As you may know, the EBU Board has made the decision to move the Summer Meeting to Eastbourne from 2016. This decision is based on a number of factors, and takes in to account the feedback received from members in the survey which was undertaken late last year. The move to Eastbourne addresses a number of concerns expressed during the survey – in particular the cost and availability of accommodation and the cost and difficulty of parking – whilst maintaining the ‘holiday resort’ location which was appealing to the majority of the respondents. The new venue will also lead to a reduction in the cost of holding the event, and this will be passed on through a reduction in the entry fees. More details on these prices will be available in 2016.
We hope that the move to Eastbourne will be a great success, and the event will be well supported, but that does not mean we aren’t determined to make the 2015 Summer Meeting the best it can be. We will continue to provide the high quality competitions, lectures, and training courses which you have come to expect at the Summer Meeting, and hope that you will encourage your club members to join us to say a fond farewell to Brighton. As an incentive we have two special offers – please see below for details.
For a payment of £100 a club can secure places for up to ten pairs in the following events
An eleventh pair, or above, will also be allowed half-price entry (£5 per person). The offer applies when all club members take part in the same afternoon session (so the entry can be split across the two events on Friday afternoon if preferred). Not all ten places need be filled, so you can still make a saving if only coming as a group of six to nine pairs.
To take advantage of the offer, please see this entry form.
The Summer Meeting - for information on the full congress
Weekend Challenge Events – for information on the prestigious multi-day competitions which take place on the weekends.
One Day Events – for information on the single day competitions: multi-session events at the weekends, and single session events on weekdays.
Really Easy Congress – First Step events for those who have recently learned to play, and Next Step events for club players wanting to move their game forward by playing in a congress for the first time.
Thank you for your support of the event, and we hope to see you and your members (perhaps as a group booking) in Brighton.