Really Easy Congress - 2018

The Hilton Hotel, Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon, CV34 6RE, 10th – 12th August 2018

A congress for all levels of novice players.

The standard

The Really Easy Congress is aimed at 'less experienced' players.

There is no lower limit on ability, and all who have reached a level where they are playing unassisted in a club are welcome, though we anticipate that most players will be a seven or higher on the NGS.

At the upper end of the spectrum, we would expect that the stronger players would still be 'inexperienced'. They must be no higher than a Jack on the NGS, and should ideally have little/no experience of green-point events, and are likely to be below the rank of Master.

Those who are above these levels should instead consider playing in one of the main events in the Summer Festival - the weekend Swiss competitions in London (full weekend or one-day options available), or the midweek competitions - or in other EBU congresses.

All Really Easy Events ares restricted to level 2 conventions. If you regularly play any level 4 conventions you should play in the main congress events.

Please note: We reserve the right to restrict entry to the Really Easy Congress to those we consider to be of the right playing level. Please do not think you are being modest by underestimating your ability - if you are too strong a player you may spoil the event for other participants.

Other Really Easy Events

Anyone who has enjoyed the Really Easy events in the past, or who is thinking of joining us this year, may be interested in our Really Easy Weekends - a full weekend of bridge, in great hotels and with a fun atmosphere, for 'experienced novices'.

Timetable

Session times

Friday 10th August

2:30pm

Single session pairs competition

7:30pm

Single session pairs competition

Saturday 11th August

10:30am

Lesson

2:30pm

Single session pairs competition

7:30pm

Single session teams competition

Sunday 12th August

10:30am

Swiss Pairs Competition (two sessions - short break midway through)

Entry Fees

Full congress

£50

Friday only

£16

Saturday only

£22

Sunday only

£16

Prices are per person

Closing date for entries is 3rd August 2018

Master Points

Blue points will be awarded to the top 1/4 of the field in all events.

Agreements

Level 2 agreements are permitted in the Really Easy Congress. Those wishing to play level 4 agreements should enter the Summer Festival competitions.

Venue and Tariff

The Hilton Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon.
Junction 15, M40 A429 Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6RE. Telephone 01926 499555

This hotel is 7 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, and only 2 miles from the centre of Warwick.

In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service - call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246, or use their online reservation form.

2 nights DB&B - £165 per person in shared accommodation
2 nights DB&B - £189 per person for sole use of a double room
Full English/Continental breakfast
Three course evening meal (in the 360 Restaurant)

A number of rooms are reserved for booking at this negotiated rate for a limited period of time. Any unbooked rooms are usually released for booking by the general public a few weeks before the event. Thereafter rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. Likewise if all allocated rooms are booked then rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. To ensure rooms are available at the negotiated rate please book as early as possible.

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