56th European Team Championships
12th National Women’s Pairs Championships
10th National Seniors’ Pairs Championships

Herning, Denmark • 24 June - 4 July 2024


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Systems: Open - Women -Seniors - Mixed

 • Venue

The 56th European Team Championships ("the Championships") are to be played under the auspices of the European Bridge League ("the EBL") in the MCH Herning Kongrescenter, Herning Denmark from Monday 24th of June 2024 to Thursday 4th of July 2024.

For more information about the venue, go to https://www.embridge2024.dk (danish) or https://www.embridge2024.dk/en/ (english).  

 • Format

The Championships consist of 4 categories: Open Teams, Women’s Teams, Seniors’ Teams and Mixed Teams. All events will end on Thursday 4th of July 2024.

All 4 Championships will be played as a single complete round robin. The number of boards played in each match will be determined and published when the number of participants is known. The Open Championship will be played over 11 days, and the Women’s, Seniors’, and Mixed Championships will be played over 7 days.

Prior to play an official draw for numbers in the schedule of play will be made and published in the programme and on the EBL website for the Championships. In the event of a variation in the number of teams participating, adjustments in the draw and schedule of play may occur. These will be notified in the daily bulletin or, if necessary, at the captains’ meeting.

The 12th European Women’s Pairs Championship and the 10th European Seniors’ Pairs Championship are National Pairs competitions.
It is anticipated that each Championship will consist of two stages: a Qualifying Stage, and a Final Stage (Final A and Final B). However, should the number of participants permit, there will be a one stage all-play-all (Endless Howell) competition. Details of the competitions may be changed according to the final registration of participants.

 • Programme

Event Provisional Schedule
Open Teams registration Women & Seniors Pairs registration Sunday 23 June
Open Teams Captains meeting Sunday 23 June
Women's & Seniors' National Pairs Monday 24 June to Thursday 27 June
Open Teams round-robin Monday 24 June to Thursday 4 July
Women's/Seniors'/Mixed Teams registration Thursday 27 June
Women's/Seniors'/Mixed Captains meeting Thursday 27 June
Opening Ceremony (all series) Thursday 27 June at 19:00
Women's/Seniors'/Mixed Teams round-robin Friday 28 June to Thursday 4 July
Prize-Giving & Closing Ceremony Thursday 4 July at 19:00

To see the detailed Schedule, click here.

The draw for the teams is as follows: Open - Women - Seniors - Mixed

 • Conditions of Contest

Attention is drawn to the Competitor's Commitment Form that must be signed by each participant, unless they have already done so at a previous EBL/WBF event. Details and a copy of the form can be found in the links below.

 • Entries - Registration

Entries to the team events should be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email) latest by the 22:00 CEST 17th of April, 2024. Player and officials names should be registered latest by the 22:00 CEST 8th of June 2024 and all System Cards should be submitted latest by the 22:00 CEST 8th of June 2024, to anna@ecats.co.uk. The entry fees must be paid by Bank Transfer before or on 26 May 2024.

Entries to the Pairs Events should be submitted electronically via the EBL website (not by email) latest by the 22:00 CEST 7 June 2024, and the entry fees should be paid latest by 7 June 2024.

Each EBL member NBO is authorised to enter one Team in each of the Team Series. Each EBL member NBO is authorised to enter multiple Pairs in each of the Pairs Series.

NBOs must have paid the entry fee and be up to date with the payment of the annual dues to the EBL before they can participate in the Championships. Each participant must play against all other participants which they are scheduled to meet. Entry and subsequent refusal to play may result in disqualification, as well as possible further sanctions against the NBO in question.

Every participant must, along with other criteria, satisfy the EBL Eligibility rules and be accepted for invitation by the EBL Credentials Committee.

To participate in the Seniors' series a player must have been born in 1960 or earlier.

 • Entry Fees

Event Entry fees

Open Teams (per team) € 4000
Mixed Teams (per team) € 3000
Women's/Seniors' Teams (per team) € 2500
Women's/Seniors' Pairs (per pair) € 300

Entry Fees shall be paid by bank transfer to:

Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0

Important Note:

The payment instructions must include, as reference, the Registration Code you received by email when the registration was accepted. If you do not have that code you must state as reference the NBO name and Series (for Teams) respectively both player’s names (for Pairs). N.B.: If a payment is a lumpsum including fees for several Series/Pairs, all separate Registration Codes must be mentioned.

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