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.

Really Easy Afternoon.

A relaxed duplicate pairs event for those with less experience. This will take place at clubs around the country during the festive period date to be confirmed. The event at each location will be open to all - EBU members and non-members alike.

For more information see the web page for the Year End Congress in London.

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

Note that pricing is currently provisional and may be subject to change.

(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, except the Really Easy Afternoon, which is level 2.

Venue and Tariff

2017 Rates

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

2017 Rates
DBB Doubles £72.00
DBB Singles £82.50

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