Really Easy Afternoon in October at three venues

At the Autumn Congress in Peterborough we will hold another Really Easy Afternoon. It will take place on Friday 17th October, and we hope that you will join us, or encourage your friends and relatives to take part.

The event will also be held concurrently at Richmond Bridge Club and Bradford Bridge Club, and it will be scored across the three venues. The event at each venue is open to all - EBU members and non-members alike.

The event is named after the EBU’s Really Easy teaching scheme, and is aimed at those who may have recently learned how to play, or have yet to take the next step in the development of their game. The event is intended as an introduction to 'congress bridge' and is for those with no experience of green-point events. There is no lower limit on the player’s ability, only that they are comfortable playing unassisted in a ‘club’ environment. As the event is aimed at those with limited playing experience, and who are still developing in the game, such players will be below the rank of Master on the EBU Master Points scale. For those who do not play regularly in EBU affiliated clubs we ask that a judgment be made to estimate whether the event would be suitable for them.

We hope that this event will both be enjoyable, and enable newcomers to experience the atmosphere of a ‘congress’ without needing to go ‘in at the deep end’. After playing here we hope the next step of entering a full congress will be less daunting.

The event will be a duplicate pairs with prizes for the overall winners. The results will be stratified based on the EBU NGS grading system, with Blue Points awarded based on the stratified results. Non-EBU members, and those members without an NGS grade, will be assigned to the top tier for scoring purposes to ensure they do not gain an unfair advantage.

We may be able to accommodate individual players at the Peterborough venue, so please contact us and we will try to arrange a partner.

The event will start at 2pm and will be played over approximately 21-24 boards (the exact number will be dependent on entries). It will end around 5:30pm and include a short break. The cost of entry is £6 for EBU members (£12 for non-members).

The Peterborough venue is the Holiday Inn, on the western edge of the city.

For all venues please enter in advance by contacting Peter Jordan by email or on 01296 317203.

Of course for more experienced players there is the main congress, held at the same venue from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October. Full details can be seen at our main congress page.

We hope that you will be keen to take part, or know someone who would be interested. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further details.