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). 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.

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

Alford BC affiliates with the EBU

We are pleased to welcome Alford Bridge Club, which has affiliated with the EBU.

The club plays on Thursday evenings in Alford, in east Lincolnshire.

Titchfield BC granted charitable status

Titchfield Bridge Club has recently applied for, and has been granted, charitable status as a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). They would be very happy to provide advice, documentation and other info to other clubs affilliated to the EBU if they are thinking of going down this route. The Committee's email address is 2016_tbc_committee@emaildodo.com.

EBU Small Grant Funding for Affiliated Clubs and Counties

The Board of the EBU have decided to create a Small Grants Fund for grants to EBU affiliated Clubs or Counties, and have delegated the operation and grant making decisions to the General Manager.

The idea is that we will consider proposals for such expenditure as a dealing machine or electronic scoring devices. Any approved grants would be based upon a “matched funding” basis only.

Clubs will be required to provide details and accounts to support their application. The idea is to offer grants to those clubs or counties that would otherwise have difficulty in affording an item.

Supported applications should be made, by email, to the General Manager at barry@ebu.co.uk. Please note that there is only a limited amount in the fund and when it is gone it is gone; continuing affiliation by clubs will be a specific requirement along with a potential for other conditions which may vary for each applicant.

Update: Due to an overwhelming response, applications are suspended at present.