Spring Bank Holiday Congress

29th – 31st May 2021, Crowne Plaza, Stratford, CV37 6YR

Please note: It is hoped that this event will take place face-to-face, but we are unable to provide official confirmation at this time. Details of timings and entry fees will be updated once confirmed

A relaxed congress held over the three-day holiday.

The Championship Pairs is a four-session event with a two-session qualifying round on the Saturday, leading to a pair of two-session 'all play-all' finals for the top forty pairs on Sunday. The non-qualifying players move in to the Swiss Pairs. Please note that the Swiss Pairs is now a one-day event on the Sunday.

The Swiss Teams event is stratified and suits a whole range of players from Club Master to Grand Master. Stratification will be in 3-levels:

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 or email comps@ebu.co.uk.


Championships Pairs A Final - Nathalie Shashou & Nick Sandqvist
Championships Pairs B Final - Robin Wright & Alan Wilson
Swiss Pairs - Todor Tiholov & James Thrower
Swiss Teams - David Gold, Catherine Seale, Phil King, Kevin Castner

Please note, due to Covid this event did not take place in 2020






2.00pm - 5.30pm

Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2


11.30am - 3:00pm

'A' and 'B' Pairs Finals, session 1 (24 boards)

11.30am - 2.45pm

Swiss Pairs, session 1 (3 x 8-board matches)

3.30pm - 8.00pm

'A' and 'B' Pairs Finals, session 2 (33 boards)

3.15pm - 7.30pm

Swiss Pairs, session 2 (4 x 8-board matches)


11.30am - 2.40pm

Stratified Swiss Teams, session 1 (3 x 7-board matches)

3.10pm - 7.15pm

Stratified Swiss Teams, session 2 (4 x 7-board matches)

Entry Fees


Full Congress



Championship Pairs



Swiss Pairs only



Swiss Teams only



Both Swiss events


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

Master Points

Sunday and Monday events are fully Green Pointed. Blue Points are awarded in the Championship Pairs qualifying rounds (but all finalists are guaranteed a Green Point award).

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

2021 Venue Information

3 days from £138pp

To register your interest visit Arena Travel

The beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the setting for this event and the venue itself is the Crowne Plaza, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR. Telephone: 01789 279988.

This Crowne Plaza hotel was previously part of the Holiday Inn chain, and is the same venue as has been used in previous years

The hotel is located near the town centre and is in a very picturesque riverside setting which adds to the enjoyment of this excellent tournament by providing a lovely area to relax in between sessions.


Parking at the hotel is free to those playing in the event, whether resident in the hotel or not, but in order to take advantage of this players (both resident and non-resident) must register their car registration number either at reception or via the screens available for the purpose at the hotel. Residents will be registered by the receptionist for the duration of their stay, but non-residents need to register for each day they use the car park. The EBU cannot accept responsibility for any parking charges or fines levied against players who omit to do this.

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