Year End Congress

27th – 30th December 2024, Marlborough Primary School, South Kensington, London

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!

27th - 30th December 2024 Marlborough Primary School, 
near South Kensington tube station, London SW7

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 in recent years 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

Day Start Time End Time Description
FRI 27 13:00 18:40 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) £158
Full Congress £168
Swiss Teams £52
Swiss Pairs £84
Mixed/Open Pairs £52
Both Pairs (Swiss & Mixed/Open) £131
Both Swiss (Pairs & Teams) £131
Jack High Swiss Pairs £28
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

2024 Venue Information

Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3AP.

Accommodation: There is no linked accommodation at the venue, however, there are hotels nearby. 

Refreshments: There will be free onsite, self-service water, tea and coffee. Players may also bring their own food and drinks. To reduce waste, we would encourage people to bring your own re-usable water bottles.

There are plenty of cafe's, restaurants and shops in the area to purchase food and drinks. There is a Sainsbury's a Starbucks and an independent café across the road from the venue, as well as more options including Pret-a-Manger and McDonalds just a 6-8 minute walk away.

EBU Policy on Venue Hotels

Parking and Travel Information


The nearest tube station is South Kensington, on the Piccadilly, District & Circle lines. 

Players should be aware that the holiday period is a common occasion for engineering work on rail and tube lines. Please allow plenty of time for travel to the venue. See the Transport for London and National Rail websites for further information.


There is paid-parking at car parks in the area, and some on-street parking in the local area is free (according to the information on the local council website) but do take care to check that this applies to where you have parked. It is the players' responsibility to ensure they comply with the regulations in force.

Find a partner/team mates

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