Entry is open to the leading pairs in the current pairs championship of each County Association of the EBU. The number of pairs permitted from each County depends on the number of members (including Junior and Bridge for All members) notified to the EBU by 31st March 2017 i.e. number of shareholder votes plus one.
Each County may offer substitutes for any of its qualified pairs unable to compete, and these will be called in on a next-in-line basis; only substitutes who have scored in excess of 50% including any carry-forward in the County Championship Final will be eligible in this respect. For further eligibility regulations, see the information on County Allegiance.
Michael Byrne & John Holland
2:00pm - 5:30pm
7:30pm - 11:00pm
10:45am - 12:40pm
1:10pm - 4:40pm
Please note reduction in entry fees due to prize money being discontinued. Winners will be awarded medals as in the Tollemache trophy
£54 per player
Green Points to the top half of the field
Level 4 agreements are permitted.
Venue and Tariff
2018 Venue Details
Park Inn Hotel
Silver St, Northampton, NN1 2TA.
In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service and call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246
2018 Rates: to be announced.
2017 Rates: DB&B: £86.75 pp single use or £69.95 pp shared
Close to M1, junctions 15, 15a, 16, and A45, A43, A14.
As this is a city centre location we hope that as many people as possible will use public transport. Northampton Station is 400m from the venue, and the main bus station is 600m away.
If you choose to drive then we would encourage car-sharing where at all possible. There are 160 parking spaces available at the Park Inn for hotel users. There is also a public carpark only 100 metres away - it is free on Sundays and after 6pm on Saturday, with sensible prices on Saturday afternoon.
If driving to the hotel please note that it is on a one-way street and must be approached from the South, as per this example