Nordic Bridge Union letter about cheating, and EBU sentencing guidelines

We have received this letter from the Nordic Bridge Union and we are pleased to express our support and willingness to work with other NBOs who are acting to address the scourge of cheating.

Earlier this month, the EBU Disciplinary Panel had announced that they have been developing sentencing guidance for national use, which may be helpful for other bodies involved in any disciplinary cases of this sort.

First UK Congresses 2021 Announced

It is hoped that we will be able to hold some congresses and events face to face in 2021.

The first of the events with accommodation provided by Arena Travel are now available to view. Visit the Arena Travel website to register your interest.

You can view the details of each congress and register your interest without having to pay a deposit. Deposits will only be requested once events are confirmed.

English Bridge Caption Competition Looking for Sponsor

The caption competition, one of the highlights of English Bridge is looking for a new sponsor. The current sponsor chocolate company Prestat, provide a prize of a box of chocolates for each issue. If you know of an organisation that would like to sponsor this please contact lou@ebu.co.uk.

Christmas Quiz Amendment

Many of you may have noticed that, on Question 5 of the Christmas Quiz in English Bridge, the final double should be by East. We apologise for the error, and top marks for everyone!

Huge hint: Andrew Robson feels the answer would be the same either way . . .

Lady Milne Trials are now open

Applications to enter the 2021 Lady Milne Trials are now open.

The Lady Milne Trial will take place online, on RealBridge on the 5th - 7th February 2021.

Entries will be taken in pairs, with an entry fee of £90.00 per player. The Lady Milne Trophy takes place online, on RealBridge on the 16th-18th April 2021, managed by Northern Ireland.

Please send your applications to charlie@ebu.co.uk or phone 01296317203.

Teltscher Trophy Trials are now open

Applications to enter the Teltscher Trophy Trials are now open.

The Teltscher Trophy Trial will take place online, on RealBridge on the 18th – 20th December 2020.

Entries will be taken in pairs, with an entry fee of £90.00 per player. The Teltscher Trophy takes place online, on RealBridge on the 16th - 18th April 2021, managed by England.

Please send your applications to charlie@ebu.co.uk or phone 01296317203.

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  • November Funbridge Competition

    November's competition for our online games, hosted by Funbridge, has concluded.

    In the main November matchpoints ladder, Graham Jepson finished top of the leader board. His best six scores in the month averaged 64.67%, and he wins £30. Second place was claimed by Dominic Connolly with an average score of 64.59%, he wins £20. There were also cash prizes for third to fifth places.

    Contributions to bridge Recognised at AGM

    The EBU presented awards in recognition of various members' contributions to bridge in England at the AGM via Zoom yesterday.

    • Tony Priday Award, for an outstanding contribution to bridge and enhancing the game in all its aspects
        Peter Donovan (Direct Member from London)


    • Dimmie Fleming Award, recognising a long and valuable contribution to county bridge
        Elizabeth Kelly, Manx Bridge Union (picture)
        Pat Beasley, Leicestershire (picture)
        Neil Beasley, Leicestershire (picture)
        Peter Pennington-Smith, Norfolk (picture)
        John Withers, Staffs & Shrops (picture)
        Dick Wheeler, Sussex (picture)
        Elayne Meakin, Warwickshire
        Stuart Davies, Yorkshire (picture)

    Congratulations to all recipients, and we thank them for their contribution.

    2020 Sim Pairs prize winners drawn

    At this week's AGM the 2020 Sim Pairs prize draw took place. Each host club that took part in a face to face event, was entered in to a draw. 4 clubs were drawn with each club drawn receiving £250.

    Winning Clubs:

    Club names County
    Blundellsands Bridge Club Merseyside & Cheshire
    Wellingborough Bridge Club Northamptonshire
    Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club Kent
    Lines Bridge Club (Saffron Walden) Cambs & Hunts

    The 2021 entries for all events are open now. We hope you will take part as the proceeds from each of the events helps to support bridge in England.

    • The British Sim Pairs (in January, April, July and October) and Club Stratified Sim Pairs (in March) help to support the work of the EBU in providing services to you, the members, and to your clubs and counties
    • The Junior Squad Sim Pairs (in February) helps to celebrate and promote junior bridge in England, with funds raised from the event going directly into the junior squad budgets
    • The EBED Sim Pairs (in May and September) helps to support the work of the charity English Bridge Education and Development
    • The British Winter Simultaneous Pairs, will be held in memory of Peter Jordan, with a trophy awarded to the winners of the event. The trophy is a donation from Peter’s wife Barbara.

    For more information on the competitions, and how clubs can register to take part, see the information via the Sim Pairs webpage.

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