2008 European Bridge Teams

The 2008 edition, played in Pau (France) marked a radical shift in the format of the event, dictated by the increase in the number of competing teams. The teams were divided in two groups of 19 teams each, to play a complete round-robin between them. The first 9 teams from each group advance to the final stage, again a complete round-robin. The championship was covered quite extensively by BBO. With up to seven matches covered per round, this promises to be the best-covered European Championship ever. Here are the data:

Qualifying Stage

Round 01: Greece - Netherlands (needs editing)
Round 01: Austria - Poland (needs editing)
Round 01: Norway - Belarus
Round 01: Hungary - Germany
Round 01: Bulgaria - Russia
Round 01: Italy - Switzerland

Round 02: Monaco - Italy
Round 02: Slovakia - France
Round 02: Russia - Ireland (needs editing)
Round 02: Iceland - Serbia
Round 02: Wales - Bulgaria
Round 02: Germany - Estonia (no agreement with official scores)

Round 03: Austria - Germany
Round 03: Greece - Iceland
Round 03: Turkey - Netherlands
Round 03: Hungary - Russia
Round 03: France - Poland
Round 03: Italy - England

Round 04: Austria - Belgium
Round 04: Luxembourg - Netherlands
Round 04: Portugal - Ireland
Round 04: Romania - France
Round 04: Germany - San Marino
Round 04: Latvia - England

Round 05: Turkey - Iceland
Round 05: Latvia - Italy
Round 05: Serbia - Croatia
Round 05: Germany - France
Round 05: Israel - England
Round 05: Bulgaria - Norway

Round 06: Netherlands - Czech Rep.
Round 06: Slovakia - Germany
Round 06: Italy - Israel
Round 06: France - Belgium
Round 06: Finland - England
Round 06: Norway - Ireland

Round 07: Ireland - Sweden
Round 07: Iceland - Netherlands
Round 07: Italy - Finland
Round 07: France - Russia
Round 07: Germany - Poland

Round 08: Monaco - Greece
Round 08: Croatia - Turkey
Round 08: Italy - Spain
Round 08: France - Wales
Round 08: Czech Rep. - Iceland

Round 09: Ireland - Bulgaria
Round 09: Finland - Israel
Round 09: Italy - Serbia
Round 09: France - Portugal
Round 09: Russia - Poland

Round 10: Germany - Belgium
Round 10: Netherlands - Croatia
Round 10: Italy - Greece
Round 10: France - Belarus
Round 10: Czech Rep. - Denmark
Round 10: Monaco - Turkey

Round 11: Spain - Finland
Round 11: Portugal - Poland
Round 11: Italy - Lithuania
Round 11: France - Norway
Round 11: Russia - Germany
Round 11: Czech Rep. - Croatia

Round 12: Belarus - Poland
Round 12: Iceland - Croatia
Round 12: Italy - Turkey
Round 12: France - Sweden
Round 12: Wales - Germany
Round 12: Netherlands - Monaco

Round 13: Netherlands - England
Round 13: Sweden - Slovakia
Round 13: Italy - Luxembourg
Round 13: France - Malta
Round 13: Monaco - Czech Rep.
Round 13: Norway - Poland
Round 13: Germany - Portugal
Women - Round 1: Hungary - France (same boards as Open R13)

Round 14: Sweden - Poland
Round 14: Czech Rep. - England
Round 14: Italy - Netherlands
Round 14: France - Bulgaria
Round 14: Germany - Belarus
Round 14: Monaco - Iceland
Women - Round 2: Poland - France (same boards as Open R14)

Round 15: Norway - Germany
Round 15: Portugal - Russia
Round 15: Italy - Czech Rep.
Round 15: France - Ireland
Round 15: England - Iceland
Round 15: Bulgaria - Slovakia
Women - Round 3: Spain - France (same boards as Open R15)

Round 16: Sweden - Germany
Round 16: Belarus - Russia
Round 16: Italy - Iceland
Round 16: France - Hungary
Round 16: Netherlands - Israel
Round 16: Bulgaria - Poland
Women - Round 4: Sweden - France (same boards as Open R16)

Round 17: Ireland - Poland
Round 17: Norway - Russia
Round 17: Italy - Scotland
Round 17: France - Estonia
Round 17: Malta - Germany
Women - Round 5: Czech Rep. - Germany (same boards as Open R17)
Women - Round 5: Ireland - France (same boards as Open R17)

Round 18: England - Croatia
Round 18: Czech Rep. - Finland
Round 18: Italy - Denmark
Round 18: France - Austria
Round 18: Portugal - Belarus
Round 18: Bulgaria - Germany
Women - Round 6: Croatia - France (same boards as Open R18)

Round 19: Finland - Iceland
Round 19: Norway - Portugal
Round 19: Italy - Croatia
Round 19: France - San Marino
Round 19: England - Switzerland
Round 19: Ireland - Germany

"Round 20" (Only in Seniors Series)
Round 01 Seniors: France - England
Round 01 Seniors: Austria - Italy
Round 01 Seniors: Germany - Netherlands

