Please note the following changes and additions to the information in the 2016-17 diary.
|EBU Committees||3||Bill Pencharz resigned as a Vice President in October||17/11/16|
|At the AGM in November the Shareholders voted that the Tournament Committee should no longer exist as a Standing Committee||24/11/16|
|Nick Smith left the Selection Committee; Ollie Burgess & Alan Mould were elected to it||24/11/16|
|Ian Mitchell has replaced John Pain as secretary to the L&E committee||24/11/16|
|EBU staff||4||The telephone for Lou Hobhouse, Editor of English Bridge, is now 07905 038575||16/1/17|
|EBED staff||4||Richard Banbury is now Youth and Business Manager||7/9/16|
|TD Development Group||5||Pat Davies stood down from the group in November and was replaced by Chris Duckworth||17/11/16|
|County websites||7||The Cambs & Hunts website is www.cambsbridge.org||15/3/17|
|EBUTA||8||English Bridge Union Teachers’ Association (EBUTA) is now called English Bridge Teachers’ Association (EBTA). There is no change in its remit or the services it provides|
|EBU Board of Directors||3||Graham Smith has joined the Board of Directors||4/8/16|
|Lancashire Congress||21||The competition on 29th October will be at Brierfield, not Bolton||9/8/16|
|Junior entry fees||26||From 1st January 2017, for a junior to receive half price entry they must be under 26 years of age on 31st December of the year in which the congress takes place, or the year in which the knockout competition begins. See here.||06/12/16|
|Seniors Congress||33||The Seniors Congress will be at Wokefield Park, Reading|
|Harrogate Congress||35||The venue is confirmed as Cairn Hotel, Harrogate, HG1 2JD||20/9/16|
|National Pairs Congress||35||The venue for the final will not be the Holiday Inn at Birmingham Airport - the new venue is the Mercure Hotel in Daventry||15/2/17|
|Corwen Trophy||38||The venue for the final will not be the Holiday Inn at Birmingham Airport - the new venue is Park Inn Hotel, Northampton||30/3/17|
The venue for the final will not be the Holiday Inn at Birmingham Airport - the new venue is the Mercure Hotel in Daventry
Please note amendments to the Start and Finish times on the Pachabo Cup webpage the new start time is now 1:30pm and the finish is scheduled for 3:50pm on the Sunday
|Southern Midweek Congress||38||The Southern Midweek Congress in 2017 has been cancelled||4/8/16|
|Summer Meeting||39||The Summer Meeting will be in Eastbourne 4th to 13th August (not 18th to 27th due to Eastbourne Air Show changing its dates)||24/8/16|
|Northern Midweek Congress||39||
Due to circumstances beyond our control it has been necessary to change the venue - it is now The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate.
Due to the change in date of the Summer Meeting it has been necessary to change the date of this congress to 22nd August.
|Junior Teach-In||40||The Junior Teach-In is scheduled to take place on 1st – 3rd September 2017|
|Really Easy Weekend||43||The event in October 2017 will be held the Hilton Hotel in Warwick - not the Shaespeare Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon as originally advertised.||14/6/17|
|Bridge Teachers 'Jamboree'||date TBC||Due to the change in date of the Summer Meeting, the Bridge Teachers 'Jamboree' will not take place on the first weekend in August 2017, but on a later date - Chesford Grange in Warwickshire, 8th – 10th September 2017. It will also be called the EBTA Convention||30/11/16|
All corrections were added to this page prior to the diary being distributed unless noted above.