October 2013

More EBU-run online games added to the schedule

More EBU-run games have been added to the schedule.

There is now a game at 2pm on Wednesday, following the usual format, and a game at 4pm on Saturday with IMPs scoring.

Unfortunately it has been necessary to stop the 11pm match on Wednesdays. We are sorry for any disappointment this causes.

The matches are available on Bridge Base Online (BBO), and the revised schedule is as follows:
Wednesday: 2pm and 4pm
Saturday: 4pm (IMPs scoring)
Sunday: 4pm, 6pm and 9pm

All times are UK time.

The tournaments are open to anyone, not just EBU members, and masterpoints can be won by EBU members.

President's Team win The Lederer Memorial Trophy

The 2013 Lederer Memorial Trophy took place on 26th/27th October. Congratulations to the winning 'President's Team' of Bernard Teltscher, Phil King, Victor Silverstone, Willie Coyle, Tom Townsend, and Stelio Di Bello.

They finished on a score of 284, with the England Women's team of Heather Dhondy, Nevena Senior, Sally Brock, Nicola Smith, Fiona Brown and Susan Stockdale finishing second on 245.

The team of Neil Rosen, Martin Jones, Michael Byrne, Michael Bell, Peter Crouch and Simon Cope were third on 242.

2015 Women's Autumn Online Bridge Festival this November

The 2015 Women's Autumn Online Bridge Festival will take place 9th-15th November.

As the name suggests it is just for female players, and takes place online on Bridgebase Online. It is run by the World Bridge Federation and there are a number of pairs and individual tournaments, taking place at different times to suit players in different time zones. So, there is likely to be an event to suit you.

The overall winner will receive the entry fee for themselves and the partner of their choice at the Women’s Pairs Championship in Wroclaw, Poland, together with accommodation in a twin room for the duration of the Pairs event. In addition, for every tournament there will be prizes in BBO $ based on the number of players taking part. The entry fee for every tournament is 1 BBO$.

WBF Masterpoint Rankings

All international tournaments carry WBF Master Points and the world ranking of all players based on their accumulated WBF Master Points is now available online.

In the women's rankings Nicola Smith is currently 2nd, Heather Dhondy is 3rd and Sally Brock is 5th.

David Gold is currently England's highest representative in the Open rankings, and Paul Hackett is highest in the Senior rankings.

Congratulations to the winners at the Autumn Congress

CCongratulations to the winners at the Autumn Congress.

2 Star Pairs - Jeremy Dhondy & Bill Hirst
Satellite Pairs - Jim Grant & Stefan Lindfors
Swiss Pairs - Roman Gembicki & Bogdan Drobny

The Eastbourne Bowl - Ben Green & John Holland, Jim Mason & Duncan Happer
The Burlington Cup - Paul Hackett & Roger O'Shea, Barbara Hackett & Justin Hackett, Jason Hackett
The Sussex Cup - Jim Deacon & Robert Miller, Trevor Thrower & Marcus Witt

Your chance to play with the stars

The popular Night of the Stars event is set to return, and gives you the chance to play with current and former members of the England teams, some of the game's most well known names, and even the EBU Chairman.

The auction for the opportunity to play with a star is on 24th November 2013, with the bridge being played on 27th February 2014.

All proceeds support Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Teenage Cancer Trust, West London Action for Children and Macmillan Cancer Support.