Summer Meeting Hub - 2019

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Welcome to the Event Hub for the Summer Meeting 2019. Here you will find links to results, articles, important information and photos from the event. We hope you'll check back frequently as this is updated. For information and links to help plan your trip to Eastbourne please see the 'pre-congress' information page.

Event programme

Timetable Session times
Weekend Challenge Events See the Weekend Challenge webpage for more details on these competitions
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th (1st weekend): Swiss Pairs Championship Green points are awarded at one-and-a-half times the standard rate for both Weekend Challenge events.
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th (2nd weekend): Four Stars Swiss Teams Championship The evening event on Sunday 4th, and the afternoon event on Friday 9th, are free those entering the Challenge event that weekend.
One Day Events See the One Day Event webpage for more details on these competitions
Saturday 3rd (1st Weekend) - Jack High Swiss Pairs  
Two session weekend events  
Saturday 10th (2nd Weekend): One-day Swiss Pairs  
Sunday 11th (2nd Weekend): One-day Swiss Pairs  
One session - Midweek Evenings See the One Day Event webpage for more details on these competitions
Sunday 4th: Open Pairs or Open Teams Free entry for Swiss Pairs Championship players.
Monday 5th: Play with the Experts pairs  
Tuesday 6th - GCH Fox Championship Pairs An early start is available
Wednesday 7th - Mixed Pivot Teams
Thursday 8th - Mixed Pairs An early start is available
One session - Midweek Afternoons  
Daily Open Pairs (Monday 5th to Friday 9th)  
Friday 9th - Point-a-Board Teams The Friday Open Pairs or Point-a-Board Teams is free to all Four Stars Swiss Teams players.
Seniors Congress  
Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th: Seniors Pairs Qualifying on Monday evening, semi-finals and finals on Tuesday.
Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th: Seniors Teams One session each afternoon.
Late-night Speed Balls On both Fridays and both Saturdays. Play starts at 11:30pm.
Discuss it with an Expert There are morning seminars on both Saturdays and Sundays; also Wednesday and Friday.
Really Easy Congress See the Really Easy Congress webpage for more details on this event
Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th, plus a free introductory day on Monday 5th  

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  Sunday 11th Championship Swiss Teams -
Session 4; Overall
One day stratified Swiss Pairs
Four Stars Finals
A Final; B Final
  Saturday 10th Championship Swiss Teams -
Session 2; Session 3
One-Day Stratified Swiss Pairs
Late night Speedball Teams
  Friday 9th Championship Swiss Teams - Session 1 Open Pairs
Point-a-Board Teams
Late night Speedball Pairs
  Thursday 8th Seniors Congress Teams -
session 2; overall
Open Pairs Mixed Pairs Championship
Eastbourne, Overall
  Wednesday 7th Seniors Swiss Teams - session 1 Open Pairs Mixed Pivot Teams Championships
Eastbourne, Overall
  Tuesday 6th Seniors Pairs Semi-Finals:
Semi-final A, Semi-final B
Open Pairs GCH Fox Championship Pairs
Eastbourne, Overall
    Seniors Congress Pairs Finals:
A Final; B Final; Consolation Final
  Monday 5th Seniors Pairs - qualifier Open Pairs 'Play with the Experts' Pairs
  Sunday 4th Swiss Pairs - Session 4; Overall Open Pairs Open Teams
  Saturday 3rd Swiss Pairs -
Session 2; Session 3
Late Night Speedball - Teams Jack High Swiss Pairs -
Session 1 & Session 2
  Friday 2nd Swiss Pairs - Session 1 Late Night Speedball - Pairs  

Really Easy Congress

  Tuesday 6th Pairs - Afternoon; Evening
  Wednesday 7th Pairs - Afternoon Swiss Teams
  Tuesday 8th Swiss Pairs


By Michael Byrne By Brian Senior
Article 1 (posted 3rd August) Harold Poster Cup Report (posted 5th August)
Article 2 (posted 4th August) Senior Pairs Qualifying Report (posted 6th August)
  Senior Pairs Semi-finals Report (posted 7th August)
  Mixed Pivot Teams Report (posted 8th August)
  Eastbourne Slams Report (posted 9th August)
  Eastbourne Minor-Suit Slams Report (posted 10th August)
  The Championship Teams Qualifying Swiss Report (posted 11th August)

News and updates

AUG‑12, 15:00 Thank you to everyone who joined us in Eastbourne and took part in the Summer Meeting. We hope you enjoyed your time at the congress, and we hope to see you for some - or all - of the coming EBU events.
AUG‑12, 14:50
The winners of the Fours Stars A final were David Mossop, Paul Hackett, Justin Hackett and Jason Hackett. The winners of the Fours Stars B final were Artur Malinowski, David Herman, Waseem Naqvi and Hussain Ali.
AUG‑12, 14:40
The winners of Sunday's One Day Swiss Pairs were Sam Anoyrkatis and Venetia Anoyrkatis. The overall winners for the combined two days were Saturday's winners Fredrik Helness & Andrew Cairns (picture)
AUG‑10, 16:50
The winners of Sunday's Brighton Bowl were Tom Townsend, Phil King, Mark Teltscher and Kevin Castner. Also in the team was Bernard Teltscher (not pictured).
AUG‑11, 13:00 Brian Senior takes a look at some of the pivitol boards from the Championship Teams qualifying Swiss event - report
AUG‑11, 11:20
A good turn out for this mornings discussion on the way forward in EBU competitions.
AUG‑10, 20:20 At the start of this evenings session a number of the trophies from throughout the week were presented
Winners of the Harold Poster Swiss Pairs - Andrew Black and Andrew McIntosh

