16th European Champions’ Cup
9-11 November 2017
Welcome to Riga for the 16th The European Champions’ Cup.
In this year EBL organises The European Champions’ Cup in Latvia. The «Monika Hotel 4» in Riga offers optimal conditions for playing and I hope you will enjoy your accommodation and affordable rates for it.
Riga is «the Baltic pearl» — an 800-year-old Hanseatic city on the banks of the river Daugava, where an eventful history and a modern lifestyle merge harmoniously. So I am certain that you will enjoy your stay in Riga next november.
President of Latvian Bridge Federation
The European Champions’ Cup (ECC) in its present form started in 2002. It is an annual competition pitting the national club champions from the top ten countries in the previous European Teams Championships against each other. Those NBOs lacking a national inter-club competition may be represented by the winner of its most prestigious team event.
A similar event was tried from 1979 to 1988 in the form of the Europa Cup. The main difference was that the latter involved a team from each member country, resulting in most of them sending their national team. This was seen as defeating the purpose of the event. With the present more limited format this problem is largely avoided.