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.
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 1958 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.
Swiss Pairs - John Atthey & Claire Robinson
Multiple Teams - Jeremy Dhondy, Bill Hirst, John Holland & Jackie Pye
Northern Senior Pairs Championship - Anne Catchpole & David Schiff
Pre-Congress Pairs - John Atthey & Richard Bowdery
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Seniors Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1, 24 boards with short tea break
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) with a short tea break
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Seniors Pairs Consolation Final (single session with short tea break)
7.15pm - 10.45pm
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).
Full Congress including Seniors Pairs
Full Congress excluding Seniors (includes Thursday evening Open Pairs)
Seniors Championship Pairs
Open Pairs (Thursday evening)
Seniors Pairs plus multiple Teams
Seniors Pairs plus Swiss Pairs
Multiple Teams plus Swiss Pairs
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