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  • So in other words, the people who are already going to Congresses don’t want fewer boards - but the opportunity would seem to be the people who are NOT going to Congresses but whom the EBU wants to attract. Nobody asks them - or maybe they do, but I…
  • Jeremy69 : Why would 26-30 boards per day not be acceptable? What research is this evaluation based upon? The critical issue is surely “what else is available within easy reach at the destination to fill the balance of the day?” If you hold an event…
  • While my own preference might be for >30 boards a day, maybe (and I really don’t know) having less boards is exactly the way to get 69 tables in a mixed pairs event. It is a huge jump in more ways than one - not just standard of play but also end…
  • The Le Touquet event this year and last was held in a place called the Salle des Quatre Saisons. The Casino is currently under refurbishment. I don’t know who the sponsors were this year - but I’m absolutely sure that the organisers of the event wou…
  • Just back from France where I played in the Le Touquet end August tournament. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 80 tables played one session per day of 30 boards - all run by one director. Many French international women players and a strong Belgian conti…
  • Absolutely agree with this last comment. Solid research required on those who are not playing now whom the EBU wants to attract is the way forward to real solutions.
  • I don’t know anything about Bridge in the Netherlands except anecdotally that bridge is supposedly doing well there and attracts a younger audience. I have noticed from BBO that the Dutch seem to be organising a lot of cross-border events against t…
  • I know that I’ve raised this before, but here’s a photo from a card game event in Rotterdam. What are they doing that the EBU can’t do? Apologies for the poor quality, but note the number of younger players. This is not a bridge Congress!
  • Before addressing this issue - and it may seem extraordinary to be asking this - we need to be clear as to why we want to increase EBU tournament attendance and what we mean by success? Is Member Engagement in its totality the real issue and tourna…