• Format

The  17th  European  Champions’  Cup  ("the  Championship")  is  to  be  played  under  the  auspices  of  the  European  Bridge  League in  the  King  Solomon  Hotel,  Eilat, commencing on Thursday 8th November 2018 and ending on Saturday 10th November 2018. 

The Championships format is the following:

At the start there will be a complete round-robin with 11 matches of 10 boards. Then there will be Semi-Finals and Final in two segments of 16 boards. For the Round Robin draw click here.

For the Semi-Finals and Final. The 12 teams will be divided into 3 groups according to their ranking at the end of the round-robin.

  • 1 to 4: Group A For the Semi-Finals, 1 choses his opponent between 3 and 4
  • 5 to 8: Group B For the Semi-Finals, 5 choses his opponent between 7 and 8
  • 9 to 12: Group C For the Semi-Finals, 9 choses his opponent between 11and 12

At the end of the Semi-Finals, the winners from the same groups meet as do the losers; this allows a complete ranking from 1 to 12.

 • Programme

Thursday 8th November 9.15
Captains' meeting
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Friday 9h November 10:00-11:30
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10
Round 11
Saturday 10th November 9:30-11:50
Semifinal 1
Semifinal 2
Final 1
Final 2
Prize-Giving Ceremony & Cocktails

 • Conditions of Contest - Systems

To download the systems, click here

 • Entries - Registration

Eligible teams need to confirm their participation by the 15th September 2018. Please send your application to the EBL Secretariat, Catherine Vitry, at secretariat@europeanbridge.org. This information should include

(i) The  name  of  the  club  to  which  the  team  belongs.  If  the  team  is  composed  of  players from different clubs the team will be named with the name of the captain  followed by  National Champion. 

(ii) The names of the players (4‐6) and Captain (and coach if applicable) 

(iii) The  name  and  email  address  of  the  person  authorized  to  receive  further  information.

Teams are asked to submit their systems to the EBL Systems Administrator, Anna Gudge, at anna@ecats.co.uk by the 26th October 2018.

 • Accommodation

a. Venue and Hotel

Isrotel King Solomon Hotel
North Shore, Eilat, Israel>

b. Accommodation and facilities

The Isrotel King Solomon Hotel will apply the following special rates (Half Board per day/person) for the participants and their companions:
i)  Single room = 145 € (135 € for stay of 5 nights or more)
ii)  Double room = 97,50 € (90 € for stay of 5 nights or more)

The participants to the Champions’ Cup are invited to stay for the 24th Red Sea International Bridge Festival (8th-18th November).
Information at: www.bridgeredsea.com

To book, please contact:
Alon Birman
E-mail: birmand@inter.net.il
Tel: + 972-3-6058355 or Mobile +972-50-6698655

c. Travel information to Eilat

Flights to Eilat

To book internal flights (TLV-EILAT -TLV) or for information about international direct flights to Eilat (from different European cities) please contact

Alon Birman
E-mail: birmand@inter.net.il
Tel: + 972-3-6058355 or Mobile +972-50-6698655

Israel Bridge Federation - Head office


972-9-7774031 972-9-7774033

 • Prizes

1st Team - EBL Gold Medal - Trophy
2nd Team - EBL Silver Medal
3rd Team - EBL Bronze Medal

The winning team will receive the Trophy and the title of European Champion Club as well as the right to participate in the next edition.

Master Points will be awarded in accordance with the EBL Master Points scheme, provided  that the player has played at least one third of the boards played by his team in the round  robin stage and at least half the boards played by his team in the last KO match won by his  team.

European Bridge League
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