Updates from Aylesbury - 7th May 2024

Below is your monthly update from the EBU. All previous updates are available on the EBU Updates page.

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Bridge - It's a Big Deal! 9-15 September 2024

Our Bridge – It’s A Big Deal! Festival is gathering momentum, with lots of clubs and counties organising a range of events and activities, from which the UMS will go to Cancer Research UK.

We are delighted to welcome Espen Gisvold to the organising committee while the Festival Co-ordinator Tony Russ steps back for a while due to health issues. Espen will be known to many in the Manchester area as a very active organiser and we are sure his energy and ideas will add to everything that is being planned.

At the same time, while Tony temporarily steps back from his board duties, Abbey Smith will be the board member with responsibility for clubs and she will be happy to offer any help she can to clubs, as will Jonathan Lillycrop our Club Liaison Officer.

As a reminder, you are invited to join us this week for our latest Festival planning meetings via Zoom. If there is someone else at your club that has not received this email but would like to attend, please pass the details on to them. Please join using the links below:

Topic: Bridge - It's a Big Deal! Club and County Planning
Time: May 8, 2024 09:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 847 7910 5481
Passcode: 432290


Topic: Bridge - It's a Big Deal! Club and County Planning
Time: May 9, 2024 07:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 889 0498 8034
Passcode: 591621

Club Seminars

The latest Club Seminar was held on Tuesday 30th April at 11am. This Club Seminar will discuss EBU scoring programs other than EBUScore Pairs and demonstrate how they work. The recording of the event is now available to view on the EBU YouTube Channel along with all previous Club Seminars.

More Club Seminars will be held throughout the year. If you have a subject you would like to see covered in a future seminar please contact jonathan@ebu.co.uk.

Bridge Warehouse

Visit the Bridge Warehouse website for all the latest offers and newest items in stock, or contact Sue via email sueh@ebu.co.uk or phone 01296 397851. We always match prices where possible.

County TD Course

Entries are coming in steadily for the upcoming County TD Course (18th-19th May 2024 at Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre), if you would like to attend, please book in plenty of time to ensure there is enough space.

The course will be run by EBU National Tournament Directors Sarah Amos and Phil Godfrey. The course fee of £245 for residential delegates includes dinner, bed and breakfast at the centre for one night, and a light lunch on Saturday and Sunday, plus course materials. The course is a mixture of table simulations, lectures and written assessment. Further details available on the Advanced TD Training webpage, or contact comps (01296 317203 or comps@ebu.co.uk).

EBED Training Courses

EBED offers the following training courses. For more about these courses visit the EBED website or contact clive@ebedcio.org.uk.

The following classroom based Club Director Training Courses start in June:

WATFORD - St Andrews Church Hall Church Road Watford WD17 4PY
(Booking link Watford)

OXFORD - Central Yarnton Bridge Club, Yarnton Village Hall OX5 1T
(Booking link Oxford)

All current dates, including additional online courses are listed on the TD Course Calendar. To book please use the links above or call Lisa on 01296 317217.

In addition we are collecting data for future Teacher Workshops and Club TD Training with a registration form on our web site.

Register your interest for future Club Tournament Director Training

Register your interest for future Teacher Training courses

Video chat features now available on BBO

BBO Chat features

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Advertise your Congress Online with the EBU

The EBU home page is a great place to promote your next congress or for clubs/counties to publicise their next big events.

Could your event benefit from last minute advertising to bring in extra players? Well the best place to do this is the Home page of the EBU website.

The advert could be live today!

An advert on the Carousel at the top of the EBU home page is as little as £75 per month for CBA’s and Clubs. Want to give your event a boost, contact Danby Advertising on 01603 898678 or email adsales@ebu.co.uk.

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