Halkidiki Congress a great success

Many EBU members have returned home this week after a great congress in Greece. Halkidiki was the venue for what Congress Manager Peter Jordan - a veteran of many Overseas Congresses - described as "a great success", rating the hotel and staff as "the best yet".

Gad Chadha and Debbie Sandford were the winners of the Swiss Pairs competition, finishing on 139 VPs from their ten matches. Alison Pollok & Ann Slee were second with 135 VPs and Cathy Smith & Andrew Smith were third with 134 VPs.

The Swiss Teams competition was won by Joy Blakey, Irving Blakey, Sandy Davies & Tom Gisborne. They scored 131 VPs in their ten matches, finishing 2 VPs ahead of Tim Matthews, Babs Matthews, Bill White & Joyce White.

The others winners at the Congress were:

  • Pre-Congress Pairs: Gill Woodcock & Julia Staniforth
  • Open Pairs: Sarah Jones & Peter Jordan
  • Women's Pairs: Pauline Cohen & Elizabeth Barnard
  • Men's Pairs: Ted Latham & Roy Garthwaite
  • Mixed Pairs: John Brearley & Judy Brearley
  • Pivot Teams: Joy Blakey, Irving Blakey, Sandy Davies & Tom Gisborne

The next Overseas Congress will take place in Budapest in February - see here for more details.