Office closed on Monday

The EBU office in Aylesbury will be closed on Monday 30th May for the Bank Holiday. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday. Don't forget that orders for the shop can be placed online.

June issue of English Bridge out now

The June issue of English Bridge has been sent to all eligible members, and is also available to read online via the members area for those members who have not accumulated enough magazine points to receive a printed version, those who prefer to read a digital version, or those members who wish to access the ‘web content’ to which the magazine links - the online version also has additional content.

For more information on accessing our online magazine archive, please read on...

England wins Teltscher Trophy

England won the Teltscher Trophy - the 'senior Camrose' competition for the British Isles - in Edinburgh at the weekend. The team of Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Robert Sheehan, Nicola Smith, Norman Selway and Chris Dixon dominated the event throughout, winning all ten of their matches and scoring 55% more VPs than the second placed team. The fight for second place was much more exciting, with the part-English Patrons team needing a big win in the final match against Ireland, and getting it.

Vacancies for EBED Trustee and Education & Development Officer

English Bridge Education and Development have two vacancies for which applications are now invited.

The charity seeks a new Trustee, and also an Education and Development Officer.

Further details are available on the EBED website. If you have any queries regarding either appointment, please ring the General Manager, Barry Capal, on 01296 317200.

Youth bridge camps this summer

Unfortunately English Bridge Education and Development will not be holding the Junior Teach-In this year, but there is still chance for juniors bridge players to attend residential bridge events this summer.

EBED is supporting the county bridge associations in Sussex and Oxfordshire, which are organising Summer Camps on 12-14 August and 3-4 September respectively. These events are open to children of all bridge/minibridge abilities.

See here for more information.

Top 50 clubs by players 2015/16

Every year we produce a list of the top 50 clubs by number of players in the year, and we are pleased to announce this year's list. The top 5 are available below, and the full list can be seen via the 'read more' link.

1 Richmond Bridge Club =
2 Wimbledon Bridge Club =
3 Kenilworth Bridge Club 1
4* West Midlands Bridge Club Limited 1
5 Bristol Bridge Club =

Fisher & Schwartz banned by EBL

It has been reported that Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz, the Israeli pair involved in one of the 'cheating scandals', have been banned by the EBL.

They have been banned from EBL events and activities for 5 years and are banned from playing as a partnership for life. Further details are yet to be released.

Entries open for 2016 Premier League

Applications are invited for those wishing to play in the 2016 Premier League.

The event takes place over three weekends in the autumn, and acts as an international trial, with the winners of the First Division earning selection to represent England in one weekend of the 2017 Camrose Trophy series, and in the European Champions' Cup 2017, if England qualifies. It is also part of the Championship Series, with points earned towards the Player of the Year competition.

Update: A Change of Date - Due to a clash with an international event we are now holding the third weekend of the Premier League on the reserve weekend date of 5th-6th November at West Midlands BC.

Applications for entry should be made to by 5th June 2016.

Further details are available on the event webpage.

Draw and schedule for European Championships announced

The draw and schedule for the European Championships, which take place in Budapest from 16th to 25th June, have been announced.

All events are round-robins within a single group, with 37 countries represented in the Open, 23 in the Women's and 24 in the Senior's competition.

Pianola free for a year to affiliated clubs

As a new benefit for affiliated clubs (old and new), we have arranged a deal for those wishing to try Pianola. As a part of your EBU affiliation you can use Pianola completely free of charge for twelve months.

Pianola allows clubs to manage their membership, communicate with their players, publish the club’s results and build a website. Players benefit from personal analysis of their performance and can use the system to advertise for a partner, when they need one. Pianola integrates closely with the EBU database in real time, so changes you make in Pianola are automatically and instantly replicated on the EBU database. Adding or removing members, uploading results, retrieving all your members' NGS and grade information - Pianola automates the whole process. Many of these features are unique to Pianola, and it is seen by many as the leading online platform for bridge clubs.

To take advantage of this offer contact and mention you're an EBU club.

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