On behalf of the Japan Contract Bridge League, I am honored to invite you to the 7th Asia Pacific Bridge Federation – APBF – Congress that will be held at the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk between August 25 and September 2, 2012.
Up to now, the JCBL has hosted APBF Championships – formerly named FEBF Championships and PABF Championships – four times. However, this is the first time we will hold a Congress that is open to any number of teams from each member country. This Congress will allow players both to compete and also to make new friends and renew old acquaintances.
It gives me great pleasure that we will be able to hold this important Congress in the historical and cultural city of Fukuoka, a well-known gateway city to/from Asian countries since ancient days, with the heartfelt support of the citizens and bridge players of Fukuoka.
The JCBL would like to cordially welcome bridge players, delegates and their families from all the APBF countries and from across Japan. We sincerely hope that all National Bridge Organizations will send as many players as possible to this event.
The 2012 APBF Congress in Fukuoka will be a most joyful and exciting event for all bridge lovers. In conjunction with the 2012 APBF Championships, and various side games open to all players, the JCBL is also preparing more casual programs for newcomers who wish to enter the exciting world of bridge.
Dear friends, the JCBL is looking forward to seeing you in Fukuoka, in the summer of 2012!