Year End Congress

27th – 30th December 2024, venue TBC

If you will be late arriving to the venue, please call 07780 673522. Please do not send a text message as this will not be forwarded.


The EBU Year End Congress

- a festival of bridge for the end-of-year holiday period!

venue TBC, 27th - 30th December 2024

This Year End congress will be held between Christmas and New Year over four days.

The Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs are both stratified events.


If you are thinking about joining us for the Year End Congress in London Ros Wolfarth has written two blogs for the congress: What’s On in London for Year End 2022 - A non-exhaustive list! and Roll up, Roll Up for the Festive Mix ‘n Match Game

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 or email

For entry to the 9-High events being held on BBO, please enter with Kent CBA.



Jack High Swiss Pairs: Steve Mai & Mark Simpson
Swiss Teams: Mike Bell & Sarah Bell and Stefano Tommasini & Sebastion Atisen
Swiss Pairs: Stefano Tommasini & Ben Norton
Mixed Pairs: Mike Bell & Sarah Bell
Open Pairs: Neil Rosen & Brian Senior
9-high Improvers Pairs: Andrew Tomlinson & Anthony Corry

Timetable - note updated Friday times below
Day Start Time End Time Description
FRI 27 14:00 19:40 STRATIFIED SWISS PAIRS (5 x 8-Boards) Sessions 1&2 (with a break)
SAT 28 11:30 14:45 STRATIFIED SWISS PAIRS (3 x 8-Boards) Session 3
15:30 18:30 STRATIFIED SWISS PAIRS (3 x 8-Boards) Session 4
11:30 14:15 JACK HIGH SWISS PAIRS 1 (3 x 6-Boards) Session 1
15:15 18:00 JACK HIGH SWISS PAIRS 2 (3 x 6-Boards) Session 2
SUN 29 11:30 15:00 MIXED OR OPEN PAIRS, Session 1
15:45 19:00 MIXED OR OPEN PAIRS, Session 2
MON 30 11:30 14:20 STRATIFIED SWISS TEAMS (3 x 7-Boards) Session 1
15:00 18:40 STRATIFIED SWISS TEAMS (4 x 7-Boards) Session 2
11:00 13:15 9-HIGH IMPROVERS PAIRS, Session 1 (On BBO)
14:30 16:45 9-HIGH IMPROVERS PAIRS, Session 2 (On BBO)
Entry Fees
Event Price Per Person
Full Congress (Early Bird, if booked before 13th Nov) £148
Full Congress £158
Swiss Teams £49
Swiss Pairs £79
Mixed/Open Pairs £49
Both Pairs (Swiss & Mixed/Open) £123
Both Swiss (Pairs & Teams) £123
Jack High Swiss Pairs £26
The above entry fees are for 2023 and may change for 2024
Please enter prior to the office closing for Christmas on Tuesday 24th. Don't forget you can always enter online via your My EBU. If this is not possible then please enter and pay on the day, allowing plenty of time to do so.

Master Points

All of the congress events are fully Green Pointed.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all of the main congress events. Level 2 agreements are permitted in the Jack High Swiss Pairs.

Venue and Tariff

Details for 2024 will be confirmed asap

The below details are for 2023:

The congress will take place as a live event at the London Suite, ILEC Conference Centre near Earls Court.

The linked hotel is the IBIS at Earls Court London

There is a chargeable car park at the hotel and further car parking nearby.

2023 Accommodation is available at the adjacent Ibis hotel

Ibis London Earls Court is a 12-storey three-star hotel with breath-taking views of the London skyline. With 504 guestrooms, including suites, family, triple and accessible rooms, a business centre, La Table Restaurant, George & Dragon Pub and on-site parking, it offers an ideal base for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers a 24-hour reception and information desk and 24-hour snack service. All bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and include en-suite, environmentally friendly air-cooling, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, direct line telephone, WI-FI access, TV and radio channels and pay per movie.

EBU Policy on Venue Hotels

Parking and Travel Information


The venue is just a few minutes walk from West Brompton station which offers both underground and National Rail services and is only two stops from Clapham Junction. There is a chargeable car park at the linked IBIS hotel (see above) and further car parking nearby. 

Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this competition, please use the Partnership forum