Blackpool Year End Congress

Imperial Hotel Blackpool, 28th - 30th December 2019

Held between Christmas and New Year over three days, this congress has earned the reputation of being relaxed and friendly. It’s ideal for players entering a national congress for the first time.

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

The Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs are both stratified events.

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 317203/19 or email


Swiss Pairs - Alan Mould & John Holland
Swiss Teams - Sue Woodcock, Nick Woodcock, Stuart Clarke & Susan Fjortoft
Mixed Pairs - Alan Nelson & Kath Nelson


Saturday 28th

2.00pm - 5.30pm

Mixed Pairs or Open Pairs

7.45pm - 11.00pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs, session 1 (Three x 8-boards)

Sunday 29th

11.30am - 2.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs, session 2 (Three x 8-boards)

3.30 pm - 7.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs, session 3 (Four x 8-boards)

Monday 30th

11.30am - 7.00pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Seven x 7-boards) Including a short break after three matches.

Entry Fees

(A) Full Congress £111

(B) Stratified Swiss Pairs £67

(C) Stratified Swiss Teams £41

(D) Mixed/Open Pairs £15

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

Please enter prior to the office closing for Christmas on Friday 20th. If you have to enter on the day then please make your payment to Aylesbury at the earliest opportunity.

Master Points

Stratified Swiss Pairs and Stratified Swiss Teams: Fully green pointed
Mixed/Open Pairs: Blue Points
Green Point Scales


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

2019 Rates

Imperial Hotel Blackpool, North Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 2HB

prices based on 2 nights

£69pp shared DB&B
£87pp sole use DB&B

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.

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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