ONLINE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION COMPETITIONS
for WORLD TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
and EBL CHAMPIONSí CUP 2021

Online Event • 23 - 28 August 2021

 

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 • Format

Each Series (Open, Women, Seniors and Mixed) will play a complete Round Robin of 10 board matches. Each Series will play its own boards.

 • Programme

The duration for each series is as follows:

Open: 6 days (August 23 - August 28), with 5 matches per day except August 26th when there are 6 matches.

Women: 4 days (August 25 - August 28), with 5 matches per day except August 25th when there are 4 matches.

Seniors: 6 days (August 23 - August 28), with 4 matches per day except August 23rd when there are 3 matches.

Mixed: 5 days (August 24 - August 28), with 4 matches per day except August 26th when there are 5 matches

The daily schedule is (with all times in Central European Summer Time, CEST):

 Series10.00-11.1511.35-12.5014.00-15.1515.35-16.5017.10-18.2518:45-20.00
DAY 1 23/08OpenR 1R 2R 3R 4R 5 
Women      
Seniors R 1R 2R 3  
Mixed      
DAY 2 24/08OpenR 6R 7R 8R 9R 10 
Women      
Seniors R 4R 5R 6R 7 
Mixed R 1R 2R 3R 4 
DAY 3 25/08OpenR 11R 12R 13R 14R 15 
Women R 1R 2R 3R 4 
Seniors R 8R 9R 10R 11 
Mixed R 5R 6R 7R 8 
DAY 4 26/08OpenR 16R 17R 18R 19R 20R 21
WomenR 5R 6R 7R 8R 9 
Seniors R 12R 13R 14R 15 
MixedR 9R 10R 11R 12R 13 
DAY 5 27/08OpenR 22R 23R 24R 25R 26 
WomenR 10R 11R 12R 13R 14 
Seniors R 16R 17R 18R 19 
Mixed R 14R 15R 16R 17 
DAY 6 28/08OpenR 27R 28R 29R 30R 31 
WomenR 15R 16R 17R 18R 19 
Seniors R 20R 21R 22R 23 
Mixed R 18R 19R 20R 21 

The draw (schedule of matches) is as follows:

 • Playing Venues

Play will take place online on the RealBridge platform.

NBOs will assemble their players in clusters domestically, and play will be under the supervision of independent Observers. Detailed lay-out of such venues will be subject to EBL approval. Further details have been communicated separately to the NBOs.

 • Observers

Each participating NBO will nominate Observers, subject to EBL approval, willing to travel to a venue in a nearby country. A separate protocol is issued and communicated directly to the appointed Observers. The Observers will not perform any TD duties.

 • Tournament Directors

EBL registered TDs will operate both at the “tables” within the RealBridge platform and in a separate virtual area for consultation and eventual polling of other experts.

 • Spectators/Kibitzers

No persons other than the active Players and Observers will be allowed in the playing area.

Delayed online kibitzing of all tables will be available.

 • Rules of Play

Detailed technical aspects will be communicated in a memo to players.

 • Conditions of Contest

For all other rules and regulations please see:

Attention is drawn to the Competitor's Commitment Form that must be signed by each participant. Details and a copy of the form can be found in the links above.

 • Entries - Registration

Entries should be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email) latest by the 12th of July, 2021. Player names should be registered latest by the 2nd of August 2021.

Each team may consist of 4-6 players, nominated by their NBOs, with no player allowed to participate in more than one team. Every participant must, along with other criteria, satisfy the EBL Eligibility rules and be accepted for invitation by the EBL Credentials Committee.

Each member NBO is authorised to enter one team in each Competition. NBOs must have paid the entry fee and be in good standing with the EBL, including payment of 2021 dues to the EBL.

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

Each pair in the Mixed Team Competition must have one player of each gender.

To participate in the Seniors’ Competitiona player must be aged 62 or older during 2021.

 • Entry Fees

Event Entry fees

The Entry Fees are € 600 per team in the Open and Seniors, € 400 in the Womens and € 500 in the Mixed Categories. Payment of Entry Fees should be made latest by the 26th of July 2021.

Entry Fees shall be paid by bank transfer to:

Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland
Account: EUROPEAN BRIDGE LEAGUE
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0
SWIFT/BIC: CRESCHZZ80A

Important Note:

The payment instructions must include, as reference, the NBO name and Series. N.B.: If a payment is a lumpsum including fees for several Series, all separate NBOs/series must be mentioned.

 • Systems

The EBL Systems Policy (Revised January 2020) apply to these Competitions. All four Competitions are classified as Category 3 events (no HUMs or Brown Sticker methods). Both members of a partnership must adopt the same methods in the auction and in their carding. sss

All the systems have now been registered. Please note that minor amendments / clarifications will be accepted up to 15 August and will be marked REV 1 (REV 2 etc) and uploaded to the sites linked below (changes should be sent to anna@ecats.co.uk).

The cards are being looked over by members of the Systems Committee, but this does not imply overall approval of all the information displayed on the card. Teams (or players if their emails are known) will be contacted with details of amendments that should be made where these have been noticed.

 • Important Deadlines

  • Registration of teams July 12th, 2021.
  • Payment of Entry Fees July 26th, 2021.
  • Registration of Team members August 2nd, 2021.
  • Submission of System Cards and Supplementary Sheets August 2nd, 2021.

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