Berwick Congress

The Berwick Congress is a popular and friendly one-day congress held annually on a Sunday around the end of April or start of May.

The 37th Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club Congress will be on Sunday 28 April 2019.

The Congress welcomes all EBU and SBU members, unaffiliated players, plus anyone from further afield who is in the area, but pre-entry is required as we cannot accept entries on the day as we are usually full. Entries are limited to 54 pairs.

Online entries are preferred and this link will go live when entries open

The Congress is a two session event: the afternoon session, starting at 1pm, is an Open Pairs Championship with duplicated boards played across all sections and computerised scoring across the field.

The evening session, starting at about 5.30pm, is a Swiss Teams event with four 6-board matches. Duplicated boards will be played in all matches with computerised scoring. An Australian movement will be used so that every teams' home table remains the same throughout the session.

An excellent meal is provided between the afternoon and evening sessions, taking the form of a hot buffet, a vegetarian option, and some salads. In view of the start-time, and for some people lengthy travelling time, we provide soup and rolls before the start.

The profit from the Congress (and often a little more), after prize money, is normally given to a local charity of the Committee’s choice. Last year £500 was donated to The Grove School, a state special school for children who have complex learning needs.

If you want further details of the 2019 congress, please contact congress@berwickbridgeclub.co.uk.

Berwick Rugby Football Club telephone: 01289 306416

 

Congress results

2018  

Congress Pairs

Joan and Tom Dowie

 

Congress Swiss Teams

Shona and David Anderson, Tom Bagnall, and Andrew Harborow

2017  

Congress Pairs

Margaret and Jimmy Phin

 

Congress Teams

Liz Barr and Ritchie Thompson, Norman and Bett Morrison

2016  

Congress Pairs
Fiona Greenwood & Veronica Guy

(frequencies)

 

Congress Teams
George Martin, Brian Thomas, Derrick Peden, Malcolm McCardle

2015  

Congress Pairs
Brian Thomas & George Martin

 

Congress Teams
Reg Drysdale, Jean Mole, Ros French, Diana Drysdale

2014  

Congress Pairs
Veronica Guy & Moray Jeffrey

 

Congress Teams
Reg Drysdale, Jean Mole, Ros French, Diana Drysdale

2013  

Congress Pairs
Peter & Martin Stephens

  Congress Teams
Catriona Gardiner, Jane Harper, Elizabeth Peckham and Jane Miller

 

36th Berwick Congress 2018

Once again the congress was expertly directed by Julia Palmer and moderately scored by Paul Gipson. Everyone seemed to enjoy the catering and the congress ran smoothly and on time.

Rosie and Rodger

Rosie Crockett and Rodger Urquhart - second in the pairs

 

Liz and Ritchie

Liz Barr and Ritchie Thompson - third in the pairs

 

Bett and Norman

The Morrisons - fourth in the pairs

 

 

35th Berwick Congress 2017

This year's congress was expertly run by Julia Palmer and scored by Ian Ross.

Berwick Congress Pairs winners

Congress Pairs winners - Margaret and Jimmy Phin, with President Garneth Ellis

Congress Teams winners

Congress Teams winners - Liz Barr, Norman Morrison, Bett Morrison, Ritchie Thompson

Many thanks to all the Berwick members who helped make the congress a success.

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