Spring Bank Holiday Congress

3rd – 5th June 2022, venue TBC

A relaxed congress held over the three-day holiday.

Championship Pairs

A four-session event with a two-session qualifying round on the Saturday, leading to a pair of two-session 'all play-all' finals for the top thirty six pairs on Sunday. The non-qualifying players move in to the Swiss Pairs.

Swiss Pairs

Please note that the Swiss Pairs is now a one-day event on the Sunday.

Swiss Teams

The Swiss Teams event is stratified and suits a whole range of players from Club Master to Grand Master. Stratification will be in 3-levels:

To enter

The easiest way to enter is online through My EBU. Log-in and select 'Book Events' from the Utilities menu. You can also call 01296 317203 or email comps@ebu.co.uk.

For 9-High Improvers Pairs, enter via KCBA website (please note pre-entry is essential).

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 been working hard to keep bridge going over the last 18 months, but with the pandemic still affecting everything, we also need to work hard to keep the EBU going financially. Despite taking advantage of all government support that has been available, making a number of staff redundant and cutting costs everywhere we can, we will still be using our reserves at an unsustainable rate. With the furlough scheme coming to an end shortly this will only get worse.

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

Championships Pairs A Final - Bob Brown & Alan Hayward
Championships Pairs B Final - Keith Joules & David Beck
Improvers Pairs - Barbara Antrobus & Lesley Sixsmith
Swiss Teams - Sam AnoyrkatisHarry AnoyrkatisVenetia Anoyrkatis & Bjorn Ahl

Timetable
Day Times Description
Saturday 11:30am - 1:45pm 9-High Improvers Pairs (18 boards) on BBO
11:30am - 2:45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1
2:30pm - 4:45pm 9-High Improvers Pairs (18 boards) on BBO
3:30pm - 6:45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2
Sunday 11:30am - 2:45pm Pairs Finals, session 1 (24 boards)
11:30am - 2:45pm Swiss Pairs, session 1 (3 x 7-board matches)
3:30pm - 7:10pm Pairs Finals, session 2 (28 boards)
3:15pm - 7:10pm Swiss Pairs, session 2 (4 x 7-board matches)
Monday 11:30am - 2:40pm Stratified Swiss Teams, session 1 (3 x 7-board matches)
3:10pm - 7:15pm Stratified Swiss Teams, session 2 (4 x 7-board matches)
Details of the timetable may be subject to change
Entry Fees
Code Event Price
(A) Full Congress £100
(B) Championship Pairs £72
(C) Swiss Pairs only £38
(D) Swiss Teams only £38
(E) Both Swiss events £72

Entry fees are per player and should be made in advance. The fees above are for 2021, and may change for 2022

Closing date for entries and system cards is 21st May 2022

Master Points

Sunday and Monday events are fully Green Pointed. Blue Points are awarded in the Championship Pairs qualifying rounds (but all finalists are guaranteed a Green Point award).

Agreements

Level 4 agreements are permitted in all events.

Please can you email your Convention Card in the correct format (WBF for Trials and EBU card for EBU Congresses) to EBUConventionCards@gmail.com. We will send you a link to a pdf version which you can then provide at the table for your opponents.

Venue and Tariff

2022 Venue Information

Details TBC