are open to all member countries of the EBL. Each country may be represented by one national team in each series, consisting of 4-6 players, a non-playing captain and, possibly, other officials. The format is a simple round-robin of 20-board matches.
Three matches will normally be played every day, starting at 10.00, 14.30 and 19.00 hrs.
Depending on the number of entries, some sessions may be left free for sightseeing, etc.
• Age Limit
Players must be born:
Participation in all series is by EBL invitation only.
• Rules & Regulations
19th European Youth Bridge Championships (*in pdf format)
The Championships are classified in Category 3 of the EBL Systems Policy. Accordingly, all systems of bidding and card play may be used, with the exception of Highly Artificial Systems (HUM) and Brown Sticker Conventions.
• Convention Cards
Each pair must complete an official Convention Card and lodge it with the Appeals Committee before 15 July 2004.
To communicate with the Appeals Committee, use the email address of the Chairman Steen MOELLER (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Click here for the Convention Card Editor
The winners of the Junior Championship will receive the David Pigot Cup which they can keep for two years. The members of the first three teams will be given silver replicas of the Cup (7 per team) and souvenir gifts. The top five teams will qualify to represent Europe in the 2005 World Youth Team Championship.
The winners of the Schools Championship will receive the José Damiani Trophy which they can keep for two years. The members of the first three teams will be given replicas of the Trophy (7 per team) and souvenir gifts.
For the Girls Championship, trophies and souvenir gifts (7 per team) will be awarded to the winners and a number of top teams, depending on the entries.
• Special Regulations
Screens - Table screens will be used in all series throughout.
Dress Code - Teams are expected to be dressed appropriately during play, and especially at the ceremonies where uniform outfit is strongly encouraged.
Not allowed - Smoking and alcohol drinking, as well as the use of mobile phones, pagers and any kind of electronic communication devices in the playing area are strictly prohibited.
• Entry Fees