Welcome to the Bridge Warehouse

Our shop has changed, and it’s not just the name which is new.

Following a comprehensive review of the shop, led by Graham Smith, one of the EBU directors, we identified a number of changes which should be made to ensure its continued success, and to take advantage of opportunities for it to grow. These changes will help it meet its core functions of providing bridge supplies to the widest number of members at the lowest possible prices, and ensure that it generates revenue which can be reinvested in the EBU. All profit from sales in the shop is reinvested by the EBU in activities and services for its members and affiliated clubs.

From today:

  • The shop will be called The Bridge Warehouse to reflect that it is open to all, and not just EBU members
  • The prices displayed will be the fully discounted prices - the price you see is now the price you pay, with no need to calculate your discounted price. This will help everyone see that on most items our prices are the lowest available
  • These prices will be available to everyone, as we hope this will increase sales to non-members and unaffiliated clubs, and increase the profits which the EBU can reinvest
  • We will have intermittent special offers which are available only to affiliated clubs, EBU members, and/or EBTA members

We hope that this is the start of an exciting, and profitable, new era for the shop which will ultimately benefit all members. If everyone shops at The Bridge Warehouse we will all be better off, so please support it.

A fuller article on the changes is available by clicking 'read more'.

Errors in the 2017 law books

The WBF have issued a notice advising of two errors in the text which they provided for the printing of the law books, and which has only been noticed after the EBU had printed their version of the book. These errors have been corrected in the EBU's pdf version which can be downloaded via this link, however those purchasing a copy of the book should note the necessary changes.

The changes which should be made are:

In 'Definitions'
Under 'Play', the final sentence should be numbered 4. So the full definition of play reads:

  • 1. The contribution of a card from one’s hand to a trick, including the first card, which is the lead.
  • 2. The aggregate of plays made.
  • 3. The period during which the cards are played.
  • 4. The aggregate of the calls and plays on a board.

In Law 23 C:
Law 30B1(b)(ii) should be Law 30B1(b)(i)

Norman team wins Hubert Phillips Plate

The Hubert Phillips Plate - the consolation competition for teams defeated in the early rounds of the Hubert Phillips Bowl (the mixed pivot competition) - has been won by Joanne Norman, Christine Bradley, Phil Norman, Mark Hooper & Krzysztof Ginda (pictured L to R).

In the final they beat the team of David Ewart, Nick Boss, Susanna Gross, Richard Johnson & Ewa Kater (Sarah Ewart played in earlier rounds).

The Bowl competition has reached the final, which will be played on the coming weeks.

England wins Corn Cairdis

The Corn Cairdis - the Cup of Friendship - has been won by England in the annual friendly match against Ireland. The events pits against each other teams representing the clubs, counties and officials of the EBU and of the CBAI. At half time on Saturday evening the Irish were winning but England turned it round on Sunday. The victorious EBU team is pictured (photo from Jane Scarfe).

Thanks to Norfolk Contract Bridge Association for hosting the event.

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