Harrogate Spring Congress

13th - 14th February 2021, Online

A very popular congress held in Harrogate. Since 2017 the spring congress is run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU. An entry form will be available via the YCBA website at www.ycba.co.uk.

To enter

Please enter with Yorkshire CBA, and not with the EBU. See below for details or visit the YCBA website for entry.


Swiss Pairs: Henry Rose & James Thrower
Swiss Teams: Geoff Kenyon, Carole Kelly, Robin Jepson & Alan Brosgill
Open Pairs: Nick Woolven & Richard Winter
Mixed Pairs: John Brearley & Judy Brearley
Improvers Pairs: Carole Wilson & Karen Kayes
Improvers Teams: Adrian Hornby, Helen Dickinson, John Ungar & Miranda Hughes

Timetable, details for 2021 TBC
Day Times Description
Friday, 12th February 2:00pm - 5:30pm Mixed Pairs & Open Pairs
2:00pm - 5:30pm Improvers Pairs
7.30pm - 10.45pm Swiss Pairs, Session 1 (3x8 board matches)
Saturday, 13th February 2.00pm - 5.15pm Swiss Pairs, Session 2 (3x8 board matches)
5.15pm - 6.45pm Complimentary 2 course Buffet Supper
6.45pm - 10.00pm Swiss Pairs, Session 3 (3x8 board matches)
Sunday, 13th February 11.30am - 2.30pm Swiss Teams (3x7 board matches)
2.30pm - 3.15pm Lunch break
2:00pm - 5:30pm Improvers Teams
3.15pm - 7.00pm Swiss Teams (4x7 board matches)
Prices may be subject to change
Entry fee (per player)
(A) Full Congress £102 (Juniors £60)
(B) Stratified Swiss Pairs £68 (Juniors £43)
(C) Swiss Teams £32 (Juniors £16)
(D) Mixed/Open Pairs £12 (Juniors £6)
(E) Improvers Pairs £12 (Juniors £6)
(F) Improvers Teams £12 (Juniors £6

* Includes a complimentary 2 course buffet supper
Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance to the YCBA (see below). Entry to the Full Congress or Swiss Pairs includes a two course buffet supper on Saturday

Closing date for entries is 17th February 2020

Master Points

Both Swiss events are fully Green Pointed. The Mixed/Open Pairs are Blue Pointed on the national congress scale. The Improvers Pairs is also Blue Pointed.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

Cairn Hotel Ripon Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2JD, UK Tel: 01423 504005 Bookings should be made direct with the hotel – this is not an event for which accommodation can be booked via the Accommodation Booking Service operated by Bridge Overseas. Early booking is advised, as the number of rooms is limited. 2020 Rates Dinner, bed and breakfast: £77 pppn sharing (for a twin or double); £87 single occupancy in single room Bed & breakfast: £62 pppn sharing (for a twin or double); £72 single occupancy in single room Note: entry to the Swiss Pairs includes a complimentary buffet supper on Saturday, so players intending to stay in the hotel on Saturday night should book the bed and breakfast tariff for Saturday irrespective of the tariff chosen for any other night. Dinner is available on the Friday between sessions. Bar snacks and sandwiches are available pre-ordered between sessions on the Sunday. Only food purchases at the Cairn may be consumed in either the playing areas of the public areas of the hotel. 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. Accessible from the A61, A6040, A661 and A59. Local bus links are available from the Railway Station. Harrogate Railway Station is less than a mile away. Parking: There is complimentary parking on site. View location Map Things to do in and around Harrogate


* Enquiries & entries to: Stuart Davies [stuart@svd1.uk] 4 Moorhead Lane, Shipley, BD18 4JH An entry form will be available, along with further information, on their website at www.ycba.co.uk. Cheques should be made payable to YCBA. Unfortunately payments cannot be made in credit/debit cards. You can however also pay by bank transfer as follows: Sort code 09 - 02 - 22 Account no. 10861509 Quote ref. HSC20+surname If you wish to use a credit from your EBU account please contact the EBU Competitions Department (01296 317203, or comps@ebu.co.uk) and they will make a transfer to the YCBA. Please then email Stuart confirming details of your entry.

Previous Results

2020 results
2019 results
2018 results
2017 results
2016 results
2015 results
2014 results (Held in York)
2013 results
2012 results
2011 results
2010 results
2009 results
2008 results
2007 results

Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this congress, please email comps@ebu.co.uk