Dear EBU member
With the Summer Meeting now over and September nearly upon us, it's a shame to realise that summer is nearly over. However, there are lots of competitions and congresses to keep you busy in the fast approaching Autumn months, so don't delay and start planning, and booking, your bridge for the next few months now.
Summer Meeting 2019
Thank you to everyone who played in the Summer Meeting - whether in Eastbourne or at one of the locally-hosted midweek competitions.
Following the well-attended meeting at Eastbourne on the way forward for EBU tournaments, we now have a new forum to discuss this, both in general and in respect of the Summer Meeting. Those who are not already registered with the forums will need to do so before they can post, but it’s straightforward and anyone who does not appear to be a spammer will be routinely approved! Various short posts have been created to start the discussions off, reporting a number of points that were made at the meeting or have been since.
The 2020/2021 Members' Diary
Most of you will hopefully have received the EBU Members' Diary with the August edition of the English Bridge magazine. As mentioned in the magazine, from 2020, if you wish to receive a copy of the diary you will need to opt in.
The best and easiest way to opt-in is by changing the setting on your account on MyEBU. Click on 'account' in the top right corner, select 'My details', and then in the 'account setting' section of the page, under the magazine/diary preference option use the drop down list to choose your preferred setting.
We believe this is the environmentally and financially responsible action to take in order to eliminate waste. If you do still wish to receive the diary, then please opt in and we will be very happy to send one to you.
Diary Date Changes
Unfortunately, the government has sprung one surprise since the diary went to press. The Bank Holiday at the start of May has moved from Monday May 4th to Friday May 8th which is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.
There are three events that this bank holiday change has impacted; Schapiro Spring Foursomes, National Swiss Teams and Cheltenham Congress. So please check the diary changes page, and the relevant competition webpage, before making any plans.
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.