Northern Easter Festival (postponed)

York Marriott Hotel, 10th - 12th April 2020

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event has been postponed This year the event is being run at the exciting new venue of the York Marriott Hotel.

The event is run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU. Their website is available at

To enter

Please enter with Yorkshire CBA, and not with the EBU. See below for details


Swiss Pairs - Robin Jepson & Alan Brosgill
Swiss Teams - Jackie Pye, John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Newman
Mixed Pairs - David Harrison & Jill Rushton
Improvers Pairs - Andrew & Kathy Pearson
Improvers Teams - Katherine Libbert, Jon Crook, Andrew Pearson, Kathy Pearson
Open Pairs - Andrew Thompson & Dan Crofts





Friday 10th April

1.30 pm - 5.10 pm

Mixed & Open pairs

1.30 pm - 5.10 pm

Improvers Pairs

7.00 pm - 10.40 pm

Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)

Saturday 11th April

1.30 pm - 5.15 pm

Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)

5.15 pm - 6.30 pm

Complimentary 2 course hot buffet supper

6.30 pm - 9.15 pm

Swiss Pairs (three x 7-board matches)

Sunday 12th April

11.30 am - 7.15 pm

Swiss Teams (seven x 7-board matches) - with buffet lunch break after three matches

12.30 am - 4.00 pm

Improvers Teams

Entry Fees

A Full Congress

£102 (Juniors £60)

B Swiss Pairs

£68 (Juniors £43)

C Swiss Teams

£32 (Juniors £16)

D Mixed/Open Pairs

£12 (Juniors £6)

IP Improver's pairs

£12 (Juniors £6)

IT Improver's Teams

£12 (Juniors £6)

Prices are per person.

Master Points

The Swiss events are fully Green Pointed; the Mixed and Open Pairs award Blue Points.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events, except the Really Easy Afternoon, which is level 2.

Venue and Tariff

The venue is the York Marriott Hotel, next to the racecourse.

2020 Rates

Room rates B&B £157 per night for double occupancy, £147 single occupancy.

There will be free parking (first come first served) and free tea & coffee throughout the congress.

Dinner on Saturday is included.

Terms and Conditions