EBU 75th Anniversary
Over 75 Years Dedicated to Duplicate Bridge in England

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday to all our members

You will be receiving your special 75th Anniversary issue of English Bridge Magazine very soon. We hope you enjoy reading about 75 years of bridge playing in England along with the history of your national bridge organisation. And don’t forget to try your hand at the competition for the possibility of winning £100 worth of EBU vouchers which can be used on the wide range of products from the shop or for entry to EBU competitions.

We will be running events in this coming year to celebrate our 75th birthday including...

  • 75th Anniversary Mixed Pivot Teams Championships in Brighton at EBU Summer Congress in August
  • Journalists’ day in London in September. Primary School children will be given the opportunity to introduce Minibridge to journalists over lunch.
  • A match between Primary School children and members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Development of Bridge will take place at the Houses of Parliament in November.
  • A 75th Anniversary House of Lords V House of Commons bridge match with many bridge playing parliamentarians from the past taking part in the event.

We are delighted that our Women’s Team have qualified for the Venice Cup in this, our 75th anniversary year. The Venice Cup, the most prestigious womens world event, takes place this October in the Netherlands. As always we will keep you posted on the event, the play and results.

This is also the year of the Junior European Championships. We are sending two teams, our Under 20s and our Under 25s – individuals in both teams won Silver in the World Bridge Championships in Philadelphia in 2010. Once again, we will keep you up-to-date with the action and results on your EBU Homepage.

In this, our 75th anniversary year, we will continue the work started three quarters of a century ago, to develop duplicate bridge in England. Look out for services to our affiliated clubs including a new club manager’s handbook, an enhanced simultaneous pairs programme and the launch of the newly elected National Club Committee. We will also be looking to the future to attract more volunteers at national level to build on the investment and development that has been made over these 75 years from those dedicated to the game.

Don’t forget to let Matt and Elena know about any special events you might be holding to celebrate our birthday.

I wish you the very best for this coming year. Enjoy your bridge whether you are playing at club, county, national or international level.

Sally Bugden, Chairman, English Bridge Union