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Tromsø 2015

                             7th European Open Championships

The 7th European Open Championships (27 June - 11 July) will be held in Tromsø, Norway.


If you register BEFORE MARCH 1st YOU GET A 10% DISCOUNT!

You can check all the Champiosnhips's info at the official website of the event:

If you need other info about travel, accomodation, going out, activities, attractions and so on click on

Enjoy the Video Promo we made with Knut Brinchmann and the Norwegian players attending the last World Open Bridge Championships in Sanya.

Read More about Tromsø...and watch this amazing video about the city.

More info and news will be posted soon. 



Knut Brinchmann - NBF General Secretary

Email Address:

+47 474 79 400 office

+47 934 29 100 mobile

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Tromsø :

2nd Online European Universities Bridge Trophy

The 2nd Online European Universities Bridge Trophy will start on 1th of February 2015 on Bridge Base Online.

You can enter from now till the 20th of January 2015 by sending an email to with a copy to

- It is a Knock out competition on Internet between universities where the schedule is determined by draw. Each university can enter an unlimited number of team of 4-6 players;

- Both captains have time to schedule and play a match of 16-32 boards. The result must be sent directly, after the match, to by each captain with *.LIN file in attachment;

- Results will be published on and on the Facebook account "Uni Bridge";

- Players can partecipate under the following conditions:

a. Being at university or higher education studies;

b. Being between 17 and 30 years old (born in ages 1985-1998);

c. Nationality of the student isn't important;

d. All players must be from universities of the same country but they represent one university (at least 2 players must be from this university);

The 4 finalists will be awarded with medals and they will have a possibility to partecipate in the EUG 2016 Zagreb-Rijeka;

More informations are available on and on Facebook Uni Bridge. 

Jean-Claude Beineix passed away

Jean-Claude Beineix

Jean-Claude Beineix of France,sadly passed away on the 25th of December after a short illness.

He started his career as a mathematics teacher in 1963 but in the middle of 70's he also decided to dedicate a big part of his life to Bridge.

In France, following his election as a Member of the "Comité Directeur" of the French Bridge Federation in 1974 he had covered all the main position : Chairman of the Competition and Tournament (1978-1983), Vice-President ( 1983-1989), President of the FFB (1989-1995) and Délégué Général from 1995 to 2003.

He served the European Bridge League from 1993, first as Elected Member of the EBL Executive Committee then in 1995 as EBL 1st Vice-President and as Delegate of Zone 1 to the WBF Executive Council till 2007.

In 1998 he was elected to the WBF Committee of Honour due to his significant contribution to the enhancement and growth of bridge throughout the world.

He was married to Odile and had two sons, Thierry and David, from a previous marriage.

Our heartfelt condolences to go to Jean-Claude’s family and friends.


Ernesto D'Orsi

Ernesto D'Orsi

The European Bridge League is deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of WBF Executive Council Members and Past President Ernesto d'Orsi.

The EBL wishes to express its sincere condolences to the members of Ernesto's family and to his many many close friends and colleagues throughout the world of bridge.

His loss will be felt by all of us.


The 2014 SportAccord World Mind Games

Tied for Gold
Women Pairs Winners

Tied for Gold!

It is rare that a Pairs event ends in a tie for first place but this is what happened in the SportAccord World Mind Games Open Pairs, with Tor Helness & Geir Helgemo (Monaco) tying with Ophir and Ilan Herbst (Israel) for the Gold Medal. The bronze went to Roger Lee & Justin Lall (USA).

Women's Pairs Medallists

In the Women's event, Meike Wortel and Marion Michielsen (Netherlands) triumphed with Ran JingRong and Wang Wenfei (China) taking the silver medal and Wang Hongli and Yu Lan the Bronze.

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The 13th European Champions' Cup

2014 Champions' Cup Winners

The 13th edition of the Champion’s Cup was played from November 13th to 15th at the headquarters of the FIGB in Milan, Italy. Based on popular request the qualification stage for the first time consisted of a full round-robin between all twelve teams. 

In spite of being over 20 IMPs down at halftime, Turin’s GS Allegra once again emerged victorious after the second segment of the final. They thus register their fourth consecutive (!) win in this prestigious event, and their fifth overall, still one short of Angelini’s record six wins.


 EBL Regional Tournament Directors Course

As a complement to its main TD courses the EBL has initiated a series of Regional TD workshops to help practising national TDs improve their skills, synchronize their methodology in rulings and application of the Laws and prepare those interested for future international work.

The next such workshop will be held in Alicante, Spain from January 29th to February 1st, 2015. The cost to participants is only EUR 200 for the full programme incl. full board accomodation.

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FISU World University Bridge Championships

The FISU World University Bridge Championships were held in Opatija, Croatia from 1st - 7th November and each NBO was allowed to send up to two teams to this exciting event. European university teams claimed all the medals, with Czech Republic 2 narrowly beating Poland 1 to win the Gold medal and France 1 finishing third.

Click here for more information about this event.


The 12th European Youth Bridge Pairs Championships


These championships were staged in the Town Hall of Burghausen, Germany from 12th to 19th July 2014.  The first event was the Mixed competition which was followed by the main Pairs events. Poland claimed two Gold medals, Sweden and host Germany one each. After the championships players had the opportunity to join the EBL Junior Camp for three more days of bridge, combined with many other fun activities.  

Participant lists, results and bulletins

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This was the Timetable for the Junior Camp which was lead by this Camp Team


2014 European Team Championships

The 52nd edition of these Championships were held in Opatija, Croatia 21st June to 1st July 2014. For a "live" feel of this beautiful location click the following link:

Goodbye Opatija - and see you soon in Burghausen ! 

Israel took its first ever Gold medal in the Open Series after a nailbiting finish, with favourite Monaco claiming the Silver and England the Bronze. Joining the European line-up qualified for the Bermuda Bowl 2015 in Chennai, India are Poland, Bulgaria and Germany. Check out the video:

The terrific end in the Open SeriesIsrael Celebrate their win

The Netherlands won Gold in the Women's Series, narrowly outscoring Silver medalists England with France claiming the Bronze. Completing the line-up for the Venice Cup in Chennai are Italy, Poland and Denmark. Follow the climax using the following link:

The amazing last day in the Women's Series

the Netherlands Team Celebrate victory

England win Gold in the Senior Championship

England won the Gold medal in the Seniors' Series, with Sweden taking the Silver and the Bronze going to Poland. Austria, Norway and Bulgaria complete the six European teams to participate in the d'Orsi Senior Trophy next year.

The President's Diary, Late May 2014

Prize Giving for the Memorial Trophy

The President visited Croatia and enjoyed participating in their annual Memorial Tournament.

Mr Aubry had a meeting with Mr Zlatko Mateša, President of the Croatian Olympic Committee and EOC board member, who expressed a great interest in Youth Bridge.

He then went to Opatija to finalise all the details for the European Team Championships in June.

Read more ... .

Logo for the Red Bull World Bridge Series

14th Red Bull World Bridge Series

Players from all over Europe are preparing to attend the 2014 Red Bull World Bridge Series to be held in Sanya, China from 10th - 25th October. More information can be found on the WBF Website and the brochure for the event can be downloaded here.

The Berlin Flag

NBO Officers' Seminar

30th January to 2nd February 2014

The European Bridge League held a very successful Officers' Seminar in Berlin, with over 100 participants from countries throughout Europe.

View the video made during the event 

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