Northern Easter Festival

15th – 17th April 2022, York Marriott, Ilkley

The details for the venue in 2022 are not yet confirmed. Further details will be updated in due course.


The event is run by Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU. Their website is available at

To enter

Please enter with Yorkshire CBA, and not with the EBU. See below for details



Swiss Pairs - Robin Jepson & Alan Brosgill
Swiss Teams - Jackie Pye, John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Newman
Mixed Pairs - David Harrison & Jill Rushton
Improvers Pairs - Andrew & Kathy Pearson
Improvers Teams - Katherine Libbert, Jon Crook, Andrew Pearson, Kathy Pearson
Open Pairs - Andrew Thompson & Dan Crofts

Not held in 2020 or 2021

Day Times Description
Friday 15th April 1.30 pm - 5.10 pm Mixed & Open pairs
1.30 pm - 5.10 pm Improvers Pairs
7.00 pm - 10.40 pm Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)
Saturday 16th April 1.30 pm - 5.15 pm Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)
5.15 pm - 6.30 pm Complimentary 2 course hot buffet supper
6.30 pm - 9.15 pm Swiss Pairs (three x 7-board matches)
Sunday 17th April 11.30 am - 7.15 pm Swiss Teams (seven x 7-board matches)
with buffet lunch break after three matches
12.30 am - 4.00 pm Improvers Teams
Details of the timetable may be subject to change
Entry Fees
A Full Congress TBC
B Swiss Pairs TBC
C Swiss Teams TBC
D Mixed/Open Pairs TBC
IP Improver's pairs TBC
IT Improver's Teams TBC

Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance. Fees for 2022 are still to be confirmed

Master Points

The Swiss events are fully Green Pointed; the Mixed and Open Pairs award Blue Points.


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events, except the Really Easy Afternoon, which is level 2.

Venue and Tariff

The venue is the York Marriott Hotel, Ilkley, next to the racecourse.

2022 Rates

Room rates B&B £235 per night for double occupancy, £225 single occupancy.
There will be free parking (first come first served) and free tea & coffee throughout the congress.



* Enquiries & entries to: Stuart Davies [] 4 Moorhead Lane, Shipley, BD18 4JH An entry form will be available, along with further information, on their website at

Cheques should be made payable to YCBA. Unfortunately payments cannot be made in credit/debit cards. You can however also pay by bank transfer as follows: Sort code 09 - 02 - 22 Account no. 10861509 Quote ref. NEF20+surname

If you wish to use a credit from your EBU account please contact the EBU Competitions Department (01296 317203, or and they will make a transfer to the YCBA. Please then email Stuart confirming details of your entry.

Previous Winners

2021 - event not held
2020 - event not held
2019 results
2018 results
2017 results
2016 results
2015 results
2014 results
2013 results
2012 results
2011 results - no event
2010 results
2009 results
2008 results
2007 results
Northern Easter Festival Pairs - the history

Find a partner/team mates

If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this congress, please email