Seniors Congress

4th – 6th November 2022, TBC

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 1959 or earlier. See here for further details.


Sponsored by First for Bridge the Seniors Congress will take place online on RealBridge

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


Congress Prices

Competitions are one way of raising the money necessary for the EBU's survival and we will be following this pricing strategy for all our online congresses and major competitions.



Championship Pairs - Gabriel Hearst & James Bond
Swiss Pairs - Alan Brosgill & Robin Jepson
Swiss Teams - Trevor Ward, John Hassett, Malcolm Pryor, David Muller, Dave Robinson & Tony Sowter

Day Start time End time Description
Tuesday 11:00 14:15 Pairs qualifier, session 1, 24 boards
15:00 18:15 Pairs qualifier, session 2, 24 boards
Wednesday 11:00 14:15 Pairs finals, session 1, 24 boards
11:00 13:45 Swiss Pairs, session 1, 3 x 7-boards
14:30 18:10 Swiss Pairs, session 2, 4 x 7-boards
15:00 18:15 Pairs finals, session 2, 27/28 boards
Thursday 11:00 13:45 Swiss Teams, session 1, 3 x 7-boards
14:30 18:10 Swiss Teams, session 2, 4 x 7-boards
Entry Fees
Period Price
1 Day £30
2 Days £55
3 Days £80

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

Closing date for entries is 6th 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


This event will now be played online via RealBridge