A Hampshire club has received funding from its local Borough Council so that members could attend a Tournament Director training course organised by English Bridge Education and Development.
Three members of Chilworth Bridge Club attended the course thanks to a grant from Test Valley Borough Council. The club hopes that the training will enable directors to run sessions throughout the year, thereby encouraging the valuable social and intellectual interaction the bridge can provide to residents in the area, particularly older players. Other clubs may wish to follow Chilworth's lead and approach their local council for support.
Chilworth BC is not affiliated to the EBU, but the courses run by EBED are available to all bridge clubs, whether affiliated or not - affiliated clubs receive a discount which is funded by the EBU. More details on EBED's TD courses are available here.