Summer Meeting - Weekend Challenge Events

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

The Weekend Challenge Events at the Summer Meeting in Eastbourne are the flagship events of the meeting, and are for those looking for an intensive long weekend of bridge. They take place across three days, with enhanced Green Points available to reflect the prestigious nature of the competition. If you are looking for an intensive weekend of quality bridge, these are the events for you. All events are Level 4.

Please enter in advance if possible - by email, on 01296 317203/219, or through the members area of the website. Entries can be taken on the day but a small surcharge applies.

The First Weekend: the Swiss Pairs Championship for the Harold Poster Trophy

2018 Holders: Peter Lakatos & Gabar Winkler (Hungary)

14 eight-board matches are played across the four sessions.

Master Points are at an enhanced level to reflect the status of the event. 0.42 Green Points are awarded per match won (0.21 for a draw), plus bonus ranking awards to the top third of the field - 1st place: 16.00, last award receiving position: 0.56 (awards for intermediate places will be in accordance with the standard EBU congress formula). This event is stratified.

Participants in the Swiss Pairs can take part in the Sunday evening Open Pairs at no extra charge

The Swiss Pairs is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

The Second Weekend: the Four Stars Swiss Teams Championship

2018 Holders: Bernard Teltscher, Artur Malinowski, Mark Teltscher, Tom Townsend & Zia Mahmood

10 eight-board matches are played across the first three sessions. Thereafter the top sixteen teams will go forward into one of the all-play-all Four Stars finals. The leading eight teams will go in to the 'A' final, and the next eight teams into the 'B' final. In each final there is a full round-robin of 7 eight-board matches. Those teams outside the top sixteen will continue to play in the Swiss Teams, for the Brighton Bowl.

Master Points are at an enhanced level to reflect the status of the event. 0.42 Green Points are awarded per match won (0.21 for a draw), plus bonus ranking awards as follows:
'A' final - 1st place: 16.00; down to 8th place: 4.00 (awards for intermediate places will be in accordance with the standard EBU congress formula)
'B' final - 1st place: 8.00; down to 8th place: 2.00 (awards for intermediate places will be in accordance with the standard EBU congress formula)
Brighton Bowl - Awards to the top 1/3 of the field, including the 16 teams playing in the two finals (for example an original entry of 132 equates to 44 ranking award, so awards will be made to 28th place in the final standings for the Brighton Bowl).

Participants in the Swiss Teams can take in the Friday afternoon Open Pairs or Point-a-Board Teams at no extra charge.

The Swiss Teams is part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

Timetable

First Weekend:
Swiss Pairs Championship

Friday 2nd

6.45pm or 7:45pm

Session 1 - 3 eight-board matches*

Saturday 3rd

1:00pm

Session 2 - 4 eight-board matches

7:45pm

Session 3 - 3 eight board matches

Sunday 4th

12:30pm

Session 4 - 4 eight board matches

Second Weekend:
Four Stars Swiss Teams Championship

Friday 9th

6.45pm or 7:45pm

Session 1 - 3 eight-board matches*

Saturday 10th

1:00pm

Session 2 - 4 eight-board matches

7:45pm

Session 3 - 3 eight board matches

Sunday 11th

11:00am

Four Stars Finals (session 1)

12:00pm (1/2 hour earlier this year)

Session 4 - 4 eight-board matches (Brighton Bowl participants)

2:50pm

Four Stars Finals (session 2)

Entry Fees

Weekend Challenge Events

C

1st weekend Swiss Pairs (Fri-Sun)

£97

D

2nd weekend Swiss Teams (Fri-Sun)

£92

E

Both Swiss weekends (Fri-Sun)

£168

For other entry fees see the main congress webpage

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

See above

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all Weekend Challenge events.

Venue and Tariff

2019 Information

More details will be added to this section when available.

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