Dear EBU member
After a lull in November, there is again an increase in activity in the run up to Christmas and the end of the year. For all bridge players Christmas doesn't just mean turkey and tinsel, but also trumps and transfers, as the festive period gives plenty of chance to play.
If your usual partner or team mates are unavailable for any EBU congress you don't need to miss out. There is a message board on each congress webpage you can use to try to make contact with others who are seeking someone for that event. Don't be stuck at home over Christmas if you'd rather be playing bridge - post your details, or respond to someone else, and find a game for the Year End Congresses.
If you wish to enter one of the Year End Congresses in London or Blackpool please make every effort to do so in advance of the office closing for Christmas, although you can enter at the venue in London (though this will carry a £2 surcharge). The office is open to take entries for the Year End Congresses until 5pm on Friday 21st - please call 01296 317203/219 or email email@example.com, or enter through My EBU. We will re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2nd January.
If you are unable to make it to an event or just want to play a couple of extra games of bridge while you are there, Funbridge has a special free EBU online game with Master Points on New Year's Day, plus a bonus game on Boxing Day. See below for more details.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the EBU Staff.
As always, if you have any queries about any of the events featured here then please don't hesitate to contact the Competitions Department on 01296 317203/219 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries can be made by calling this number, or through My EBU, the members area of the website - www.ebu.co.uk/members.