On Friday 20th October we will run another Really Easy Afternoon as part of the Autumn Congress. The main event will be held at the congress venue - Wokefield Park, near Reading – 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. Entry is £8 for EBU members, and £12 for non-members.
If your club has a large teaching/improvers membership and would be interested in being a satellite venue for the event on that Friday afternoon please contact Nick Doe 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, provides a suitable TD and takes half the entry fees. The EBU provides hand records and deal files, 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.
If you are not able to hold a heat then please mention the event to the less experienced members of your club, and refer them to the Autumn Congress webpage, which we will update when any additional venues are added.
And of course we hope the more experienced members of your club will join us to play in the main events at the congress.
Really Easy Afternoons will also be held in 2017/18 alongside the following events:
Year End Congress: 27th December 2017
Easter Festival: 30th March 2018
Spring Bank Holiday Congress: 26th May 2018
If you are interested in holding a heat for any of these events please let us know.