Northern Midweek Congress (Cancelled)

Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, HG1 2SR, 18th – 20th August 2020

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

Entries are not yet being taken for this event.


Championships Pairs - Alan Mould & John Holland
Swiss Teams - Alan Jarvis, Tom Cohen, Alan Hayward & Robert Dixon






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 12th August 2020. 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

2020 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.

2020 Rates
DB&B £79 sharing, £89 single

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

2019 Northern Midweek Congress results
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

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