Winners of the Seniors Swiss Teams - Colin Webb, Galye Webb, Alan Cooke and John Holland

Winners of the Seniors Pairs - Kamran Nadim and Gerry Stanford

One of the winners of the Mixed Pairs Jeremy Willians (Jill Skinner not present at Eastbourne) - presented by Jeremy Dhondy Chairman of the EBU

Oscar Selby winner of the Young Player of the Year award, presented by Jeremy Dhondy
AUG‑10, 20:20
The winners of Saturday's One Day Stratified Swiss Pairs event were Fredrick Helness and Andrew Cairns
AUG‑10, 13:20
The Swiss Teams (pictured) and the One Day stratified Swiss Pairs (pictures here and here) are both now underway for the afternoon.
AUG‑10, 12:00 For his latest article Brian Senior has written about Minor-Suit Slams - report
AUG‑07, 11:20
Andrew Robson held this mornings "Discuss with an expert" seminar, covering hands from yesterday evenings session.
AUG‑09, 14:10 Brian Senior has again taken to his keyboard, to write about the Seniors Teams and the Mixed Pairs deals from yesterday - report
AUG‑09, 13:45 In the Mixed Pairs, the Eastbourne winners were Nicole Cook and Robert Miller, while the overall national winners were Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner in the Tunbridge Wells heat.
AUG‑09, 12:45 John Holland, Alan Cooke, Gayle Webb and Colin Webb have won the Senior Swiss Teams, finishing on 108 VPs. John Dakin, Eddie Lucioni, Kathy Talbot and Denis Talbot were second with 97 VPs and joint third with 96 VPs were the teams of Brian Senior, Ros Wolfarth, Gary Hyett and Sue Millard and Rita Keable, Brian Keable, Gina Dickson and Hazel Keith.
AUG‑08, 11:20
The Really Easy Congress concluded today, with many of the participants taking part in their first Swiss Pairs competition. The trophy was won by Ashley Barnes and Helen Smithson (picture), with Gill Woodward and Steve Woodward in second and Howard De Vall and Peter Cropper in third. Well done to all the participants in the Congress.
AUG‑07, 10:55 In his most recent article, Brian Senior looks at deals from the Mixed Pivot Teams - report
AUG‑07, 11:20
NI international Ian Hamilton hosts this mornings "Discuss it with an Expert" seminar
AUG‑07, 11:15
Christine MacFarlane takes a lesson at the Really Easy Congress
AUG‑07, 10:55 In his latest article, Brian Senior looks at deals from yesterday evenings semi-finals in the Seniors Pairs - report
AUG‑06, 10:45 In this morning's article, Brian Senior looks at deals from yesterday evenings qualifying round of the Seniors Pairs - report
AUG‑05, 14:10 Brian Senior writes his account of some interesting boards from the first weekend's Harold Post Cup Swiss Pairs Championship, won by Andrew Black and Andrew McIntosh - report
AUG‑05, 11:10 On Sunday morning at 10.45am at the Summer Meeting in Eastbourne, there will be a discussion on the way forward in EBU competitions. Aside from the broad discussion about the future of EBU events, there will also be the opportunity to discuss proposed timing changes for future Summer Meetings. Alternatively feedback about these proposals can be given on the feedback forms that will be available at the venue.
AUG‑04, 17:28 Congratulations to the winners of the Harold Poster Swiss Pairs - Andrew Black and Andrew McIntosh. In second place are Will Roper and Norman Selway, with Lynton Stock and Alex Hydes in third place.
AUG‑04, 14:40 Michael Byrne has taken to his keyboard again, to write about deals from the second day of the Swiss Pairs - article 2
AUG‑03, 19:30
Congratulations to Ben Norton and Shahzaad Natt, winners of the Young Pair of the Year award, presented by Jeremy Dhondy
AUG‑03, 18:30
Congratulations to Jim Downes and Josie Allen, winners of the Friday Jack High Swiss Pairs, seen here with Eddie Williams being presented with vouchers from First for Bridge who sponsored the event
AUG‑03, 12:45
Stephen Kennedy had everyone paying attention at his "discuss with an expert" seminar on Saturday morning.
AUG‑03, 14:45
Congratulations to Susan Parkins and Mark Wiggins, winners of the Friday night late night Speedball.
AUG‑03, 13:45
The Summer Festival is now onto the second day of events. The second session is now well underway in the Swiss Pairs.
AUG‑03 Kicking off the reports from the Summer Festival, Michael Byrne looks at hands from Friday evenings first session of the Swiss Pairs - article 1
AUG‑03 Throughout the congress Brian Senior and Michael Byrne will be writing articles reflecting on some of the boards played during the event. To whet your appetite, you can enjoy their articles from the 2018 Summer Festival via the 2018 hub.

System cards

You are required to have a pair of identical completed system cards and you should exchange them with your opponents at the start of each round. If you do not have two completed system cards, you will be provided with blank ones to fill out before play may continue, receiving a score of average minus for any boards unplayed due to the time lost in doing this - so please come prepared. Since old-style EBU 20A cards are no longer authorised, we would urge all players who are filling out new cards to do so on the more recent EBU 20B card. WBF system cards are not permitted in any of the competitions in this event. Visitors from abroad are asked to take particular care to comply with this. Blank cards, and some pre-completed cards, are available here.

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