National Pairs

Club Heats: 13th March 2022; Final: 9th – 10th April 2022, venue TBC

Details for the 2022 competition will be available shortly.

Special arrangements: This year the Regional Heats will only be run by clubs, not centrally by the EBU, and there will be no charge to the clubs other 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.

National Pairs Final 2021 Programme

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.

We have been working hard to keep bridge going over the last 18 months, but with the pandemic still affecting everything, we also need to work hard to keep the EBU going financially. Despite taking advantage of all government support that has been available, making a number of staff redundant and cutting costs everywhere we can, we will still be using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. With the furlough scheme coming to an end shortly 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

2021 Shahzaad Natt & Ian Pagan

Timetable
Day Times Day Times
Club Heats National Final
Sunday 13th March start 11.30am Saturday 10th April 11.00 - 7.15
Sunday 11th April 11.00 - 6.50
Depending on size of field
Details of the timetable may be subject to change
Entry Fees
Event Prices
Club Heats Entry fees determined by each club venue.
National Final £46
Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance. The fees above are for 2021, and may change for 2022
Closing date for entries and system cards is 11th March 2022

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.

Please can you email your Convention Card in the correct format (WBF for Trials and EBU card for EBU Congresses) to EBUConventionCards@gmail.com. We will send you a link to a pdf version which you can then provide at the table for your opponents.

Venue and Tariff

2022 Club Heats

The club heats will be held on Sunday 13th March 2022. If your club wishes to host a heat please contact sam@ebu.co.uk for information.

 

2022 National Final

The National Final will be held on the weekend of 9th – 10th April 2022, starting at 11.00am on the Saturday and finishing at approximately 6.00pm on the Sunday. The final will be a minimum of 98 boards. The venue is still to be confirmed

Previous Results

2021 results

Event did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19

2019 results

2018 results

2017 results

2016 results

2015 results

2014 results

2013 results

2012 results

2011 results

2010 results

2009 results

2008 results

2007 results

National Pairs - a history

Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this congress, please use the comments board below. Please note: To reduce confusion, messages relating to a previous year's congress will be removed from the board. Please see this page if you need help using the comments board.