Face-to-Face Bridge and Government Regulations

We have so far been unable to get advice from any government bodies giving details of how or when bridge clubs might be able to play face-to-face while following the regulations. Public Health England have told us that if the games are in a community hall or similar then this guidance may apply, particularly section 3c. PHE have also said “Advice regarding a venue being Covid Secure can be obtained through the Local Authority for that venue and will differ depending on the venue, its size and function.”

The EBU will not be organising any face-to-face games or competitions for the foreseeable future. Whilst clubs are responsible for making their own decisions and arrangements, they should do so in full knowledge of the latest general and social distancing regulations.

Online Bridge Discussion

Yesterday the EBU hosted a meeting with clubs and counties to discuss options for online bridge with the aim of helping clubs who are not yet playing online to start to do so. You can watch a recording of the meeting. If you have questions relating to anything discussed in the meeting please contact Club Liaison Officer Jonathan Lillycrop jonathan@ebu.co.uk or 01296 317206.

You can read the transcript from the text chat, by clicking read more.

Don Smedley

We're sad to report the death of Don Smedley, former Dimmie Fleming award winner. He will be sadly missed and we send our condolences to his family.

His friend John Griffin has written an obituary, you can read by clicking read more.

Bridge Warehouse deliveries now weekly

We are pleased to confirm that the Bridge Warehouse will now be fulfilling orders weekly. Throughout October, any orders placed up to midnight on Thursday will be despatched on Friday. Orders will need to be placed online as we are still unable to take phone orders just yet. You can find our full range of our products on our website.

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