Clubs

Welcome to the home page for Clubs!

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

We also produced a quarterly online newsletter for clubs - Club Management Focus - and past issues are collated here.

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, then please read about the Benefits of Affiliation. You can also read a series of articles from EBU Chairman, Jeremy Dhondy, in Bridge magazine in which he explains what the EBU is doing to help clubs, players, and the game in general, in England, and outlines the benefits of affiliating and supporting the national governing body - Bridge magazine articles.

To affiliate download and complete the one of the following forms:

We hope affiliated clubs will choose to use the 'affiliated clubs logo'.

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

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

Aviva offers funding for community projects

Clubs may be interested in applying for a grant through the Aviva Community Fund. Grants of £1,000 to £25,000 are given, with some going to those winning a public vote, and others to projects which impress a panel of judges.

A scheme to provide bridge would fit in the 'health and wellbeing' category, which cites improving mental health and reducing loneliness amongst its examples.

Please see the website for more details.

Please note that the EBU is not involved with the scheme, and is only passing on this information. We have no further knowledge beyond what is available to all on the website.

Learn to play with Bridge for All this autumn

Autumn is the ideal time to start learning to play bridge, with lots of lessons beginning around the country in the next few weeks. Many of these will be using Bridge for All, the national learning programme administered by the national bridge charity English Bridge Education & Development.

Bridge for All offers a range of books and courses to enable you to learn in a way which best suits you, whether that is one lesson a week, or a more intensive course.

To help introduce the options available, EBED has produced the video below. Please share it with anyone who may be interested in learning to play. If you want to display the video on your website please get in touch.

For more information on learning through Bridge for All visit the EBED website, or contact them.

EBUScore manual now available

A new manual, to help those who use, or want to start using, EBUScore, is now available.

EBUScore is the bridge scoring program provided and maintained by the English Bridge Union. It is available free for affiliated clubs, counties and EBTA teachers. They can download the software via My EBU.

Updated Blue and White Books for 2017 now available

The annual updates to the Blue Book and White Book have been made by the Laws & Ethics Committee. There finalised versions can now be viewed and downloaded.

There is also a summary 'poster' covering the significant changes in the Blue Book. This is available for clubs to print off and make available on their noticeboard, or to distribute to interested members.

Please note that new regulations relating to ‘strong’ bids have replaced the Extended Rule of 25 - see the Blue Book for more details.

The content of these books applies to all events held on or after 1st August 2017.