14th European Youth Pairs Championships

Opatija, Croatia • 11 - 18 July 2018


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

 • Format

The 2018 European Youth Pairs Championships will be conducted under the auspices of the European Bridge League (‘the EBL’) commencing on Wendesday 11th July 2018 and ending not later than Wednesday 18th July 2018. The Championships consists of 5 Series in the pairs (Under 26 open, Under 26 Women, Under 21 open, Under 16, and Under 13 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, 10th July   Registration
Wednesday 11th July10.00 Mixed Pairs
Thursday 12th July10.00 Mixed Pairs
Friday 13th July 10.00 Pairs Qualifications
Saturday 14th July10.00 Pairs Qualifications
Sunday 15th July10.00 Pairs Finals
Sunday 15th July10.00 President's Cup
Sunday 15th 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 1st of June, 2018. 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 1993 for the Mixed, U26 and Ladies series, or on or after 1 January 1998 for the U21 series, or on or after 1 January 2003 for the U16 series, or on or after 1 January 2006 for the U13 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.

Competitor’s Commitment
Attention is drawn to Article 2.8 of the EBL GCoC. Players are expected to have signed the EBL Competitor’s Commitment Form (click here) before the start of the event.

Parental Consent
Each participant who has not reached the age of 18 years by the start of the event must submit the Parental Consent form (click here) signed by their parent/s or legal guardian. Submission of this form is a condition of participation in the competition.

 • Entry Fees

The entry fees must be paid by Bank Transfer before or on 1st June 2018 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, U13 pairs: no entry fee
There is no entry fee for the President’s Cup

 • Camp

These Championships will be followed by a three-day camp at which players of all abilities between the ages of 15 to 25 inclusive will be welcome.

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