The teams are divided into three groups. Each group plays only the other two groups. After eight matches the teams are matched according to VP, but still two teams from the same group won't meet each other.
Simultaneously four women's teams from the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark are playing. The Netherlands are the reigning European Champions. Norway and Denmark were placed 6th and 7th just missing qualification to Venice Cup (World Championships). Norway and Denmark will hope for revenge as well.
In the women's series there will be a double round robin. The winner chooses semi-final opponent among number three and four. ½ a carry-over in favour of the best placed team in the round-robin or 1/3 carry-over in favour of the lower ranking team from the round robin.
Jet Pasman-Anneke Simons, Elsbeth van de Laar-Anke Wijma
Kristine Breivik-Marianne Harding, Tulla Steen Lybæk-Siv Thoresen
Tina Ege-Lotte Skaanning-Norris, Nadia Bekkouche-Trine Binderkrantz, Maria Rahelt-Stense Farholt
Lone Bilde-Marianne Rasmussen, Camilla Krefeld-Marlene Kirstan, Ulla Koch-Christina Klemmensen
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Ton Bakkeren-Huub Bertens, Sjoert Brink-Ricco Van Prooijen
Jeroen Bruggeman-Niels De Groot, Onno Eskes - Gerard Sprinkhuizen
Jan Jansma-Louk Verhees, Bauke Muller-Simon De Wijs
Mikkel Nøhr-Mik Kristensen, Boje Henriksen-Andreas Marquardsen
Peter Fredin-Magnus Lindkvist, P-O Sundelin-Johan Sylvan
Peter Bertheau-Frederik Nyström, Anders Morath-Mårtan Gustawsson
Håkan Strääf-Jan-Erik Thomasson, Tomas Brenning-Sven-Olov Flodqvist
Bengt Erik Efraimsson-Kenneth Borin, Lars Andersson-Tommy Bergdahl
Bjørg Houmøller-Jonas Houmøller, Martin Schaltz-Kaare Gjaldbæk
Morten Lund Madsen-Lars Lund Madsen, Freddie Brøndum-Jacob Røn
HC Nielsen-Steen Schou, Dorthe Schaltz-Peter Schaltz (Knud-Aage Boesgaard)
Morten Bilde-Jørgen Hansen, Nils Mønsted-Johan Hammelev