Seniors Congress - Eastbourne

Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, BN21 4BP, 5th - 8th August 2019

Players' Handbook available here

To contact EBU staff at an event please call the tournament hotline on 07780 673522.

Venue for 2019

Following a site visit in April we are pleased to confirm that the building works are coming to a close in the new, modern Welcome Building (pictured) of the Devonshire Park complex in Eastbourne.

It will be used for the Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament in June, after which we are looking forward to holding our Seniors Congress there in July. Some information on the renovations can be seen on the Conference Eastbourne website.

Please find below information on the venue, parking, and attractions to fill your weekend away from the table.

Please note: The WBF - and consequently the EBL and Bridge Great Britain - have adjusted their criteria for eligibility for Seniors events. The EBU has therefore adjusted its criteria in response to this. Please note, therefore, that to be eligible players must have their 61st birthday or beyond during the calendar year (January-December) of the event - i.e. entrants must be born in 1958 or earlier. See here for further details.


Senior Congress TImetable

Monday 5th

7:45pm - 11:10pm

Seniors Pairs qualifier

Tuesday 6th

2:00pm - 5:25pm

Seniors Pairs semi-finals

Tuesday 6th

7:45pm - 11:10pm

Seniors Pairs finals

Wednesday 7th

1:00pm - 5:30pm

Seniors Swiss Teams session 1 (4x8 boards)

Thursday 8th

1:00pm - 5:30pm

Seniors Swiss Teams session 2 (4x8 boards)

Entry Fees



Price (Per person)


Seniors Pairs



Seniors Teams



Both Senios events


Please enter in advance if possible. Entry fees are per player. Entries can be taken at the venue but are subject to a small surcharge.

Master Points

Teams - Green Points
Pairs - Blue Points in the semi-finals, Green Points in the finals


Level 4 agreements are permitted in both events.

Venue and Tariff

2019 Information

The Summer meeting will be held at Devenshire Park, Eastbourne.

Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ

Follow signs to sea front, turn right, and go past the pier and the bandstand. Turn right up Carlisle Road. Immediately in front of you is the Devonshire Park complex.


No accommodation is available at the venue, and due to the abundance of hotels within easy walking distance of the venue there is not a 'host' hotel. You are free to make your own accommodation arrangements depending on your personal budget and circumstances. Our research suggests prices are cheaper than in Brighton - in some instances 30% cheaper for like-for-like options.

For details of hotels, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation, contact:

Eastbourne Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QA
Tel: 01323 415 415


Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Kestrel House, Marine Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AU
Tel: 01323 726756

Alternatively please see the pre-congress information page for links to booking websites.

Things to do in and around Eastbourne


Restaurants in the vicinity

For further accommodation information please see the pre-congress information webpage.

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