Many question marks about the next European Teams Bridge Championships. This event is held in the even years, starting 2002, with the participation of one official national team – Open, Ladies & Seniors – per country; the Championships select the European teams participating in the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup & Seniors Bowl (World Championships).
Last spring the President of the Hellenic Bridge Federation Diogenis Harlaftis and the EBL President Yves Aubry had signed for the hosting of the 51st European Team Championships in Greece: 2012 from June 12th to 23rd.
During last World Championships European Bridge League President Yves Aubry said that Greece has withdrawn as a potential host for the 2012 European championships: Under consideration for next year’s tournament, are Germany, Croatia, Turkey, Ireland and Lithuania.
We do not even know when the Europeans will be played: Mr Aubry said the EBL will strive to keep the tournament to the normal schedule in June, but if that cannot be achieved the tournament will take place in September or October.
December 22, 2011