Owen & Holland win Great Northern Swiss Pairs

Clive Owen (North East) & John Holland (Manchester) have won the Great Northern Swiss Pairs with a score of 180 VPs from their twelve matches. This was the third time they have each won the competition, and the second time as a partnership.

Clive & John lost only once across the weekend, and finished 15 VPs ahead of Robin Jepson & Alan Brosgill (both Yorkshire). David Debbage (Staffs & Shrops) & Viv Wood were third with 161 VPs.

The Improvers competition was won by Joan Eager & Brian Eager (both Yorkshire). They scored 68 VPs from five matches, with Lindsey Wharmby & Caroline Moseley (both Yorkshire) in second on 60 VPs. There was a tie for third on 58 VPs between Katherine Libbert & Jon Crook (both Yorkshire), and Neil Macdonald & Lorraine Macdonald (both Yorkshire).

The event was run by Yorkshire CBA on behalf of the EBU.

October issue of English Bridge out now

The October 2017 issue of English Bridge is out now, and a printed version will be delivered to all eligible members in the next few days.

The online version, which contains extra content, including some highlights from a busy summer of junior bridge lessons around the country, and quizzes on some of the main articles, is available via My EBU (use the 'Magazine' link in the top right corner of the My EBU webpage). More information on accessing and using the online version is available here.

The County News, which is now part of the online version of the magazine, can also be accessed directly via this link - County News (an archive of these sections is available here).

Nominations for AGM Elections

Nomination papers for the elections which will take place at the EBU AGM in November have this week been dispatched to all Shareholders. Only nominations received at Aylesbury by Wednesday 25th October will be considered. Please note that only EBU Shareholders may nominate people for the Board or a Standing Committee.

Please click 'read more' for details of the current composition of the Board and Standing Committees, and of the elections which will be held at the AGM.

Win cash prizes in EBU online games with Funbridge

Our online games with Funbridge have been proving popular, and there is now another reason to take part - you can win cash prizes!

Starting in October, prizes will be awarded to those EBU members with the highest cumulative score from their best four results in our online games in each calendar month. The prizes are:

1st - £20 2nd - £10 3rd - £5

With games taking place each Saturday and Sunday there are nine chances in October to get four great results and scoop the prize.

Bonus prizes: Funbridge have kindly donated copies of their GOTO Bridge software and one will go to the top scorer in October, November and December, plus a copy to the top three scorers in the unofficial competition in September (see here).
Thank you to Funbridge for donating these prizes.

Links to the results from September's games, and the scores from the unofficial ladder competition in September, are available below.

About the games with Funbridge

The games take place on Saturdays and Sundays, and you can play at any time between midnight and 10pm. This is possible because you will partner one of Funbridge's 'robots', and play against two other robots, so you don't need to be online at the same time as anyone else. The competitions consist of 20 boards, and you can play them at any time during the competition period, stopping and restarting as often as you want. It's a great way to fill the gaps in your weekend.

Acol is one of the bidding systems available for you to choose (which isn't always the case with some online platforms), and you can set which conventions and carding methods you and your robotic partner play.

As well as the chance to win monthly prizes, Master Points are awarded for each game. Entry costs €2 per game.

We hope you will take part. Please see the FAQ for more details on the competitions and for information on how to play.

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