TD Training - County Director Courses

More advanced training is also provided for aspiring County Directors. We run a 1-day County TD Preparation Day in mid-May. This is for those who need some practice at the type of material that will be tested on the main weekend. It is also suitable for those who want a 'refresher day' but who do not intend to go any further. The main course continues to be run as a weekend residential event, once a year.

County TD Preparation Day

The 2017 course will be held at the EBU Headquarters in Aylesbury on Saturday 20th May 2017. We will use material from previous County courses to give people a flavour of harder book and judgement rulings. It will also cover use of the White Book (the TD Guide). There will be a limit of 12 places. Course fee £55. Bookings should be made through the Competitions Department in the usual way.

Further details available from Richard Banbury - 01296 317218 or by email:

County Director's and County Refresher Courses

The 2017 event will be held on 16th - 17th September at the Coventry Hilton. The course fee for 2017 is £200 for residential delegates (one night dinner, bed and breakfast), and £170 for non-residential delegates.

Courses are only open to qualified Club Directors or previously qualified County Directors.
This intensive course starts on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, with other sessions on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and afternoon, finishing at approx 3:30pm.

The County Directors' course is for qualified Club Directors who will normally have at least one year's experience of directing and some experience of organising events at County level. The prime objective of the course is to assess candidate's experience to become fully qualified County Directors, based on their performance in the exercises therein.
Participation is also a learning experience - those attending will; on completion of the course:

  • Have answered a pre-course test including topics from the Blue and White Books.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a county director.
  • Have a good understanding of the Laws and EBU Directives governing duplicate bridge.
  • Able to deal confidently with common table situations.
  • Have participated in an appeal.
  • Have dealt with harder judgement rulings.
  • Have a better understanding of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007.

The course is a mixture of table simulations, lecture and written assessment.

The County Refresher course is for those who have already attended and passed the County Course. The course content is identical to the County Course and participants will be 'unofficially marked' on the same scale so you can see how you have improved since you did the County Course.

Further details available from Richard Banbury - 01296 317218 or by email: