Seniors Congress

29th – 31st October 2021, Eastwood Hall, Nottingham

The Championship Pairs is a two-day event – the qualifying stage on Friday, and the ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals on Saturday, each stage comprising two sessions. The top 14 pairs from the qualifying stage play in the ‘A’ final, the next 14 pairs play in the ‘B’ final, 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 nine 6-board matches and is open to pairs eliminated from the Championship Pairs at the end of Friday evening, and to players joining the congress on Saturday. The Swiss Teams comprises seven 7-board matches with a short 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 62nd birthday or beyond during the calendar year (January-December) of the event - i.e. entrants must be born in 1959 or earlier. See here for further details.


Sponsored by First for Bridge the Seniors Congress will take place at the 4-star Eastwood Hall in Nottingham, full details about accommodation can be found below.

To enter

Entries are not yet being taken for this event.


2019 Championship Pairs - Jackie Davies & Hugh Thomson Championship Pairs, B Final - Jon Downing & Julian Wernick Swiss Pairs - Val Cooper & Bob Foster Swiss Teams - Jeremy Dhondy, Bill Hirst, Celia Oram, Derek Oram

Event not held in 2020

Day Times Description
Friday 2.00 pm - 5.45 pm Championship Pairs qualifying round 1
7.30 pm - 11.00 pm Championship Pairs qualifying round 2
Saturday 11:00am - 2:15pm Championship pairs A & B finals (session 1) (6 x 4-board rounds)
11:00am - 2:15pm Swiss Pairs, session 1 (4 x 6-board matches)
2:45pm - 6:45pm Championship pairs A & B finals (session 2) (7 x 4-board rounds with a short break)
2:45pm - 7:30pm Swiss Pairs, session 2 (5 x 6-board matches with a short break)
Sunday 11.00 am - 7.00 pm Swiss Teams (seven x 7-board matches) with a short lunch break after three matches
Entry Fees
Event Price
(A) Full Congress £104
(B) Championship Pairs £77
(C) Champ Pairs (Fri evening start) £60
(D) Swiss Pairs £41
(E) Swiss Teams £36
(F) Champ Pairs (Fri eve)+Teams £93

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

Closing date for entries is 28th October; 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

Venue for 2021

The 4-star Eastwood Hall in Nottingham

3 days from £68pp half board

Included in the package

  • 2 nights in 4* accommodation on a half board basis
  • Complimentary car parking

In order to take advantage of the above rates book via the First for Bridge