29th European Youth Team Championships

Wroclaw, Poland • 7 - 12 July 2024


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  ° Format
  ° Programme
  ° Entries
  ° Entry Fees
  ° Rules and Regulations
  ° Contact
Registration - Participants
  Systems: U26 - U21 - U26W - U16 - U31

 • Format

The 29th European Youth Teams Championships ("the Championships") are to be played under the auspices of the European Bridge League ("the EBL") at HOTEL GEM, Wroclaw, Poland, commencing on Saturday 6th July 2024 and ending not later than Friday 12th July 2024.

The Championships comprise the following competitions:

  • 29th European U26 Open Team Championship
  • 16th European U21 Open Team Championship
  • 11th European U26 Women Team Championship
  • 5th European U16 Open Team Championship
  • 2nd European U31 Open Team Championship

All events are open to the member NBOs of the EBL. Each NBO may be represented by one national team in each Series, consisting of 4-6 players, a non-playing captain and, possibly, other officials.

Each series consists of a complete Round Robin with teams playing against all other teams in the same series. The number of boards played will depend on the number of participants. In the U26 Open Series and the U21 Series the matches will be played over 6 days. In the other Series the matches will be played over 4 days. 

* For the Series U26 and U21, please note that only 24 teams will be playing on the basis “first registered”: 23 teams to be registered and one team for the Host Federation 

The exact formats and schedules for the four Series will be announced when the number of registered teams is known. 

 • Programme

Prior to play an official draw for numbers in the schedule of play will be made and published on site 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.

Saturday 6th July Registration U26 and U21
Saturday 6th July Captains’ Meeting U26 and U21
Sunday 7th July – Friday 12th July U26 and U21 Championships
Monday 8th July Registration U31, U26W and U16
Monday 8th July Captains’ Meeting U31, U26W and U16
Tuesday 9th July Friday 12th July U31, U26W and U16 Championships
Friday 12th July Prize Giving, all series

 • 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.

• Systems

Systems in all the Championships have to be registered with the EBL by June 14th 2024 by  email. (See Section 11 and especially Section 11.5 of the GCoC).  

The original files should be sent to the Systems Administrator: anna@ecats.co.uk. If the files  are converted to PDF they should NOT be scanned versions but should be created from the original files.

 • Entries - Registration

Right of Entry

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 participating NBO must play against all the other NBOs. Entry and subsequent refusal to play may result in disqualification.

Every proposed player must, along with other criteria, have been born on or after 1st January 1999 in order to participate in the U26 Open & U26 Women Series, have been born on or after 1st January 2004 in order to participate in the U21 Series, have been born on or after 1st January 2009 in order to participate in the U16 Series, or have been born on or after 1st January 1994 in order to participate in the U31 Series . Each proposed player must also complete the Players Commitment Form and submit it to the EBL Secretariat, unless he/she has done it already in a previous championships. In addition, all players under 18 must present a signed Parental Consent form at the registration desk, at the venue.


All entries must be made electronically via this website (not by email), before 27th May 2024 (team registration) and 7th June 2024 (team roster).

When registering the team members, the email addresses for the Team Captain and, if applicable, coach should be sent to the Systems Administrator: anna@ecats.co.uk

 • Entry Fees

The entry fees are shown in the following table. A discount for participation in a Series will be given to the NBOs which did not participate in that Series in the last two EBL Youth Team Championships, held in Stokke 2019 and Veldhoven 2022. No entry fee is to be paid for the U16 Series.

Event Entry Fees Reduced Entry Fees
U26 Open Teams €1,000 €500
U21 Teams €800 €400
U26 Women Teams €600 €300
U16 Teams €0 €0
U31 Teams €600  

All entry fees must be paid by bank transfer (see below) before 7th June 2024 to the following account.

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

(make sure to mention the Country and the Series)

 • Rules and Regulations

Conditions of Contest

The Supplementary Conditions of Contest are available here. The General Conditions of Contest are available here.

Dress Code

The EBL has a policy which seeks to encourage NBOs to provide teams participating in the European Championships to be dressed in appropriate uniforms which incorporate a badge or emblem identifying the NBO those players are representing. All players, captains and coaches of the participating teams are required to wear T-shirts, polo shirts, shirts or blouses that are of the same colour and contain the NBO's logo.

 • Contact

For further information, please contact Catherine Vitry at the EBL Secretariat:

European Bridge League Secretariat

Tel : +33 6 45 57 93 60
Email : secretariat@europeanbridge.org

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