Year End Congress, London

Royal National Hotel, London, WC1H 0DG, 27th - 30th December 2017

If you wish to enter one of the Year End Congresses, you can do so online over the Christmas period via Entries for the Northern 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).

This congress is held between Christmas and New Year over four days.

The Royal National provides good playing conditions and accommodation packages at its sister hotel, the Imperial. Details for the 2017 Year End Congress will be posted below when known.

The Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs are both stratified events.

Really Easy Afternoon.

Wednesday 27th December 2017
A relaxed duplicate pairs event for those with less experience.
This event is aimed at those with no experience of green-point events, and such players are probably below the rank of Master and lower than a Jack on the NGS. They should be comfortable playing unassisted in a 'club' environment, and it is intended as an introduction to 'tournament bridge'.
The results will be stratified based on NGS grading with prizes for the overall winners, and Blue Points awarded based on the stratified results.

The same hands will be played at various locations round the country, with the competition scored across all venues.

Venue information for Really Easy Afternoon will be displayed here when known.

The event at each location will be open to all - EBU members and non-members alike.

Holders 2016

Swiss Pairs - Gunnar Hallberg & Phil King
Mixed Pairs - Szczepan Smoczynski & Gitte Hecht-Johansen
Open Pairs - Ben Norton & Daniel Winter
Swiss Teams - Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen, Jeremy Willans & Ian Draper
Reallt Easy Afternoon - Kay Vowles & Geoff Vowles






3.30pm - 7.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Four x 8-boards)

3.30pm - 7.00pm

Really Easy Afternoon


11.30am - 2.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Three x 8-boards)

3.45pm - 8.00pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Four x 8-boards)


11.30am - 3.00pm

Mixed or Open Pairs, session 1

4.00pm - 7.30pm

Mixed or Open Pairs, session 2


11.30am - 2.30pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Three x 7-boards)

3.30pm - 7.30pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Four x 7-boards)

Entry Fees

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


Full Congress



Swiss Pairs



Swiss Teams



Mixed/Open Pairs



Really Easy Afternoon

£tba (£tba for non-members)

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

Please enter prior to the office closing for Christmas on Friday 22nd. If this is not possible then please enter and pay on the day, allowing plenty of time to do so.

Master Points

All of the main congress events are fully Green Pointed. Blue points are awarded in the Really Easy Afternoon event.

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events, except the Really Easy Afternoon, which is level 2.

Venue and Tariff

The Congress is held at the Royal National Hotel, WC1H 0DG

Location map

2017 rates

Special 3-night (£238) and 4-night(£284) package deals are available this is with single bedded rooms only. Also available is £110 for one night B&B only.

The Package rates include:

  • 3-4 nights Accommodation in single rooms at the Imperial Hotel
  • English breakfast each morning
  • Two three course meals (lunch and dinner) in any of the hotel restaurants within the group
  • Free car parking space for 3-4 days in the underground hotel garage (whichever is appropriable)
  • EBU Policy on Venue Hotels

Terms and Conditions