The 2018 European Youth Pairs Championships will be conducted
under the auspices of the European Bridge League (‘the EBL’) commencing on Wendesday 11th July 2018 and ending not later than Wednesday 18th July
2018. The Championships consists of 5 Series in the pairs (Under 26 open, Under 26 Women,
Under 21 open, Under 16, and Under 13 open and one series in the Mixed pairs.
The Championships are match pointed pairs tournaments.
Pairs not qualifying for the Pairs Finals in the four series may play in the President’s Cup,
which is a match-pointed transnational and trans-series competition.
|Tuesday, 10th July
|Wednesday 11th July||10.00
|Thursday 12th July||10.00
|Friday 13th July
|Saturday 14th July||10.00
|Sunday 15th July||10.00
|Sunday 15th July||10.00
|Sunday 17th July
• Conditions of Contest
Attention is drawn to the Competitor's Commitment Form and Parental Consent Form (for participants under 18) that must be signed by each participant. Details and a copy of the form can be found in the links below.
• Entries - Registration
Entries to the events should be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email) until 1st of June, 2018. Later entries will be accepted only if technically convenient. There is no restrictions on numbers of entries per NBO.
Participation in the Championships is by invitation by the EBL. Subject to the Eligibility Code
of the EBL and the unfettered discretion of the EBL Credentials Committee, invitations will
be issued to pairs where each member of the partnership:
- was born on or after 1 January 1993 for the Mixed, U26 and Ladies series, or on or after 1
January 1998 for the U21 series, or on or after 1 January 2003 for the U16 series, or on or after 1 January 2006 for the U13 series.
- was nominated by the NBO of an EBL member country, which is in good standing
with the EBL and not in arrears in the payment of monies due to the EBL.
The Mixed Pairs and all four series in the Pairs are for National Pairs (i.e. both players must
come from the same NBO; transnational pairs are not permitted). The President’s Cup (see
section 3a) is transnational and trans-series.
Each pair must play against any other pair as designated by the organizing committee
and/or Tournament Director. Entry and subsequent refusal to play will result in
disqualification. Other consequences are possible at the discretion of the EBL.
By entering, each player accepts that he may be photographed, filmed or video-taped.
The names of the players submitted to the EBL website will
be transmitted to the EBL Credentials Committee for consideration of approval of
Only accredited people can enter the venue of the Championships.
Attention is drawn to Article 2.8 of the EBL GCoC. Players are expected to have signed the EBL Competitor’s Commitment Form (click here) before the start of the event.
Each participant who has not reached the age of 18 years by the start of the event must submit the Parental Consent form (click here) signed by their parent/s or legal guardian. Submission of this form is a condition of participation in the competition.
• Entry Fees
The entry fees must be paid by Bank Transfer before or on 1st June 2018 to
|Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
Account: EUROPEAN BRIDGE LEAGUE
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0
(to be mentioned)
Event Entry fees
|Mixed Pairs: €100 (pair of two U16s – no entry fee; of one U16 and one other - €50)
|U26, U21, and Ladies pairs: €150
|U16, U13 pairs: no entry fee
|There is no entry fee for the President’s Cup
These Championships will be followed by a three-day camp at which players of all abilities between the ages of 15 to 25 inclusive will be welcome.