Entries for European Open Team trials now closed

The EBU will hold trials for pairs to represent the England Open Team in the 2018 European Team Championships.
The trials, scored by Ximps, will be held over 4 full days, 12th to 15th January 2018, at the Young Chelsea BC. The top two pairs will be selected for the team, plus Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson who have been pre-selected.
The number of pairs in the trials will be limited. Applications closed on 7th November 2017. Accepted pairs were notified by 10th November. The cost of entry is £150 per player.

Richard Page wins October Funbridge Ladder Competition

The winner of our first official* Funbridge Ladder Competition is Richard Page. The competition takes the four best scores achieved by each particpant in our online games during the month, and Richard achieved an average of 64.87% from his best results. Idar Lyngen, a non-EBU member, had the second highest average with 64.25%. The second and third prizes therefore go to the third- and fourth-placed finishers - Matthew Covill with 63.81% and Howard Jennings with 63.42%.

The winners receive a cash prize, and a copy of the GOTO Bridge software, kindly donated by Funbridge.

A new ladder competition will take place in November. Our games on Funbridge take place each Saturday and Sunday. You can play at any time during the day, stopping and restarting as often as necessary. Each game costs just €2, and Master Points can be won.

For more details on playing in our online games on Funbridge, please see this FAQ page.

* - we ran an unofficial competition, with no cash prizes, in September.

Patterson & Mason head list of winners at Really Easy Weekend

The Autumn Really Easy Weekend has taken place just outside Warwick.

The main competition of the weekend, the Swiss Pairs, was won by Winston Patterson & Peter Mason, with Roma Smith & Pearl Evans in second and Tricia Berry & John Berry in third.

The other winners across the weekend were: Anna Collett & Michelle Cox; Allan Wright-Harding & Barbara Jordan; Linda Rafferty & Janet Ward; Margaret Ackroyd & David Ackroyd; and Jocelyn Binks & Steve Binks

The next Really Easy Weekend, aimed at less experienced players, takes place in Wroxton, near Banbury, in April 2018.

Edwards team wins Gerard Faulkner Salver

The final of the 2016/17 Gerard Faulkner Salver took place on Sunday, and was won by the team of Tony McNiff, Bill Townsend, Dave Robinson, Richard Edwards (capt) & Robert Ross (pictured) - Robin Jepson also played for the team in an earlier round.

They beat Dee Lindon, Peter Lindon, Ed Scerri and Steve Eginton by just 12 IMPs in the 48 board final. The Lindon team lead by 26 IMPs after 16 boards, but the Edwards team won each of the last four sets to edge in front by the end.

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