Autumn Congress

23rd - 25th October 2020, The Mercure Hotel, Daventry, NN11 0SG

The qualifier for the Two Star Pairs will take place on Friday in the form of a Swiss Pairs with short matches, scored by matchpoints (not VPs) and with Green Point awards for matches won. From this the top 20 pairs will qualify for the Two Stars Pairs and the next twenty for the Satellite pairs. Anyone wishing to play only on the Friday may do so.

Those who don’t qualify for the main finals, and those who choose not to play on the Friday and play only on Saturday, will play in a more traditional style of Swiss Pairs on the Saturday, with 9 x 6-board rounds scored by VPs, once again with Green Point awards for matches won.

The Two Star Pairs is also the first event in this year’s Championship Series, in which points will be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

We also have our 2-session multiple teams event on the Sunday for the Eastbourne Bowl (Premier) and the Burlington Cup (Secondary). All non-qualifiers play in the Sussex Cup.

To enter

Entries are not yet being taken for this event.


Two Star Pairs - Ollie Burgess & Heather Dhondy
Satellite Pairs - Shahzaad Natt & Stefano Tommasini
Swiss Pairs - Catherine Curtis & Paul Fegarty
Eastbourne Bowl (Teams main final) - John Sansom, John Hassett, Paul Hackett & Dave Debbage
Burlington Cup (Teams secondary final) - Kiril Delev, Claire Robinson, Qian Li & Tony Ye
Sussex Cup (Consolation teams final) - John Prust, Trupti Shah, Naomi Gibbs & Michael Rawlins





Friday 23rd

2.00pm - 6.00pm

Two Stars Pairs qualifier I (7 x 4-board matches, matchpointed Swiss Pairs)

7:45pm – 11:00pm

Two Stars Pairs qualifier II (6 x 4-board matches, matchpointed Swiss Pairs)

Saturday 24th

11:00am – 2:15pm

Two Stars & Satellite Pairs finals (session 1) (8 x 3-board rounds)

11:00am – 2:15pm

Swiss Pairs, session 1 (4 x 6-board matches)

2:45pm – 7:15pm

Two Stars & Satellite Pairs finals (session 2) (11 x 3-board rounds with a tea break)

2:45pm – 7:00pm

Swiss Pairs, session 2 (5 x 6-board matches with a tea break)

Sunday 25th

11:00am – 2:15pm

Teams-of-Four Championships (qualifying round: 24 boards)

3:00pm – 6:45pm

Teams-of-Four finals (Eastbourne Bowl & Burlington Cup: 27 boards)

3:00pm – 6:15pm

Sussex Cup (for non-qualifiers: 24 boards)

Entry Fees


Full Congress



Two Star Pairs



One-day Swiss Pairs (Friday)



One-day Swiss Pairs (Saturday)



Multiple Teams



Swiss Pairs (Friday.) plus Teams



Swiss Pairs (Saturday.) plus Teams


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

Master Points

All events are fully Green Pointed based on rounds/matches won.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

The Mercure Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry NN11 0SG

In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service - call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246, or use their online reservation form.

Rates for 2020

DB&B £69 sharing; £79 single

A number of rooms are reserved for booking at this negotiated rate for a limited period of time. Any unbooked rooms are usually released for booking by the general public a few weeks before the event. Thereafter rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. Likewise if all allocated rooms are booked then rooms may still be available, but at the hotel’s current rate. To ensure rooms are available at the negotiated rate please book as early as possible.

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