GilesWoodruff

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  • In the short term I feel it is difficult to do much about the entry fees. If numbers increase then it should be possible to reduce them. I would suggest the EBU might continue with its current approach to aiming for break-even (once overhead allocat…
  • Bear in mind there might be some pairs comprised of an experienced player and someone attending for the first time. I suggest offering the free entry at player rather than pair level. However, as well as that how about offering a deal that if a pai…
  • I used to enjoy knock-out competitions, but it is just too inconvenient for me given my job and other commitments (for example, midweek evening matches are extremely difficult), so I do not enter them (and just occasionally allow my arm to be twiste…
  • I think Ian Kemp has nailed it. I have some additional thoughts to expand on this idea. You could have two trophies: the current one and the handicap one (giving it an attractive name like the Terence Reese Cup or whatever). The handicap trophy wou…
  • It will not work for the Summer meeting, but in my view some of the hotels in Coventry (that have recently been used by the EBU) are a good location for events. As well as being centrally located within England, there is a good bus service (probably…
  • I find Eastbourne dull and suspect I am not alone. That does not matter too much as I am only there to play bridge, but it does not have the same added attraction that Brighton did and I imagine eventually the sameness will be a factor that puts me …
  • I was fine with the Friday and Sunday proposals, but did not like the Saturday timings at all because one would not be eating one's main meal of the day until about 8.30 pm, which is too late for me. I would still want an hour's break between the se…