English Bridge magazine and diary

English Bridge

English Bridge is the magazine produced by the EBU four times a year, for its eligible members.

Printed copies of the magazine are sent automatically to all eligible members, except for those who have opted not to receive one. Eligibility is based on a member being a direct member, or having accumulated sufficient Magazine Points through Universal Membership. The Magazine Points system is summarised here. Any members who are not eligible should read the magazine online.

Starting in 2021, the EBU publish a second online only magazine titled Discovery. This magazine is produced annually in July.

Current and recent magazines are available online through My EBU and an online version of the magazine is available to non-members twelve months after publication, archived below.


A diary is circulated to all eligible members each year with the September magazine. Eligibility is based on having sufficient magazine points in August of that year.

Any changes to the information which is printed in the diary is listed on our diary changes page.

Since August 2019, if you wish to receive a copy of the diary you will need to opt in even if you previously received it. The best and easiest way to opt-in is by changing the setting on your account on My EBU. Click on 'Account' in the top right corner, select 'My Details', and then in the 'Account Settings' section of the page, under the 'Magazine/Diary Preference' option use the drop down list to choose your preferred setting.


You are able to search the magazines if you wish to find a specific topic, person, etc. Please see the help page for more information.

Article Index

An index of all the educational articles which have been printed in the magazine since 2007 is available, along with links to the correct pages of the relevant magazines:

County News

A link to an archive of news which has previously been submitted by counties for inclusion in English Bridge, can be found below. This column in the magazine was discontinued at the end of 2017 as the majority of members were sourcing more up-to-date information from county websites and newsletters, and a survey of the readership indicated that other content should be given priority.

Magazine interviews

Magazine archive

We are delighted to be able to add old editions of English bridge magazines on the website. The first in-house magazine (The EBU Quarterly) dates from April 1966. It was replaced by what we know today as English Bridge from 1984. In the post-war period we had input into Contract Bridge Journal from 1946 to 1956 and thereafter British Bridge World until it ceased publication in late 1964. Keep an eye on these pages for updates as we add more. EBU members only may view the most recent editions by logging in to their My EBU.


*1 Publishing did not resume until 1946.
*2 Paper rationing prevented publication of copies in Jan & Feb 1947.
*3 June and July was one issue.
*4 March/April 1956 appeared as one issue due to a printer's strike.

If you notice an error or omission with an edition of English Bridge please email sam@ebu.co.uk.


Contact Details



If you would like to submit an article for English Bridge, please contact:

Lou Hobhouse
Telephone: 07905 038575
Email: lou@ebu.co.uk

Advertising Manager

If you would like to advertise in English Bridge, please contact:

Chris Danby
Danby Advertising
Fir Trees
Hall Road
NR10 3LX

+44 (0) 1603 898678 Office
+44 (0) 1603 898678 Fax
+44 (0) 7889 325774 Mobile
Email: adsales@ebu.co.uk

Advertising rates

(updated rates from August 2017 issue)