About the English Bridge Union (EBU)

The English Bridge Union Limited (EBU) is a membership-funded organisation committed to promoting the game of duplicate bridge. It is also a National Bridge Organisation in its own right affiliated to the European Bridge League and the World Bridge Federation. 

We work alongside English Bridge Education & Development (EBED), an independent charity registered with the Charity Commission and partly funded by the EBU, to develop and promote duplicate bridge in England.

The EBU is made up of 39 constituent County Associations each with nominees holding shares. At its AGM in November, the shareholders elect a Board of eight directors and then, among their number, a Chairman and Vice-Chairman. They may then appoint a further two directors.

The 39 counties own shares in the company English Bridge Union Limited. The number of Shareholders they have is based on the number of EBU members within their respective Counties. The Shareholders currently meet twice a year to assist their elected Board in determining policy in the government of the game and general EBU matters.

Every year at the AGM, the Shareholders also elect an Honorary Treasurer and two committees. The committees, accountable to the EBU Board, are the Laws and Ethics Committee and International Selection.

In addition, there are sub committees of the Board such as the Editorial Board which supervises the development of the members magazine, English Bridge, and the Tournament Panel which assists with the organisation of competitions.

The national headquarters of the English Bridge Union are in Aylesbury where around 20 professional people support and advise the committees and help implement policy.

EBU Registered Office:
Broadfields, Bicester Road,
Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8AZ,
UK Company registered in England - Number 358588

The office is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 17:00.