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 bi-monthly, exclusive members’ magazine, English Bridge and our EBU diary (if you are an EBU member via a club you qualify for these benefits through earning magazine points).
If you are a member of one of our affiliated duplicate bridge clubs then, subject to the EBU Board's right of refusal or expulsion pursuant to its Bye Laws, you automatically become a member of the EBU and all of our services and benefits as well as some non-bridge-related benefits will be available to you.
If you are a duplicate bridge club and would like to affiliate to the EBU there are many associated benefits, including the security afforded to your club members through playing within our jurisdiction.
You can find out about local clubs in your area, or your county bridge association by visiting our map. The county websites contain lots of information about local activities and competitions.
If you cannot join one of our clubs, or if you play at an unaffiliated club, you can still enjoy the many benefits of membership by becoming a direct member.
A summary of why you should become a member is available here.
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 (which can also be downloaded here).
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.
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.
Young people and Bridge
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