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1st European Winter Games

The European Bridge League and the Federation Monegasque de Bridge are proud to announce the first edition of the European Winter Games in Monaco from 5th to 11th of February 2016.

The Tournament will be sponsored by Pierre Zimmermann with substantial cash prizes.
Click here to watch the interview with Pierre Zimmermann. 

The Registration Page is now open! All entries to the Championships must be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email). 

Entry Fees

Zimmermann Cup + FMB BAM Trophy : 1250 Euro

FMB BAM Trophy only: 500 Euro

1st Information Letter 1st European Winter Games

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EBL President Yves Aubry has asked the EBL Investigating Committee to complete its work on the four current cases before the end of 2015. Its recommendations will then be passed to the EBL Disciplinary Committee who will consider and act on them before the end of February 2016. This will allow adequate time to complete any appeals process before the European Teams Championships to be held in Budapest in June 2016.

Additionally, the EBL has commenced a complete review of all possible areas connected to the complete eradication of cheating in our game, where integrity must remain above reproach.

This will include a review of the Disciplinary Code, where sanctions for specific infractions will be outlined, a review of all technological assistance to be used for monitoring our game and the participation in a co-operative worldwide protocol to identify and monitor any possible cheating practices.

Letter from the President of the Netherlands Bridge Bond

Reply from the President of the European Bridge League

EARLIER POSTS - EBL Investigation Committee





Bridge 60+

It is clear that the priorities of the WBF and the EBL are young people and high level bridge, and these priorities are right. But bridge carries many more values than a standard card game, such as an intellectual challenge and brain training.
The majority of registered bridge players , as well as bridge players in general , are seniors.That is natural if you consider the amount of available time at their disposal. The advantages of playing bridge when one gets old are : brain exercise to avoid or at least delay all kinds of dementia, and keeping social contacts that avoids loneliness, which is known as very high "mortality risk” factor.
That is why we should try to get as many as possible older people to learn bridge. Also, we must try to bring back to bridge those who used to play when they were young, and for various reasons stopped playing.

For further informations click here

If you represent NBO then just contact Marek Malysa in Poland by email or by mobile +48 790 622 200 

Main T.D. Course Prague 2016

The 10th EBL Main Tournament Directors Course will be held from 3rd to 7th February 2016 at the Ibis Praha Mala Strana Hotel, Czech Republic.

1st Information Letter EBL TD Course

2nd Information Letter EBL TD Course

Application Form TD Course Prague 2016 - Deadline to register is the 6th of November 2015

Registrations through application form must be sent to Catherine Vitry at by the 6th November the latest.

To read more click here.

8th NBO Officers' Seminar

EBL will be holding the Seminar for the National Federation Presidents and Officers at the Centro Giulio Onesti, Acqua Acetosa in Rome. The Seminar will start on Thursday 28th January at 16.00 and will end on Sunday 31st January with a closing lunch. 

We looking forward to see you in Rome.

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