Club Management Focus: Spring 2012

Upcoming EBU Events

Your club might like to recommend the following events to its members:

Hubert Phillips Bowl 2012

This is a fun knockout event, which is also the mixed teams-of-four championship of England. It is unusual among EBU events in that it is played with aggregate scoring with honours counting. Since it is a mixed teams event, there must always be at least one male and one female member in each team playing.

This is an ideal tournament for players from rubber or chicago bridge who are new to the game of duplicate. Seeding has been introduced, so that every team entering is guaranteed at least one match before meeting a seed.

This year a plate competition has been added to ensure that all non-seeded teams play at least two matches. A team that loses its first match in the main competition for the Bowl automatically goes into the competition for the Plate.

The entry fee is £64 per team. Closing date for entries is 16 April 2012.

The Really Easy Spring Break at Derby 20 – 22 April 2012

This weekend congress is aimed at players in their second year of learning or who have been playing in novice duplicate events and are ready for a weekend away. The event is not suitable for first years or for players with over five years experience. We incorporate a mixture of play and learning experiences within the weekend from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon.

The total accommodation package of £136, payable directly to the hotel, includes two nights' dinner, bed and breakfast and sandwich lunch on Sunday, with tea and coffee available twice on Saturday and once on Sunday. There is bridge availability still, but we have now had to let the hotel allocation go. So please check availability with the hotel first since this is a residential course only. It is not possible to entertain non-residential guests at this event. Telephone the Midland Hotel on 01332 345894 quoting ‘April Bridge Weekend 2012’. Separate bridge fees of £40 should be paid to the EBU, please telephone Peter/Dawn to book on 01296 317203/219.

More information on the Really Easy website – please click on the relevant item in the calendar menu on the right.

There are many other bridge events regularly taking place around the country. Please consult our Calendar and Competition pages. Bookings can be made online through a player’s personal members area on the EBU website or by contacting Peter or Dawn at our Competitions Department (Tel: 01296 317 203/219).