National Pairs

Club Heats: 21st March 2021, Online; Final:10th – 11th April 2021, via RealBridge

Special arrangements: This year the Regional Heats will only be run by clubs, not centrally by the EBU, and there will be no additional charge to the clubs than the two-session UMS. This is not only a qualifying event for the National Pairs final but there are also five regional trophies awarded based on the organising clubs’ geographical locations.

We will allow those who qualified in a heat last year to enter for this year’s final if they do so before the qualifying heats take place, even if they do not qualify again. This means that the final may be larger than usual.

If your club wishes to host a heat please contact comps@ebu.co.uk for information.

The event is also part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

To enter

Entry to a heat is made direct to the club in question.

Congress Prices

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.

Holders

2019
Frances Hinden & Jeffrey Allerton

Please note, due to Covid this event did not take place in 2020

Timetable

Day

Times

Club Heats

Sunday 21st March

start 11.30am

National Final

Saturday 10th April

1.00 - 2.55

3.15 - 5.10

6.45 - 8.40

8.45 - 10.40

Sunday 11th April

10.30 - 12.25

1.00 - 2.55

3.00 - 4.55

Entry Fees

Club Heats

Entry fees determined by each club venue.

National Final

£46

Master Points

Club Heats
Green Points are awarded throughout, both for session results and for final ranking. Session awards go to the top 1/4 of the overall field based on the session scores alone. In addition, ranking points go to the top 1/2 of the overall field based on the two-session total score. Session awards and final ranking awards are cumulative.

The results will be stratified.

National Final
Green Points to halfway.

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted.

Venue and Tariff

2021 Club Heats

The club heats will be held on Sunday 21st March 2021. Most club heats will be taking place online.

If your club wishes to host a heat please contact comps@ebu.co.uk for information.

2021 National Final

The National Final will be held on the weekend of 10th – 11th April 2021, starting at 1.00pm on the Saturday and finishing at approximately 5.30pm on the Sunday. The final is all-play-all with 49 two board rounds.

The final will be played online via RealBridge.

Terms and Conditions