Club Management Handbook

What Makes a Successful Bridge Club?

Administration and Finance

The Committee
Club Chairman
Club Secretary
Club Membership Administration
Sample Membership Application Form
Membership Details and Data Protection
Club Constitution
Club Insurance
Banking for Bridge Clubs
Applying for Lottery Funding
Health and Safety and Fire Regulations

Premises and Equipment

Bridge Equipment and Supplies
Pre-dealt Boards and Dealing Machines

Directing and Scoring

Directors and Directing
Scorers and Scoring
Scoring Errors, Corrections and Correction Periods
Scoring boards when the movement goes wrong
Best Behaviour at Bridge
Club Etiquette and Procedure
Announcing and Alerting
The Laws of Duplicate Bridge
The Blue Book
Dealing with Difficult Players
Dealing with Slow Play
Scoring a board that cannot be played because of slow play
Disciplinary cases in the club

Education and Teaching

Bridge Teaching and Discounted Club Teacher Training
Seminars for Improvers
Youth Bridge and Minibridge
Integrating Novices

Recruiting New Members

A Friendly Atmosphere
Making newcomers feel welcome
Promoting your Club and recruiting Members
Sample Poster
Awareness Days


Club Noticeboard
Club Website
Club Mailing List
Club Newsletter
Increasing your clubs coverage in the local press
Setting up social media accounts for your club

Services for your Members

Host System - Partnership Service
Club Social and Charity Events
Club Bridge Weekend or Holiday


What is the EBU?
EBU Benefits and Services for Clubs
EBU Benefits and Services for Individual Members
The County Associations and Clubs
County Allegiance
EBU Contact Details
EBU Club Liaison and Club Committees
EBU Website Services
Universal Membership system -- advice for administrators and scorers
EBU Bridge Shop
English Bridge and the Magazine Points System
Club Management Focus (electronic newsletter)
EBU Competitions for Clubs
National Pairs
Simultaneous Pairs
EBU Policy on Charitable Giving
The Master Point Scheme
The National Grading Scheme
Licensing and Master Point Awards

Types of Game and Competitions

Club Duplicate Pairs and Suggested Movements
Club Multiple Teams and Suggested Movements
Swiss Teams
Simultaneous Pairs
Club Ladders and Championships
Pro-Am Events
Handicap Events
Stratified Duplicates
EBU, County and Other Events
Fun Party Games