The Championships comprise the following Medal events:
• Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors Teams
• Mixed, Open, Women and Seniors Pairs
Parallel with the finals of the medal events there will be special EBL teams and pairs events where non qualifiers are invited to participate free of charge. They substitute the “B-Finals” of the past. They will also be open to new entrants at a fee.
The Mixed, Women and Senior Teams will be played with a two-day Swiss qualification followed by a two-day knockout stage.
The Open Teams will be played with a two-day Swiss qualification followed by a three-day knockout stage.
The Mixed Pairs will be played with a one-day qualification, a one-day semifinal A & B followed by a two-day final.
The Open Pairs will be played with a two-day qualification, a one-day semifinal A & B followed by a two-day final.
The Women and Senior Pairs will be played with a two-day qualification followed by a one-day final.
The above formats assume similar number of entries as at previous Open Championships, and the EBL reserves the right to alter the format, if necessary to ensure a fair and enjoyable event. The total duration, start and finishing dates of each event will however not change.
Players from teams still playing in the Teams competition when the qualification for the corresponding Pairs event starts will be able to enter that Pairs event at the earliest possible opportunity. For details please see the Supplemental Conditions of Contest § 4.