Guernsey Bridge Congress

Les Cotils, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 8th - 17th September 2017

To be eligible for a Seniors event, players must have their 60th birthday or beyond during the calendar year (January-December) of the event. For example, a player can play in a Seniors event at the age of 59 provided his/her 60th birthday falls later that year.

The venue Les Cotils stands in 12 acres of lovely grounds and gardens, overlooking the picturesque harbour of St Peter Port. with stunning views of the neighbouring islands of Herm and Sark. The town is a short stroll with all its facilities , shopping and restaurants and boat trips to the islands.

Swiss Pairs held over the first weekend and Swiss Teams over the second weekend. A variety of events midweek, including Seniors events.

New for 2017: There will be a 'social pairs' competition on Wednesday evening. This is for those wanting to participate in a 'less competitive' session, and is therefore not intended for particularly strong players. There will be no Master Points or cash prizes awarded, however the entry fee is therefore lower. The competition is open to EBU members and non-members alike (non-members will pay a surcharge).

Timetable

Day

Times

Description

Friday 8th

8.00pm

Pre-Congress Pairs

Saturday 9th

2.00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 1 (Three x 8-boards)

8.00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 2 (Three x 8-boards)

Sunday 10th

2.00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 3 (Three x 8-boards)

8.00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 4 (Three x 8-boards)

Monday 11th

8.00pm

Pivot Teams

Tuesday 12th

8.00pm

Men’s and Women’s Pairs

Wednesday 13th

8.00pm

Mixed and Open Pairs

8.00pm

Social Pairs

Thursday 14th

8.00pm

Multiple Teams

Friday 15th

8.00pm

Swiss Teams, session 1* (three x 8-boards)

Saturday 16th

2.00pm

Swiss Teams, session 2* (three x 8-boards)

8.00pm

Swiss Teams, session 3* (three x 8-boards)

Sunday 17th

10.30am

Swiss Teams, session 4** (four x 8-boards)

3.30pm

Prizegiving and complimentary buffet

Seniors Events programme

Tuesday 12th

2.00pm

Seniors Pairs, Session 1

Wednesday 13th

2.00pm

Seniors Pairs, Session 2

Thursday 14th

2.00pm

Seniors Multiple Teams, Session 1

Friday 15th

2.00pm

Seniors Multiple Teams, Session 2

Entry Fees

(A)

Full Congress (excluding Seniors)

£166

(B)

Full Congress (including Seniors)

£202

(C)

Swiss Pairs

£85

(D)

Swiss Teams

£80

(E)

Both Swiss Events

£143

(F)

Single Midweek evening

£13

(G)

All midweek events

£42

(H)

Pairs only (Seniors)

£33

(I)

Multiple Teams Only (Seniors)

£33

(J)

Both Seniors events

£61

Social Pairs

£8 (£12 to non-EBU members)

Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance.

Closing date for entries is 30th August 2017.

Master Points

Swiss Pairs, Swiss Teams, Seniors Pairs and Seniors Teams: Fully Green Pointed
Midweek evenings: Blue Points on the National Congress scale

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

Hotel Website Tel: 01481 727793.
Les Cotils Hotel rates:

Single Occupancy:
- Single Room: with Bed & Breakfast £55.00 or with Dinner Bed & Breakfast £71.00
- Standard Twin/Double: with Bed & Breakfast £65.00 or with Dinner Bed & Breakfast £81.00
- Sea-View Twin/Double: with Bed & Breakfast £78.00 or with Dinner Bed & Breakfast £94.00
Double Occupancy:
- Standard Twin/Double: with Bed & Breakfast £85.00 or with Dinner Bed & Breakfast £117.00
- Sea-View Twin/Double: with Bed & Breakfast £100.00 or with Dinner Bed & Breakfast £132.00

Visitors to the Guernsey Congress have a free choice of hotel and travel arrangements. Please visit: www.visitguernsey.com

Early reservation of hotel accommodation and flights is strongly recommended.

Healthcare in Guernsey

Please be aware that the provision of healthcare in Guernsey is not part of the National Health Service, and nor is the European Health Insurance Card valid. Visitors to the island should therefore ensure that they have adequate travel insurance to cover the costs of treatment, should any be necessary during the congress.

For more information see here (option iv).

Things to do in Guernsey

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