• Format

The  18th  European  Champions’  Cup  ("the  Championship")  is  to  be  played  under  the  auspices  of  the  European  Bridge League in the Rin Grand Hotel, Bucharest, commencing on Thursday 14th November 2019 and ending on Saturday 16th November 2019.. 

The Championship format is the following:

After a complete round-robin with 11 matches of 10 boards each the teams will be divided into 3 groups, according to their ranking in the round-robin. Within each group there will be semifinals, a final and a play-off for third place, allowing a complete ranking from 1st to 12th place.

 • Programme

DateTimeEvent
Thursday 14th November 9.30
9:50
10:00-11:25
11:40-13:05
13:05-14:15
14:15-15:40
15:55-17:20
17:35-19:00
Captains' meeting
Opening
Round 1
Round 2
Lunch
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Friday 15h November 10:00-11:25
11:40-13:05
13:20-14:45
14:45-15:45
15:45-17:10
17:25-16:50
19:05-20:30
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Lunch
Round 9
Round 10
Round 11
Saturday 16th November 9:30-11:50
12:00-14:20
14:20-15:10
15:10-17:30
17:40-20:00
20.30
Semifinal 1
Semifinal 2
Lunch
Final 1
Final 2
Prize-Giving Ceremony & Cocktails

 • Conditions of Contest - Systems

 • Entries - Registration

Eligible teams need to confirm their participation by the 15th September 2019. 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 Country 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 30th October 2019.

 • 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.



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