Scarborough Summer Congress (cancelled)

Scarborough Spa Complex, YO11 2HD, 22nd – 26th July 2020

Incorporating the Northern Senior Pairs Championship

The Spa provides a splendid venue right on the seafront in a wonderful seaside town. The congress has a relaxed holiday atmosphere ideal for players new to national bridge competitions. There is great value for money in the many restaurants and Scarborough hotels. Players are advised to book the congress before the accommodation. Mornings are free to enjoy the many attractions of North Yorkshire (see below).

The Swiss Pairs is stratified.

Seniors events

In response to demand for more seniors events in the North of England, the Scarborough Congress now includes Seniors Tournaments. There will be a Seniors Pairs with qualifying rounds on the Wednesday. On Thursday there will be two-session primary and secondary finals. Pairs not qualifying for either of these can play in a single-session consolation event on Thursday afternoon, and will also be able to play (without any extra charge) in the single-session Open Pairs on Thursday evening.

There is also a prize for the top ‘senior team’ in Friday’s Multiple Teams competition.

To be eligible for the Seniors competitions/prizes at the Congress you should have been born in 1959 or earlier. Please note that following changes to the Seniors criteria by the WBF, in 2019 Seniors' competitions are for those aged 61 or older - see here for more details.

To enter

Entries are not yet being taken for this event.


Swiss Pairs - Steve Raine & Chris Cooper
Multiple Teams - Chris Cooper, Steve Raine, John Sansom & Jason Hackett
Northern Senior Pairs Championship - Jeremy Dhondy & Bill Hirst
Pre-Congress Pairs - Chris Derrick & Tommy Brass






2:00pm – 5:30pm

Seniors Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1, 24 boards

7:30pm – 10:40pm

Seniors Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2, 24 boards


2:00pm – 5:45pm

Seniors Pairs A and B Finals session 1 (9 x 3-board rounds)

2:00pm – 5:30pm

Seniors Pairs Consolation Final (single session)

7.15pm - 10.45pm

Open Pairs

7:45pm – 10:50pm

Seniors Pairs A and B Finals session 2 (8 x 3-board rounds)


2.00pm - 5.30pm

Multiple Teams qualifier

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Multiple Teams finals


2.00pm - 5.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)

8.00pm - 10.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (three x 7-board matches)


11.00am - 4.30pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (five x 7-board matches including a short break).

Entry Fees


Full Congress including Seniors Pairs



Full Congress excluding Seniors (includes Thursday evening Open Pairs)



Seniors Championship Pairs



Multiple Teams



Swiss Pairs



Open Pairs (Thursday evening)



Seniors Pairs plus multiple Teams



Seniors Pairs plus Swiss Pairs



Multiple Teams plus Swiss Pairs


Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance.

Closing date for entry's is 15th July 2020 but please enter in advance.

Master Points

All events are fully Green Pointed, save for the Open Pairs (Blue Points on the National Congress Scale).


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

Scarborough Spa Complex
South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

On the sea front South Bay, off Spa Road/Spa Bridge.

Things to do in and around Scarborough

Terms and Conditions