Summer Seniors Congress

9th - 11th July 2021, RealBridge

Please note that the Seniors Championship at the Summer Meeting has been discontinued but this year we will rejoin them as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. A timetable for this event will be released closer to the time.

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


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

Day Times Description
Friday 9th 11.30am - 2.45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1 (24 boards)
4.30pm - 7.45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2 (24 boards)
Saturday 10th 11.30am - 2.30pm Pairs A & B Finals Session 1 (9 x 3-boards) with a tea break after five rounds
11.30am - 2.30pm Swiss Pairs (4 x 7-board matches) with a tea-break after two matches
4.00pm - 8.40pm Pairs A & B finals, session 2 (8 x 3-boards)
4.00pm - 8.30pm Swiss Pairs (3 x 7-board matches)
Sunday 11th 11.30am - 7.15pm Swiss Teams (7 x 7-board matches) with a break after the third match
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).


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 We will send you a link to a pdf version which you can then provide at the table for your opponents.

Venue and Tariff