Every four years, the World Bridge Federation organizes a tournament that does not require pre-qualification for participants.

The 2014 version of that championship – the 14th Red Bull World Bridge Series – is scheduled for Sanya, Hainan, China, Oct. 10 – 25.

The tournament features pairs and teams in four categories: Open, Women’s, Seniors and Mixed. All events are transnational, meaning players from different countries may play together in the pairs and teams events. Any number of players from each national bridge organization are eligible so long as they are in good standing with their respective NBOs.

The series is hosted by the Chinese Contract Bridge Association with cooperation from Beijing Lianzhong Co. Ltd. and Sanya City.

Sanya, known as the “Hawaii of the Orient,” features many beaches, warm weather and natural and coastal vistas. The venues will be the Sanya MGM Grand Hotel and the Sheraton Sanya Resort.

Information is available at www.worldbridge.org and the registration for the event is now open.