11th EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS' CUP
Eilat, Israel • 15-18 November 2012
The teams will be divided into two groups of six and in each group a complete round-robin qualifier of 20 boards will be played.
At the end of the round-robin qualifier the first two ranked teams will play a knockout match of 48 boards (three 16-board segments: 1st of group A v. 2nd of group B – 1st of group B v. 2nd of group A) in semifinal A; the third and fourth in semifinal B (3rd of group A v. 4th of group B – 3rd of group B v. 4th of group A); and the fifth and sixth in semifinal C (5th of group A v. 6th of group B – 5th of group B v. 6th of group A).
The winners of semifinal A will play a 48-board final (three 16-board segments) to determine the title; the losers will play a 32-board playoff (two 16-board segments) for third place; the winners of semifinal B and C will play 32-board matches (two 16-board segments), respectively, for fifth and ninth places; the losers of these semifinals will not be involved in further play.
The EBL Open Team Championships Rules & Regulations apply to the European Champions' Cup.
The winners will be named European Champion Club champions, and will be invited to defend their title in the next edition of the competition, to be held in 2013.
Eligible teams need to confirm their participation by 26 September 2012.
To confirm participation, as well as for any further information, please contact Catherine Vitry at the EBL Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org.