2nd Information Letter - Published on 29th May 2024

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📢Updates from Oryah Meir, Chair - Women's Committee

As we get closer to the event, our excitement reaches new heights.

The initial preparations (registration, player's commitment forms, system cards etc.) are almost completed.

It is so encouraging to see 49 teams participating in this special Championship for Women's Teams (279 women from 24 different countries).

This is the best evidence proving that Women's Bridge is very much alive and kicking, so don't let anyone tell you otherwise. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Women’s Coordinators for taking an active role in encouraging participation in this inaugural event.

I can assure you all, that we have the best team lined up (TDs, RealBridge operators and EBL staff), to make sure you have an enjoyable and professional championship experience.

Please read this 2nd digital information letter, to make sure you are well prepared for the 1st ever Online European Women's Team Championship!

👉 If you missed the 1st information letter Click Here

👍Are you ready for the Championship? Let's check

🔔Practice Sessions on RealBridge?

If you are not familiar with RealBridge, join (together with your partner), one or more of the pairs practice sessions, which we have arranged especially for this purpose.

👉 Each practice session will last about 80 minutes (It's FREE of charge).

👉 For schedule and links to join CLICK HERE  

🚩 Is your representative on our WhatsApp group? 

In order to be able to update and have direct contact with the teams, it's important that each team will have a representative in our WhatsApp group. (Usually it's the captain but it can be any other member, who will be responsible to convey the updates and messages to the other team members). 

👉 Join our WhatsApp group using THIS LINK

👉  Or, you can send your captain's name and phone number (including country code) to:  WomenBridgeCommittee@gmail.com

🚩Review the Frequently Asked Questions 

🚩Make sure your system cards are displayed

👉 Here's the link to check.

👉If your System Cards are not displayed, please send an email with the missing files to Anna@ecats.co.uk 

👍General Information About the Championship

Teams' List - Last updated on 7th June, 20:00 CEST

To view the Teams' list CLICK HERE

Entries and changes are allowed up to 1st June 2024.

We will update this list from time-to-time, but if you find errors, please let us know by sending an email to: WomenBridgeCommittee@gmail.com

⏰Detailed Schedule

Timetable (all in CEST)

Note: Time per round is (2 min) + (7.5 min x 10 boards). 

There will be 13 minutes at the end of each round for line-up changes, questions, rulings etc.

Friday & Saturday 7-8 June, 2024 (qualifying Swiss)

Round 1: 10:00 to 11:17

Round 2: 11:30 to 12:47

Round 3: 13:00 to 14:17

Break (30 minutes)

Round 4: 15:00 to 16:17

Round 5: 16:30 to 17:47

Protest & correction time, ends at 18:47. 

Sunday  9 June, 2024 (finals, round robin, brackets)

Note: time per round is (2 min) + (7.5  min x 7 boards). 

There will be 10.5 minutes at the end of each round for line-up changes, questions, rulings etc.

Round 1: 10:00 to 11:05

Round 2: 11:10 to 12:15

Round 3: 12:20 to 13:25

Round 4: 13:30 to 14:35

Break (25 minutes)

Round 5: 15:00 to 16:05

Round 6: 16:10 to 17:15

Round 7: 17:20 to 18:25

Protest & correction time ends at 19:25. 

🚩How to join the competition

👉 Each team will have a dedicated page with personal player links. 

👉 We will publish the dedicated pages with the links, closer to the event. 

You can see a mockup preview in this link - PREVIEW HERE

👉 When it's your turn to play in a session, all you have to do is click your own player's link and you will be automatically forwarded to the RealBridge platform. 

👉 After login you need to go to your table. 

👉 You will recognize your table as it will have your team's # and your team's name on it. 

👫Are Kibitzers allowed?  

Spectators, including any team members not currently playing, may watch the play on the delayed kibitzing server provided by RealBridge. 

Here's the link for the Kibitzers' server - CLICK HERE

🏆Final stages - how it's done and will there be "carryovers"? 

After the end of the second day, the teams will be split into 6 groups of 8

The top 8 teams will be in the A Final, the next 8 in the B Final, etc.

In each group, the carryovers will be based on your qualifying position within the group: 

1st: 7 VPs, 2nd: 6 VPs, 3rd: 5 VPS, 4th: 4 VPS, 5th: 3 VPS, 6th: 2 VPS, 7th: 1 VP, 8th: 0 VP

For the lowest two groups, the exact details may change.

Good luck!

🚩Did you read the Conditions of Contest (CoC)?

👉 If you haven't read them Click Here

Do you have more questions?

We are sure you have more questions and we will provide and publish more information in the coming days, which should cover and answer all your queries.

Still, you are welcome to send us an e-mail and we will be happy to clarify. 

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