Please note the change from the originally advertised venue for the final (previously Mercure Hotel, Daventry)
Since 2016 the National Pairs has a new structure without club heats and with an increased number of Regional Finals, open to all EBU members who wish to enter.
The Regional Finals will take place at several venues.
The National Final will take place at Wyboston Lakes, between Bedford and Cambridge (just off the A1).
As in the past, the competition will culminate in a National Final contested by the top 50 pairs.
The event is also part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.
Andy Hughes & Steve Preston
Sunday 18th March
1.00 - 4.15
5.15 - 8.30
Saturday 14th April
1.00 - 2.55
3.15 - 5.10
6.45 - 8.40
8.45 - 10.40
Sunday 15th April
10.30 - 12.25
1.00 - 2.55
3.00 - 4.55
£28 per player
£54 per player
Green Points to the top pairs in each session and overall
Green Points to halfway.
Level 4 agreements are permitted.
Venue and Tariff
2018 Regional Finals
The Regional Finals will be held on Sunday 18th March 2018, starting at 1.00pm and ending at approximately 8.30pm. The venues will be divided into five regions for the purpose of awarding the regional winners’ trophies.
Bradford Bridge Club, BD8 7HB
West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull, B91 3EP
South East Region
Patcham Bridge Club, Brighton, BN1 8TA
Richmond Bridge Club, London, TW1 2PG
Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, TN1 1DL
Young Chelsea Bridge Club, London, W12 8HA
Bristol Bridge Club, Bristol, BS8 4QQ
Gypsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, EX1 3RN
Stamford Bridge Club, PE9 2RN
First Class Bridge Academy, Billericay, CM11 2UD
See a map of the locations here
All venues will play the same boards and the event will be scored across the entire field. The top 50 pairs nationally will qualify to play in the National Final. Should any pair be unable to play in the National Final, their place will be taken by the next-ranked pair.
In addition a ranking list will be produced from each region (scored by itself), with the winning pairs being awarded the regional trophies.
Catering arrangements for 2018
Details to be posted.
2018 National Final
The National Final will be held on the weekend of 14th – 15th April 2018, starting at 1.00pm on the Saturday and finishing at approximately 5.30pm on the Sunday. The final is all-play-all with 49 two board rounds.
Wyboston Lakes Resort, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL
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 hotel rates
DB&B £65 sharing; £77 single