Welcome to the home page for Clubs! This page includes news, and links to information, which is relevant to EBU affiliated clubs. We also produced a quarterly online newsletter for clubs - Club Management Focus - and past issues are collated here.

Useful information for club administration is available via the menu on the right, and in the Club Management Handbook. If further assistance is needed, please contact the EBU office, and we would be glad to help -, 01296 317200. The services of the Club Liaison Officer, Jonathan Lillycrop, are available for those needing more specialist guidance.

We would be delighted to welcome new affiliations - more information is available lower down the page.

Free places on Club Teacher Training Courses

Affiliated clubs are able to have a representative attend EBED's Club Teacher Training courses for free once every two years. These courses are intended to enable members with a motivation to help bring more players in to the game - and specifically in to their club - to run lessons. See here for more information.

Club News

Still time to enter the Crockfords Cup

There is still chance to enter a team in the 2019/20 Crockfords Cup. Entries for 2019 were due to close on 16th September, but will now be accepted until 12 noon on Tuesday 24th September.

This competition is England's premier teams championship. It consists of knock-out matches in the early stages, played privately, qualifying eight teams to contest an all-play-all final.

The competition is also part of the Championship Series, in which points can be earned towards the Player of the Year Championship.

You can enter online through My EBU, or with the competitions department - or 01296 317203/219.

For more information please visit the Crockfords webpage.

Bridge England Sim Pairs now supporting Junior Teams

The Bridge England Simultaneous Pairs, will now be supporting the EBU Junior Teams and as such has been re-named the Junior Squad Sim Pairs. The event will still take place on the usual dates next February, and will also keep the same format.

The next Juniors Squad Pairs will take place: 3rd – 6th February 2020. We hope that your club will consider hosting a heat, and support our junior teams, and that you will encourage your members to take part – if not at a heat at your club, then at one in your local area.

Your participation, and contribution towards ensuring bridge has a bright future, is greatly appreciated.

Clubs should enter via the EBU website. Members interested in playing can find lists of all the clubs taking part on the EBU website.

Bridge Fraud URGENT

In a further follow up to the article last week about fraudulent emails, we ask all clubs to remain vigilant with regards to “phishing” emails.

There have been a number of clubs that have reported being targeted, with at least one resulting in a financial loss.