Upcoming events…
by Matt Betts

In case you missed the last Events Focus, which keeps you up to date with forthcoming events and provides news on changes, here it is! We'll be releasing this each month, so you can keep fully up-to-date.

Lots of exciting and unique events this coming autumn and winter, including the two Year End congresses and the Overseas Congress to Fuerteventura (where you will enjoy beautiful sunshine in February).

Looking further ahead, please note that the 2013 Midweek Congress that was scheduled for Cheltenham in June has been moved to, The Oxford Belfry Hotel, and will take place on 28 - 30 May 2013. The bridge programme for this event outlined in the diary remains unaltered. There is also a new Midweek Congress for 2013 which will be at the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, Shropshire on 27 - 29 August 2013.

It’s easy to enter any of these events, read all about the competitions below, choose the events you want to attend, by simply visiting https://www.ebu.co.uk/members/ and booking online through your personal members area. You can also contact Peter or Dawn during office hours on 01296 317203/219 or by emailing comps@ebu.co.uk to enter or get further information.

27 - 30 DECEMBER 2012

28 - 30 DECEMBER 2012

Why not wind down after the excesses of Christmas. Both congresses take place during the gap between Christmas and New Year, and are an excellent way to enjoy a bit of bridge during the holiday season.
In London, the Royal National hotel provides good playing conditions, and most players will travel daily or stay in other accommodation. The congress takes place over four days, and the Swiss Teams event is now a two-session stratified event. Please click here for details on Stratification.
In Blackpool, the congress is held over three days, and has earned the reputation of being relaxed and friendly. It’s ideal for players entering a national congress for the first time and the Blackpool Hilton is probably the best value of all congress hotels.
Book here: https://www.ebu.co.uk/members/

Twice a year, the EBU organises a bridge overseas congress in exciting destinations across Europe. If you have never played bridge outside the UK with English bridge players, why not give it a go this time? The February overseas congress is taking place at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa, Caleta de Fuste, and is sponsored by Bridge Overseas. Attendance at the congress is exclusive to delegates booking their accommodation with Bridge Overseas.
Book here: https://www.ebu.co.uk/members/

We have so many more exciting and interesting bridge events coming up in the future.

Please have a look at our Coming Soon page for more information
Until then, enjoy your bridge!