Northern Easter Festival

16th – 17th April 2022, The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley

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

Over the Easter weekend we getting back to face to face Bridge in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales’ setting of Ilkley where the YCBA on behalf of the EBU will be running blue pointed 9-High Pairs and Teams events alongside the green pointed Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams events.

The London Easter Festival also returns this year, further information can be found on the Easter Festival, London page.

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
Saturday 16th April 1.30 pm - 5.15 pm Swiss Pairs (three x 8-board matches)
2.30 pm - 5.15 pm 9 High Pairs
5.15 pm - 6.30 pm Complimentary 2 course hot buffet supper
6.30 pm - 9.45 pm Swiss Pairs (three x 8-board matches)
6.30 pm - 9.45 pm 9 High Pairs
Sunday 17th April 11.30 am - 7.15 pm Swiss Teams (six x 8-board matches)
with a break after three matches
12.30 pm - 4.30 pm 9 High Teams
Entry Fees
Full Congress £80
Swiss Pairs £52
Swiss Teams £32
9 High Full Congress £60
9 High Pairs £42
9 High Teams £22

Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance. The Pairs events on Saturday include a 2 course buffet dinner.

Master Points

The Swiss events are fully Green Pointed. The 9-High Pairs and Teams will be Blue Pointed.


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

Venue and Tariff

The venue is The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley. Please book accommodation direct with the hotel quoting ref NEF22.

There will be free tea & coffee throughout the weekend

Note: Any food on the Sunday for the Teams should be booked and paid for directly with the hotel. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

2022 Rates from

16th April 2022: 

Bed & Breakfast £122 per room (double), £112 (single)

17th April 2022:

Bed & Breakfast £88.60 per room (double), £78.60 (single) Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £128.60 per room (double), £118.60 (single)



Please enter via this entry form. Further details are available on the YCBA website. Details of each session are shown in the Event Calendar and a full schedule of sessions is available here.

You can pay by bank transfer as follows: Sort code 09 - 02 - 22 Account no. 10861509 Quote ref. NEF22+surname
Unfortunately payments cannot be made in credit/debit cards.

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.

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