On Friday 3rd April we will run another Really Easy Afternoon as part of the Easter Festival. The main event will be in London at the Royal National Hotel alongside the other competitions, but the same hands will also be played at other locations around the country, with the competition scored across all the venues.
The event is aimed as an introduction to tournament bridge for less experienced players. Players should therefore be comfortable playing in a club setting, but would not yet have earned any Green Points, and will usually be below the rank of Master.
If your club has a large teaching/improvers membership and would be interested in being a satellite venue for the event on that Friday afternoon please contact Gordon Rainsford for more information. The event is scored across all the venues and Blue Points are awarded, with extra points available for players who are 6 or below on the NGS. The club organises the heat in co-operation with the EBU, provides a suitable TD and takes half the entry fees. We provide publicity posters, hand records with commentary, issue the Blue Points and some modest prizes, as well as certificates to those who do well, both nationally and locally.
Really Easy Afternoons will also be held in 2015 alongside the following events:
Spring Bank Holiday Congress: Saturday 23rd May
Autumn Congress: Friday 16th October
Year End Congress (London): Sunday 27th December
Please also mention the event to the less experienced members of your club, and refer them to the Easter Festival webpage, which we will update when any additional venues are added.