Laws & Ethics Publications

Rules and Regulations

Announcements and Alerts

Blue Book

The Blue Book is the handbook of of EBU permitted understandings, your first point of reference to find out what you can play in different events.

Skyblue Book

The Skyblue Book was the supplement to the Blue Book and White Book for online bridge, but it has now been absorbed into those two books. The document below provides links to the relevant parts of the Blue Book and White Book for online regulations.

The Laws

The White Book

The White Book is the EBU Tournament Directors Guide. It also has useful information for tournament players.

Best Behaviour @ Bridge


League competitions

Tournament Directors (TDs)

Articles for TDs


Articles for players


EBU Appeals Booklets

2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000

Appeals Focus

Spring 2010Spring 2011Winter 2011; Autumn 2012November 2014November 2016July 2018

Scoring and points

How to Score

The 70% rule for Master Points

Bridge Movements

* The '70% rule', came into effect from 1st January 2016. The regulation states that for a pairs session to be eligible for Master Points each player must play - or be scheduled to play - at least 70% of the boards in play. See here, or rule 3.1.4 in the Master Point & Licensing Handbook for more details.