2016 Hainan Bridge Festival underway in Sanya from Oct 22 to Nov 5
The 2016 Hainan Bridge Festival opened at Mangrove Tree Resort World Sanya Bay on October 22nd.
The event has attracted more than 1,000 bridge players from 160 bridge teams from across the country, who are competing for a total prize pool of RMB 2 million, including a top prize of RMB 300,000.
The tournament consists of six main events including Open Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Pro-Am Pairs, Open Teams, Mixed Teams, Senior Teams, and 10 additional events and side games.
This year, the event has attracted top bridge players from every corner of the country including China’s bridge stars Fu Zhong, Yang Lixin, and Dai Jianming.
Sanya, known as the “Hawaii of the Orient,” features many beaches, warm weather, and natural coastal vistas. The 15-day bridge event will last till November 5th.
Bridge, or contract bridge, is a trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck. It is played by four players in two competing teams, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table. Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online, and with friends at home, making it one of the world’s most popular card games, particularly among seniors.