Diary Changes 2017-18

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information in the diary is accurate, some changes are made after the diary has gone to print. Please therefore note the following changes and additions to the information in the 2017-18 diary.

All corrections/updates were added to this page prior to the diary being distributed unless noted.

Event/Item Page Notes Added/updated
EBU Committees 6 Darren Evetts resigned from the Board on 26th November 28/11/17
Laws & Ethics Committee - Joined: Alan Wilson; Left: Robin Barker; New Chair: Heather Dhondy
Selection Committee - Joined: David Bakhshi, Paul Barden, and Jeremy Willans; Left: Oliver Burgess, Paul Hackett, Tom Townsend
Barry Capal is no longer a member of the Editorial Board, following his retirement. He has been replaced by the new General Manager, Gordon Rainsford.
Current organisation of the EBU 7 Gordon Rainsford has replaced Barry Capal as General Manager
Robin Barker has been appointed to the EBU staff as Deputy Chief Tournament Director - robin@ebu.co.uk
English Bridge Education & Development 7 Donna Wright has joined EBED as Chief Exceutive - donna@ebedcio.org.uk
David Emerson (david@ebedcio.org.uk) and Claire Wheeler (claire@ebedcio.org.uk) have joined the staff
Sue Maxwell retired in November 2017
EBU Committees and Staff 7 Lou Hobhouse's telephone number is 07905 038575 11/9/17
EBU Panel of Tournament Directors 8 Robin Barker is now Deputy Chief Tournament Director
Peter Randall's phone number is 07703 780800
Sarah Amos's number has changed to 07930 503746
Jonathan Lilycrop has been promoted to Senior Congress TD
Neil Morley's phone number is now 01252 333885
Best Behaviour at Bridge 11 Best Behaviour at Bridge has been updated - please see here for the updated version 28/11/17
Announcing and Alerting Summary 20 There have been some small additions to this in light of changes to the Blue Book in August 2017. Please see here for the updated summary. 6/8/17
Junior Entry Fees 27 The EBU Online Games are also excluded from those competitions in which juniors receive half price entry. 23/8/17
Guernsey Congress 31 Swiss teams schedule has been updated to three x eight board rounds as opposed to two x twelve board rounds as previously advertised. 11/8/17
Ranked Masters Pairs 33 This will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Daventry, not in Solihull as stated 3/11/17
National Pairs 34 The final will be held at Wyboston Lakes Resort, and not in Daventry as stated 3/11/17
Scapiro Spring Foursomes 35 This will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick/Stratford-upon-Avon (not the Crowne Plaze as stated) 22/01/18
Corwen Trophy 36 This will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Daventry, not in Northampton as stated 3/11/17
Pachabo Cup 36 This will be held at the Park Inn in Bedford, not in Daventry as stated 19/4/18
The Summer Meeting 37 In 2018 this will be the Summer Festival. It will be held 3rd to 7th and 15th to 19th August, at various venues including the Royal National Hotel in London. For more details see the event webpage. 21/11/17
Northern Midweek Congress 37 This will now be held at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, not in Wakefield as stated. 21/11/17
Entry deadlines 39 The deadline for entering the Online Knockout is now 8th January 2018. The deadline for entering the NICKO is 25th September 2017 21/11/17
Junior and Schools Events 40 The 2018 Young Bridge Challenge will take place on 10th March
EBU Residential Events 43 The Really Easy Weekend in October will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick, not in Stratford-upon-Avon
Premier League 44 This year there will be three divisions. On the first weekend Division 3 will play at Wimbledon BC. On the second weekend they will play at the Young Chelsea BC.
August 2018 The dates for the 2018 Summer Meeting are confirmed as 3rd to 7th and 15th to 19th August 3/11/17