Club Management Focus: Spring 2017

Welcome to the spring edition of Club Management Focus. I am sure that I will not be alone in feeling a little guilty sitting at the bridge table when warm, light evenings mean that I could be devoting more time to green fingered pursuits!

I wish to particularly draw your attention to 2 articles in this edition. The first concerns the new laws to be introduced in England on 1st August and I urge you all to watch Gordon Rainsford’s informative video concerning the changes. Richard Banbury, Business Manager of our sister charity EBED (English Bridge Education and Development), will be organising short courses to update TDs on the laws. Please refer to EBED’s website for details and contact Richard at if you would like him to organise a course in your area.

I very much welcome the initiative of Oxfordshire CBA to engage with all bridge players in a Festival of Bridge described in Robert Procter’s article. I have several friends, as I’m sure do you, who enjoy playing bridge but who only play around the kitchen table or at charity events. Oxfordshire have arranged an exciting few days of social bridge to encourage these players and introduce them to the joys of duplicate Please do what you can to support this event and encourage non-member bridge players to attend. You never know – these players may be your clubs’ future committee members.

Bev Purvis
Club Liaison Officer, English Bridge Union
May 2017

Welcome to the Bridge Warehouse
The exciting new change to the EBU Shop
Gordon Rainsford to be new EBU General Manager
Our new membership software has arrived
My EBU is now the main members area on the website
Laws of Duplicate bridge updated by the WBF
Laws in effect from August; New Law books available.
Fast Track Bridge coming soon
The accelerated learning course from EBED will be launched in August
The Teacher’s Convention
A weekend focussed on bridge teachers
The Summer Meeting
Eastbourne, 4th to 13th August 2017
Club Teaching Training Courses
Enable someone in your club to generate new members
The Junior Teach-In returns in September 2017
Please encourage any juniors to join the event in Loughborough
Welcome to our newly affiliated clubs
Pianola free for a year to affiliated clubs
The Chairman writes
Jeremy's articles for Bridge magazine
Score Better
An advert from Jannersten for their BridgeTab system
Submission code 11 re-introduced
Intended for use with 'social sessions'
The largest affiliated clubs
The annual list of highest attendances
Award nominations now being accepted
Please nominate for Dimmie Fleming, Alec Salisbury, and Tom Bradley Awards
Oxford Bridge Festival
Oxfordshire’s innovative plan to engage with non-members
Please support the forthcoming Simultaneous Pairs
County TD Training Course
Book now for September's course
EBUScore – the EBU’s scoring software
Software update available
Universal Membership rebates being processed
Members playing over 150 times will be refunded
Club information forms
Please look out for them this month
News from the clubs
Club and County Logos
EBU & EBED logos available to download for your website or paperwork
Advertising in English Bridge
Discounts available for clubs and counties
Past Editions