At the English Bridge Union we believe that the long term future of bridge in England is dependent on involving young people in the game. We do this through two initiatives which we fund through our Youth and Education Trust: Minibridge in Schools and Junior Internationals.
The English Bridge Union is committed to the development of Bridge, and consequently puts great emphasis on education and learning. These pages have something for everyone: for those wanting to learn how to play, for those wanting to improve their game, for wannabe teachers, teachers looking for refresher courses or further qualifications and for those who want to become tournament directors at local club, county, national and even international level.
Are you a primary school teacher, and want to introduce Minibridge to your school? We have lots of resources to help you get started.
Really Easy Events
These events are similar to normal EBU congresses but are specifically designed for newer players to attend. Players can have up to about 5 years' playing experience, but the speed of play is generally slower than in a normal club and the experieince can be very varied. Whilst we welcome a more experienced player attending with a novice, we now place an upper limit of experience on attendance. All players must be below the rank of 3* Master (20,000 master points).
On 24 January the All Party Parliamentary Group demonstrated their further support for the development of duplicate bridge, by inviting eighteen pupils from two primary schools to the Houses of Parliament to play a game of Minibridge. The schools that attended were from London: St Peter's - Eaton Square and St Christina's School, and have been playing Minibridge for two years.
The EBU’s Youth and Education Trust is a registered charity that helps develop young bridge players in England through its support of Minibridge in schools and by providing opportunities for our junior internationals to build their skills on the world stage.
This valuable work needs your support to help our projects reach as many young people as possible. If you would like to make a donation you can find out the easiest way to do so by clicking here.
To find out more about our charity and the important work we do please click here.