England's Women competing in China - finish second in teams

The members of England's Women team are competing in China in the 2nd IMSA Elite Mind Games. The competition features four of the world's leading teams, and Fiona Brown & Sally Brock, Catherine Draper & Nevena Senior, and Lizzie Godfrey & Nicola Smith were invited to play following the team's medal winning performance in the 2017 Venice Cup.

In the opening teams competition, England were beaten in the final by Sweden. Pairs and individual competitions follow over the next few days.

The event is taking place in Huai’an, from 9th to 15th December. Matches will be shown on Bridge Base Online.

Teshome team wins Silver Plate

The Silver Plate - the consolation event of the Gold Cup - has been won by the team of Sarah Teshome, Tony McNiff, Richard Winter and Bill Townsend (with Tom Cohen who played in an early round).

They beat the team of Nick Stevens, Colin Dean, David Kenward and Gareth Roberts by 14 IMPs in the final.

EBU Christmas opening hours

Office hours: The EBU office will be closed for the Christmas period from midday on Friday 22nd December until 9am on Tuesday 2nd January.
We will also be closed from midday on Friday 15th for the afternoon for the staff Christmas meal.

The Bridge Warehouse: The last posting dates are Wednesday 20th for 2nd Class Post & 48 hour courier delivery, and Thursday 21st for 1st Class Post & 24 hour courier delivery. Orders should be made by midday on those days.
Orders can be placed online over the Christmas period - www.ebu.co.uk/bridge-warehouse - and will be dispatched when the office re-opens in January.

Competitions: If you wish to enter one of the Year End Congresses in London or Blackpool please make every effort to do so in advance of the office closing for Christmas, although you can enter at the venue in London.
Please enter online through My EBU, or via 01296 317203/219 or comps@ebu.co.uk.

Give our online games a try over Christmas

Christmas is a great time to try our online games with Funbridge.

As well as the usual games we have on Saturdays and Sundays there are also two extra games on Boxing Day and on New Year's Day. You can choose to play in a game scored by match points, or by IMPs, or in both. As you partner one of Funbridge's 'robots', and play against two other robots, you can play at any time between midnight and 10pm, and you can stop and restart as often as you want. It's ideal for the gaps between games of charades or while waiting for the sprouts to boil.

Acol is one of the bidding systems available for you to choose, and you can set which conventions and carding methods you and your robotic partner play.

The games cost €2 (when bought through the Funbridge website - by charging in Euros we can charge less than £2), and Master Points can be won. There is also a monthly competition with cash prizes. The games are open to everyone.

We hope you will take part. Please see the FAQ for more details on the games and for information on how to play.

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