Hauge & McIntosh and Bull team retain main events at Jersey Congress

Both of the main competitions at the recently concluded Lambourne Jersey Congress were won by the reigning champions.

Rune Hauge & Dan McIntosh successfully retained the Swiss Pairs title, finishing 20 VPs ahead of Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke.

In the Swiss Teams the team of Mike Bull, Mike Walsh, Andrew Thompson & Graham Horscroft (pictured) went one better, winning for a third consecutive year. They ended 7 VPs ahead of Roz Bavin, Paul Martin, David Hole & David Friswell.

The other winners at the congress were:
Pre-congress Pairs: Denis Talbot & Kathy Talbot
Midweek teams: Brian Crack, Shirley Goldwin, Diana Avis & Colin Wilson
Senior Pairs: David Stimson & Roger Edmonds
Midweek Pairs Championship: Brian Crack & Shirley Goldwin
Senior Teams: Mike Bull, Mike Walsh, Andrew Thompson & Graham Horscroft
Open Pairs: Gary Hyett & Alan Cooke
Mixed Pairs: Allan Sanis & Judith Sanis

EBED supports bridge PhD; candidate wanted

English Bridge Education & Development and partners are funding a 3 year PhD Studentship in the Sociology of Bridge - Bridging the Gap: An Exploration of Transitions in Play through the Lifecourse.

A suitable PhD candidate is sought. Bridge knowledge is not essential. For more details see this page of the EBED website, and for full further information and application details please see here.

Queries about the position should be sent to Prof. Samantha Punch - s.v.punch@stir.ac.uk

British players included in EBL's Stars of the Past

Four British bridge players have been included in the recently established 'Stars of the Past' section of the website of the European Bridge League. The achievements of Boris Shapiro, Terence Reese, Rixi Markus and Sandra Landy have been recorded in the 'posthumous Hall of Fame', "dedicated to remembering those exceptional players who graced our Sport in the past, but who are no longer with us". Nominees from other nations are expected to be included in due course.

Notice for EBTA members re: teachers database

English Bridge Education & Development are in the process of updating their database of bridge teachers and, in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, after 25th May they will cease making available online the details of EBTA members who have not given consent for their information to be shared. To appear on the map of teachers on this website, and in other published lists of bridge teachers, all EBTA members should please ensure that they have completed this survey and given their consent. Those who have not completed the survey will not be listed.

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