Please note: We intend this event to go ahead, whether online or live, and we will allow all counties one extra qualification space so that they can enter the winners of last year’s qualifier if they wish, even if they do not qualify again.
Entry is open to the leading pairs in the current pairs championship of each County Association of the EBU. The number of pairs permitted from each County depends on the number of members (including Junior and Bridge for All members) notified to the EBU by 31st March 2021 i.e. a number of shareholder votes plus one.
Each County may offer substitutes for any of its qualified pairs unable to compete, and these will be called in on a next-in-line basis; only substitutes who have scored in excess of 50% including any carry-forward in the County Championship Final will be eligible in this respect. For further eligibility regulations, see the information on County Allegiance.
Entry is open to the leading pairs in the current pairs championship of each County Association of the EBU.
County Secretaries will be provided with an entry form by EBU staff at a suitable time ahead of the event.
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. Players are also saving a significant amount of money in travel and accommodation costs.
We have been working hard to keep bridge going since last March, but with no end to the pandemic expected soon, we also need to work hard to keep the EBU going. Despite taking advantage of all government support that has been available, making a number of staff redundant and cutting costs everywhere we can, we are still using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. With the furlough scheme coming to an end 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.
Jon Cooke & Paul Barden
Please note, due to Covid this event did not take place in 2020
2:00pm - 5:30pm
7:30pm - 11:00pm
10:30am - 12:55pm
1:25pm - 4:55pm
Please note reduction in entry fees due to prize money being discontinued. Winners will be awarded medals as in the Tollemache trophy
Green Points to the top half of the field
Level 4 agreements are permitted.
Venue and Tariff
It is hoped this event will be able to take please face to face. If so, it will be held at:
Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park,
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
In order to register you interest to take advantage of the following rates, visit Arena Travel
Rates for 2021
2 days from £72pp