Held between Christmas and New Year over three days, this congress has earned the reputation of being relaxed and friendly. It’s ideal for players entering a national congress for the first time.
If you wish to enter one of the Year End Congresses, you can do so online over the Christmas period via www.ebu.co.uk/members. Entries for the Blackpool 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).
The Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs are both stratified events.
Swiss Pairs - Rhona Goldenfield & Bernard Goldenfield
Swiss Teams - Sue Woodcock, Nick Woodcock, Stuart Clarke & Susan Fjortoft
Mixed Pairs - Jim Deacon & Susan Deacon
Open Pairs - Sue Woodcock & Nick Woodcock
2.00pm - 5.30pm
Mixed Pairs or Open Pairs
7.45pm - 11.00pm
Stratified Swiss Pairs, session 1 (Three x 8-boards)
11.30am - 2.45pm
Stratified Swiss Pairs, session 2 (Three x 8-boards)
3.30 pm - 7.45pm
Stratified Swiss Pairs, session 3 (Four x 8-boards)
11.30am - 7.00pm
Stratified Swiss Teams (Seven x 7-boards) Including a short break after three matches.
(A) Full Congress £108
(B) Stratified Swiss Pairs £65
(C) Stratified Swiss Teams £41
(D) Mixed/Open Pairs £15
Stratified Swiss Pairs and Stratified Swiss Teams: Fully green pointed
Mixed/Open Pairs: Blue Points
Green Point Scales
Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.
Venue and Tariff
This is the same venue as in previous years - it has been rebranded
DBB Doubles £75.00
DBB Singles £87.00
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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