Spring Bank Holiday Congress

29th – 31st May 2021, RealBridge

A relaxed congress held over the three-day holiday. The Championship Pairs is 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 forty 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:

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.


2019 Championships Pairs A Final - Nathalie Shashou & Nick Sandqvist Championships Pairs B Final - Robin Wright & Alan Wilson Swiss Pairs - Todor Tiholov & James Thrower Swiss Teams - David Gold, Catherine Seale, Phil King, Kevin Castner

Event not held in 2020

Day Times Description
Saturday 11:30am - 2:45pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 1
3:30pm - 7:00pm Championship Pairs qualifier, session 2
Sunday 11.30am - 3:00pm Pairs Finals, session 1 (24 boards)
11.30am - 2.45pm Swiss Pairs, session 1 (3 x 7-board matches)
3.30pm - 8.00pm Pairs Finals, session 2 (27 boards)
3.15pm - 7.30pm 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)
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.

Closing date for entries and system cards is 21st May 2021

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).


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

2021 Venue Information

To be played on RealBridge in 2021