Harrogate Spring Congress

16th - 18th February 2018, Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, HG1 2JD

A very popular congress held in Harrogate.

From 2017 the spring congress was run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU. An entry form is available, along with further information, on their website at www.ycba.co.uk.

Holders 2018

Swiss Pairs: Celia Oram & Derek Oram
Swiss Teams: Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, John Holland & Alan Mould
Open Pairs: Nick Woolven & Alan Jarvis
Mixed Pairs: John Atthey & Claire Robinson
Improvers Pairs: Lindsey Wharmby & Caroline Moseley


Harrogate Spring Congress event timetable.




Friday 16th February

2:00pm - 5:30pm

Mixed Pairs & Open Pairs

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Improvers Pairs

7.30pm - 10.45pm

Swiss Pairs, Session 1 (3x8 board matches)

Saturday, 17th February

2.00pm - 5.15pm

Swiss Pairs, Session 2 (3x8 board matches)

5.15pm - 6.30pm

Complimentary 2 course Buffet Supper

6.45pm - 10.00pm

Swiss Pairs, Session 3 (3x8 board matches)

Sunday, 18th February

11.30am - 2.30pm

Swiss Teams (3x7 board matches)

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Lunch break

3.15pm - 7.00pm

Swiss Teams (4x7 board matches)

Entry Fees

Entry fee (per player)

(A) Full Congress*

£100 (Juniors £58)

(B) Stratified Swiss Pairs*

£66 (Juniors £41)

(C) Swiss Teams

£30 (Juniors £15)

(D) Mixed/Open Pairs

£10 (Juniors £5)

(I) Improvers Pairs

£10 (Juniors £5)

* Includes a complimentary 2 course buffet supper
Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance to the YCBA (see below). Entry to the Full Congress or Swiss Pairs includes a two course buffet supper on Saturday

Master Points

Both Swiss events are fully Green Pointed. The Mixed/Open Pairs are Blue Pointed on the national congress scale.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

Cairn Hotel
Ripon Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2JD, UK
Tel: 01423 504005

Bookings should be made direct with the hotel – this is not an event for which accommodation can be booked via the Accommodation Booking Service operated by Bridge Overseas. Early booking is advised, as the number of rooms is limited.

2018 Rates

Dinner, bed and breakfast: £76 pppn sharing (£80 single occupancy - for a twin or double for sole occupancy there is a £15 supplement)
Bed & breakfast: £60 pppn sharing (£64 single occupancy - for a twin or double for sole occupancy there is a £15 supplement)
Note: entry to the Swiss Pairs includes a complimentary buffet supper on Saturday, so players intending to stay in the hotel on Saturday night should book the bed and breakfast tariff for Saturday irrespective of the tariff chosen for any other night.

Accessible from the A61, A6040, A661 and A59. Local bus links are available from the Railway Station. Harrogate Railway Station is less than a mile away.

Parking: There is complimentary parking on site.

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