The Pairs Championship for all four categories will take place during the second week (starting on the morning of Sunday 11th September and ending on Saturday 17th September) and will consist of Qualification, Semi-final and Final.

Entry to the Pairs Championships for players eliminated from the Teams Champioships

*** Players, NPCs and coaches from the teams eliminated at the end of the Round Robin may participate free of charge in any category of the pairs championships subject to complying with the regulations concerning nationality, gender and age.

Partnerships comprising participants from the teams are free of charge; partnerships comprising one player from the teams and one new player will pay an entry fee of €250.

Players from the teams must have been registered members of the team before the deadline for registration of names (31st July 2016).

Players eliminated after the start of the Knock Out phase (i.e. after the Round of 16 or the Quarter-finals) may drop (subject to complying with the regulations concerning nationality, gender and age) into the pairs as follows:

·         From the Open Teams they may drop into any category of pairs

·         From the Women’s Teams, they may drop into the Women’s, Seniors or Mixed Pairs

·         From the Senior Teams they may drop into the Seniors or Mixed Pairs

·         From the Mixed Teams they may only drop into the Mixed Pairs.