The major Devon Bridge Congress. An open Congress held annually in Torquay.
The congress is usually held in early April, it was cancelled in 2020 and took place on RealBridge in 2021 due to Covid-19.
Devon County Congress 2022
No decision has yet been made about the date of the 2022 congress or whether it will be on RealBridge (likely) or face to face.
This spring congress usually features a ten match green pointed Swiss Pairs on Friday and Saturday followed by a seven-match green pointed Swiss Teams on Sunday. The programme on Saturday has no play in the morning allowing players to enjoy the attractions in Torquay.
If on RealBridge, there are 6 or 7 matches of Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and 6 or 7 matches of Swiss Teams on the Sunday.
How to Enter
Entries will probably open in March 2022.
The Usual F2F Programme
(Online Swiss pairs and Swiss Teams start at 11am and have a 45-60 minute break).
|Friday||7.30pm to 10.30pm||Swiss Pairs (3 x 7-board matches)|
|Saturday||1pm to 5.15pm||Swiss Pairs (4 x 7-board matches)
Tea break (no charge) after two rounds
|7.30pm to 10.30pm||Swiss Pairs (3 x 7-board matches)|
|Sunday||11am to 2.30pm||Swiss Teams (4 x 7-board matches)|
|2.30pm to 3.30pm||Break with tea/coffee (no charge).
Pre-ordered sandwich & muffin platter
(£20 per team pre-paid with bridge entry).
|3.30pm to 6.30pm||Swiss Teams (3 x 7-board matches)|
2021 Swiss Pairs winners: Mike Walsh & Imogen La Chapelle tied with Kath Nelson & Steve Auchterlonie
2021 Swiss Teams winners: Irving & Joy Blakely and Warner Solomon & Ian Walsh