On 18 July the All Party Parliamentary Group demonstrated their further support for the development of duplicate bridge, by inviting twelve pupils from Spaxton Primary School, Somerset to the Houses of Parliament to play a game of Minibridge.
On their arrival, the children were treated to a meeting with the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness D'Souza. The Lord Speaker asked the children which game they preferred from chess or bridge, and all of them answered that bridge was their favourite! Afterwards, the school was treated to a grand tour of the Houses of Parliament conducted by Lord Skelmersdale and Lord Hamilton.
This was followed by a Minibridge match in the River Room which the Lord Speaker had graciously made available for the event. After 8 boards of Minibridge had been played, it was announced by the Tournament Director Gordon Rainsford, that two teams had won overall.
The EBU extend their grateful thanks to Baroness Henig, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for organising this event. We would also like to thank Spaxton's head teacher, Sally Evans, and all their pupils for demonstrating how Minibridge is a great way of learning maths and logic whilst having lots of fun.