On Saturday 28th May we will run another Really Easy Afternoon as part of the Spring Bank Holiday Congress. The main event will be in Stratford upon Avon, as part of the congress at the Holiday Inn, starting at 2:00pm, but the same hands will also be played at other locations around the country, with the competition scored across all the venues.
The event is aimed as an introduction to tournament bridge for less experienced players. Players should therefore be comfortable playing in a club setting, but should be below the rank of Master, and lower than a jack on the NGS.
If your club has a large teaching/improvers membership and would be interested in being a satellite venue for the event on that Saturday afternoon please contact Gordon Rainsford for more information. The event is scored across all the venues and Blue Points are awarded, with extra points available for players who are 6 or below on the NGS. The club organises the heat in co-operation with the EBU, provides a suitable TD and takes half the entry fees. We provide publicity posters, hand records, issue the Blue Points and some modest prizes, as well as certificates to those who do well, both nationally and locally. Whilst the EBU will do its best to promote your heat, and encourage participation, it would be expected that the host club would generate enough participants itself for the heat to go ahead.
Really Easy Afternoons will also be held in 2016/17 alongside the following events:
Autumn Congress: 14th October 2016
Year End Congress: 27th December 2016
Easter Festival: 14th April 2017
Please also mention the event to the less experienced members of your club, and refer them to the Spring Bank Holiday Congress webpage, which we will update when any additional venues are added.