The Year End Congresses in London and Blackpool will not be taking place face-to-face this year. We will be running an online Year End Congress, further details will be announced in due course.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01296 317203)
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
2.00pm - 7.20pm
Stratified Swiss Pairs (Five x 8-boards)
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)
11.30am - 3.00pm
Mixed or Open Pairs, session 1
4.00pm - 7.20pm
Mixed or Open Pairs, session 2
11.30am - 2.30pm
Stratified Swiss Teams (Three x 7-boards)
3.30pm - 7.20pm
Stratified Swiss Teams (Four x 7-boards)
Both Pairs events
Both Swiss Events
Mixed/Open Pairs plus Teams
Jack High Swiss Pairs
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.