House of Lords visit 2013

On 24 January the All Party Parliamentary Group demonstrated their further support for the development of duplicate bridge, by inviting eighteen pupils from two primary schools to the Houses of Parliament to play a game of Minibridge. The schools that attended were from London: St Peter's - Eaton Square and St Christina's School, and have been playing Minibridge for two years.

On their arrival, the children were treated to a meeting with the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness D'Souza, and then 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 the St Christina's team had won overall. Well done to them.

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 the teachers Samantha Sharples (St Peter's) and Bronagh Finnison (St Christina's School) and all their pupils for demonstrating how Minibridge is a great way of learning maths and logic whilst having lots of fun.