2021 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 thirty-eighth Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Congress will be held on Sunday, 25 April 2021 on Bridge Base Online (BBO).

The Congress will be a two session event. The afternoon session, starting at 1pm, will be a matchpointed Open Pairs Championship; 12 two-board rounds with barometer scoring and Swiss assignments.

The evening session, starting at 5pm, will be a Swiss Teams event with five 5-board matches, scored by imps converted to victory points using the BBO VP20 scale.

Each event will cost BB$4 per person and you must register on BBO in the two hours before the event. 

The events are run by SBU_E_BER. There is no need to pre-register, just turn up, pay and play. You may play in one or both events.

The Congress is open to all SBU members who have their BBO username registered on Mempad.

Late breaking news: Players who are members of another home union may also play, but must pre-register at https://forms.gle/YR6p5U7nuC3yScEHA so that we have your BBO username (SBU members do not have to pre-register).

SBU local master points will be awarded (SBU Congress Licence).

VIDEO on how to register for a BBO Pairs tournament

VIDEO on how to register for a BBO Swiss Teams tournament

Timetable

11am  Registration OPENS for Congress Pairs on BBO
(Competitive→All tournaments→Search for SBU_E_BER)
12.50pm Registration CLOSES for Congress Pairs
1-4pm Congress Pairs
3pm Registration OPENS for Congress Teams on BBO
4.50pm Registration CLOSES for Congress Teams
5-8.30pm Congress Teams

Important

  • The Congress Pairs will run with the +allavail+ option, so we will wait a couple of minutes for registered players to come online.
  • The Congress Teams will NOT run with the  +allavail+ option: if you are not online at the start, you will not be able to play
  • For the Congress Teams, register as a pair and the select your teammates (guide below). If you do not select teammates, you may get a different pair.
  • Chat to SBU_E_BER for assistance.

Substitutes

In order to avoid robots filling the spare places, if you wish to be a substitute then please contact Paul at congress@berwickbridgeclub.co.uk. We need one pair for the pairs and one to three pairs for the teams.

Substititutes are not guaranteed to play, but do not need to be SBU members. Substititutes will play for free and are eligible for master points and prizes.


 

BROCHURE

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

BBO - How to register for the Swiss Teams tournament

Congress results

   

A list of pairs winners is available here.

  A full list of teams winners is available here.
2021        
2020  

Cancelled

 

Cancelled

2019  

Congress Pairs

George Martin and Brian Thomas

 

Congress Swiss Teams

Sandy Moor, Garneth Ellis, Brian Griffiths, Louis Moore 

2018  

Congress Pairs

Joan and Tom Dowie

 

Congress Swiss Teams

Shona and David Anderson, Tom Bagnall, Andrew Harborow

2017  

Congress Pairs

Margaret and Jimmy Phin

 

Congress Teams

Liz Barr, 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, Jane Miller

 

37th Berwick Congress 2019

Once again the congress was expertly directed by Julia Palmer and everyone was bullied by Paul Gipson, so the congress ran smoothly and on time. The prizes were presented by Christine McCreath, Berwick President, and special guest Eddie McGeough, SBU President.

George Martin and Brian Thomas

George Martin and Brian Thomas, pairs winners

Jim Wilkinson and Catriona Gardiner

Jim Wilkinson and Catriona Gardiner, pairs runners-up

Louis Moore, Garneth Ellis, Sandy Moor, Brian Griffiths

Louis Moore, Garneth Ellis, Sandy Moor, Brian Griffiths: Swiss Teams winners

Brian Thomas, Graham Fisher, Malcolm McCardle, George Martin

Brian Thomas, Graham Fisher, Malcolm McCardle, George Martin: Swiss Teams runners-up

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.

Tom and Joan Dowie

Tom and Joan Dowie, pairs winners

Shona and David Anderson, Tom Bagnall, and Andrew Harborow

Shona and David Anderson, Tom Bagnall, and Andrew Harborow, Swiss Teams winners

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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