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2011 World Bridge Teams Championships

Eindhoven, Netherlands 15 - 29 October 2011

8th World Transnational Open Teams Championship

The 8th World Transnational Open Teams will take place during the second week, starting in the late afternoon on Monday 24th October. The format will be Swiss Teams. It is normally played as 10-board matches (3, 4 or 5 per day) for 15 qualifying rounds (150 boards). The Quarter Final will start on Thursday 27th October late afternoon, the Semi Final will be played on Friday 28th October and the Final will end on Saturday 29th October.

For registration information please click here.

The World Transnational Open Teams Championship is a prestigious and most enjoyable event. Being Transnational, it is open to teams composed of players coming from different countries, nominated by their National Bridge Organisation and approved by the WBF Credentials Committee.

It is a great opportunity for players to participate in a wonderful bridge tournament while at the same time having a unique opportunity to experience all the atmosphere and excitement of the final stages of the Bermuda Bowl and Venice Cup and watch some of the greatest players in the world on the first class vu-graph presentation. Players wishing to compete in this Championship should contact their NBO and request nomination by the end of September 2011. There is no quota, and NBOs may nominate as many teams as they wish to compete in this great tournament.

Players eliminated from the Round Robin and Quarter-final of the Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup & D’Orsi Seniors Bowl will be able to enter the World Transnational Open Teams Championship free of charge provided they enter as a complete team.

Registration of Teams

Registration of teams should be made before 1st October 2011 wherever possible and submitted electronically via the WBF website (not by email) by clicking here

Entries will be accepted later provided there is sufficient space at the venue.

Entries from teams eliminated from the main Championship events may be made on site. All entries are subject to approval by the Credentials Committee.

Entry Fees

World Transnational Open Teams     € 1.200

Players eliminated from the Round-Robin and Quarter-final of the Open, Women's or Senior Teams may form new Open teams and will receive free entry provided no players who have not participated in these events are added.

In the event that a team is made up from players who have not participated in the three main events, with players from these events added to the team, the charges will be as follows :

A team with four new players & one or two eliminated players: € 1.200
A team with three new players & up to three eliminated players €  960
A team with 2 new players & up to four eliminated players €  640
A team with 1 new player & up to five eliminated players €  320

Hotel  Accommodation & Booking

For booking please contact:
Mr. Just Van Der Kam
Organising Committee
NBB@bridge.nl