Diary Changes 2017-18

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information in the diary is accurate, some changes are made after the diary has gone to print. Please therefore note the following changes and additions to the information in the 2017-18 diary.

All corrections/updates were added to this page prior to the diary being distributed unless noted.

Event/Item Page Notes Added/updated
EBU Committees 6 Barry Capal is no longer a member of the Editorial Board, following his retirement. He has been replaced by the new General Manager, Gordon Rainsford.
Current organisation of the EBU 7 Gordon Rainsford has replaced Barry Capal as General Manager
Robin Barker has been appointed to the EBU staff as Deputy Chief Tournament Director - robin@ebu.co.uk
Donna Wright has joined EBED as Chief Exceutive - donna@ebedcio.org.uk
EBU Committees and Staff 7 Lou Hobhouse's telephone number is 07905 038575 11/9/17
EBU Panel of Tournament Directors 8 Robin Barker is now Deputy Chief Tournament Director
Peter Randall's phone number is 07703 780800
Sarah Amos's number has changed to 07930 503746
Jonathan Lilycrop has been promoted to Senior Congress TD
Announcing and Alerting Summary 20 There have been some small additions to this in light of changes to the Blue Book in August 2017. Please see here for the updated summary. 6/8/17
Junior Entry Fees 27 The EBU Online Games are also excluded from those competitions in which juniors receive half price entry. 23/8/17
Guernsey Congress 31 Swiss teams schedule has been updated to three x eight board rounds as opposed to two x twelve board rounds as previously advertised. 11/8/17
Ranked Masters Pairs 33 This will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Daventry, not in Solihull as stated 3/11/17
National Pairs 34 The final will be held at Wyboston Lakes Resort, and not in Daventry as stated 3/11/17
Corwen Trophy 36 This will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Daventry, not in Northampton as stated 3/11/17
Entry deadlines 39 The deadline for entering the NICKO is now 25th September. 10/8/17
Junior and Schools Events 40 The 2018 Young Bridge Challenge will take place on 10th March
EBU Residential Events 43 The Really Easy Weekend in October will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick, not in Stratford-upon-Avon
Premier League 44 This year there will be three divisions. On the first weekend Division 3 will play at Wimbledon BC. On the second weekend they will play at the Young Chelsea BC.
August 2018 The dates for the 2018 Summer Meeting are confirmed as 3rd to 7th and 15th to 19th August 3/11/17