Since 2016 the National Pairs has a new structure without club heats and with an increased number of Regional Finals, open to all EBU members who wish to enter.
The Regional Finals will take place at several venues.
As in the past, the competition will culminate in a National Final contested by the top 50 pairs.
The event is also part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.
The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu.
David Kendrick & Paul Barden
Sunday 10th March
1.00 - 4.15
5.15 - 8.30
Saturday 6th April
1.00 - 2.55
3.15 - 5.10
6.45 - 8.40
8.45 - 10.40
Sunday 7th April
10.30 - 12.25
1.00 - 2.55
3.00 - 4.55
£29 per player
£56 per player
Green Points to the top pairs in each session and overall
Green Points to halfway.
Level 4 agreements are permitted.
Venue and Tariff
2019 Regional Finals
The Regional Finals will be held on Sunday 10th March 2019, starting at 1.00pm and ending at approximately 8.30pm.
First Class Bridge Academy, Billericay, CM11 2UD
Stamford Bridge Club, PE9 2RN
West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull, B91 3EP
Bradford Bridge Club, BD8 7HB
South East Region
Patcham Bridge Club, Brighton, BN1 8TA
Richmond Bridge Club, London, TW1 2PG
Bristol Bridge Club, Bristol, BS8 4QQ
Exeter Bridge Club, Gypsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, EX1 3RN
Catering arrangements for 2019 (TBC)
Billericay - Free tea/coffee and biscuits are available at the club. Hot food is sold at the café beneath the club until 4pm.
Bradford - A two course meal with tea/coffee is available to purchase for £8. Please book on arrival on the day.
Bristol - players can buy a plated tea. This consists of a round of sandwiches with a choice of filling (egg mayo, tuna mayo, salmon, cheese) together with pickle/tomato/salad, a savoury item (probably quiche), a cake, and tea or coffee. The cost is £6.50 and players need to order and pay when they arrive to give time to prepare what is wanted.
Exeter - Tea, coffee, soft drinks and licensed bar available. Soup and sandwich menu available in the break. Please do not bring your own food/drink to consume on the premises
Patcham BC, Brighton: There will be no on-site catering, however there are shops, take aways,restaurants and pubs nearby.
Richmond - A selection of sandwiches, salads and jacket potatoes available to be pre-ordered on the day for collection in the break.
Solihull, West Midlands Bridge Club - A range of cold sandwiches and snacks will be available as well as a licensed bar. Only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed on the premises (dietary requirements can be accommodated, please call 0121 704 9633 and speak to Jayne).
Stamford Bridge Club - Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are available free but please bring your own food.
2019 National Final
The National Final will be held on the weekend of 6th – 7th April 2019, 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.
Now confirmed as Hilton Warwick/Stratford , Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6RE (just off M40 J15)
In order to take advantage of exclusive rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service and call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246
2019 hotel rates
DB&B £79 sharing; £89 double for sole use
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.