"Round 21" (Only in Women and Seniors Series)
Round 01 Seniors: France - Norway
Round 08 Women: Russia - Italy
Round 08 Women: France - Germany

Open - Final Round
Round 01: Iceland - Germany
Round 01: Latvia - Russia
Round 01: Italy - Poland
Round 01: France - Denmark
Round 01: Netherlands - Norway
Women - Round 9: Norway - France (same boards as Open Final R01)

Round 02: Norway - Czech
Round 02: Israel - Russia
Round 02: Italy - Estonia
Round 02: France - Germany
Women - Round 10: Czech Rep. - France (same boards as Open Final R02)
Seniors - Round 4: Italy - France (same boards as Open Final R02)

Women - Round 11: England - France
Women - Round 11: Czech Rep. - Italy
Seniors - Round 5: Denmark - England
Seniors - Round 5: France - Netherlands

Round 03: Poland - Germany
Round 03: Norway - Russia
Round 03: Italy - Turkey
Round 03: France - Netherlands
Round 03: England - Portugal
Women - Round 12: Finland - France (same boards as Open Final R03)

Round 04: England - Germany
Round 04: Poland - Sweden
Round 04: Italy - Iceland
Round 04: France - Norway
Women - Round 13: Israel - Netherlands (same boards as Open Final R04)
Seniors - Round 7: France - Estonia (same boards as Open Final R04)

Round 05: Latvia - Germany
Round 05: Bulgaria - Czech Rep.
Round 05: Italy - Norway
Round 05: France - Russia
Women - Round 14: Italy - France (same boards as Open Final R05)
Seniors - Round 8: France - Estonia (same boards as Open Final R05)

Round 06: Portugal - Germany
Round 06: Norway - England
Round 06: Italy - Israel
Round 06: France - Estonia
Women - Round 15: Netherlands - France (same boards as Open Final R06)
Seniors - Round 9: France - Israel (same boards as Open Final R06)

Round 07: Russia - Germany
Round 07: Bulgaria - Iceland
Round 07: Italy - Sweden
Round 07: France - England
Women - Round 16: Netherlands - England (same boards as Open Final R07)
Seniors - Round 10: France - Israel (same boards as Open Final R07)

Round 08: Israel - Germany
Round 08: Norway - Iceland
Round 08: Italy - Denmark
Round 08: France - Turkey
Women - Round 17: France - Portugal (same boards as Open Final R08)

Round 09: Iceland - Sweden
Round 09: Russia - Poland
Round 09: Italy - England
Round 09: France - Israel
Round 09: Germany - Bulgaria
Seniors - Round 12: France - Scotland (same boards as Open Final R09)

Round 10: Netherlands - Russia
Round 10: Turkey - Germany
Round 10: Italy - Latvia
Round 10: France - Czech Rep.
Round 10: Sweden - Norway
Women - Round 19: France - Russia (same boards as Open Final R10)

Round 11: Netherlands - Iceland
Round 11: Denmark - Germany
Round 11: Italy - Czech Rep.
Round 11: France - Portugal
Women - Round 20: France - Iceland (same boards as Open Final R11)
Women - Round 20: England - Norway (same boards as Open Final R11)
Seniors - Round 14: France - Poland (same boards as Open Final R11)

Round 12: Denmark - Poland
Round 12: Netherlands - Germany
Round 12: Italy - Russia
Round 12: France - Sweden
Women - Round 21: France - Scotland (same boards as Open Final R12)
Seniors - Round 15: Belgium - Norway (same boards as Open Final R12)

Round 13: Russia - Sweden
Round 13: Norway - Germany
Round 13: Italy - Netherlands
Round 13: France - Bulgaria
Women - Round 22: France - Czech Rep. (same boards as Open Final R13)
Women - Round 22: Italy - Germany (same boards as Open Final R13)

Round 14: Russia - Denmark
Round 14: Estonia - Germany
Round 14: Italy - Portugal
Round 14: France - Poland
Women - Round 23: France - Israel (same boards as Open Final R14)
Women - Round 23: Germany - Netherlands (same boards as Open Final R14)
Women - Round 23: Norway - Italy (same boards as Open Final R14)

Round 15: Czech Rep. - Germany
Round 15: Italy - Bulgaria
Round 15: France - Latvia
Women - Round 24: Denmark - France (same boards as Open Final R15)
Seniors - Round 18: Denmark - France (same boards as Open Final R15)
Seniors - Round 18: Netherlands - Belgium (same boards as Open Final R15)

Round 16: Bulgaria - Poland
Round 16: Germany - Sweden
Round 16: Italy - France
Women - Round 25: France - Wales (same boards as Open Final R16)
Women - Round 25: England - Italy (same boards as Open Final R16)
Seniors - Round 19: Germany - Italy (same boards as Open Final R16)
Seniors - Round 19: France - Turkey (same boards as Open Final R16)

Round 17: Russia - Portugal
Round 17: England - Poland
Round 17: Italy - Germany
Round 17: France - Iceland
Round 17: Norway - Denmark
Round 17: Israel - Netherlands
Round 17: Turkey - Bulgaria

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