Laws and Ethics

Welcome to the EBU Laws and Ethics pages, the home of all our resources on the Laws of the game. Whether you want to get a ruling, arrange an appeal, download one of our forms, browse through our many publications or find out about TD training, you should find the information you're looking for here.

Laws and Ethics News

New TD Forum available

In response to requests, we have established a TD forum where you can ask questions and discuss matters of interest. It is open to everyone - not just restricted to qualified TDs - and anyone needing help with any matter relating to the Laws can use it.

Since the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 have fairly recently come into effect, we anticipate that there may be a number of questions that TDs will have that more experienced colleagues may be able to help with.

The forum is available at: https://www.ebu.co.uk/forum

Update: A sub-forum for those wishing to ask questions about scoring has been added.

Ten TDs receive promotions

Congratulations to the ten Tournament Directors who achieved a promotion to the level of County TD at the recent County Directors weekend. The successful TDs were:

Srimath Agalawatte John Dagnall *
Jim Edwards Gareth Evans *
Nicky Ferguson * Mark Hooper *
Rob Richardson Keith Spencer
Jean Stelfox Steve Wright

* - passed with distinction

Max Bavin awarded WBF Gold Medal

Congratulations to Max Bavin, who has been awarded the World Bridge Federation's Gold Medal in recognition of his services over many years as the WBF's Head TD - a position from which he has recently retired.

The award was announced by WBF President Gianarrigo Rona at the World Championships which concluded this weekend in Lyon. Max became the EBU's Chief TD in 1986 (leaving the position in 2012) and was appointed the WBF's Head TD in 2003.

2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge now in use in EBU competitions

The updates to the Laws of Duplicate Bridge made in 2017 by the WBF are now in use in EBU competitions. Clubs and counties should ensure that they have introduced the new laws by the end of September.

More information, and useful documents, are available here.

EBED will be running a course on the changes to the laws - information is available on their website.