26th European Youth Team Championships

Samorin, Slovakia • 8 - 15 July 2017


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  ° Format
  ° Programme
  ° Entries
  ° Entry Fees
  ° Rules and Regulations
  ° Contact
Registration - Participants

 • Format

The Championships comprise the following competitions:

  • 26th European U26 Open Team Championship
  • 13th European U21 Team Championship
  • 8th European U26 Women Team Championship
  • 2nd European U16 Championship

All events are open to the member countries of the EBL. Each country may be represented by one national team in each series, consisting of 4-6 players, a non-playing captain and, possibly, other officials.

Each Series consists of a complete Round Robin with teams playing against all other teams in the same series. Based on the final number of participants in each series, the formats are as follows:

SeriesTeamsFormatBoards each round Playing timeLine up procedure, seating
Under 2628Round robin142 hoursAs Sec. 4.1.2 and 4.1.4 in Supplemental Conditions
U26 - Women10Triple round robin142 hours
Under 2118Double round robin101 hr 30 mins
Under 1616Round robin121 hr 45 mins

 • Programme

This is the provisional programme. The final programme will be announced as soon as we have a good estimation about the number of participating teams.

  • Opening Ceremony - Saturday 8th July
  • U26 Open/U21/U26 Women Teams Round Robin - Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th July
  • U16 Teams Round Robin - Sunday 9th to Wednesday 12th July
  • U16 Prize Giving Ceremony - Wednesday 12th July
  • U26 Open/U21/U26 Women Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony - Saturday 15th July

For the detailed schedule of play click here.

You can also download the initial draw and the program of matches.

 • Systems

All the Systems for the Youth Championships are now filed and can be found by following the links below:

The URL for the Under 26 Open Teams is : http://www.ecatsbridgenews.com/eblsystems/default.asp?dir=u26-Open

The URL for the Under 26 Womens Teams is : http://www.ecatsbridgenews.com/eblsystems/default.asp?dir=u26-women

The URL for the Under 16 Teams is :http://www.ecatsbridgenews.com/eblsystems/default.asp?dir=u16teams

The URL for the Under 21 Teams is : http://www.ecatsbridgenews.com/eblsystems/default.asp?dir=u21Teams

 • Entries - Registration

Right of Entry

Each member NBO, being up-to-date with the payment of its dues (including the 2017 dues) to the EBL is authorized to enter one team in the U26 Open Series, one team in the U21 Series, one team in the U26 Women Series, and one team in the U16 Series of the Championships.

Countries must have paid the entry fee and be up-to-date with the payment of the dues to the EBL before they can participate in the Championships.

Each participating NBO must play against all the other NBOs. Entry and subsequent refusal to play will result in disqualification.

Every proposed player must, along with other criteria, satisfy the Credentials Committee that to participate in the U26 Open & U26 Women Series a player must not have achieved his 25th birthday by 31st December 2016 (born on or after 1st January 1992), to participate in the U21 Series a player must not have achieved his 20th birthday by 31st December 2016 (born on or after 1st January 1997) and to participate in the U16 Series a player must not have achieved his 15th birthday by 31st December 2016 (born on or after 1st January 2002).


All entries must be made electronically via this website (not by email), before 2 June 2017 (team registration) and 5 June 2017 (team roster).

 • Entry Fees

The entry fees are € 1,000 for the U26 Open and € 800 both for the U26 Women and the U21. A discount will be given to the countries who did not participate in the last three EBL Youth Team Championships held in Albena 2011, Wroclaw 2013 and Tromsø 2015: for these teams the entry fees are € 750 for the U26 Open and € 500 both for the U26 Women and the U21.
No entry fee to be paid for the Kids Series.

Events Entry Fees Reduced Entry Fees*
U26 Open Teams €1,000 €750
U21 Teams €800 €500
U26 Women Teams €800 €500
U16 Teams €0 €0

All entry fees must be paid by bank transfer (see below) before 15 June 2017 to the following address.

Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0
(to be mentioned)

 • Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations are available here. The General Conditions of Contest are available here.

Dress Code

The EBL has a policy which seeks to encourage NBOs to provide teams participating in the European Championships to be dressed in appropriate uniforms which incorporate a badge or emblem identifying the country those players are representing. All players, captains and coaches of the participating teams are required to wear T-shirts, polo shirts, shirts or blouses that are of the same colour and contain the NBO's logo.

 • Contact

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

European Bridge League
12, rue Christophe Colomb
F-56860 SÚnÚ

Tel : +33 6 45 57 93 60
Fax : +33 2 97 66 36 29
Mail : secretariat@europeanbridge.org

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