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

Universal Membership rebates processed

Members who have played more than 150 club sessions in the 2016-17 financial year (1st April to 31st March) are entitled to a rebate on the Universal Membership subscription payments which they have paid. These rebates have been processed and are being held as credits on the members' EBU accounts. If you have a rebate you can see it by logging in to My EBU (for more details on this, click 'read more').

These credits can be used for entry to competitions or for purchase through The Bridge Warehouse.

Please note: these credits cannot be applied online - to use a credit for purchases or entries please telephone the Competitions Department (01296 317203) or Bridge Warehouse (01296 397851).

If you would prefer to have your credit transferred to you by BACS, then please contact julie@ebu.co.uk or call 01296 317200.

Welcome to three newly affiliated clubs

Welcome to three clubs which have recently affiliated with the EBU:

  • Cutthorpe Friendly Afternoon BC, Derbyshire - a new, friendly club, which plays at Cutthorpe Village Hall in Chesterfield. They start on 13th July, and there will be sessions on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, plus Sim Pairs and 'full day' events.
  • Market Harborough BC, Leicestershire - an established club in the centre of the town, which plays on Monday evenings.
  • Friends BC, Middlesex - They play in Hatch End, and will be hosting heats of Sim Pairs during the summer, with regular weekly sessions starting in September

Welcome to the Bridge Warehouse

Our shop has changed, and it’s not just the name which is new.

Following a comprehensive review of the shop, led by Graham Smith, one of the EBU directors, we identified a number of changes which should be made to ensure its continued success, and to take advantage of opportunities for it to grow. These changes will help it meet its core functions of providing bridge supplies to the widest number of members at the lowest possible prices, and ensure that it generates revenue which can be reinvested in the EBU. All profit from sales in the shop is reinvested by the EBU in activities and services for its members and affiliated clubs.

From today:

  • The shop will be called The Bridge Warehouse to reflect that it is open to all, and not just EBU members
  • The prices displayed will be the fully discounted prices - the price you see is now the price you pay, with no need to calculate your discounted price. This will help everyone see that on most items our prices are the lowest available
  • These prices will be available to everyone, as we hope this will increase sales to non-members and unaffiliated clubs, and increase the profits which the EBU can reinvest
  • We will have intermittent special offers which are available only to affiliated clubs, EBU members, and/or EBTA members

We hope that this is the start of an exciting, and profitable, new era for the shop which will ultimately benefit all members. If everyone shops at The Bridge Warehouse we will all be better off, so please support it.

A fuller article on the changes is available by clicking 'read more'.

England wins Corn Cairdis

The Corn Cairdis - the Cup of Friendship - has been won by England in the annual friendly match against Ireland. The events pits against each other teams representing the clubs, counties and officials of the EBU and of the CBAI. At half time on Saturday evening the Irish were winning but England turned it round on Sunday. The victorious EBU team is pictured (photo from Jane Scarfe).

Thanks to Norfolk Contract Bridge Association for hosting the event.