The 2021 European Team Championships are set to take place at five different venues in the coming week from 6 to 10 July.
474 golfers representing 30 countries and 79 different teams will compete for six separate European titles this year.
Five days of competition await the players. Two rounds of stroke play qualifying followed by three rounds of match play will decide who takes home the 2021 European medals.
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How does it work?
Each team is made up of six players. Over Day’s 1 & 2 all players complete two individual stroke play rounds. The team’s five best scores out of six from each day count towards their stroke play qualifying totals.
Based on finishing position in the stroke play qualifying, the top eight teams from each championship qualify for the medal-contention Flight A bracket.
The format for the three remaining competition days is match play. Nations go head-to-head, with two foursomes matches in the morning and five singles matches in the afternoon.
The French Boys Team shortly after securing the 2019 European Boys' Team Championship at Golf de Chantilly
In the match play brackets, teams are seeded based on their qualifying position, (1 vs 8, 2 vs 7 etc.). Winning teams advance in their brackets, while losing teams play against other defeated nations to determine final position.
To win the title, a team must qualify for Flight A and then win all three of its matches. Teams placed second and third are awarded silver and bronze medals.
In the men’s and boys’ tournaments, three teams are normally relegated to the Division 2 championships. However, due to the current Covid-19 situation, no teams will be relegated this year.
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European Amateur Team Championship
The European Amateur Team Championship, to be played at PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain, will feature 13 teams compared to the normal 16. The GB&I nations, besides Ireland, are unable to send teams with current travel restrictions.
Originally scheduled for Vasatorp Golf Club in Sweden, the event was moved to Spain due to travel restriction concerns.
Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya (Spain)
Germany enter the week as defending champions, having claimed the title for the first time ever at Hilversumsche Golf Club last year. Matthias Schmid, the 2019 and 2020 European Amateur Champion, will look to help Germany to back-to-back victories.
Playing on home soil, the Spanish team will be hoping for their first title since 2017. This year’s squad will feature recent European Amateur Championship bronze-medalist, David Puig.
The 2019 champions, Sweden, also look very strong on paper. Their main asset will be European amateur number-one, and world amateur number-three, Ludvig Åberg.
Christoffer Bring (DNK) with the European Amateur Championship trophy
Denmark may find inspiration from recently crowned European Amateur Champion, Christoffer Bring. The Danish player won Europe's biggest amateur title just over a week ago at Golf du Médoc Resort, and will look to help his team to their first ever European Amateur Team Championship title.
European Ladies' Team Championship
The European Ladies’ Team Championship will be contested by 19 teams at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland. Sweden will look for a fourth straight victory in the event, which would be a record for any nation in all 62 years of European Team Championship history.
Royal County Down (Northern Ireland)
They look like the team to beat once again, with four of their players (Linn Grant, Maja Stark, Ingrid Lindblad and Beatrice Wallin) currently ranked inside the top-five of the European Women's Amateur Golf Ranking.
European Boys' Team Championship
The European Boys’ Team Championship, which was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be held at Furesø Golfklub in Denmark. The event, reserved for players aged 18 and under, was last played at Golf de Chantilly in 2019 when France won the event on home soil.
Jose Luis Ballester is the highest ranked competitor in the field. The Spanish player, currently ranked inside Europe's top-20 amateurs, will look to give the team their second title in three years.
Germany finished second in 2019, losing out to France in the final. The German team will be hoping to secure just their second title in the European Boys' Team Championship.
Only 11 teams will compete for this year's title at Fureø Golfklub.
European Girls' Team Championship
16 teams will contest the 2021 European Girls’ Team Championship. Originally scheduled for Hilversumsche Golf Club in the Netherlands, the event was moved due to travel restriction concerns and will now be played at Montado Golf Resort in Portugal. The championship is reserved for junior players born in 2003 or later.
Montado Golf Resort
Germany are the defending champions, and this year will be led by 2020 European Ladies' Amateur Champion, Paula Schulz-Hanssen. The German player won the European title one week after helping Germany to gold at Green Resort Hrubá Borša in Slovakia.
European Amateur & Boys' Team Championships, Division 2
Two events will be held at Estonian Golf & Country Club this year, host of the 2016 European Amateur Championship. Nine teams will compete for the European Amateur Team Championship, Division 2 and 11 teams for the European Boys’ Team Championship, Division 2. Both events will take place from 7 to 10 July in Estonia.
Estonian Golf & Country Club
The three top teams from both events, which feature two days of stroke play and two of match play, will secure promotion to the Division 1 championships for 2022.