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2024 (74th) Congress

5 - 7 January 2024

Welcome to the homepage of the Midlands Counties Congress

We are planning Midlands Counties organised 9-high games during the coming season on : Saturdays 2nd December, 27th January 2024, 2nd March.

The planned September session has now been cancelled - seems like to many players are away.  Back in December,.

These all take place on Realbridge and we hope that one of our leading young internationals, Ben Norton, will be able to do a Q&A session for about half an hour immediately after the game.  These sit alongside other restricted-NGS events organised by different counties (Cumbria here, Kent here idc)


74th Midland Counties Congress
74th Midland Counties Congress

5 - 7 January 2024

At: West Midlands Bridge Club

909 Warwick Road

Solihull, B91 3EP

Organiser (Peter Abbott): 07802 170900



Friday @ 2pm - Open Pairs - Blue Pointed 
Comprising: Mixed Pairs, Flitch, Ladies' Pairs & Men's Pairs - 24 Boards


Friday @ 7pm - Open Teams - Blue Pointed   - 24 Boards


Saturday @ 12pm - Swiss Pairs - Green Pointed
(finish circa 7:30pm) - 49 Boards - There will be a break of approximately 1 hour after match 3


Sunday @ 11am - Swiss Teams - Green Pointed
(finish circa 6:30pm) - 49 Boards - There will be a break of approximately 1 hour after match 3

Click for Programme Detail


Please note that entry is only confirmed once acknowledgement of receipt of payment is received

*See Terms & Conditions, which you agree to when you enter and/or play

Please complete and submit the entry form below

Entry Form 2024


Friday Afternoon - £5 per player

Friday Evening£5 per player

Saturday - £25 per player

Sunday - £25 per player

Full Congress - £50 per player

Please make your entry below, payment details will be sent to you by return email (please check junk mail if not received), and please note:

  • Name - Please enter your First Name and Surname, and the same for all players you are entering
  • Email Address & Telephone Number in case we need to contact you.
  • EBU Number (or your NBO number).
  • Events - Please tick the events you are entering (and for all the players)


If you have any problems or questions, please email Peter Abbott or call on 07802 170900

PLEASE NOTE that it will be assumed that if 4 players are listed they will constitute the Team for any Team event entered.

If this is not the case then please use the comments field below to explain.

When you submit your entry, you will be sent an email containing payment instructions (please check your SPAM/JUNK folder if you do not receive this)

Your entry will be confirmed on receipt of payment.  Thank you

* = A required field

Terms & Conditions
Upon payment of entry fees, or playing in any part of the Congress, you agree to the Terms & Conditions.



Photographs will be taken of prize winners and published on the Internet.  In addition, general photographs will be taken and published.  Photos may be used in promotional material. 
Anyone not wishing to have their photograph taken should speak to the photographer, or congress organiser.

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2023 Roll of Honour
2023 Roll of Honour

Congratulations to Winners:

Mixed Pairs (Peter Millar Plate):
Diana Thorne & Peter Randall

Flitch (Standish Salver):
Lin & Ron Birch

Ladies’ Pairs (Allen Cup):
Babs Matthews & Joyce White

Men’s Pairs (Hudson Cup):
Bob Marchbank & Geoff Fox

Championship Pairs (Hayward Bowl):
Giles Ip & Andy Cope

Swiss Pairs (Foster Cup) - Stratification A:

Will Roper & Norman Selway

Swiss Pairs (Cooke Porter Cup) - Stratification B:

Richard Milne & Pravin Tailor

Swiss Pairs (West Midlands Trophy) - Stratification C:

Ewa Hardwick & Michael Powell

Swiss Teams (Hayward Cup) - Stratification A:

Giles Ip, Aleksandar Lishkov, Iain Roberts, Alan Oddie

Swiss Teams (Littleford Healey Cup) - Stratification B:

Maureen Ledger, Steve Simmons, Geoffrey Herbert, Jimmy Ledger

Swiss Teams (Joyce Hare Plate) - Stratification C:

Chris Lynn, Mike Lynn, Anne Brown, Chris Brown

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