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, 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

Club Insurance

Following the refund of the clu affiliation fees, we have had a query regarding a possible extension to the club insurance policy. Third Party Marsh Commercial, who provide the club insurance, have provided the following statement:

Executive volunteers wanted

The EBU wants to form three Executive Working Groups and would welcome applications from those with appropriate backgrounds in the Marketing/PR, Commercial or Technology fields, possibly those who are recently retired and have time on their hands, who would like to use their skills and knowledge to help the EBU move forward. Please contact gordon@ebu.co.uk for more information

New Bridge Challenge

Tens of thousands of bridge players are currently stuck at home under lockdown. Many have jumped into the online world to enable them to continue playing their beloved game.

Families and friends are now uniting in bubbles and/or virtually online via online video calls. What an ideal opportunity to introduce them to bridge. To give you a few ideas we’ve created some very short lively videos of regular players teaching their family and friend groups the basics how to play.

What are you waiting for? The EBU challenge you to get involved. If you’re lucky enough to have 4 people with you get the cards out. At home alone invite friends or family to a zoom meeting and talk them through how to sign up to BBO. Play with someone who’s never played before, perhaps film it and share it with us. The bidding and card play may not be perfect to start with, but who knows you may have a future world champion bridge player in your midst!

Click read more to see the first video or view the full playlist of all the Bridge Player Challenge videos.