Northern Midweek Congress

23rd – 25th August 2022, DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort, Brigg, Lincolnshire

A fully Green-pointed Tuesday to Thursday midweek congress featuring a 3-session ‘all play through’ Championship Pairs event and a one-day Swiss Teams event. Entry fees and prizes have traditionally been specially reduced for this particular congress. This was extended from 2015 so that there is no prize money but entry fees are reduced correspondingly. Both events will be ‘stratified’ into three categories with extra Master Points available for those in the "B" or "C" categories. For the pairs event, the categories are below Regional Master, below Life Master and Open. The schedule includes time to enjoy the hotel's health club and spa facilities, or enjoy attractions in the area.

Join us for the Northern Midweek Congress at the 4 star Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort. Set in stunning 190 acres of woodland and countryside, the hotel offers superb leisure facilities including a 27 hole championship golf course, with excellent motorway links to major cities.

To enter

Entries are now open!



Championships Pairs - Alan Mould & John Holland
Swiss Teams - Alan Jarvis, Tom Cohen, Alan Hayward & Robert Dixon

Event did not take place in 2020 or 2021

Day Times Description
Tuesday 7.30pm - 11.00pm Stratified Championship Pairs, Session 1
Wednesday 2.00pm - 5.30pm Stratified Championship Pairs, Session 2
7.30pm - 11.00pm Stratified Championship Pairs, Session 3
Thursday 11.00am - 2.00pm Stratified Swiss Teams, 3 x 7-board matches
2.30pm - 6.30pm Stratified Swiss Teams, 4 x 7-board matches
Details of the timetable may be subject to change
Entry Fees
Code Event Price
(A) Full Congress £72
(B) Stratified Championship Pairs £48
(C) Stratified Swiss Teams £33
Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance.
Closing date for entries is 21st August 2022

Master Points

Fully Green Pointed based on the final rankings in the Championship Pairs and matches won plus final rankings in the Swiss Teams (see also above regarding ‘Stratification’).


Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Venue and Tariff

Venue for 2022

The Double Tree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort is situated two minutes from Junction 4 of the M180 and with ease of access from M18, and M1.

The old town of Hull with its maritime history and museum quarter is within reach and well worth a visit. Take a trip out to Lincoln and visit the castle and take the Medieval Wall Walk… view Lincoln Cathedral, which for almost 300 years was the tallest building in the world and still boasts fine architecture.

As its title suggests this hotel boasts excellent spa and golf facilities including a 27-hole championship golf course. Walkers can enjoy the idyllic location, set in 190 acres of woodland and surrounding countryside. The hotel offers an airy grill restaurant where you take included breakfast and evening meal, and light lunches and snacks can be purchased from the relaxed lounge bar during the day. The EBU Congress is held in the Tennyson Suite.

Accommodation bookings should be made with First for Bridge via their website or 01858 435646.

Please note: the bridge programme for this event should be booked separately for this event. The easiest way to book is online via your My EBU. Alternatively you can call 01296 317203 or email

First for Bridge accommodation package includes: 

2 nights in 4 * accommodation on a half board basis

All prices below are per person for 2 nights of half board basis:
Twin/double room share: £168
Double sole use: £198

Deposit: £50 

Previous Winners

2021 - event not held
2020 - event not held
2019 Northern Midweek Congress results
2018 Northern Midweek Congress results
2017 Northern Midweek Congress results
2016 Northern Midweek Congress results
2015 Northern Midweek Congress results
2014 Telford Midweek Congress results
2013 Telford Midweek Congress results
Previous winners at the congress

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