Northern Easter Festival

Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, LS29 8RQ, 14th - 16th April 2017

The venue is the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley.

The event is run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU. Their website is available at

The Improvers Pairs will be a satellite event of the Really Easy Afternoon held at the Easter Festival in London.

Holders - 2017

Swiss Pairs - John Holland & Alan Mould
Swiss Teams - Kath Nelson & Alan Nelson, Bernard Goldenfield & Rhona Goldenfield
Mixed Pairs - Bernard Goldenfield & Rhona Goldenfield
Open Pairs - John Holland & Jeff Smith
Improvers Pairs - Ian Bergel & Joan Robertson





Friday 14th April

1.30 pm - 5.10 pm

Mixed & Open pairs

1.30 pm - 5.10 pm

Improvers Pairs

7.00 pm - 10.40 pm

Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)

Saturday 15th April

1.30 pm - 5.15 pm

Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)

5.15pm - 6.30 pm

Complimentary 2 course hot buffet supper

6.30 pm - 9.15 pm

Swiss Pairs (three x 7-board matches)

Sunday 16th April

11.30 am - 7.15 pm

Swiss Teams (seven x 7-board matches) - with buffet lunch break

Entry Fees

A Full Congress


B Swiss Pairs

£66 (Including dinner on Saturday)

C Swiss Teams

£30 (Please add £12 pp if you want a buffet lunch)

D Mixed/Open Pairs


I Improver's pairs


Prices are per person. Please see the entry form for Junior rates

Master Points

The Swiss events are fully Green Pointed; the Mixed and Open Pairs award Blue Points.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events, except the Really Easy Afternoon, which is level 2.

Venue and Tariff

The venue is the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley, LS29 8RQ. This is 10 minutes walk from the station. The hotel has its own free car park for 200+ cars.

Please see the entry form for details on hotel rates

Please note: the rooms which are reserved for booking by bridge players will be made available to the general public on 17th March. Although they will still be available after that date, to be guaranteed of a room you should book with the hotel before midnight on 16th March, by calling 01943 430001, and quote the reference NEF.

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