♥8th Tournament “Riga Invites to Jurmala”
Welcome to Jurmala – the city on the wave!
It is great pleasure to welcome all players to the 8th bridge tournament "Riga Invites to Jurmala",
which will be held in Jurmala,
Latvia, from the 13th till 17th of August, 2014.
Jurmala – Latvia’s best resort – is located near the Baltic sea just 15 km from the Riga
international airport and 25 km from Riga city centre.
Easily reachable from all major European cities, Jurmala offers nice climate, great hospitality
with many hotels and restaurants for everyone’s budget.
Strong players with friendly atmosphere and best technical service by Denis Dobrin
(there have been no appeal through all tournaments), banquet during the Open Team
tournament finals with live vugraph makes the tournament unforgettable.
♥Brief History of the Tournament
The first tournament Riga Invites was held in 2004 in Riga’s Bridge Club.
It was just by invitations and was made as a friendship tournament between Riga and other
cities of former USSR, but also with participants from Finland and Sweden.
Since 2007 the tournament is held in Jurmala, it is open for everyone and consists
of three tournaments – Invitation pairs (scoring is on IMPs), Open Teams tournament
with semi finals and finals and Open Pairs tournament (MP scoring).