Autumn Congress (Discontinued after 2022)

21st – 23rd October 2022, RealBridge


The EBU Autumn Congress

- a weekend of bridge from the comfort of home!

RealBridge 21st - 23rd October 2022

This Autumn congress will be held online over three days.


2022 Programme 

This year the Autumn Congress will be held on RealBridge, meaning you do not have to travel to play in this national EBU competition.

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.

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



Two Star Pairs - Brian Senior & Nigel Bird
Swiss Pairs - Denis King & Mike Fawcett
Eastbourne Bowl (Teams main final) - Michael Byrne, Martin Stephens, Chris Cooper & Dan McIntosh
Sussex Cup (Consolation teams final) - Fiona Brown, Helen Erichsen, Ollie Burgess & Diana Nettleton

Day Start time End time Description
FRI 21 11:00 14:15 TWO STAR PAIRS QUALIFIER (6 x 4-boards) Session 1
15:00 18:30 TWO STAR PAIRS QUALIFIER (7 x 4-boards) Session 2
SAT 22 11:00 14:15 TWO STARS and SATELLITE PAIRS FINALS (24 boards) Session 1
11:00 14:15 SWISS PAIRS (4 x 6-boards) Session 1
15:00 19:15 TWO STARS and SATELLITE PAIRS FINALS (33 boards) Session 2
15:00 19:00 SWISS PAIRS (5 x 6-boards) Session 2
SUN 23 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 FINAL (24 boards)
Entry Fees
Event Price
Full Congress £80
Two Star Pairs £55
Swiss Pairs £30
Teams-of-Four £30
Swiss Pairs and Teams-of-Four £50

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 again be held online on RealBridge in 2022