The European Bridge League (EBL) has just announced the format for the forthcoming European Team Championships, which will be held at the Sport Hall MARINO CVETKOVIĆ in Opatija (Croatia) from Saturday 21st June to Wednesday 2nd July.
There is something new in the format.
The Open Series will be played as two round-robins: In the first round-robin the teams will be divided into two groups in accordance with their ranking in the preceding 3 European Team Championships and will play a complete round-robin within their group with 3 matches a day of 16 boards (New – in place of 20). At the end of the first round-robin the 9 best ranked teams from each group will qualify for the second round-robin. The other teams finish the Championship at that stage. Each team qualified for the second (final) round-robin will play a 16 board match against each of the 9 teams from the other group.
The Women’s Series will be played as a single complete round-robin with all teams playing each other. The matches will be of 16 boards (New – in place of 20). Up to 22 teams : the round-robin will be played on 7 days with 3 matches a day; – 23 teams and more: the round-robin will be played on 10 days with 2 or 3 matches a day.
The Seniors Series will be played on 7 days. The matches will be of 16 boards (New – in place of 20). Up to 22 teams : a single complete round-robin will be played on 7 days with 3 matches a day; 23 teams and more: the championship will be played on 7 days with a new format to be defined.
All entries to the Championships tournaments must be submitted electronically, via the EBL website (not by email) from the 10th February at:
(this page will not be available until 10th February)
More detalis in the informative letter published by EBL: click here >>