Senior Trials

2017/2018 trials

Further details on the trials will be posted here when available.

Changes to eligiblity criteria

Updated - 11th September

The World Bridge Federation's Executive Council has decided to raise the age requirement for Senior players to 65 over the next 8 years in accordance with the following schedule:

  • From 1st January 2018, a Senior player must be aged 61 in the year of the Championship in which s/he is going to play
  • On 1st January 2020 it will be raised to 62 years of age
  • On 1st January 2022 it will be raised to 63 years of age
  • On 1st January 2024 it will be raised to 64 years of age
  • On 1st January 2026 it will be raised to 65 years of age

The European Bridge League and Bridge Great Britain have changed the eligiblity criteria for their Seniors competitions in line with this, and therefore the EBU will introduce this change for the Teltscher Trophy trials in December 2017 and the Senior European Trials which will take place in February 2018.

Teltscher Trophy Trials

16th - 17th December 2017
at West Midlands Bridge Club

The entry fee is £330 per team.
Please enter to Dawn Mertens - dawn@ebu.co.uk - by 30th September 2017.

The Teltscher Trophy will be held in Wales on 19th-20th May 2018.

Senior European Trials

First stage:
3rd - 4th February 2018
at West Midlands Bridge Club

Playoff for the top two teams from the first stage:
10th - 11th March 2018
at West Midlands Bridge Club

The entry fee is £530 per team.
Please enter to Dawn Mertens - dawn@ebu.co.uk - by 30th September 2017.

Participants must be born in 1957 or earlier

The European Championships will be held in Ostend on 6th-16th June 2018.