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Benefits of Bridge

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń , Poland was the venue for a Scientific Conference on Recreational Activity and Joy on the Life of a Senior.

Bridge was featured very heavily at the conference, illustrating the social benefits for the elderly of playing bridge, and how good bridge can be for the brain, even helping to prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s.

The Conference, which linked several universities who are involved in research in this area, reached a decision to continue their research into proving that bridge delays and even prevents dementia.

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Montecatini, Italy 10 – 24 June 2017


It has become necessary to relocate these Championships from the venues previously notified – Palazzo Congressi & Palavinci to one new stand-alone playing venue, Mondolandia Village located at

Via Ponte Dei Bari 5 - 51016 Montecatini Terme

For GPS Navigation - Please Enter Strada Provinciale 22, 51016 Montecatini Terme

Programme of the Championships

Registration Page & Participation List

Montecatini Tourism Office at 

How to reach Montecatini at

Hotel Reservation at

EBL Hall of Fame

The EBL has created a Hall of Fame to recognise the notable contributions to bridge of individuals from across Europe. 

The individuals who will be recognised at the EBL 70th Anniversary Celebrations are:

OPEN - Benito Garozzo (Italy), Paul Chemla (France), Geir Helgemo (Norway/Monaco);

WOMEN - Nicola Smith (England), Sylvie Willard (France), Bep Vriend (The Netherlands);

SENIORS - John Holland (England), Apolinary Kowalski (Poland).

16th European Champions' Cup

The 16th edition of the EBL Champions' Cup will be held in Riga, Latvia, at the Monika Centum Hotel, from 9th to 11th November 2017 (similar schedule as in 2016).

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1st Information Letter of the EBL President

Women's Event in Montecatini

Dear Women Players, it's exciting to be going back to Italy for the 8th European Open Championships, held in San Remo 2009, and this year being held in June in the lovely Montecatini Terme.
Do come and join us as we keep alive the vision of our Women's Committee dynamic founder, Anna Maria Torlontano, who sadly passed away last november. Anna Maria was determined to maintain a platform for women to achieve medal recognition in their own category. See you there!

Sevinc Atay, EBL Women Committee

For further info please contact Mme. Catherine Vitry at

Leaflet of the event

26th European Youth Bridge Team Championships

The 26th European Youth Bridge Team Championships will be staged at the X-Bionic Sphere, Samorin - Slovakia from 8th to 15th of July 2017.

The Registration Page is now open. 

The systems in all the Series must be sent by email to the EBL Systems Administrator, Anna Gudge at by 21st June 2017. 

All entries must be made electronically via this website (not by email), before 5 June 2017 (team registration) and 15 June 2017 (team roster).

Adjustments to rankings arising from the disqualification of pairs or teams after the end of an event.  

Team Knock Out Events:

The disqualified teams will be removed from the final rankings and those positions will remain vacant. Should both finalists be disqualified then the winner of the playoff for 3rd and 4th places will be ranked first and the loser of that playoff will be ranked second. Third place will remain vacant.

Pairs and Non-Knock Out Team events, whether single or multi-stage (such as round robin, Swiss).

All pairs or teams finishing below the disqualified pairs or team(s) will be moved up to fill the vacant spaces, and the relative ranking will not be affected. Awards (medals, prizes, master points etc) will be conferred according to the new ranking.

These rules will be applicable to all EBL events, future and past, where a disqualification arises. 

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15th European Champions' Cup
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