1st Online European Universities Bridge Trophy
In 2008, the organization of online Bridge competitions for university students was started by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The 3rd online World Championships attracted 61 teams of 4 to 6 bridge athletes, beating the participation record in university bridge history within the World Bridge Federation and the European Bridge League (EBL).
In January 2013, the 1st Online European Universities Bridge Trophy under patronage of EUSA and EBL has started with 33 universities in Europe participating. This number of participation is a new record in Europe's university history, beating the record till now with 32 teams participating in EBL championships in Brugge in 2007, held under patronage of EUSA.
Over the next two months, the 33 teams will pay first in groups of three, playing two matches to determine the 16 finalists. They will start a knock out afterwards in a round each month. The competition will continue till the first 4 finalist will be determined.
As a prize for this Trophy, the 4 finalists will be invited by EUSA and EBL to come to the 2nd European Universities Games to Rotterdam in 2014. The EUSA Games are the biggest European university sports event, attracting over 2500 participants.