White Book

Last updated: 1st August 2019

2019 version - the updated White Book for 2019 is available here - 2019 White Book. A summary of changes can be found here, White Book 2019 - summary of changes.

There is no longer a printed copy but it is available to download or read online.

You can right-mouse-click on the link and save it to your own computer and then open it from there. If you would like to view a version of the book including marked changes, it is available to view here.

The majority of the changes to the White Book are concerned with penalties: being clearer on what penalties are to be applied, rather than introducing new offences. There are changes to appeals processes, including the composition of appeals committees. The section on ‘Hesitation Blackwood’ has been extended to cover more situations where the hesitation acts as an illegal ‘wake up call’.

While the White Book is only official for events run by the EBU, it is hoped that a far wider audience will find it useful. It contains advice for Players, general regulations, regulations on scoring, advice for Tournament Directors and Appeals Committee members and the EBU interpretations of bridge laws. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to download their own copy.

If you have a general comment on content, layout, applicability or anything else, send an email to: robin@ebu.co.uk