Clubs

Welcome to the home page for Clubs!

This is where you will find all news which is relevant to EBU affiliated clubs.

Since April 2010, the EBU has been funded through Universal Membership which means that anyone playing in an EBU-affiliated club (provided they are a member of that club) automatically becomes a member of the EBU and pays a small subscription amount each time they play.

If your club is not yet affiliated read about the Benefits of Affiliation. To affiliate complete the Application Form (valid from 01-04-16 to 31-03-17). Affiliated clubs may choose to use the 'affiliated clubs logo'.

For a full directory of EBU affiliated clubs please visit the Club Directory.

Event Focus is the newsletter for clubs, and is produced four times each year. See here for an archive of these newsletters.

The EBU is always available to give advice and assistance to affiliated clubs - please contact us on 01296 317200, or send us an email, with any questions you may have.

Similarly if you would like any information on the services we offer, and to find out more about the benefits of affiliation, please get in touch.

Club News

Teaching survey of EBU affiliated clubs

Affiliated clubs have been invited to take a survey on the teaching of beginners which goes on at their club - or the reasons why none is done if that is the case. The information from this survey will be used to help the EBU formulate its policy on this aspect of education. A link to the survey was emailed to all clubs on Friday 29th January. If you club has not received a link to the survey please contact us.

Clubs which participate in the survey will be entered into a draw, with three randomly chosen clubs receiving credit to spend at the EBU Shop.

Club Liaison Officer wanted

We are looking for someone to take on the role of Club Liaison Officer. The position will be Aylesbury-based but with the likelihood of England-wide travel to visit with clubs, and some home working. The job description may be found here.

If you are interested in the position please send your CV to Barry Capal, EBU General Manager, at barry@ebu.co.uk. Applications will close on Friday 19th February.

Stretford BC affiliate

Welcome to Stretford Bridge Club which has affiliated with the EBU.

They play on five days of the week, with classes for improvers, and a host system for their afternoon sessions. Visitors are always welcome. See their website for full details of their sessions.

As the name suggests they play in Stretford, in south west Manchester.

EBUScore now available

We are pleased to announce that EBUScore is now available.

EBUScore is the new name for the software developed by Jeff Smith, and which has previously carried the names PairsScorer and TeamsScorer. It is available free of charge to affiliated clubs. Information is available here, and this help site carries information on switching to, and using, EBUScore.

Whilst we hope that EBUScore will become the standard for our affiliated clubs, there is no necessity to switch to it unless your club wishes to do so.