3rd – 5th June 2022, venue TBC
A relaxed congress held over the three-day holiday.
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.
Please note that the Swiss Pairs is now a one-day event on the Sunday.
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:
For 9-High Improvers Pairs, enter via KCBA website (please note pre-entry is essential).
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.
|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)|
|(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
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).
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
2021 - results
2020 - event not held
Spring Bank Holiday Pairs - the history
Spring Bank Holiday Teams - the history
Find a partner/team mates
If you are looking for a partner or team mates for this congress, please email firstname.lastname@example.org