The Championships comprise the following medal events:
• Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors Teams
• Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors Pairs
Parallel with the finals of the medal events there will be special EBL teams and pairs events where non qualifiers are invited to participate free of charge. They substitute the “B-Finals” of the past. They will also be open to new entrants at a fee.
In addition to these EBL medal and special events there will also be daily, shorter, side events organized by the NBF.
The Mixed, Women and Senior Teams will be played with a two-day Swiss qualification followed by a two-day knockout stage.
The Open Teams will be played with a two-day Swiss qualification followed by a three-day knockout stage.
The Mixed Pairs will be played with a one-day qualification, a one-day semifinal A & B followed by a two-day final.
The Open Pairs will be played with a two-day qualification, a one-day semifinal A & B followed by a two-day final.
The Women and Senior Pairs will be played with a two-day qualification followed by a one-day final.
The above formats assume similar number of entries as at previous Open Championships, and the EBL reserves the right to alter the format, if necessary to ensure a fair and enjoyable event. The total duration, start and finishing dates of each event will however not change.
Players from teams still playing in the Teams competition when the qualification for the corresponding Pairs event starts will be able to enter that Pairs event at the earliest possible opportunity. For details please see the Supplemental Conditions of Contest § 4.
For more information you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Saturday June 27||10.00 19.30||Mixed Teams (Swiss Qualification Day 1 of 2)|
|Sunday June 28||10.00 19.30||Mixed Teams (Swiss Qualification Day 2 of 2)|
|Monday June 29||10.00 19.45|
|Mixed Teams (Knockout R16 & QF)|
Open BAM Teams
|Tuesday June 30||10.00 19.45|
|Mixed Teams (Knockout SF & Final)|
Mixed Pairs (Qualification)
|Wednesday July 1||10.00 19.30||Mixed Pairs (Semi-final A & B) |
|Thursday July 2||10.00 19.45|
|Mixed Pairs (Final Day 1 of 2)|
Open Pairs EBL Cup (Day 1 of 2)
|Friday July 3||10.00 19.30|
|Mixed Pairs (Final Day 2 of 2)|
Open Pairs EBL Cup Day 2 of 2)
|Saturday July 4||10.00 19.30||Open/Women/Seniors Teams (Swiss Qualification Day 1 of 2)|
|Sunday July 5||10.00 19.30||Open/Women/Seniors Teams (Swiss Qualification Day 2 of 2)|
|Monday July 6||10.00 19.45|
|Open Teams (Knockout R16 & QF) |
Women/Seniors Teams (Knockout QF & SF)
Open BAM Teams
|Tuesday July 7||10.00 19.45|
|Open Teams (Knockout Semi-final) |
Women/Seniors Teams (Knockout Final)
Open/Women/Seniors Pairs (Qualification Day 1 of 2)
|Wednesday July 8||10.00 19.45|
|Open Teams (Knockout Final)|
Open/Women/Seniors Pairs (Qualification Day 2 of 2)
|Thursday July 9||10.00 19.30|
|Open Pairs (Semi-final A & B)|
Women/Seniors Pairs (Final)
|Friday July 10||10.00 19.45|
|Open Pairs (Final Day 1 of 2)|
Marit Sveaas Swiss Pairs (Day 1 of 2)
|Saturday July 11||10.00 19.30|
10.00 - TBA
|Open Pairs (Final Day 2 of 2)|
Marit Sveaas Swiss Pairs (Day 2 of 2)
• Conditions of Contest
• Entries - Registration
Entries to the medal events should be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email) latest two days prior to the starting date of the respective event. Later entries will be accepted only if technically convenient.
Entries to the EBL special teams and pairs events are to be made latest the evening prior to the start of the respective event through an electronic procedure to be advised.
Entries to the NBF side events are to be made at the registration desk at the venue prior to the start of the respective event.
Bridge players from all WBF zones are entitled to participate in the Championships
provided they are members in good standing of a National Bridge Organization (NBO).
To be eligible for participation in the 2015 European Open Championships a player must
comply with the EBL Rules & Regulations and the EBL Eligibility Code under the control of
the EBL Credentials Committee.
Entries received will be automatically forwarded to the NBO of each proposed player, and
are subject to their NBO’s approval. Cancelations for reasons of force majeur shall be made at the earliest opportunity and the entry fee will be refunded. No Shows without valid reasons are subject to sanctions at the discretion of the EBL. Withdrawals of accepted entries are subject to the
For Open, Women and Seniors Teams the players must only register for one event. No player
may be registered in two teams.
• Entry Fees
for the medal events are to be paid by bank transfer, before or on 26th June 2015, to
|Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
Account: EUROPEAN BRIDGE LEAGUE
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0
(to be mentioned)
For later registrations to medal events and for all side events: to be paid in cash (Euros or Norwegian Krone) at the Tournament Reception & Registration Desk in the venue.
Event Entry fees
|Mixed Pairs (per pair, incl. the Open Pairs EBL Cup July 2-3)
|Mixed Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams June 29)
|Open Pairs (per pair, incl. the Marit Sveaas Pairs July 10-11)
|Open Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams July 6)
|Women/Seniors Pairs (per pair, incl the Marit Sveaas Pairs July 10-11)
|Women/Seniors Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams July 6)
|Open Pairs EBL Cup only (per pair)
|Marit Sveaas Pairs only (per pair)
|Open BAM Teams only (per team)
• A 25% discount on the entry fees will be granted to junior players (born in 1990 or later)