We may have no Ballina Congress this weekend, unfortunately, but we can offer you two international online events in the coming days, courtesy of the Israeli and French Bridge Federations respectively.

The 1st Online Israeli Bridge Festival is being held on BBO between Friday 10 and Thursday 16 July, with a variety of events planned for morning, afternoon, and evening each day apart from the opening day. You’ll find full details including the programme here. Note that Israeli time is two hours ahead of Ireland.

And the French Bridge Federation welcomes you to the Annency Bridge Festival on BBO on Saturday 11 July. This event will consist of two 20-board sessions, starting at 14:00 and 17:30 local time (so 13:00 and 16:30 Irish time). You can play in one or both sessions as you wish.