National Pairs

Club Heats: 13th March 2022 (online or F2F); Final: 9th – 10th April 2022, Online (RealBridge)

Special arrangements: This year the Regional Heats will only be run by clubs, not centrally by the EBU, and there will be no charge to the clubs other than the two-session UMS. Heats may be played online or face to face.

This is not only a qualifying event for the National Pairs final but there are also five regional trophies awarded based on the organising clubs’ geographical locations.

If your club wishes to host a heat please contact comps@ebu.co.uk for information.

The event is also part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

National Pairs Final 2021 Programme (2022 programme to be published following the National Pairs heats)

To enter

Entry to a heat is made direct to the club in question.

Congress Prices

The prices for our online congresses and competitions are significantly lower than they would have been face to face (about 20% less), but reflect the fact that green-pointed events always attract a premium.

We have worked hard to keep bridge going since the start of the pandemic, but with it still affecting everything we need to continue to work hard to keep the EBU going financially. Although we took advantage of all government support that we were entitled to, made a number of staff redundant and cut costs everywhere we could, we still need to carry on taking care to avoid using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. With the furlough scheme having ended this has become even more difficult.

Competitions are one way of raising the money necessary for the EBU's survival and we will be following this pricing strategy for all our online congresses and major competitions.

Holders

2021 Shahzaad Natt & Ian Pagan

Timetable
Day Times Description
Club Heats
Sunday 13th March start 11.30am
National Final
Saturday 9th April 11am - 2pm Session 1: 24 boards
2:45pm - 5:45pm Session 2: 24 boards
Sunday 10th April 11am - 1:40pm Session 3: 24 boards
2:20pm - 5:20pm Session 4: 24 boards
Details of the timetable may be subject to change
Entry Fees
Event Prices
Club Heats Entry fees determined by each club venue.
National Final £46
Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance. The fees above are for 2022
Entries to the final by invitation; convention cards to be submitted via My EBU prior to play

Master Points

Club Heats

Green Points are awarded throughout, both for session results and for final ranking. Session awards go to the top 1/4 of the overall field based on the session scores alone. In addition, ranking points go to the top 1/2 of the overall field based on the two-session total score. Session awards and final ranking awards are cumulative. The results will be stratified.

National Final

Green Points to halfway.

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted.

 

Venue and Tariff

2022 Club Heats

The club heats will be held on Sunday 13th March 2022. If your club wishes to host a heat please contact comps@ebu.co.uk for information. Heats may be played online or face to face.

 

Allendale Bridge Club - on RealBridge, first session starting at 11am with a break between sessions. Entry £5 per player. Guests welcome.

Caterham Bridge Club - on BBO, first session starting at 11.30am. Guests welcome.

Deva Bridge Club (Chester) - on BBO, first session starting at 11am. Entry form. Guests welcome.

Oliver Cowan Bridge Club - on BBO, first session starting at 11am, with a 1 hour break and the second session starting at 3pm. Entry is £6 per player please email ocbridgecomps@gmail.com with BBO usernames and EBU numbers. Guests welcome.

Reading Bridge Club - on BBO, first session starting at 10.30, with a one hour break after the first 24 boards. The entry fee is BBO$6 payable on the day. Participants should sign up on the Reading website. Guests welcome.

Richmond Bridge Club - Held at Richmond BC Clubhouse. The morning start time will be approx 11am (TBC) with the afternoon session starting at approx 2.30pm (TBC). Likely finish time 5.30pm. Enter here. Guests welcome.

Tyler Hill Bridge Club - on BBO, first session starting at 11am, with the second session aiming to start at 2.30pm. Entry 5 $BBO per player per session. Guests welcome.

 

2022 National Final

The National Final will be held on the weekend of 9th – 10th April 2022, starting at 11.00am on the Saturday and finishing at approximately 6.00pm on the Sunday. The final will be played online via RealBridge.

Previous Results

2021 results

Event did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19

2019 results

2018 results

2017 results

2016 results

2015 results

2014 results

2013 results

2012 results

2011 results

2010 results

2009 results

2008 results

2007 results

National Pairs - a history

Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this congress, please email comps@ebu.co.uk.