PO Box 397
FYSHWICK ACT 2609
Ph: (02) 6239 2265
(02) 6239 1816
April 12, 2002
The ABF is pleased to announce that Mr.Jose Damiani, the President
of the World Bridge Federation, will be visiting Australia during April.
Mr.Damiani is visiting Australia to congratulate the ABF, as well
as Zone 7, on the continuing growth in our membership numbers. Mr.Damiani
is scheduled to arrive on Monday 22nd April and will be attending a
welcome function at the premises of the NSW Bridge Association at 6.00pm.
While in Sydney Mr.Damiani is also scheduled to meet with the Secretary-General
of the Australian Olympic Committee on Tuesday afternoon to discuss
various aspects of our application for admission. The World Bridge Federation
has been admitted to the Olympic movement as a recognised international
federation and it is anticipated that bridge will become a scheduled
event at the Winter Games.
Mr.Damiani is also scheduled to meet with members of the Management
Committee to discuss the possibility of Australia hosting the World
Championships in 2005. This would obviously offer a wonderful opportunity
for the promotion of bridge in Australia and for the emergence of major
sponsorship for the game.
Mr.Damiani will make himself available, where possible, for media interviews
on our dynamic game.
Mr.Damiani is scheduled to fly out on the 24th April.
Noella Smith at the NSWBA 02 92648111
Val Brockwell at the ABF 02 62392265