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 • Participation

The competition is reserved for the national champion teams of the 10 countries which ranked best in the Open Series of the 47th European Bridge Teams Championship, held in Malm÷, June 2004, and in addition the defending champions, Tennis Club Parioli of Rome, Italy, and the host team Bridge House Club.

The winner of the competition will be named 'European Champion Club'. They will earn the right to participate in the next edition of the tournament in 2005.

The top 10 countries of the Open Series of the 47th European Bridge Teams Championship are:

  • ITALY, SWEDEN, POLAND, RUSSIA, ENGLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, TURKEY, GERMANY, DENMARK and FRANCE

 • Format

The teams are divided into two groups of six and in each group a complete round-robin of 20 boards will be played.

At the end of the round-robin the first two ranked teams will play a knockout match of 48 boards in semifinal A, the third and fourth in semifinal B and the fifth and sixth in semifinal C.

The winners of semifinal A will play a knockout match of 48 boards for the title; the losers will play a knockout match of 36 boards for third place. The winners of the semifinals B and C will play knockout matches of 36 boards, respectively, for fifth and ninth places; the losers of these semifinals will not play.

Teams from the same country will have to meet in the semifinals.

 • Schedule

Date
Time
Event
Group A and B
Thursday, 7 October
16:30
16:45
17:00
20:00
21:30
Captains' Meeting
Opening Ceremony
Round Robin 1
Dinner
Round Robin 2
Friday, 8 October
10:30
13:30
14:30
18:00
21:00
Round Robin 3
Lunch
Round Robin 4
Round Robin 5
Dinner
Saturday, 9 October
10:00
12:00
13:00
15:20
17:20
20:00
21:30
Semifinal 1
Lunch
Semifinal 2
Semifinal 3
Semifinal 4
Dinner
Final 1
Sunday, 10 October
09:30
11:30
11:50
13:40
14:00
16:00
20:30
Final 2 - Playoff 1
Coffee Break - Buffet
Final 3 - Playoff 2
Coffee Break - Buffet
Final 4 - Playoff 3
Coffee Break
Prize Giving & Victory Banquet

 • Prizes

Honour Prizes
Cash Prizes

The EBL Champions' Cup will be awarded to the winning team and replicas will be given to the players.

EBL gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the players of the top 3 teams.

1st Team € 6,000
2nd Team € 3,600
3rd Team € 2,200
4th Team € 1,600
5th Team € 1,000
6th Team € 600

 • Contact

The NBOs of the teams entitled to participate will receive all useful information from the EBL Secretariat.

For further information, please contact:

 

Micaela Castelli
EBL Secretariat
Via Ciro Menotti 11/C
I-20129 Milan
Italy.

 39-02-7000 0022
  39-02-7000 1398
 ebl@federbridge.it


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