The 2014 SportAccord World Mind Games
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
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.
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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
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 Series
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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