A new year of Sim Pairs events organised by the EBU starts in just a few weeks. We hope you, and your club, will be taking part.
The entry fees from each of the events help to support bridge in England.
- The British Sim Pairs (in January, April, July and October) and Club Stratified Sim Pairs (in March) help to support the work of the EBU in providing services to you, the members, and to your clubs and counties
- The Bridge England Sim Pairs (in February) in 2017 helps to support England's junior international squads, which is crucial for the development of youth bridge
- The EBED Sim Pairs (in May and September) helps to support the work of the charity English Bridge Education and Development, and in 2017 it will specifically support their efforts to improve and develop the infrastructure for bridge teaching in England
As well as helping the development of bridge, by taking part you, and your club, can win prizes. Each host club, and the top pair at each club, will be entered in to a prize draw (at the 2017 AGM) with a chance to win £1000.
The winners of the top prizes in 2016 were:
|1st Prize - £1000 per pair||Shiv Datt & Richard Cumming-Bruce||Marylebone Cricket Club Bridge Society|
|2nd Prize - £500 per pair||Brian Smith & Ron Wall||Louth Duplicate Bridge Club|
|3rd Prize - £200 per pair||Gill Gold & Ray Green||Hexham Bridge Club|
|1st Prize - £1000||Grantham Bridge Club||Leicestershire|
|2nd Prize - £500||Horsham Bridge Club||Sussex|
|3rd Prize - £200||Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club||Hertfordshire|
The full list of winners, including the runners-up from the prize draw, and the overall winners for each heat, can be seen here.
For more information on the competitions, and how clubs can register to take part, see the information on the Sim Pairs webpage. A list of participating clubs can be seen by clicking on each competition.