Club Focus: Winter 2011

EBU Events suitable for Club Players

by Peter Jordan and Matt Betts

The EBU organises many different competitions and tournaments for its members at all levels. The following are among those which are perhaps more suitable for club players who would like to try their skill in a national event without travelling too far. You may wish to bring them to your club members’ attention.

Masters Pairs and Ranked Masters

The Masters Pairs event is particularly suitable for less experienced players who might enjoy a larger tournament. They will not be competing against anyone ranked Tournament Master or above i.e. entry is open only to players of Master rank or below. The event has traditionally been held as part of the Ranked Masters weekend, but New This Year the Masters Pairs will be a one-day event on Sunday 4 March 2012 (not March 3 as in the EBU Diary). Higher ranks are invited to take part in the other two-day Ranked Masters events 3-4 March 2012.

There is a choice of five venues:-

  • Bradford Bridge Club
  • Daventry Hotel
  • Richmond Bridge Club
  • Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club
  • Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club

To book online click here

Portland Pairs

The nation’s biggest mixed pairs event now has four additional venues (with *) making it within easy reach for most of the country. It takes place on 25 March 2012 at the following locations:-
  • Brierfield Bridge Club, Lancashire
  • Bristol Bridge Club
  • Christchurch Bridge Club, Bournemouth*
  • Deva Bridge Club, Chester*
  • Exeter Bridge Club, ISCA Centre, Exeter
  • Young Chelsea Bridge Club, London
  • Richmond Bridge Club
  • Risbygate Bridge Club, Bury St. Edmonds*
  • Sheffield Bridge Club*
  • St George's Bridge Centre, Darlington
  • Steventon Village Hall, Oxfordshire
  • Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club
  • Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club
  • West Midlands Bridge Club, Solihull
Please note that the starting time at all venues is 12 noon.

To book online click here

Hubert Phillips Bowl

This popular mixed pivot teams event will for the first time have a plate competition for all teams (except seeds) that lose their first round match. There is no increase in the entry fee. Closing date for entries is 16 April 2012.

Closing date for entries is 16th April.

To book online click here

Other events

Have a look at our website for more events.

All can be booked online.