Honored guests, Dear friends, The 53 rd International Bridge Festival being the most prestigious event in Israel and in the entire region, is a colorful Bridge Happening, an event suitable for Bridge players across the globe. The tradition started 53 years ago and since then, thousands of players were able to participate in the competitions, win trophies, prizes and accumulate International Master points. This is the flagship event of the Israeli Bridge Federation in which we invest much thought, preparation and effort. This year's new venue provides an opportunity to enjoy technical upgrades that will enhance the player's experience. We take pleasure in hosting some national teams among them the national teams of Czech, India, Serbia, Slovakia, Latvia, Austria, Denmark, China, Argentina, Hungary and England. We look forward to welcoming you all with warm hearts and open hands and invite you all to participate in the various Festival's events and in between to explore the highlights of Tel- Aviv with all it has to offer. We wish you great success and may the best players win. Finally, we hope this Festival will be a memorable experience for all. Modi Kenigsberg President Gilad Ofir Chairman Micha Mark Sports Captain Oryah Meir CEO the 53 rd International BRIDGE Festival May 31 - June 6, 2019 SHLOMO GROUP AREN A 7th Isaac Remba St. Tel-Aviv 20 1 9