The Summer Meeting - One Day Events

Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, BN21 4BP 2nd - 11th August 2019

Players' Handbook available here

To contact EBU staff at an event please call the tournament hotline on 07780 673522.

The One Day Events at the Summer Meeting in Eastbourne gives all the enjoyment of the full meeting, but with events and timings designed to allow greater flexibility. So whether you can only come to Eastbourne for a short time, want to minimise your accommodation needs, or just want more time to enjoy the sights of Eastbourne, these events are for you. All events are Level 4.

All the One Day Events at the weekends start at noon, to allow travel that morning, and finish by 6:30pm to eliminate the necessity for overnight accommodation.

The evening events on Tuesday and Thursday have an 'early bird' start option (there is no early start option on Monday this year). This may help those who wish to travel home that evening. The start time is designed to enable those wishing to use the rail services back to London to take part.

The First Weekend:

This year there will be a Jack High Swiss Pairs on the first weekend, this will be a one-day green-pointed stratified Swiss Pairs. It will consist of six six-board matches, with a noon start-time.

The Second Weekend:

The second weekend has two one-day green-pointed stratified Swiss Pairs. Each event consists of six seven-board matches, with a noon start-time, and there are extra prizes and Master Points available for those who play both days of a weekend.

Midweek:

All the well-known midweek events are in the One Day Event programme, including the daily Open Pairs and our regular evening events:

‘Play with the Experts’ Pairs* on Monday (stratified); The GCH Fox Championship Pairs (stratified) on Tuesday; Mixed Pivot Teams Championship on Wednesday; the Mixed Pairs Championship on Thursday (stratified); and a Point-a-Board teams on Friday afternoon.

All the weekday events are blue-pointed, with an early start available in some of the evening pairs events.

* - The 'Play with the Experts' Pairs is is a pairs event, but uses team-style scoring. At the the end of the evening all N/S pairs will 'score-up' using the scorecard of a pair of experts who previously played the E/W cards. Similarly E/W pair will score-up with the 'expert' N/S pair. The pair who finished furthest ahead of the average score of those sitting in their direction will win.

The four midweek evening events will additionally be scored across the field with events held at a number of clubs across the country.

Club Venues

Monday – Bath, Huddersfield, Richmond, Sheffield
Tuesday – Huddersfield, Richmond, Tunbridge Wells, Worthing
Wednesday – Caterham, Huddersfield, Richmond
Thursday – Huddersfield, Richmond, Selsdon, Sheffield, Tunbridge Wells

Club venues tariffs and how to enter

Bath
Members £6.50 per player
Non-members £7.50
Students/Juniors £3.50
Entry via club website at https://www.bridgewebs.com/bath/

Caterham
Members/Visitors £10 per player
Entry via club website at Caterham Bridge Club
Start time 7.30pm

Huddersfield
Members/Visitors £5.50 per player
Please email your intention to play to Pearl Murphy pearlmurphy104@gmail.com
Payment on the evening

Richmond
Members/Visitors £10 per player
Entry via club website at www.richmondbridgeclub.com

Sheffield
Members/Visitors £4.00 per player
Please book via Barrie Partridge at TD@sheffieldbridgeclub.co.uk or 01629 584567.
Payment on the evening
Start time 7.10pm but please arrive by 7pm

Selsdon
Members/Visitors £10 per player
Entry via club website at Selsdon Bridge Club
Start time 7.30pm

Tunbridge Wells
Members £6.50 per player
Visitors £8.00 per player
Under 18's £5.50 per player
No advance entry required: just turn up (as pairs) and pay on the day

Worthing
Members/Visitors £7.00 per player
Email your intention to play to Nigel Utting - boxman_4@hotmail.com
http://www.worthingbridgeclub.co.uk/
19.15 for 19.30 prompt start

We will post further club venue information when known.

Discount for club group bookings:

Further details will be added once available.

Really Easy Congress

Less experienced players - those who have recently started playing, or are new to competitive bridge - can play in the Really Easy Congress which takes place midweek during the Summer Meeting. See the event webpage for details.

Timetable

Session times

First Weekend:

Saturday

12 noon - 6:30pm - short break at about 3:00pm

Jack High Swiss Pairs - (6 x 6 - board matches)

Sunday

7:45pm - 11:00pm

Open Pairs & Open Teams

Midweek:

Monday

2.00pm - 5:15pm

Open Pairs

7:45pm - 11:00pm

‘Play with the Experts’ Pairs

Tuesday

2.00pm - 5:15pm

Open Pairs

6.45pm - 10:00pm

GCH Fox Championship Pairs - Early Bird start

7:45pm - 11:00pm

GCH Fox Championship Pairs

Wednesday

2.00pm - 5:15pm

Open Pairs

7:45pm - 11:00pm

Mixed Pivot Teams Championship

Thursday

2.00pm - 5:15pm

Open Pairs

6.45pm - 10:00pm

Mixed Pairs Championship - Early Bird start

7:45pm - 11:00pm

Mixed Pairs Championship

Friday

1.00pm - 4:15pm

Open Pairs & Point a Board Teams

Second Weekend:

Saturday

12 noon - 2:50pm

One-day stratified Swiss Pairs - Session 1 (3 x 7-board matches)

3:30pm - 6:20pm

One-day stratified Swiss Pairs - Session 2 (3 x 7-board matches)

Sunday

12 noon - 2:50pm

One-day stratified Swiss Pairs - Session 1 (3 x 7-board matches)

3:30pm - 6:20pm

One-day stratified Swiss Pairs - Session 2 (3 x 7-board matches)

Entry Fees

H1

Sunday evening Open Pairs/Teams

£10 (free to those entering the 1st Weekend Swiss Pairs)

G1

Monday evening single session

£12

G2

Tuesday evening single session

£12

G3

Wednesday evening single session

£12

G4

Thursday evening single session

£12

H2

Monday afternoon Open Pairs

£10

H3

Tuesday afternoon Open Pairs

£10

H4

Wednesday afternoon Open Pairs

£10

H5

Thursday afternoon Open Pairs

£10

H6

Friday afternoon Open Pairs

£10 (Free to those entering the 2nd Weekend Swiss Teams)

H7

Friday afternoon Point-a-Board

£10 (Free to those entering the 2nd Weekend Swiss Teams)

I

2nd weekend Saturday Swiss Pairs

£36

J

2nd weekend Sunday Swiss Pairs

£36

K

Both Swiss Pairs on 2nd weekend

£66

O

Saturday 1st weekend Jack High Swiss Pairs

£25

Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance if possible. Entries can be taken on the day but a small surcharge applies.

Master Points

The one-day Swiss Pairs will be fully green pointed at the standard level.
Midweek evenings, Open Pairs, Open Teams: Blue Points to the top places

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all the one day events.

Venue and Tariff

2017 Information

More details will be added to this section when available.

Things to do in and around Eastbourne

Restaurants

Restaurants in the vicinity

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