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.
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
Friday 16th February
2:00pm - 5:30pm
Mixed Pairs & Open Pairs
2:00pm - 5:00pm
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
3.15pm - 7.00pm
Swiss Teams (4x7 board matches)
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)
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
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.
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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