The Championships comprise the following medal events:
• Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors Teams
• Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors Pairs
Parallel with the finals of the medal events there will be special EBL teams and pairs events where non qualifiers are invited to participate free of charge. They substitute the “B-Finals” of the past. They will also be open to new entrants at a fee.
The Mixed, Women and Senior Teams will be played with a two-day Swiss qualification followed by a two-day knockout stage.
The Open Teams will be played with a two-day Swiss qualification followed by a three-day knockout stage.
The Mixed Pairs will be played with a one-day qualification, a one-day semifinal A & B followed by a two-day final.
The Open Pairs will be played with a two-day qualification, a one-day semifinal A & B followed by a two-day final.
The Women and Senior Pairs will be played with a two-day qualification followed by a one-day final.
The above formats assume similar number of entries as at previous Open Championships, and the EBL reserves the right to alter the format, if necessary to ensure a fair and enjoyable event. The total duration, start and finishing dates of each event will however not change.
Players from teams still playing in the Teams competition when the qualification for the corresponding Pairs event starts will be able to enter that Pairs event at the earliest possible opportunity. For details please see the Supplemental Conditions of Contest § 4.
In the championships there will be awarded European Masterpoints according to this table.
|FROM||TO||MEDAL EVENTS||OTHER EVENTS|
|Saturday 10/6||10:30 - 19:45||Mixed Teams Qualifying 1/2|
|Sunday 11/6||10:30 - 19:45||Mixed Teams Qualifying 2/2|
|Monday 12/6||10:30 - 20:00||Mixed Teams Knockouts|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open BAM Teams|
|Tuesday 13/6||10:30 - 20:00||Mixed Teams Knockouts|
|10:30 - 19:00||Mixed Pairs Qualifying|
|Wednesday 14/6||10:30 - 19:00||Mixed Pairs Semifinals A/B|
|Thursday 15/5||10:30 - 19:00||Mixed pairs Final 1/2|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open Pairs EBL Cup 1/2|
|Friday 16/6||10:30 - 18:45||Mixed Pairs Final 2/2|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open Pairs EBL Cup 2/2|
|Saturday 17/6||10:30 - 19:45||Open/Women/Senior Teams Qualifying 1/2|
|Sunday 18/6||10:30 - 19:45||Open/Women/Senior Teams Qualifying 2/2|
|Monday 19/6||10:30 - 20:00||Open/Women/Senior Teams Knockouts|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open BAM Teams|
|Tuesday 20/6||10:30 - 20:00||Open/Women/Senior Teams Knockouts|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open/Women/Senior Pairs Qualifying 1/2|
|Wednesday 21/6||10:30 - 20:00||Open Teams Knockouts|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open Qualifying 2/2 - Women/Senior Pairs SF|
|Thursday 22/6||10:30 - 19:00||Open Pairs Semifinals A/B|
|10:30 - 19:00||Women/Senior Pairs Finals|
|Friday 23/6||10:30 - 19:00||Open Pairs Final 1/2|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open Pairs Special 1/2|
|Saturday 24/6||10:30 - 18:45||Open Pairs Final 2/2|
|10:30 - 19:00||Open Pairs Special 2/2|
• Conditions of Contest
• Entries - Registration
Entries to the medal events should be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email) latest seven days prior to the starting date of the respective event. Later entries will be accepted only if technically convenient.
Entries to the EBL special teams and pairs events are to be made latest the evening prior to the start of the respective event through an electronic procedure to be advised.
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 2017 European Open Championships 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 must be acknowledged by email to firstname.lastname@example.org latest 5 days prior to the start of the respective event to allow a refund of the entry fee (minus costs). Those who fail to notify withdrawals by this date may incur disciplinary sanctions.
For Open, Women and Seniors Teams the players must only register for one event. No player may be registered in two teams.
• Entry Fees
for the medal events are to be paid by bank transfer, latest 3 market days (i.e. weekends excluded) prior to the starting date of each event to, to
Credit Suisse AG
For later registrations to medal events and for all side events: to be paid in cash (Euros) AT THE LATEST one day before the start of the event at the Tournament Reception & Registration Desk in the venue.
Please note that we don't accept credit card payments, nor partial payments.
Event Entry fees
|Mixed Pairs (per pair, incl. the Open Pairs EBL Cup June 15-16)||€ 400|
|Mixed Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams June 12)||€ 720|
|Open Pairs (per pair, incl. the Open Pairs event June 23-24)||€ 400|
|Open Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams June 19)||€ 800|
|Women/Seniors Pairs (per pair, incl. the Open Pairs event June 23-24)||€ 400|
|Women/Seniors Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams June 19)||€ 720|
|Open Pairs EBL Cup only (per pair)||€ 140|
|Open Pairs event only (per pair)||€ 140|
|Open BAM Teams only (per team)||€ 140|
• A 25% discount on the entry fees will be granted to junior players (born in 1992 or later)