Please note that the details on this page are provisional only and may be subject to change.
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 the Mercure Hotel near Daventry.
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.
Details of the venues will be posted when confirmed.
2017 Regional Finals venues
Bradford Bridge Club - Northern Region - BD8 7HB
West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull - Midlands Region - B91 3EP
Patcham Bridge Club, Brighton - South East Region - BN1 8TA
Richmond Bridge Club, London - South East Region - TW1 2PG - Full
Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, - South East Region - TN1 1DL
Young Chelsea Bridge Club, London - South East Region - W12 8HA - Heat cancelled due to lack of entries
Bristol Bridge Club, Bristol - South-West Region - BS8 4QQ
Exeter Bridge Club - South-West Region - EX4 8NT
Stamford Bridge Club - Eastern Counties Region - PE9 2RN
First Class Bridge Academy, Billericay - Eastern Counties Region - CM11 2UD
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.
2017 National Final
The National Final will be held on the weekend of 8th and 9th April 2017, 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.
Mercure Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, NN11 0SG
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
DB&B £67.95 sharing; £79.95 single