2014 European Team Championships
The 52nd European Team Championships will be held in Opatija, Croatia from Saturday 21st June to Tuesday 1st July. These championships are played in three different categories: Open, Women and Seniors. 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. 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. The round-robin will be played over 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. The Top 6 in all series will qualify for the 2015 World Team Championshops. On behalf of NewInBridge and other media Elisabeth van Ettinger and Jan van Cleeff will make extensive coverage of the 2014 EC like video-interviews, images, news and plays-of-the-day. HERE you find our photo gallery.