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 36th Berwick-upon-Tweed Bridge Club Congress will be on Sunday 29 April 2018 at the Berwick Rugby Club.

The Congress is now full but you may join the waiting list -
typically an extra pair or two are needed

Pairs entries: 54 (max 54)
Teams entries: 26 (max 26)
Waiting list: 0

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. Entries are limited to 54 pairs.

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. For the first time 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.

Most of the Congress surplus is given back as prize money, after which a sum is donated to a charity of the Committee’s choice.

Please use one of these entry forms to enter the Congress:

If you want further details of the 2018 congress, please contact

Berwick Rugby Football Club telephone: 01289 306416


Congress results


Congress Pairs


Congress Swiss Teams


Congress Pairs

Margaret and Jimmy Phin


Congress Teams

Liz Barr and Ritchie Thompson, Norman and Bett Morrison


Congress Pairs
Fiona Greenwood & Veronica Guy



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


Congress Pairs
Brian Thomas & George Martin


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


Congress Pairs
Veronica Guy & Moray Jeffrey


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


Congress Pairs
Peter & Martin Stephens

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


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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