Year End Congress, London

Royal National Hotel, London, WC1H 0DG, 27th - 30th December 2018

If you wish to enter one of the Year End Congresses, you can do so online over the Christmas period via Entries for the Northern Year End Congress should ideally be made in advance, but if this is not possible, and you have to enter on the day, then please make your payment to the office staff in Aylesbury at the earliest opportunity (no money will be collected at the venue).

This congress is held between Christmas and New Year over four days.

The Royal National provides good playing conditions and accommodation packages at its sister hotel, the Imperial.

The Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs are both stratified events.

The event at each location will be open to all - EBU members and non-members alike.

Holders 2017

Swiss Pairs - Kieran Dyke & Marion Robertson
Mixed Pairs - Peter Hasenson & Gill Stock
Open Pairs - Phil King & Shahzaad Natt
Swiss Teams - Martin Seligman, David Bakhshi, Heather Bakhshi & Liam Sanderson






3.30pm - 7.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Four x 8-boards)


11.30am - 2.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Three x 8-boards)

3.45pm - 8.00pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Four x 8-boards)

11.30am - 2.15pm

Jack High Swiss Pairs 1 (three x 6-board matches)

3.15pm - 6.00pm

Jack High Swiss Pairs 2 (three x 6-board matches)


11.30am - 3.00pm

Mixed or Open Pairs, session 1

4.00pm - 7.30pm

Mixed or Open Pairs, session 2


11.30am - 2.30pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Three x 7-boards)

3.30pm - 7.30pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Four x 7-boards)

Entry Fees


Full Congress



Swiss Pairs



Swiss Teams



Mixed/Open Pairs



Jack High Swiss Pairs


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

Please enter prior to the office closing for Christmas on Friday 21st. If this is not possible then please enter and pay on the day, allowing plenty of time to do so.

Master Points

All of the main congress events are fully Green Pointed.

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all of the main congress events.

Venue and Tariff

The Congress is held at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1
Tel: 020 7637 2488.

Hotel Website
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2018 rates

To be announced.

2017 rates

Special 3-night (£238) and 4-night(£284) package deals are available this is with single bedded rooms only. Also available is £110 for one night B&B only.

The Package rates include:

  • 3-4 nights Accommodation in single rooms at the Imperial Hotel
  • English breakfast each morning
  • Two three course meals (lunch and dinner) in any of the hotel restaurants within the group
  • Free car parking space for 3-4 days in the underground hotel garage (whichever is appropriable)
  • Those wishing to make reservations please contact the Central Reservation Office on:
    Tel: 020 7278 7871 Fax: 020 7837 4653 Email:

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