Clubs

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 - postmaster@ebu.co.uk, 01296 317200. The services of the Club Liaison Officer, Bev Purvis, 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

Welwyn Garden City win NICKO Plate

The NICKO Plate - the 'consolation' competition for teams losing in the early rounds of the National Inter Club Knock Out - has been won by Welwyn Garden City E.

The Welwyn Garden City E team (pictured, from left to right – Jonathan Osgood, Sally Bennett, Simon Mostyn, Piers Fuller) won by 19 IMPs (106-87) in a tight match against British Rail A.

In addition to the players pictured, Anthony Golding and Francis Morton played for the Welwyn Garden City E in earlier rounds of the competition.

British Rail were well represented by Roger Mallinson (capt), David Marshall, Mary Marshall and Andy Wells. Congratulations to all involved.

Membership Campaign Update

Since joining in September, Membership Development Officer Tim Anderson has been hard at work setting up the new EBU Membership Development Campaign Website, a permanent link to which has been added to our home page.

Included as part of the website will be regular blog posts looking at ways to expand membership in your area.

Read the first blog post titled 'Promoting bridge in your area with a dedicated web site', here.

The website also has some great resources for membership campaigns and case studies from clubs that have run successful campaigns.

Autumn 2018 Club Management Focus newsletter now available

The Autumn 2018 edition of the Club Management Focus Newsletter is available now here.

It contains news, articles to help you in the running of your clubs, details of forthcoming events, and important information about club administration. If you need any advice, or have any suggestions for issues you would like covered in the next newsletter, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

December issue of English Bridge out now

The December 2018 issue of English Bridge is out now and will be delivered to eligible members in the next few days.

The online version, which contains extra content, is available to members via My EBU (once you have logged in use the 'Magazine' link in the top right corner of the My EBU webpage). More information on accessing and using the online version is available here.