Northern Midweek Congress

The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, 20th – 22nd August 2019

To contact EBU staff at an event please call the tournament hotline on 07780 673522.

A fully Green-pointed Tuesday to Thursday midweek congress featuring a 3-session ‘all play through’ Championship Pairs event and a one-day Swiss Teams event.

Entry fees and prizes have traditionally been specially reduced for this particular congress. This was extended from 2015 so that there is no prize money but entry fees are reduced correspondingly.

Both events will be ‘stratified’ into three categories with extra Master Points available for those in the "B" or "C" categories. For the pairs event, the categories are below Regional Master, below Life Master and Open.

The schedule includes time to enjoy the hotel's health club and spa facilities, or enjoy attractions in the area.

To enter

The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu.

You can also call 01296 317203/19, email, or post the above booking form.


Championships Pairs - Justin Hackett & Martin Taylor
Swiss Teams - Pearl Murphy, Val Gibson, Martin Kane & Bill March






7.30pm - 11.00pm

Stratified Championship Pairs, Session 1


2.00pm - 5.30pm

Stratified Championship Pairs, Session 2

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Stratified Championship Pairs, Session 3


11.00am - 2.00pm

Stratified Swiss Teams, 3 x 7-board matches

2.30pm - 6.30pm

Stratified Swiss Teams, 4 x 7-board matches

Entry Fees


Full Congress



Stratified Championship Pairs



Stratified Swiss Teams


Closing Date for Entries is 7th August 2019. Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance.

Master Points

Fully Green Pointed based on the final rankings in the Championship Pairs and matches won plus final rankings in the Swiss Teams (see also above regarding ‘Stratification’).


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

2019 Venue

The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR

In order to take advantage of the following rates book via the EBU Accommodation Booking Service - call Bridge Overseas Freephone on: 0800 0346 246, or use their online reservation form.

2019 Rates
DB&B £75 sharing, £85 single

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.

Things to do in and around Harrogate

Previous Winners

2018 Northern Midweek Congress results
2017 Northern Midweek Congress results
2016 Northern Midweek Congress results
2015 Northern Midweek Congress results
2014 Telford Midweek Congress results
2013 Telford Midweek Congress results

Previous winners at the congress

Terms and Conditions