Seniors Congress

5th – 7th December 2023, RealBridge


The EBU Seniors Congress

- a mid-week bridge competition for everyone born 1960 or earlier!

RealBridge, 5th - 7th December 2023

This Seniors Congress will be held mid-week over three days in December.


Following the success of previous events, the Seniors Congress will again be held mid-week in December. The Seniors Congress will take place online on RealBridge.

The Championship Pairs is a two-day event – the qualifying stage on Tuesday, and the finals on Wednesday, each stage comprising two sessions. The top pairs from the qualifying stage play in the finals, and non-qualifiers play in the Swiss Pairs. There is no carry-forward from the qualifying stage to the finals.

The Swiss Pairs Championship is a two session event, with a total of seven 7-board matches and is open to pairs eliminated from the Championship Pairs at the end of Tuesday evening, and to players joining the congress on Wednesday.

The Swiss Teams comprises seven 7-board matches with a break after three matches.

Please note: The WBF - and consequently the EBL and Bridge Great Britain - have adjusted their criteria for eligibility for Seniors events. The EBU has therefore adjusted its criteria in response to this. Please note, therefore, that to be eligible players must have their 63rd birthday or beyond during the calendar year (January-December) of the event - i.e. entrants must be born in 1960 or earlier. See here for further details.

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, email

Online Congress Prices

Competitions are an important way of raising the money necessary for the EBU's survival, and our pricing strategy for online events reflects this rather than the lower costs involved in running such events. Our intention is that this will continue for all our online congresses and major competitions - they will be cheaper than face-to-face equivalents but will still be priced to help support other aspects of the EBU's work.



Championship Pairs - Jeremy Dhondy & Roger Gibbons
Swiss Pairs - Joanna Lord & Michael Lord
Swiss Teams - Miles Cowling, Malcolm Pryor, Trevor Ward & Rob Cliffe

Day Start time End time Description
TUE 5 11:00 14:00 PAIRS QUALIFIER (24 boards) Session 1
14:45 17:40 PAIRS QUALIFIER (24 boards) Session 2
WED 6 11:00 14:00 PAIRS FINALS (24 boards) Session 1
11:00 13:40 SWISS PAIRS (3 x 7-boards) Session 1,
14:25 18:00 SWISS PAIRS (4 x 7-boards) Session 2
14:45 18:00 PAIRS FINALS (27/28 boards) Session 2
THU 7 11:00 13:45 SWISS TEAMS (3 x 7-boards) Session 1
14:30 18:10 SWISS TEAMS (4 x 7-boards) Session 2
Details of the timetable are not yet confirmed and may be subject to change
Entry Fees
Event Price
Full Congress (Early Bird, if booked before 24 Oct) £65
Full Congress £75
Championship Pairs £52
Swiss Pairs £28
Swiss Teams £28
Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams £47
Closing date for entries is 5th December; however please enter in advance due to the popularity of this event

Master Points

All events are fully Green Pointed, save for the qualifying rounds of the Pairs Championship (Blue points only, but all qualifiers are guaranteed a Green Point award in the finals).


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff


In 2023 this event will again be played online via RealBridge