Northern Easter Festival

30th – 31st March 2024, Harrogate, Crowne Plaza


The Northern Easter Festival

- an Easter bank holiday bridge competition for everyone!

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrogate, 30th - 31st March 2024

The Northern Easter Festival will be held over the Easter weekend.

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

Over the Easter weekend this year we are going to the popular venue of Harrogate for the Northern Easter Festival. There is ample free parking at the hotel and if necessary, please contact YCBA for collection from Harrogate station.

This event is run by the YCBA on behalf of the EBU, there will be blue pointed 9-High Pairs event alongside the green pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams events.

The London Easter Festival also takes place over Easter weekend, further information can be found on the Easter Festival, London page.

To enter

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



Swiss Pairs - Nick Stevens & Clive Owen (picture)
Swiss Teams - Nick Woolven, Martin Edge, Alan Jarvis & Tom Copeland (picture)
9-High Swiss Pairs - Margaret Cowe & Meg Jenkins (picture)

Day Start Time End Time Description
SAT 30 13:30 17:15 SWISS PAIRS (4x7 board matches)
13:30 17:45 9 HIGH PAIRS (5x5 board matches) with tea break at 15:45
17:15 18:30 Complimentary two course hot buffet supper
18:30 21:15 SWISS PAIRS (3x7 board matches)
SUN 31 11:30 18:45 SWISS TEAMS (7x7 board matches)
with a 45 minute break after 4 matches
Entry Fees
Full Congress £114 (per person)
Swiss Pairs £68
Swiss Teams £46
9 High Pairs £28 (including afternoon tea)
Closing date for entries is 27th March 2024

Master Points

The Swiss events are fully Green Pointed. The 9-High Pairs will be Blue Pointed.


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

Venue and Tariff

The venue for 2024 is the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Harrogate

Address: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 1XX
Tel: 01423 849988

When booking quote reference: Easter Bridge

Accommodation rates: 
30th March 2024 - Bed & Breakfast: £105 per room (add £10 for double occupancy)
31st March 2024 - Bed & Breakfast: £105 per room (add £10 for double occupancy)

Please note the above room rates are subject to availability and may change


Entries for this event are now open via the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association website.

You can pay by bank transfer as follows: Sort code 09 - 02 - 22 Account no. 10861509 Quote ref. NEF24+surname.
Unfortunately payments cannot be made in credit/debit cards.

For confirmation of entry, please email Stuart Davies at

If you wish to use a credit from your EBU account please contact the EBU Competitions Department (01296 317203, or and they will make a transfer to the YCBA.

Previous Winners

2023 - results
2022 results
2021 - event not held
2020 - event not held
2019 results
2018 results
2017 results
2016 results
2015 results
2014 results
2013 results
2012 results
2011 results - no event
2010 results
2009 results
2008 results
2007 results
Northern Easter Festival Pairs - the history

Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this congress, please email or use the new Partnership forum