2017 Sim Pairs prize winners drawn

At this week's AGM the 2017 Sim Pairs prize draw took place. Each host club, and the top pair at each club, were entered in to a draw.

The full list of winners, including the runners-up from the prize draw, and the overall winners for each heat, can be seen here. The winners of the top prizes were:

Pairs winners
1st Prize - £1000 per pair Cliff Short & Anne Short Hemel Hempstead Bridge Club
2nd Prize - £500 per pair Frances Moor & Peter Edwards Deben Bridge Club
3rd Prize - £200 per pair Jim Ramadan & Charles Broughton-Pipkin Petersfield Bridge Club
Club winners
1st Prize - £1000 York Bridge Club Yorkshire
2nd Prize - £500 Lines Bridge Club Cambs & Hunts
3rd Prize - £200 Stamford Bridge Club Northamptonshire

The 2018 will have a similar prize structure, and entries for all events are open now. We hope you will take part as the proceeds from each of the events helps 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) helps to support England's international squads, including the four junior teams which will be competing in the World Championships in China in 2018
  • The EBED Sim Pairs (in May and September) helps to support the work of the charity English Bridge Education and Development

For more information on the competitions, and how clubs can register to take part, see the information via the Sim Pairs webpage.

EBU accounts - an overview of income and expenditure

Every year, the EBU’s annual accounts are made available. This year's account were approved by the Shareholders at the AGM yesterday, and will be made available online soon alongside those from previous years which are available at www.ebu.co.uk/official-documents.

We are aware, however, that some people find this information a little impenetrable, so some charts were created to give a simple overview of the source of the EBU’s income, and where the money is spent. These can be seen by clicking 'read more'. We hope this is interesting and useful to you in understanding how the EBU’s finances are structured.

Contributions to bridge recognised at AGM

The EBU presented awards in recognition of various members' contributions to bridge in England at the AGM in London yesterday.

* - presentations to be made at a later date

Congratulations to all recipients, and we thank them for their contribution.

Elections for EBU Board and Standing Committees held at AGM

The EBU AGM took place on 22nd November. The following people were elected/re-elected to the EBU Board and Standing Committees:

The Board
There were four nominees for three positions. The votes received were as follows:-
Elected: Jeremy Dhondy - 60 votes; Ian Payn - 52; Rob Lawy - 42; each will serve a three year term of office expiring in 2020
Not elected: Paul Roberts - 39.

The Board of Directors may also appoint a further Director for one year at a time.
Jeremy Dhondy was re-elected as Chairman, and Ian Payn as Vice Chairman - both were uncontested.

The Selection Committee
There were four nominees for four positions. Elections were held to determine the length of term of the candidates.
Three year term: Gillian Fawcett - 55 votes; David Bakhshi - 54; Jeremy Willans - 40
Two year term: Paul Barden - 29

The Laws & Ethics Committee
There were four nominees for four positions. Elections were held to determine the length of term of the candidates.
Three year term: David Burn - 55 votes; Heather Dhondy - 54
Two year term: Martin Pool - 51
One year term: Alan Wilson - 38

To see the current members of the Board and Standing Committees, click 'read more'.

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