Updates from Aylesbury - 6th September 2023

Below is your monthly update from the EBU. Please note there are a lot of important topics covered this month. All previous updates are available on the EBU Updates page.

This poster shows the upcoming EBU events. Please consider adding this to your club/county website and encourage your members to enter online via My EBU.

Picture Competition

The EBU are looking for new and exciting images to promote the wonderful game of bridge. Can you or your members produce a photograph, painting or drawing that conveys the fun, drama and excitement of the game of bridge?

Please encourage your members to enter this competitions. The artist with the winning picture will win not only honour and prestige (and our gratitude) but also some cash towards their next camera lens, smartphone, or bridge congress!

Further details and how to enter.

Competitions Working Group

As mentioned last month, there will be a number of trial sessions to allow club players to become familiar with playing with screens on RealBridge. These free practice sessions will be four boards and will allow players to experience how screens work online. Please follow these links for more information on RealBridge with screens and Alerting, Announcing & Explaining for OODGP with screens

Club Seminar: Gentle Duplicate

Thank you to all those who attended the recent Club Seminar: Gentle Duplicate. The topic of this seminar was how to make a success of gentle duplicate sessions and why they are important. The recording of the seminar is now available to watch on the EBU YouTube channel. Slides from the seminar are also linked below:

Links to all previous club seminars.

County Chairs Meeting

The next County Chairs meeting will take place on 20th September, details for the agenda will be sent to all County Chairs soon.

Marketing Expertise?

We are looking for an injection of Marketing Expertise to support the effective promotion of our game.

Help us ensure the future of Bridge and the pleasure of playing and other benefits that it can bring to people of all ages. You would be joining a small team of enthusiasts. We come from various professional backgrounds but plainly need to add senior marketing experience.

If you might be able to volunteer part time and wish to learn more about this please contact Tony Russ (tonyruss@icloud.com)

Bridge Warehouse

Check the Bridge Warehouse website for all the latest offers and newest items in stock.

Save on socks and cufflinks, the perfect gift ideas for club parties or bridge friends.

Club Director Training – new dates for autumn

EBED offers training to help you become a club director. New courses this autumn are scheduled in Manchester, Sutton Coldfield, Canterbury and Norwich. See the director training calendar for details. For more about these courses visit the EBED website or contact clive@ebedcio.org.uk.

Directing Courses – delivered online

For those wishing to gain an introduction to face-to-face directing at their club EBED is offering the “How to run a club duplicate” session delivered over Zoom, 2nd/3rd November (new date).

Also, you can be trained to use the EBUScore scoring program via an online session on 29th September details of EBUScore Training.

For any queries related to director training courses, please contact Clive on 01296 317212 (clive@ebedcio.org.uk). All our current dates are listed on the TD Course Calendar and are bookable through My EBU, or by phone (call Lisa on 01296 317217).

Test your directing knowledge – Free Online Quiz

Test your knowledge of common situations facing a Club Director by taking EBED’s new club director training quiz.

This free quiz is ideal for those wanting to prepare for an assessment as part of the EBED’s club director training programme, or for existing directors wanting to refresh their knowledge.

Calling clubs and county associations – tell us your news!

We are featuring club and county news in our blog. If you have any news to share please do let us know, preferably with a picture or two to go with it! Contact sam@ebu.co.uk.

Club directory – please update your club details

A reminder for clubs, please check your club details in the Club Directory and submit our online club details form. Please log in to check ALL your clubs details are still correct. More information is available via the help link on the club directory page.

Counties, please also update your county officials' details online, county details form.

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