Blackpool Year End Congress

Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, FY1 2JQ, 28th - 30th December 2017

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 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.

Holders 2016

Swiss Pairs - John Holland & Alan Mould
Swiss Teams - Hannah Cornfield, Rowena Clow, Jason Hackett & Richard Bowdery
Mixed Pairs - Ron Birch & Lin Birch
Open Pairs - Jason Hackett & Richard Bowdery


Thursday 28th

2.00pm - 5.30pm

Mixed Pairs or Open Pairs

7.45pm - 11.00pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs, session 1 (Three x 8-boards)

Friday 29th

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)

Saturday 30th

11.30am - 7.00pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Seven x 7-boards) Including a short break after three matches.

Entry Fees

(A) Full Congress £105

(B) Stratified Swiss Pairs £63

(C) Stratified Swiss Teams £39

(D) Mixed/Open Pairs £14

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

Please enter prior to the office closing for Christmas on Friday 22nd. If you have to enter on the day then please make your payment to Aylesbury at the earliest opportunity.

Master Points

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

2017 Rates

Hilton Hotel, North Promenade Sea Front, Blackpool, FY1 2JQ

2017 Rates
DBB Doubles £72.00
DBB Singles £86.75

In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service and call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246

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