An organization founded in 1979 as Bridge
Federation of Asia & the Middle East to administer
bridge in the respective geographical area.
From 5 original NBOs, the zone grew rapidly to the present
22 member countries. Soon, its area of jurisdiction was enlarged
to accommodate Africa, and its name changed accordingly.
In 1996, the Bridge Federation
of Africa, Asia & the Middle East (BFAAME)
was divided into (the obvious) 3 subzones, to be able to govern
bridge better in its vast territory.
In 2000, the African NBO's formed Zone 8 of the WBF and Zone
4 was once again renamed to its original Bridge
Federation of Asia & the Middle East (BFAME).