Opatija 2011

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  ° Programme
  ° Entries
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  ° Junior Swiss/KO Teams
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  ° Junior Pairs
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 • Format

The Congress comprises the following competitions:

Junior Teams
  This consists of a qualifying and a final stage. The qualifying stage will be played as a Swiss Teams competition. The final stage (quarterfinals, semifinals, final) will be Knockout.
Junior BAM Teams
  This is a Board-A-Match Teams competition open to players who have not qualified to the knockout stage of the Junior Teams but also to newcomers.
Junior Pairs

All competitions are transnational. However, national anthems will be played and national flags will be hoisted for medal-winning teams or pairs consisting solely of players of the same nationality.

 • Programme

Date Time Junior Swiss/KO Teams Junior Board-A-Match Teams Junior Pairs
Sunday 21 August 10.00 Registration
Opening Ceremony
Monday 22 August 10.00-20.15 Qualifier / rounds 1-5    
Tuesday 23 August 10.00-20.15 Qualifier / rounds 6-10
Wednesday 24 August 10.00-20.15 Quarterfinals (KO) Qualifier
Thursday 25 August 10.00-20.15 Semifinals (KO) Qualifier
Friday 26 August 10.00-20.15 Final (KO) / Playoff (KO) Qualifier
Saturday 27 August 10.00-20.15   Finals
Sunday 28 August 10.00-19.30   Qualifier / sessions 1-2
Monday 29 August 10.00-19.30 Semifinals / sessions 1-2
Tuesday 30 August 10.00-19.30 Finals / sessions 1-2
19.30 Closing Ceremony and Prize Giving

 • Entries

• Right of Entry

The Championships are open to all bridge players (registered members of a WBF-member NBO), in good standing with their Federation and born on or after 1 January 1986. All entries are subject to the approval of the NBOs of the players and the WBF Credentials Committee.

There is no restriction on the number of players who may enter from each NBO. Transnational combinations are allowed in all competitions.

• Entry Fees

The entry fee in the teams competitions is €500 per team, but teams eliminated from the Junior Swiss/KO Teams may enter the Junior BAM Teams without additional payment.

The entry fee in the Junior Pairs is €200 per pair.

Entry fees are payable in cash on site. Alternatively, NBOs may forward the entry fees of their contestants by bank transfer to:

BNP Private Bank
2 Place de Hollande
CH-1211 Geneva 11 - Switzerland.

Account no: 1320963
IBAN: CH28 0868 6132 0963 01978

• Registration

All entries must be submitted electronically via the WBF website (not by email). Click here to enter the registration system.

 • Rules & Regulations

• Conditions of Contest

The 2nd World Youth Congress will be played in accordance with the WBF General Conditions of Contest (revised in May 2010), as well as the Supplemental Conditions of Contest pertaining specifically to this event which will be posted here when they become available.

• Dress Code

Everyone entering the playing rooms must wear the official identification badge which will be provided by the organization upon arrival. If lost, a substitute badge will be provided at a cost of €5.

All players, captains and coaches are required to wear T-shirts, polo shirts, shirts or blouses carrying their Federation’s logo.  If sweaters, cardigans and sweatshirts are used they too must carry the Federation’s logo.

Players are expected to be dressed respectably and are required to follow the instructions of the TDs. Any person not observing the dress code in the playing area will receive a warning on the first occasion; a subsequent breach will result in that person being prohibited from entering the playing area.

 • Contact

For further information, please contact:

World Bridge Federation
Office of the President
Via Moscova 46/5
I-20121 Milan



WBF Youth Committee
Ata Aydin, Chairman
Bagdat cad. 342/6


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