We are pleased to announce that for 2015 there will be no increase in the cost of entry for any of the simultaneous pairs events organised by the EBU.
We hope this encourages more clubs to take part in what we believe is already an excellent value competition. Please also remember that the proceeds from the competition go towards supporting the EBU and its members, so by taking part you are enabling your members to both play in a nationwide competition, and also to help their Union.
Some of the features of the Sims Events we'd like to point out are:
British Winter Simultaneous Pairs
Monday 5th to Thursday 8th January 2015
(if ordering booklets please do so as soon as possible to avoid the Christmas post)
Bridge England Simultaneous Pairs
The event is held to raise funds to aid performance in our international teams. This supports all teams (Open, Women, Seniors and Juniors).
Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th February 2015
British Spring Simultaneous Pairs
Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th April 2015 and Monday 13th April 2015
EBU Spring Simultaneous Pairs
Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th May
British Summer Simultaneous Pairs
Monday 27th to Thursday 30th July 2015
EBED Autumn Simultaneous Pairs
Proceeds from this event will go to the new charity, English Bridge Education and Development.
Monday 7th to Friday 11th September 2015
British Autumn Simultaneous Pairs
Monday 5th to Thursday 8th October 2015
We have done quite a bit of research among clubs in the last year and had a clear response that we
have been running too many sim pairs events. Since the Friday ones were very poorly supported, we have decided to stop all but one of them each year, as well as discontinuing the Monday of the EBU Spring Sim which was always on a different week than the others. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes, however we hope that most clubs who would have played on these days will be able to find an alternative day on which to host a heat.
* This excludes the Bridge England Sims or the Club Stratified Sims