8th European Open Championships

Montecatini, Italy • 10 - 24 June 2017

 

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 • Format

 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.

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.

 • Programme

FROMTOMEDAL EVENTSOTHER EVENTS
Saturday 10th JuneTuesday 13th JuneMixed Teams 
Monday 12th June  Open BAM
Tuesday 13th JuneFriday 16th JuneMixed Pairs 
Thursday 15th JuneFriday 16th June EBL Cup
Saturday 17th JuneWednesday 21st JuneOpen Teams 
Saturday 17th JuneTuesday 20th JuneWomen/Seniors Teams 
Monday 19th June  Open BAM
Tuesday 20th JuneSaturday 24th JuneOpen Pairs 
Tuesday 20th JuneThursday 22nd JuneWomen/Seniors Pairs 
Friday 23rd JuneSaturday 24th June Open Pairs Event

 • Conditions of Contest

 • Entries - Registration

Entries to the medal events should be submitted electronically via the EBL Website (not by email) latest seven 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.

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 2017 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  must  be  acknowledged  by  email  to  webmaster@europeanbridge.org latest 5 days prior to the start of the respective event to allow a refund of the entry fee (minus costs).  Those who fail to notify withdrawals by this date may incur disciplinary sanctions. 

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, latest 3 market days (i.e. weekends excluded) prior to the starting date of each event to, to

Credit Suisse AG
Rue de Lion d'Or 5-7
CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland
Account: EUROPEAN BRIDGE LEAGUE
IBAN: CH88 0483 5135 2558 8200 0
SWIFT/BIC: CRESCHZZ80A
(to be mentioned)

Remark: team/pair registration code must be mentioned

For later registrations to medal events and for all side events: to be paid in cash (Euros) AT THE LATEST one day before the start of the event at the Tournament Reception & Registration Desk in the venue.

Event Entry fees

Mixed Pairs (per pair, incl. the Open Pairs EBL Cup June 15-16) € 400
Mixed Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams June 12) € 720
Open Pairs (per pair, incl. the Open Pairs event June 23-24) € 400
Open Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams June 19) € 800
Women/Seniors Pairs (per pair, incl. the Open Pairs event June 23-24) € 400
Women/Seniors Teams (per team, incl. the Open BAM Teams June 19) € 720
Open Pairs EBL Cup only (per pair) € 140
Open Pairs event only (per pair) € 140
Open BAM Teams only (per team)  € 140

• A 25% discount on the entry fees will be granted to junior players (born in 1992 or later)


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