While the USA & China dispute supremacy in the Pacific region, an on-line bridge match will be held between 31 October & 2 November between an American team ‘led’ by Bill Gates and a Chinese team containing many high-level officials including Zeng Peiyan, former vice prime minister.
The use of ‘Bridge for Peace’, the slogan of the World Bridge Federation has never before been so warranted.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, once the richest man in the world and the most generous with his foundation, talks and plays bridge in Seattle with ‘partners’ of great influence based in Bejing.
Bridge is a rare sport in that by using the latest technological advances in computing and video one can play from all over the world and transmit it in real time.
It is truly a show which presents two sides of the best champions.
We will have the chance to talk to you soon again with all the details of the event and notably the participation of Sylvie Willard and Bénédicte Cronier the world’s number 1 & 2 ranked women.
WBF President Emeritus