New Members' Guidance

You and the EBU

Welcome to the English Bridge Union. We are the governing body for duplicate bridge in England, representing communities of bridge players at club, county and national level. We are funded by members for members and the development of duplicate bridge in England.

The benefits of membership

Membership of the EBU enables you to take part in a wide and varied programme of competitions, tournaments and simultaneous events and you can also receive our exclusive members’ magazine, English Bridge four times a year and our annual EBU diary (if you are an EBU member via a club you qualify for these benefits through earning magazine points).

When you join

When you become a member of the EBU you will receive our new members pack. It includes a welcome letter with a detachable personalised membership card, and a new members' booklet.

Want to learn? Want to teach?

The EBU is England's national bridge organisation and it is committed to developing the game of duplicate bridge through an extensive education programme. If you would like to learn to play bridge you can find a teacher on our teacher's pages. If you would like to train to teach bridge, please look at our dedicated teacher training programmes and the English Bridge Teachers Association.

Security for our members

Membership helps maintain the infrastructure of the game which provides development for the future and protection today for all those who play in our clubs and our national and county competitions. If you require any help with playing regulations or the Laws of Bridge you can find them in our Laws and Ethics pages.

Young people and Bridge

We have a wealth of news on our website about our Minibridge teaching initiative for schools and the many activities available for those taking part in Youth Bridge.

International competitions

As a national bridge organisation, we select players to represent England in a variety of competitions. We are very proud of the success of our players on the international scene. You can read more about the players concerned by visiting the biographies section.

Here to help

We are here to help you get the best out of your membership of the EBU. There is always a friendly member of staff who can help. Enjoy your bridge. Ian Payn, Chairman