The Portland Bowl is the inter-university knock-out competition which runs through the academic year. The semi-final and final are hosted by the Portland Club in London each April.
It is open to all British higher-learning institutions, and in the early rounds matches may be played online to help more remote universities take part.
Entries for 2017/18 will need to be submitted by end October 2017. The 2016/17 winners were Cambridge University.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
We are always pleased to hear from university clubs and to provide help with materials and teaching. If you would like to get a club going at your university or feel that you might benefit from the support of your local bridge association, please contact email@example.com.
Young Bridge Challenge - including the School's Cup
Organised by English Bridge Education and Development, this is a one-day bridge event for school-age players of all experience levels. It is free to enter and consisting numerous competitions including the Schools Cup. More information is available on the EBED website.
The 2017 Schools Cup was won by Westminster School.
The 2018 Young Bridge Challenge will take place on 10th March at Loughborough Grammar School.
Under-21 Championship Pairs
The Under-21 Championship Pairs event will be held as part of the 2018 London Easter Congress.
Congratulations to the 2017 winners, Sam & Theo Anoyrkatis.
Until 2015 this was the Under-19 Championships - this was changed to bring it in line with the international age categories.
Under-26 Championship Pairs
The 2017 Under-26 Pairs was held as part of the Summer Meeting in Eastbourne.
Congratulations to the 2017 winners, Ben Norton & Alex Roberts. See here for the full results.
The 2018 event will be part of the Summer Festival - further details will be finalised in due course.
Junior Teach In
The Junior Teach-In is a residential bridge event, including tuition, competitions, and other sporting and social activities. It is run by English Bridge Education and Development.
The 2017 event was held on 1st-3rd September 2017 in Loughborough.
Some basic details of the 2015 event (there was no event in 2016) are available here.
Regional junior event
A number of events for juniors take place during the year, organised by groups at a local or regional level.
Please see the calendar on the EBED website for more details on upcoming competitions