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        8th European Open Bridge Championships 

The 8th European Open Bridge Championships will be held at Congress Centre & Palavinci, Montecatini Terme - Italy - from the 10th to the 24th of june 2017. 

The Championships comprise the following competitions: Mixed Pairs, Mixed Teams, Open Women's and Senior Teams, Open Women's and Senior Pairs. All the events are Transnational.

Programme of the Championships

Registration Page & Participation List

Montecatini Tourism Office at 

Hotel Reservation at

Montecatini events at

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. 

3rd European Online University Team Trophy

In March 2017 we start with the 3nd European Online University Team Trophy on BBO, a EUSA (European University Sports association)  and EBL (European Bridge League) competition.

In the previous editions, we had always more than 35 European University teams. The competition is for free and every university can enter any unlimited number of teams.

Click HERE to read more about this event

EBL Tournament Director Seminar

TD SEMINAR ON NEW LAWS will be held from 16th to 18th of May 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The revised laws of bridge will be published during 2017 and will come into effect in September 2017.

The EBL is organizing a seminar for invited TDs to introduce and explain the law changes. Details and application forms will be sent to the TD contacts of the NBOs.

The forms must be filled out by the respective NBOs and returned to the EBL by 31 January 2017.

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 Championships consist of four series: U26 Open, U26 Women, U21 and U16. Each of the four series will be played as a complete Round-Robin with all teams playing each other.

1st Information Letter 

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Future Events

5th TD Regional Workshop
Athens, Greece
2 - 5 February 2017
T.D. Seminar
Prague, Czech Republic
16 - 18 May 2017
8th European Open Championships
Montecatini, Italy
10 - 24 June 2017
26th European Youth Bridge Team Championships
Samorin, Slovakia
8 - 15 July 2017
5th European University Bridge Championship
Fuengirola, Spain
19 - 24 September 2017
16th European Champions' Cup
Riga, Latvia
9 - 11 November 2017
2nd European Winter Games
17 - 23 February 2018
54th European Team Championships
Ostend, Belgium
6 - 16 June 2018

Recent Events

1st European Winter Games

5-11 February 2016
16th European Women's National Pairs Championships
Budapest, Hungary
16 -18 June 2016
53rd European Team Championships
Budapest, Hungary
16 -25 June 2016
13th European Youth Pairs Championships & EBL Camp
Liepaja, Latvia
12 - 20 July 2016
2nd Bridge Coach Seminar
Liepaja, Latvia
18 - 20 July 2016
9th European Small Federations Games
Dubrovnik, Croatia
2 - 4 November 2016
15th European Champions' Cup
Zagreb, Croatia
10 - 12 November 2016