Lady Milne Final Trial this weekend

The Lady Milne Trial final event is this weekend, 25th - 26th January 2020 at the West Midlands Bridge Club. It is the final stage for selection to represent England in the Lady Milne Trophy - the home nations women's international championship, which will be hosted in Coventry in April.

Play starts at 10.30am on Saturday and will be displayed on Bridge Base Online.

Results will be updated throughout the weekend.

Support our Junior Squad by playing in February's Sim Pairs event

There is still time for your club to take part in the Sim Pairs, Monday 3rd/Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th/Thursday 6th February. Previously titled the Bridge England Sim Pairs, this event has been re-named the "Junior Squad Sim Pairs" to celebrate and promote junior bridge in England, with funds raised from the event going directly into the junior squad budgets. The event remains in the familiar fun format, suitable for everyone to play, not just juniors!

Brock & Brown win European Women's Trial - Stage 2

The second stage of the European Women's trial took place over the weekend and finished yesterday at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club.

Congratulations to the first and second placed pairs, pictured, from left Fiona Brown, Sally Brock, Sarah Bell and Nicola Smith.

Sally Brock & Fiona Brown finished in first place with 170.68 IPMs, and Nicola Smith & Sarah Bell who finished second with 58.34 IPMs.

Both pairs will take their place in the England team for the 2020 European Women’s Championship, to be held from the 20th to 27th June 2020, Funchal, Madeira. The EBU Selection Committee will also select a third pair to join them.

  • Results
  • Women's Trials
  • Junior Success at Scottish Winter Foursomes

    The Scottish Bridge Union generously invited the England Juniors to play in the Scottish Winter Fours 2020. The event is a double elimination knockout with consolation events. The England team were undefeated for the first two rounds, before losing to the eventual winners of the main event. They were then eliminated by the eventual runners up to the main event, before going on to come second in the subsidiary final. Congratulations to the team (pictured, left to right) Jonathan Clark, Ben Norton, Eshan Singhal and Kripa Panchagnula.

    The EBU would like to thank the SBU for providing the Juniors with the opportunity to play in the Winter Fours.

    World Bridge Games

    The World Bridge Games (formerly known as the Olympiad) have been announced to be held in Salsomaggiore, Italy from the 21st August to the 4th September.

    The trials for our teams are as follows:

    Open Olympiad Trials: 13th - 17th March Entries close on February 14th
    Mixed Olympiad Trials: 3rd - 7th April Entries close on March 19th
    Senior Olympiad Trials: 24th – 28th April Entries close on April 9th
    Women’s Olympiad Trials: 22nd – 26th May Entries close on May 1st

    Entry for each of the above events is £440 per team. Entries will be accepted from teams of four to six players, please email entries to charlie@ebu.co.uk.

  • World Bridge Federation - World Bridge Games
  • EBL Women’s Newsletter

    The EBL Women’s Committee has begun 2020 by publishing their January information letter.

    The newsletter is available on the EBL Website. It includes an article from the EBU's Tournament Director, Nicole Cook writing about her exciting adventures, both underwater and at the bridge table, as well as mentioning the achievements of our women’s team.

    2020 Camrose Trophy - England lead after 1st weekend

    The England team sit atop the table after the first weekend of the Camrose Trophy, the competition between the teams of the 'home nations'.

    With an excellent start to the competition, the England team finished the weekend in Scotland, with 90.50 VPs. Ireland were second with 66.14 VPs, with hosts Scotland in third on 52.37 VPs.

    Congratulations to the England team (pictured, left to right: Artur Malinowski, Janet De Botton, Tom Townsend, Glyn Liggins, Peter Hasenson (NPC), David Bakhshi & Alex Hydes).

    The final weekend takes place on 6th-8th March, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    For full details of all results, visit the Camrose Page on the Scottish Bridge Union site.

    Online Knockout Teams Entries Now Open

    Entries are now open for the Online Knockout Teams, the knockout event played exclusively online.

    It is for teams of four to six, all of whom are members of their own federation and a majority of one of the ‘home unions’. There is also a Plate competition, available for teams that lose their first match, so everyone is guaranteed at least two matches.

    Entry is £33 per team, with prices for juniors at 50% pro rata, closing date for entries is Monday 27th January.

    The easiest way to enter is online through MyEBU. You can also call 01296 317203/19, email comps@ebu.co.uk.

  • Online Knockout Teams page
  • British Winter Sim Pairs

    The first Simultaneous Pairs of 2020, the British Winter Simultaneous Pairs took place this week. All of the results and commentaries can be found via the links below. Master Points will be credited to the accounts of the top third of the field once the results are finalised in a few weeks' time.

    Monday 13th January Commentary Booklet
    Tuesday 14th January Commentary Booklet
    Wednesday 15th January Commentary Booklet
    Thursday 16th January Commentary Booklet
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