A relaxed congress held over the three-day holiday.
The Championship Pairs is a four-session event with a two-session qualifying round on the Saturday, leading to a pair of two-session 'all play-all' finals for the top forty pairs on Sunday. The non-qualifying players move in to the Swiss Pairs. Please note that the Swiss Pairs is now a one-day event on the Sunday.
The Swiss Teams event is stratified and suits a whole range of players from Club Master to Grand Master. Stratification will be in 3-levels:
Really Easy Afternoon
This event will no longer take place, although we are reviewing the events we run for less experienced players and further information will be made available in due course.
Holders - 2017
Championships Pairs - David Gold & Kevin Castner
Swiss Teams - Stephen Kennedy, Ben Norton, Michael Byrne, Andrew Murphy
Swiss Pairs - David Armstrong & Jill Armstrong
Really Easy Pairs - Vinaychandra Gandhi & Amarjeet Singh
2.00pm - 5.30pm
Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1
7.30pm - 11.00pm
Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2
11.30am - 3:00pm
'A' and 'B' Pairs Finals, session 1 (24 boards)
11.30am - 2.45pm
Swiss Pairs, session 1 (3 x 8-board matches)
2:45pm - 3:30pm
3.30pm - 8.00pm
'A' and 'B' Pairs Finals, session 2 (33 boards)
3.15pm - 7.30pm
Swiss Pairs, session 2 (4 x 8-board matches)
11.30am - 2.40pm
Stratified Swiss Teams, session 1 (3 x 7-board matches)
3.10pm - 7.15pm
Stratified Swiss Teams, session 2 (4 x 7-board matches)
Swiss Pairs only
Swiss Teams only
Both Swiss events
Sunday and Monday events are fully Green Pointed. Blue Points are awarded in the Championship Pairs qualifying rounds (but all finalists are guaranteed a Green Point award).
Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.
Venue and Tariff
2018 Venue Information
The beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the setting for this event and the venue itself is the Crowne Plaza, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR. Telephone: 01789 279988.
This Crowne Plaza hotel was previously part of the Holiday Inn chain, and is the same venue as has been used in previous years
The hotel is located near the town centre and is in a very picturesque riverside setting which adds to the enjoyment of this excellent tournament by providing a lovely area to relax in between sessions.
2018 Rates: to be announced
2017 Rates: Bed & Breakfast - £74 sharing, £99 single; Dinner, Bed & Breakfast - £84 sharing, £108 single; Prices per person