Scarborough Summer Congress

Scarborough Spa Complex, YO11 2HD, 25th – 29th July 2018

Incorporating the Northern Senior Pairs Championship

The Spa provides a splendid venue right on the seafront in a wonderful seaside town. The congress has a relaxed holiday atmosphere ideal for players new to national bridge competitions. There is great value for money in the many restaurants and Scarborough hotels. Players are advised to book the congress before the accommodation. Mornings are free to enjoy the many attractions of North Yorkshire (see below).

The Swiss Pairs is stratified.

Seniors events & changes for 2018

In response to demand for more seniors events in the North of England, the Scarborough Congress will be expanded in 2018 to include new Seniors Tournaments. There will be a Seniors Pairs on the Wednesday and Thursday with qualifying rounds followed by a final. The rest of the congress format is unchanged, and open to all, but there will be a prize for the top ‘senior team’ in Friday’s Multiple Teams competition.

As there will not be any specific Seniors competitions during the Summer Festival in 2018, we hope that those who would have played in the Seniors competitions at the Summer Meeting will instead support the Scarborough Congress.

To be eligible for the Seniors competitions/prizes at the Congress you should have been born in 1958 or earlier. Please note that following changes to the Seniors criteria by the WBF, the EBU will be changing its criteria in 2019 - see here for more details.

Holders 2017

Swiss Pairs - Richard Winter & Sarah Teshome
Multiple Teams - Paul Darby, Steve Dannell, Mark Hill & Giles Ip
Pre-Congress Pairs - Rowena Clow & Claire Robinson






2:00pm – 5:30pm

Seniors Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1, 24 boards with short tea break

7:30pm – 10:40pm

Seniors Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2, 24 boards


2:00pm – 5:45pm

Seniors Pairs A, B, C Finals session 1 (9 x 3-board rounds) with a short tea break

7.15pm - 10.45pm

Open Pairs

7:45pm – 10:50pm

Seniors Pairs A, B, C Finals session 2 (8 x 3-board rounds)


2.00pm - 5.30pm

Multiple Teams qualifier

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Multiple Teams finals


2.00pm - 5.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)

8.00pm - 10.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (three x 7-board matches)


11.00am - 4.30pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (five x 7-board matches including a short break).

Entry Fees


Full Congress including Seniors Pairs



Full Congress excluding Seniors (includes Thursday evening Open Pairs)



Seniors Championship Pairs



Multiple Teams



Swiss Pairs



Open Pairs (Thursday evening)



Seniors Pairs plus multiple Teams



Seniors Pairs plus Swiss Pairs



Multiple Teams plus Swiss Pairs


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

Closing date for entry's is 17th July 2017 but please enter in advance.

Master Points

All events are fully Green Pointed, save for the Open Pairs (Blue Points on the National Congress Scale).


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

On the sea front South Bay, off Spa Road/Spa Bridge.

Things to do in and around Scarborough

Terms and Conditions