Autumn Congress

22nd – 24th October 2021, RealBridge

The qualifier for the Two Star Pairs will take place on Friday in the form of Matchpointed Swiss Pairs. From this the top 20 pairs will qualify for the Two Stars Pairs and the next twenty for the Satellite pairs (the secondary final). 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.  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.

Please note: Prizes will be awarded for the top three placed pairs, with a prize pool based on about 10% of total entry fees less VAT.

Event Programme

To enter

The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu. You can also call 01296 317203 or email


Congress Prices

The prices for our online congresses and competitions are significantly lower than they would have been face to face (about 20% less), but reflect the fact that green-pointed events always attract a premium.

We have been working hard to keep bridge going over the last 18 months, but with the pandemic still affecting everything, we also need to work hard to keep the EBU going financially. Despite taking advantage of all government support that has been available, making a number of staff redundant and cutting costs everywhere we can, we will still be using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. With the furlough scheme coming to an end shortly this will only get worse.

Competitions are one way of raising the money necessary for the EBU's survival and we will be following this pricing strategy for all our online congresses and major competitions.



Two Star Pairs - Jeremy Willans & Ian Draper
Swiss Pairs - Paul Brereton & Frank Dixon
Eastbourne Bowl (Teams main final) - Richard Plackett, Paul Denning, Tony Ratcliff & Julian Pottage
Burlington Cup (Teams secondary final) - John Liebeschuetz, Clive Stops, Simon Barb & Simon Husband
Sussex Cup (Consolation teams final) - Nigel Wolfendale, Dick Davey, Bob Holder & David Owen

Day Start time End time Description
Friday 11:00 14:15 Two Stars Pairs qualifier, session 1, 6 x 4-board matches, match-pointed Swiss Pairs
15:00 18:30 Two Stars Pairs qualifier, session 2, 7 x 4-board matches, match-pointed Swiss Pairs
Saturday 11:00 14:15 Two Stars and Satellite Pairs finals, Session 1, 24 boards
11:00 14:15 Swiss Pairs, session 1, 4 x 6-board matches, traditional VP scoring
15:00 19:15 Two Stars and Satellite Pairs finals, Session 2, 33+ boards
15:00 19:00 Swiss Pairs, session 2, 5 x 6-board matches, traditional VP scoring
Sunday 11:00 14:15 Teams-of-Four qualifying session, 24 boards
15:00 18:30 Teams-of-Four finals, 27 boards
15:00 18:15 Teams-of-Four consolation, 24 boards
Entry Fees
Period Price
1 Day £30
2 Days £55
3 Days £80

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


This event will now be played online via RealBridge