Summer Seniors Congress

8th - 10th July 2022, TBC

A long weekend of bridge. The congress starts with the Championship Pairs, with the qualifier on Friday and the finals on Saturday.

The Saturday Swiss Pairs is open to all players eliminated from the Championship Pairs on Friday, as well as new entrants joining the event at this stage. Entry fees for this congress were significantly reduced a few years ago by eliminating the portion that would have gone towards prize money. However, the Edith Kaplan Memorial Award provides a prize of £100: awarded to the winner of the Teams Championship, along with the Edith Kaplan Trophy.

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.

We hope to resume the Seniors Summer Congress at Eastbourne in 2022.

Programme

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

Congress Prices

The prices for our online congresses and competitions are significantly lower than they would have been face to face (about 20% less), but reflect the fact that green-pointed events always attract a premium.

We have been working hard to keep bridge going over the last 18 months, but with the pandemic still affecting everything, we also need to work hard to keep the EBU going financially. Despite taking advantage of all government support that has been available, making a number of staff redundant and cutting costs everywhere we can, we will still be using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. With the furlough scheme coming to an end shortly this will only get worse.

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.

Holders

2021

Championship Pairs - Mike Ash & Bob Ferrari
Swiss Pairs - James Bond & Graham Marshall
Swiss Teams - Paul Hackett, John Sansom, Brian Senior & Clive Owen

Timetable
Day Times Description
Friday 8th 11.30am - 2.45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1 (24 boards)
3.30pm - 6.45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2 (24 boards)
Saturday 9th 11.30am - 2.15pm Swiss Pairs (3 x 7-board matches)
11.30am - 2.45pm Championship Pairs Final(s) Session 1 (24 boards)
3.00pm - 6.45pm Swiss Pairs (4 x 7-board matches)
3.30pm - 7:00pm Championship Pairs Final(s) Session 2 (26 – 28 boards)
Sunday 10th 11.30am - 2.15pm Swiss Teams (3 x 7-board matches)
3.00pm - 6.45pm Swiss Teams (4 x 7-board matches)
Details of the timetable may be subject to change
Entry Fees
Code Event Price
(A) Full Congress £98
(B) Championship Pairs £72
(C) Swiss Pairs £37
(D) Swiss Teams £36
(E) Both Swiss events £68

Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance. The fees above are for 2021, and may change for 2022

Closing date for entries and system cards is 24th June 2022

Master Points

All events are fully Green Pointed, save for the Championship Pairs qualifying rounds (Blue Points only, but all qualifiers are guaranteed a green Point award).

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Please can you email your Convention Card in the correct format (WBF for Trials and EBU card for EBU Congresses) to EBUConventionCards@gmail.com. We will send you a link to a pdf version which you can then provide at the table for your opponents.

Venue and Tariff