• Format

 The Championships comprise the following events:

    • Zimmermann Cup. A great Teams Tournament of one week, with three days of qualification (swiss movement) and four days of Knock-outs… And of course, an impressive prize-list!
    • FMB Trophy. For those who didn’t qualify for the Knock-out phase of the Zimmermann Cup, or for those who just wish to play a great team event, two days of qualification and two days of finals… and of course, a great prize-list!

Apart from the prizes, EBL Masterpoints will be awarded for both events.

 • Prize List


  • EBL Gold, Silver and Bronze  Medals will be awarded.
  • Trophy The winning team of this event will receive the Zimmermann Trophy.
  • EBL Masterpoints

Cash Prizes

  • Winner: 30.000 Euros
  • Second: 25.000 Euros
  • Third: 15.000 Euros
  • Fourth: 10.000 Euros
  • 5th to 8th: 3.000 Euros each
  • 9th to 16th: 1.200 Euros each


  • Fédération Monégasque de Bridge
    Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded.
  • EBL Masterpoints

Cash Prizes
Final A

  • Winner: 8.000 Euros
  • Second: 6.000 Euros
  • Third: 5.000 Euros
  • Fourth: 4.000 Euros
  • Fifth: 3.000 Euros
  • Sixth: 2.000 Euros
  • 7th to 8th: 1.000 Euros each
  • 9th to 12th: 600 Euros each

Final B

  • Winner: 4.000 Euros
  • Second: 2.500 Euros
  • Third: 1.500 Euros
  • 4th - 5th: 1.000 Euros each

Special prizes for best Women, Seniors and U26. The ZC and FMB Trophy prizes are cumulative but the special prizes are not. The prize purse may be increased if the participation is bigger than expected.

 • Programme

Date Event
Saturday February 17 Zimmermann Cup (Swiss Qualification Rounds 1-5)
Sunday February 18 Zimmermann Cup (Swiss Qualification Rounds 6-10)
Monday February 19 Zimmermann Cup (Swiss Qualification Rounds 11-15)
Tuesday February 20 Zimmermann Cup (Round of 16)
FMB Trophy (Qualification Rounds 1-3)
Wednesday February 21 Zimmermann Cup (Quarterfinal)
FMB Trophy (Qualification Rounds 4-6)
Thursday February 22 Zimmermann Cup (Semifinal)
FMB Trophy (Final A & B)
Friday February 23 Zimmermann Cup (Final)
FMB Trophy (Final A & B)

 • Conditions of Contest

 • Entries - Registration

Entries to the events should be submitted electronically only via the EBL Website (not by email) latest two days prior to the starting date of the respective event. Later entries will be accepted only if technically convenient.

Bridge players from all WBF zones are entitled to participate in the Championships provided they are members in good standing of a National Bridge Organization (NBO).

To be eligible for participation in the European Winter Games a player must comply with the EBL Rules & Regulations and the EBL Eligibility Code under the control of the EBL Credentials Committee.

Entries received will be automatically forwarded to the NBO of each proposed player, and are subject to their NBO’s approval. Cancelations for reasons of force majeur shall be made at the earliest opportunity and the entry fee will be refunded. “No Shows” without valid reasons are subject to sanctions at the discretion of the EBL. Withdrawals of accepted entries are subject to the same deadline.

 • Entry Fees

Entry fees are to be paid by bank transfer only.

From French or Monegasque accounts:

Bank account

From International accounts:

Receiving bank: Credit Lyonnais, Monaco
IBAN: MC92 3000 2032 4300 0007 2010 K68
Beneficiary: Federation Monegasque de Bridge RUB PZ

: It is imperative that you state your, team name, as per your Registration, as a reference
in the payment instructions.

For registrations after February 14, 2018, if accepted, payments are to be made in Euro cash
- no credit cards accepted - at the venue prior to the start of the event.

Event Entry fees

Zimmermann Cup + FMB Trophy € 1.250
FMB Trophy Only € 500
Special entry for Women Teams: Zimmermann Cup + FMB Trophy € 750
Special entry for U26 Teams: Zimmermann Cup + FMB Trophy € 500

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