Winter Mid-Week Online Congress

3rd – 5th December 2024, RealBridge


The EBU Winter Mid-Week Online Congress

- a mid-week bridge competition for everyone!

This new congress will be held online over three days in December. It takes the place of the previous Seniors Congress on RealBridge and is open to all EBU members.

RealBridge, 3rd - 5th December 2024

The Championship Pairs is a two-day event – the qualifying stage on Tuesday, and the finals on Wednesday, each stage comprising two sessions. The top pairs from the qualifying stage play in the finals, and non-qualifiers play in the Swiss Pairs. There is no carry-forward from the qualifying stage to the finals.

The Swiss Pairs Championship is a two session event, with a total of seven 7-board matches and is open to pairs eliminated from the Championship Pairs at the end of Tuesday evening, and to players joining the congress on Wednesday.

The Swiss Teams comprises seven 7-board matches with a break after three matches.

To enter

By entering an EBU congress or event you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set out in the Terms and Conditions document.

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, email

Online Congress Prices

Competitions are an important way of raising the money necessary for the EBU's survival, and our pricing strategy for online events reflects this rather than the lower costs involved in running such events. Our intention is that this will continue for all our online congresses and major competitions - they will be cheaper than face-to-face equivalents but will still be priced to help support other aspects of the EBU's work.


2023 Seniors Congress winners

Championship Pairs - Andrew Urbanski & Mike Letts
Swiss Pairs - John Ferguson & Ian Hamilton
Swiss Teams - Patrick Shields & Richard Chamberlain, Tony Sowter & Rob Lawy

Day Start time End time Description
TUE 3 11:00 14:00 PAIRS QUALIFIER (24 boards) Session 1
14:45 17:40 PAIRS QUALIFIER (24 boards) Session 2
WED 4 11:00 14:00 PAIRS FINALS (24 boards) Session 1
11:00 13:40 SWISS PAIRS (3 x 7 - boards) Session 1
14:25 18:00 SWISS PAIRS (4 x 7 - boards) Session 2
14:25 18:00 PAIRS FINALS (27/28 boards) Session 2
THU 5 11:00 13:45 SWISS TEAMS (3 x 7 - boards) Session 1
14:30 18:10 SWISS TEAMS (4 x 7 - boards) Session 2
Details of the timetable are not yet confirmed and may be subject to change
Entry Fees
Event Price
Full Congress (Early Bird, if booked before 24 Oct) £69
Full Congress £80
Championship Pairs £56
Swiss Pairs £30
Swiss Teams £30
Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams £50
Closing date for entries is 3rd December; however please enter in advance due to the popularity of this event

Master Points

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


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff


This event will be played online via RealBridge