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7th European Open Bridge Championships in Tromsø: EBL Press Release

Posted on 04 March 2015

EBLWe are pleased to send you some additional information on the 7th European Open Bridge Championships to be held at: Old Brewery Mackhallen (Storgata 5),Tromsø, Norway 27th June – 11th July 2015.

Format of the Championships These Championships include Medal events (Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors by Pairs and by Teams) and special EBL Teams and Pairs events. Side events by Pairs or by Teams will be organised by the NBF. You will find the details of the different formats on the EBL Website at


Schedule of Play

Date & Time Event (Medal events in bold)
Saturday 27 June10 :00 – 19 :30  


Welcome Address then immediatly MIXED TEAMS (Swiss Qualification Day 1 of 2)
Sunday 28 June10 :00 – 19 :30   MIXED TEAMS (Swiss Qualification Day 2 of 2)
Monday 29 June10:00 – 19:45 MIXED TEAMS (Knockout R16 & QF)
10 :00 – 19 :30   Open BAM Teams
Tuesday 30 June10:00 – 19:45 Mixed Teams (Knockout SF & Final)
10 :00 – 19 :30 Mixed Pairs (Qualification)
20:00   Prize-Giving Ceremony Mixed Teams  
Wednesday 1 July10 :00 – 19 :30   Mixed Pairs (Semi-final A & B)
Thursday 2 July10:00 –  19:45 Mixed Pairs (Final Day 1 of 2)
10 :00 – 19 :30 Open Pairs EBL Cup (Day 1 of 2)
Friday 3 July10 :00 – 19 :30 Mixed Pairs (Final Day 2 of 2)
10 :00 – 19 :30 Open Pairs EBL Cup (Day 2 of 2)
20:00   Prize-Giving Ceremony Mixed Pairs  
Saturday 4 July10 :00 – 19 :30   Open/Women/Seniors Teams (Swiss Qualification Day 1 of 2)
Sunday 5 July10 :00 – 19 :30   Open/Women/Seniors Teams (Swiss Qualification Day 2 of 2)
Monday 6 July10:00 –  19:45 Open Teams (Knockout R16 & QF)
10:00 –  19:45 Women/Seniors Teams (Knockout QF & SF)
10 :00 – 19 :30   Open BAM Teams
Tuesday 7 July10:00 –  19:45 Open Teams (Knockout Semi-final)
10:00 –  19:45 Women/Seniors Teams (Knockout Final)
10 :00 – 19 :30 Open/Women/Seniors Pairs (Qualification Day 1 of 2)
20:00   Prize-Giving Ceremony Women & Seniors Teams  
Wednesday 8 July10:00 –  19:45 Open Teams (Knockout Final)
10 :00 – 19 :30 Open/Women/Seniors Pairs (Qualification Day 2 of 2)
20:00   Prize-Giving Ceremony Open Teams 
Thursday 9 July10 :00 – 19 :30 Open Pairs (Semi-final A & B)
10 :00 – 19 :30 Women/Seniors Pairs (Final)
20:00   Prize-Giving Ceremony Women & Seniors Pairs
Friday 10 July10:00 –  19:45 Open Pairs (Final Day 1 of 2)
10 :00 – 19 :30   Open Pairs Special Event (Day 1 of 2)
Saturday 11 July10 :00 – 19 :30 Open Pairs (Final Day 2 of 2)
10 :00 – TBA Open Pairs Special Event (Day 2 of 2)
20 :30   Prize Giving Open Pairs & Closing Ceremony with Cocktails




Starting 1st March 2015, all entries to the medal competitions must be submitted electronically by 15th June 2015 via the EBL Website (not by email) at

Please note that on-site registrations to each event will be closed the day before the event. No registrations will be accepted the same day of the start of any competitions.

Bridge players from all WBF zones are entitled to participate in the Championships provided they are members in good standing of a National Bridge Federation (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. Entry applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted only if technically convenient. Withdrawals of accepted entries are subject to the same deadline.

For Open, Women and Seniors Teams the players must only apply to one event. No player may be registered in two teams. The same also applies to Open, Women and Seniors Pairs.


Entry fees

To be paid by bank transfer before or on 15th June 2015 to

Credit Suisse AG

Rue de Lion d’Or 5-7

CH-1002 Lausanne-Switzerland


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 by Credit Card at the Tournament Reception & Registration Desk in the venue.

Event Entry fee
Mixed Pairs (per pair) € 400
Mixed Teams (per team) € 720
Open Pairs (per pair) € 400
Open Teams (per team) € 800
Seniors/Women’s Pairs (per pair) € 400
Seniors/Women’s Teams (per team) € 720


A 25% discount on the entry fees will be granted to Juniors (born in 1990 or later).



European Bridge League Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded. The winners in each category (Mixed, Open, Women, Seniors) will receive the title of European Open Champions. EBL medals will not be awarded for outside events.

EBL Master Points will also be awarded.


Hotel accommodation

Special prices have been negotiated with hotels in Tromsø. All details and reservations are available on the following link: Reservation code: embridge


Rules & Regulations

The Rules & Regulations, including the Anti-doping Regulation, the Eligibility Code, the Disciplinary Code, and the Dress Code together with the Systems Policy are available on the EBL website.


 For technical information, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

 For logistical information (accommodation, travel, etc…) on  or you can contact the EBL Secretariat, Catherine Vitry at: [email protected]



Yours sincerely,

Ives Aubry

(EBL President)






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