13th European Youth Pairs Championships

Liepaja, Latvia • 12 - 20 July 2016


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  ° Format
  ° Programme
  ° Conditions of Contest
  ° Entries
  ° Entry Fees
Registration - Participants

 • Format

The 2016 European Youth Pairs Championships will be conducted under the auspices of the European Bridge League (‘the EBL’) at the "Liepājas Olimpiskais centrs” commencing on Tuesday 12th July 2016 and ending not later than Sunday 17th July 2016. The Championships consists of 4 Series in the pairs (Under 26 open, Under 26 Ladies, Under 21 open, and Under 16 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.

 • Programme

Date Time Event
Tuesday 12th July 19.00 Opening Ceremony
Wednesday 13th July10.00 Mixed Pairs
Thursday 14th July10.00 Mixed Pairs
Friday 15th July 10.00 Pairs Qualifications
Saturday 16th July10.00 Pairs Qualifications
Sunday 17th July10.00 Pairs Finals
Sunday 17th July10.00 President's Cup
Sunday 17th July 20.00 Closing Ceremony

 • 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 15th June 2016. 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 1991 for the U26 and Ladies series, or on or after 1 January 1996 for the U21 series, or on or after 1 January 2001 for the U16 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
participation. Only accredited people can enter the venue of the Championships.

 • Entry Fees

The entry fees must be paid by Bank Transfer before or on 1st June 2016 to

Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland
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 pairs: no entry fee
There is no entry fee for the President’s Cup

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