Year End Congress, London

27th - 30th December 2020, ILEC Conference Centre, London Earls Court

To contact EBU Staff at an event please use the 07780 673522 number

If you wish to enter the London Year End Congress when the office is closed please do so online through My EBU. You can also enter at the venue in London. There is a £2 surcharge for entering at the venue.

This congress is held between Christmas and New Year over four days.

The Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs are both stratified events.

Jack High Swiss Pairs.
This event is aimed at club players who are interested in taking the first steps into congress bridge but who may have found it daunting to jump straight into a major congress event.
In order to qualify to play in this event, you must have an NGS of no higher than ‘Jack’ at the time of entering. We envisage that at the lower end, players will be ‘7’ or higher. The event will be stratified too so that there are extra Master Points and an extra prize available for pairs of players both ranked ‘9’ or lower.
We reserve the right to decline entries from those who may meet the NGS requirements, but have significant tournament experience and are not among the 'congress-novices' at whom the event is aimed.
The format will be six 6-board matches with a break after three matches.
This competition is priced at a discounted rated to encourage new participants to congress bridge. A discount is available to clubs making a booking for a group of its members - please contact the competitions department for more details (comps@ebu.co.uk or 01296 317203)

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 317203/19 or email comps@ebu.co.uk.

Please enter prior to the office closing for Christmas on the afternoon of Tuesday 24th. If this is not possible then please enter and pay on the day, allowing plenty of time to do so. There is a £2 surcharge for entering at the venue.

Holders

2019
Swiss Pairs - Alex Hydes & Lynton Stock
Mixed Pairs - Kevin Castner & Marusa Gold
Open Pairs - Gunnar Hallberg & Phil King
Swiss Teams - Andrew Black, David Gold, Andrew McIntosh & Phil King
Jack High Swiss Pairs - Virginia Crouch & Myra Tipping

Timetable

All timings are currently subject to change

Day

Times

Description

Sunday

2.00pm - 7.20pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Five x 8-boards)

Monday

11.30am - 2.45pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Three x 8-boards)

3.45pm - 8.00pm

Stratified Swiss Pairs (Four x 8-boards)

11.30am - 2.15pm

Jack High Swiss Pairs 1 (three x 6-board matches)

3.15pm - 6.00pm

Jack High Swiss Pairs 2 (three x 6-board matches)

Tuesday

11.30am - 3.00pm

Mixed or Open Pairs, session 1

4.00pm - 7.20pm

Mixed or Open Pairs, session 2

Wednesday

11.30am - 2.30pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Three x 7-boards)

3.30pm - 7.20pm

Stratified Swiss Teams (Four x 7-boards)

Entry Fees

All prices may be subject to change

(A)

Full Congress

£164

(B)

Swiss Pairs

£85

(C)

Swiss Teams

£47

(D)

Mixed/Open Pairs

£43

(E)

Both Pairs events

£118

(F)

Both Swiss Events

£122

(G)

Mixed/Open Pairs plus Teams

£83

(H)

Jack High Swiss Pairs

£26

Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance.

Please enter prior to the office closing for Christmas on Tuesday 24th. 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.

Agreements

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

The Congress is held at the ILEC Centre, 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD
Tel: 020 7666 8470.

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2020 rates

£100.00 inc VAT and B&B for double occupancy
90.00 inc VAT and B&B for single occupancy
Room rates subject to change.

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