Vejle, Denmark • 1-6 July 2012


  ° Denmark
  ° Vejle
  ° Venue
  ° Format
  ° Programme
  ° Entries - Registration
  ° Regulations
  ° Contact
  ° Junior Pairs
  ° Youngsters Pairs
  ° Girls Pairs
  ° Mixed Pairs
  ° President's Cup

 • Format

The Championships comprise four series - for Junior, Youngsters and Girls players, played simultaneously; and for (Junior) Mixed Pairs. All four series are for national pairs only (i.e. both players must come from the same NBO); transnational pairs are not permitted.

In the Mixed Pairs, seven 10-board rounds will be played first, to qualify the top 16 pairs. The final will be with barometer scoring, and screens will be used.

In each of the three series for Junior, Youngsters and Girls Pairs, five 10-board qualifying rounds will be played. At the end of these rounds the leading 50% of the field will qualify to the semifinal A and the remaining 50% to the semifinal B. Both semifinals will consist of five 10-board rounds. At the end of the semifinals, the highest-ranked pairs from semifinal A (25 in the Juniors and 16 in each of the Youngsters & Girls) and the highest ranked pairs from semifinal B (5 in the Juniors and 4 in each of the Youngsters & Girls) will qualify for the finals. All finals will be played with barometer scoring, and screens will be used.

All Junior players who fail to qualify to the final, will be able to take part in a new pairs competition for the President's Cup. New pairs may be formed, which will not be subject to age, sex or nationality restrictions.

 • Programme

Date Time Series
Mixed Juniors Youngsters Girls All
Sunday, July 1 19.30 Opening Ceremony
Monday, July 2 10.00 Final    
Tuesday, July 3 10.00 Final
Wednesday, July 4 10.00   Qualification
Thursday, July 5 10.00 Qualification
Friday, July 6 10.00 Finals President's Cup
20.00 Closing Ceremony & Prize Giving

 • Entries - Registration

• Right of Entry

The Championships are open to bridge players (registered members of European NBOs), in good standing with their Federation and born in 1987 or later, with the exception of the Youngsters series where players need to have been born in 1992 or later.

Each member NBO, being up to date with the payment of its dues (including the 2012 dues) to the EBL is authorized to enter any number of pairs. NBOs must have paid the entry fee and be up to date with payment of their dues to the EBL before they can participate in the Championships. There is no restriction on the number of players entered from any NBO in any series. Both players comprising a pair in any series must be from the same country (no transnational combinations are allowed).

In any case participants must be nominated by their NBO and participation of all players is subject to the approval of the EBL Credentials Committee.

• Entry Fees

The entry fees per pair are as follows:   The entry fees must be paid by bank transfer before 1 June 2012 to:
Junior Pairs €150
Youngsters Pairs €150
Girls Pairs €150
Mixed Pairs €100
President's Cup free
31 Chequer Street
St Albans AL1 3YN
United Kingdom

IBAN: GB 82 MIDL 4005 1571 2825 45

• Registration

Registration has been terminated.

The registration of all pairs must be made by the NBO of the players. Entries are to be submitted
and managed electronically by authorized users (NBOs) only, until 1 June 2012.

Click on the appropriate button to enter the registration system in order to
submit a new entry, modify an exsiting entry or cancel an existing entry.

 • Regulations

• Rules & Regulations

Click here to see/download the Rules & Regulations (in pdf format)

• Dress Code

The EBL supports a dress code at its Championships. NBOs are required to provide their players with appropriate uniforms carrying a badge or emblem identifying the country represented. In addition, everyone entering the playing rooms is obliged to wear the official name badge provided by the organization. In case of loss, the or­gan­i­za­tion will provide a duplicate badge at a cost of €5.

All players, captains and coaches are required to wear T-shirts, polo shirts, shirts or blouses containing their Federation’s logo. If sweaters, cardigans and sweatshirts are used they too must carry the Federation’s logo. All players are expected to be respectably dressed and are also required to follow the instructions given by the Tournament Directors.

Any person not respecting the dress code in the playing area will receive a warning on the first occasion; a subsequent breach will result in that person being prohibited from entering the playing area.

 • Contact

For further information, please contact Catherine Vitry at the EBL Secretariat.

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