Fri, 27 Jun 2003

M'sia, S'pore bridge meet invitees

JAKARTA: Teams from Malaysia and Singapore will join the National Bridge Championship in Batam in Riau province next July, according to an official of the Indonesian Contract Bridge Association (Gabsi).

"They have confirmed they will send one team each," Gabsi deputy secretary-general Bert Toar Polii said here on Thursday. The tournament is scheduled to run from July 4 to July 13, with about 800 players being expected to turn up.

The annual tournament, which will contest events in the open team, women's team, junior team, mixed team and senior pairs, will also involve competitions between university students and matches between cities and towns.

The student competition, according to Bert, is aimed at finding young talent to the serve as the next generation of bridge players. --JP