The European Champions’ Cup (ECC) in its present form started in 2002. It is an annual competition pitting the national club champions from the top ten countries in the previous European Teams Championships against each other. Those NBOs lacking a national inter-club competition may be represented by the winner of its most prestigious team event.
A similar event was tried from 1979 to 1988 in the form of the Europa Cup (for details see "Discontinued Events"). The main difference was that the latter involved a team from each member country, resulting in most of them sending their national team. This was seen as defeating the purpose of the event. With the present more limited format this problem is largely avoided.
Click on the Event number below for the tournament website, on the Venue for rankings and on the Winner for team members.