Summer Seniors Congress

9th - 11th July 2021, RealBridge

A long weekend of bridge.

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 62nd 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.

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 this congress are significantly lower than they would have been face to face, but reflect the fact that green-pointed events always attract a premium. 

We have been working hard to keep bridge going over the last year, but even with an end in sight we still need to work hard to keep the EBU going. Despite taking advantage of all government support that has been available, making a number of staff redundant and cutting costs everywhere we can, we have still needed to use our reserves and expect to do so more in the coming year when the government support is no longer available.

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

2019 Championship Pairs - Roger Forster & Mike Fawcett Championship Pairs 'B' Final - Celia Day & Dan Crofts Swiss Pairs - Joint winners Carla Sidney-Woollett & Lorna Vestey and Malcolm Lewis & Nicky Adamson Swiss Teams - John Holland, Raymond Semp, Frank Wharton & Geoff Foley

Event not held in 2020

Timetable
Day Times Description
Friday 9th 11.30am - 2.45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1 (24 boards)
3.30pm - 6.45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2 (24 boards)
Saturday 10th 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 11th 11.30am– 2.15pm Swiss Teams (3 x 7-board matches)
3.00pm – 6.45pm Swiss Teams (4 x 7-board matches)
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.

Closing date for entries and system cards is 24th June 2021

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