The University of Tuebingen, Germany, will make a major effort to win the European University Championship as it will be their last chance to go back home with a bridge title in the current team composition.
The bridge team competing for the University of Tuebingen, Germany, will participate in the EUSA Mindsports Championship to be held in Budapest, Hungary from 24th-28th July 2019.
The German team is comprised of Marie Eggeling (29, Psychology), Max Ellerbeck (28, Guidance for Education and Career and Employment), Katharina Brinck (29, Ecology and Math) and Paul Gruenke (30, Philosophy of Science).
Over the last ten years they have all played in some EUSA events, but in different teams and universities. As they are getting old, Budapest will be their last chance to win a European University Championship and enjoy the spirit of a junior bridge event. All members of the team have won at least one German Championship before, sharing a total of 14 titles. In different constellations they also had successes in European events. Marie Eggeling and Paul Gruenke were on the winning team at the EUSA Games in Zagreb, Croatia 2016. In Budapest, Marie Eggeling will be sided by Max Ellerbeck, whereas Katharina Brinck will be joined by Paul Gruenke in the team.
It has yet to be seen whether the University of Tuebingen will be able to win the title.
The European Universities Bridge Championship will take place at the University of Physical Education, Budapest in cooperation with the European Bridge League (EBL).