The Scarborough Bridge Congress was first held in 1982 at the Corner Complex, and this year is again at the Downe Arms in Wykeham. The Congress is held over three days in March or April each year, and is open to bridge players country-wide. Trophies are awarded to all competition winners, and prizes to leaders in the field in all competitions. The Scarborough Bridge Congress is a Master Points Congress and is licensed by The English Bridge Union. In 2016, the Congress will be held over the weekend of 15th April - 17th April. 

The Downe Arms is situated on Main Street in the village of Wykeham near Scarborough. Telephone  for the venue is 01723 - 862471 and a map can be viewed by clicking here.


Friday, 15th April 2016

Start Time - 7:15 pm

Mixed Pairs for the John Turner Trophy

Ladies Pairs for the Isobel Laughton Rose Bowl

Mens Pairs for the Ethel Wiseman Trophy

There will be a refreshment break at approximately 8:30 pm

Saturday, 16th April 2016

Start Time - 1:30 pm

Championship Pairs (Qualifying)

Tea - 4:45 pm 

Start Time - 6:00 pm

Championship Pairs Final for the Non Expert Trophy

Consolation Final for the Betts-Bramley Cup

Non-Qualifiers will play in an Open event

          The leading "non-expert" pair will receive the Non Expert Trophy.

          The leading "Scarborough" pair will receive the Keith Pell Trophy

Sunday, 17th April 2016

Start Time - 1:00 pm

Swiss Teams Championship for the Hilda Langrick Salver. (6 X 8 board matches)

Tea - 4:00 pm 

The Muriel Everatt Victor Ludorum Trophy will be presented to the winner of the most master points over the weekend.


  Fees                                             Standard             Student

Full Congress                               70.00                 45.00

Friday                                           12.00                   8.00

Saturday Championship Pairs      32.00                 22.50

Sunday Swiss Teams                    32.00                 22.50

Meals included in the price:

Friday: Sandwiches, Tea or Coffee

Saturday and Sunday

Carvery with choice of 2 Roasts, 1 Pie, 1 Vegetarian dish

Choice of sweets

Complementary Tea / Coffee on Arrival Sat/Sun


The Congress is organised by Pauline Cooper ( Tel: 01653 658455

Tournament Director - Helen Barr

Download an entry form

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The Downe Arms: