Dear EBU member
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. With our Year End Congresses, and our expanded schedule of online games with Funbridge, you can play every day bar the 25th.
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. The office is open to take entries for the Year End Congresses until midday on Friday 22nd - please call 01296 317203/219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or enter through My EBU. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January.
You can register for the online games at all times, so you can make a spur of the moment decision to play - though do give yourself an hour to play the boards so try to start before 9pm.
As always, if you have any queries about any of the events featured here then please don't hesitate to contact the Competitions Department.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the EBU Staff.
Our online games with Funbridge are proving to be popular, and the ladder competition is adding some excitement for those competing for the cash prizes every month. The festive period might be a great time for you to give them a try, with games every Saturday and Sunday (so 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st), but also ones on Boxing Day and New Year's Day (these extra days will offer two games - one scored by match points and the other by IMPs - and you can play in both). As you can stop and start the game as often as needed it can hopefully provide some extra entertainment in between your other festivities. For more information on playing, please see our FAQ page.
Online Knockout Teams
Entries for this year's Online Knockout Teams close on 8th January. Exactly as it sounds, this is a knockout teams competition, with the matches played online. See here for more details.