May 2013

English Bridge now available online

In the next few days a printed copy of English Bridge will arrive as normal. However, for the first time ever, the newest issue of English Bridge (and the last six past editions) are now available via the EBU members area. In addition, archive copies from 2007 onwards will be available from our website soon.

Remember if you decide you prefer the online version and want to give up the printed copy, you can do this in the Members Area, or let the EBU know by phoning 01296 317200 to make your request (please note that some members were sent the incorrect number).

Simon Cope wins pairs-teams double at Bournemouth

Simon Cope had a remarkably successful weekend at the Spring Bank Holiday Congress. Playing with Michael Byrne he won the Championship Pairs 2.5% ahead of the runners-up. Then, teamed up with Ben Green, John Holland and Gunnar Hallberg he won the Swiss Teams as well, albeit by a rather narrower margin. Our congratulations to the new King of Bournemouth!

May edition of Event Focus now available

Our ninth Events Focus is now available; keeping you up to date with forthcoming events and providing news on changes that we hope will improve your enjoyment of our varied calendar, with less travel for many, no hotel bills, earlier start and finish times. We'll be releasing this each month, so you can keep fully up‐to‐date with what's going on.

Lots of highly enjoyable events coming soon, including the sunny Riviera Congress, the Senior Congress, and the Scarborough Summer Festival.

Happy 77th Birthday to the EBU

Today, the EBU celebrates its 77th birthday as an organisation. May we wish all our members a happy 77th birthday!

The English Bridge Union was formed on 23 May 1936 and is a non-profit making membership-funded organisation committed to promoting the game of duplicate bridge.

David Wing completes his sponsored cycle tour

Congratulations to David Wing who has now completed his sponsored cycle tour of 51 cities in England. David visited each city cathedral or famous church plus an EBU affiliated bridge club. All of his endeavours have been to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. At each bridge club, a city cup event took place and a cup presented (as a gift from David) to the club. Each cup was engraved with the name of the city plus the winners names.

David finished his massive cycle tour by playing bridge at Richmond Bridge Club, partnering with the great bridge player, Zia Mahmood.

England third in Seniors Camrose

The England senior team faced the other home nations for the Seniors Camrose in Cardiff at the weekend. They led at the half-way stage but slipped back and could only manage third place. Congratulations to Scotland who win the Teltscher Trophy; they were 9 VPs ahead of England. Northern Ireland were second. The England team was Paul Hackett, David Mossop, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland, David Price and Colin Simpson.

Sansom wins Hubert Phillips Plate

The Sansom team of John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Pam Pearce and Joyce Skelton beat the Mueller team (Carol Mueller, Kevin Elstow, Chris Mooney, Herb Mueller and Victor Savage) in the final of the Hubert Phillips Plate. Congratulations to them.