EBU Membership

You and the EBU

Welcome to the English Bridge Union. We are the governing body for duplicate bridge in England, representing communities of bridge players at club, county and national level. We are funded by members for members and the development of duplicate bridge in England.

The benefits of membership

Membership of the EBU enables you to take part in a wide and varied programme of competitions, tournaments and simultaneous events and you can also receive our bi-monthly, exclusive members’ magazine, English Bridge and our EBU diary. If you are an EBU member via a club you qualify for these benefits through earning magazine points.

If you are a member of one of our affiliated duplicate bridge clubs you automatically become a member of the EBU and all of our services and benefits as well as some non bridge-related benefits will be available to you.

If you are a duplicate bridge club and would like to affiliate to the EBU there are many associated benefits, including the security afforded to your club members through playing within our jurisdiction.

You can find out about local clubs in your area, or your county bridge association by visiting our map. The county websites contain lots of information about local activities and competitions.

If you cannot join one of our clubs, or if you play at an unaffiliated club, you can still enjoy the many benefits of membership by becoming a direct member.

Want to learn? Want to teach?

The EBU is England's national bridge organisation and it is committed to developing the game of duplicate bridge through an extensive education programme. If you would like to learn to play bridge you can find a teacher on our teachers pages.

If you would like to train to teach bridge, please look at our dedicated teacher training programmes and the English Bridge Union Teachers Association.

Security for our members

Membership helps maintain the infrastructure of the game which provides development for the future and protection today for all those who play in our clubs and our national and county competitions.

If you require any help with playing regulations or the laws of duplicate bridge you can find them in our Laws and Ethics pages.

Young people and Bridge

We have a wealth of news on our website about our Minibridge teaching initiative for schools and the many activities available for those taking part in Youth Bridge.

International competitions

As a national bridge organisation we select players to represent England in a variety of competitions. We are very proud of the success of our players on the international scene. You can read more about the players concerned by visiting the biographies section.

Here to help

We are here to help you get the best out of your membership of the EBU. There is always a friendly member of staff who can help.

Enjoy your bridge.
Jeremy Dhondy, Chairman