Northern Easter Festival (2020 cancelled)

York Marriott Hotel, 10th - 12th April 2020

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, this event was cancelled.


This year the event is being run at the exciting new venue of the York Marriott Hotel.

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

To enter

Please enter with Yorkshire CBA, and not with the EBU. See below for details


2019 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

Day Times Description
Friday 10th April 1.30 pm - 5.10 pm Mixed & Open pairs
1.30 pm - 5.10 pm Improvers Pairs
7.00 pm - 10.40 pm Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)
Saturday 11th April 1.30 pm - 5.15 pm Swiss Pairs (four x 7-board matches)
5.15 pm - 6.30 pm Complimentary 2 course hot buffet supper
6.30 pm - 9.15 pm Swiss Pairs (three x 7-board matches)
Sunday 12th April 11.30 am - 7.15 pm Swiss Teams (seven x 7-board matches)
- with buffet lunch break after three matches
12.30 am - 4.00 pm Improvers Teams
Entry Fees
A Full Congress £102 (Juniors £60)
B Swiss Pairs £68 (Juniors £43)
C Swiss Teams £32 (Juniors £16)
D Mixed/Open Pairs £12 (Juniors £6)
IP Improver's pairs £12 (Juniors £6)
IT Improver's Teams £12 (Juniors £6)

Prices are per person.

Master Points

The Swiss events are fully Green Pointed; the Mixed and Open Pairs award Blue Points.


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

Venue and Tariff

The venue is the York Marriott Hotel, next to the racecourse. 2020 Rates Room rates B&B £157 per night for double occupancy, £147 single occupancy. There will be free parking (first come first served) and free tea & coffee throughout the congress. Dinner on Saturday is included.


* Enquiries & entries to: Stuart Davies [] 4 Moorhead Lane, Shipley, BD18 4JH An entry form will be available, along with further information, on their website at Cheques should be made payable to YCBA. Unfortunately payments cannot be made in credit/debit cards. You can however also pay by bank transfer as follows: Sort code 09 - 02 - 22 Account no. 10861509 Quote ref. NEF20+surname 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. Please then email Stuart confirming details of your entry.

Previous Winners

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

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