The recent EBED youth camp saw 72 youngsters from all parts of the country, ranging from 7 to 20 years of age descend on the Pioneer Centre in Northampton. This was the largest number of students for the event in more than 15 years. The atmosphere was very friendly and the attendees enjoyed table tennis and pool between bridge sessions.
The under 21 squad had a good training session and the mini bridge class included 10 students from Bradford. Congratulations go to Lucy Norman and Lottie Bedford, winners of the Ashok Kwatra Cup which was played on Saturday evening. Further congratulations go to Lucy, winner of the Grand Prix and to Max Blicharz winner of the U14 GP section, which is run over 6 events during the year. During the course of the weekend 15 juniors were awarded minibridge certificates, 8 received their Bronze award, 7 silver and 5 gold. Three of the certificate recipients are pictured above, Archer & Alexander (Cheltenham), Henry (Chalfont St Peter).
The weekend was made possible with the help of the organisers Joan and Mark, the tutors Bernie, Alan, Nicky, Ewa and numerous volunteer helpers. Thanks also to the counties that supported students from their areas to be able to attend this weekend. This help is vital in our aim to make bridge accessible to all.
The next camp is planned to take place 21-22 October at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club. In 2024, the first Bridge Camp at Cheltenham 23-24 March, further information is now available on the Bridge4Schools webpage.