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Yves AUBRY

EBL President

Yves AUBRY was born in 1951 in Brittany, France. He is a Doctor of Medicine and the Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the hospital of his home town Lorient.

Yves Aubry became a member of the French Bridge Fed­er­a­tion (FFB) in 1973, and soon became involved in bridge ad­min­is­tra­tion. He served as president of the Vannes bridge club before being elected president of the Brittany regional com­mit­tee in 1989. At the same time, he took part in the na­tion­al administration, first as a member of the FFB Management Committee, then as Vice President (1995-2006) and then as FBB President (2006-10).

In 2003, the French Bridge Federation supported his candidacy as a member of the European Bridge League Executive Committee to which he was elected, and then re-elected in 2007. During his term in office, he served as Chairman of the Medical Commission, the Credentials Committee and the Teaching and Schools Committee. In his second term, he was elected EBL 1st Vice Pres­i­dent and appointed EBL delegate to the World Bridge Federation Executive Council.

In 2008, Yves Aubry organized the 49th European Team Championships in Pau, France, and in 2009 the 8th edition of the European Champions’ Cup in Paris. For the former, he was awarded the EBL gold medal.

In June 2010 in Ostend, Yves Aubry was elected President of the European Bridge League, and succeeded Gianarrigo Rona who stepped down after 11 years in office.

In Opatija, Croatia, June 2014, Aubry was re-elected for a second four-year term which will thus run until 2019.

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