On Friday 14th April there will be another Really Easy Afternoon as part of the Easter Festival. This is a duplicate pairs, held at multiple venues, aimed as an introduction to tournament bridge for less experienced players.
The same hands will also be played at multiple locations around the country, with the competition scored across all the venues.
If you have an improvers group, or novice club session which plays on a Friday afternoon, then we hope you will consider hosting a heat – it will give your members a chance to participate in a national competition from the comfort of their own club. See below for details on hosting a heat.
Players should be comfortable playing in a club setting, but should be below the rank of Master, and lower than a Jack on the NGS.
If you are not able to hold your own heat, then please mention the event to the less experienced members of your club, and refer them to the Easter Festival webpage, as there may be a heat in your area – the webpage will be updated when heats are confirmed. And of course we hope the more experienced members of your club will join us to play in the main events at the congress, or at the Northern Easter Congress.
Although the EBU will promote the event as a whole, please note that host clubs are responsible for the promotion of their heat, and we expect each host club to generate enough participants itself for the heat to go ahead.
Looking ahead, Really Easy Afternoons are also held as part of the Spring Bank Holiday Congress, Autumn Congress, and Year End Congress. If you are interested in holding a heat for any of these events please let us know.