. Between 2017-2019, an average of 4 to 5 students took part in the camps organised by the Romanian Bridge Federation, with the costs being covered by our association.

    2. The association’s players have regularly taken part in Bridge competitions held throughout the country. Below, we mention a few of these

      1. At the Piatra-Neamț competition in Spring of 2015, we took part with 7 pairs of players

      2. At the 2017 Alba Iulia competitions, 7 pairs of our players were present

      3. At the 2018 Ploiesti competition, we participated with 4 pairs

      4. Between 2016-2019, 2-3 pairs of our players regularly attended the national junior and youth championships

      5. We regularly took part in the team championships organised by the Romanian Bridge Federation, in divisions B and C, and once in division A

      6. We also took part in the national Pairs and Butller competitions

  4. Organisation of Bridge competitions
    1. Organisation of the national team championship’s division B group III and division C group IV each year

    2. Organisation of an end-of-year New Year’s Eve Cup for players from Miercurea Ciuc and the surrounding areas annually, with the participation of 12-14 pairs

  5. Organisation of online Bridge competitions
    1. Organisation of the Romanian Challenge Championship weekly: We first launched the championship at the end of June 2020, and since then, we regularly hold weekly championships, with 224 competitors taking part every week. The Challenge championship is held on the BBO platform, it is a challenge-based, individual competition, with each player playing with and against GIB robots, the challenger and challenged players each playing the same matches. The first two phases of the championship are the group phases, which are followed by the direct elimination phases, then come the round of 32, 16, the quarter finals, the semi-finals, and the finals, all in the course of 9 days. Players who reach the finals play a total of 212 deals.

    2. Organisation of the Challenge Super Cup, which is also a weekly event, where the winner of the Romanian Challenge Cup plays a 2*16 deal-game against the winner of the Hungarian Challenge Cup. The winner is the Super Cup winner of the week.

    3. Organisation of other Challenge competitions, like the Xmas-Cup, the Loyalty Cup

    4. Our organisation holds a pairs’ competition on the BBO every week, starting at 8 PM, using the Swiss system, 18 deals, and 40-50 pairs taking part

    5. The association’s players have regularly taken part in Bridge competitions held throughout the country. Below, we mention a few of these
      1. At the Piatra-Neamț competition in Spring of 2015, we took part with 7 pairs of players
      2. At the 2017 Alba Iulia competitions, 7 pairs of our players were present
      3. At the 2018 Ploiesti competition, we participated with 4 pairs
      4. Between 2016-2019, 2-3 pairs of our players regularly attended the national junior and youth championships
The bridge is a competitive sport, but at same time a form of social life, a way of having fun.