White Book

Last updated: 31st July 2018

2018 version - the updated White Book for 2018 is available here - 2018 White Book. A list of changes is available here.

There is no longer a printed copy but it is available to download or read online.

You can right-mouse-click on the link and save it to your own computer and then open it from there.

The significant change for TDs and players is the increase in procedural and disciplinary penalties - 25% top/6IMP/1VP and 50% top/12 IMP/2 VP (though of course, for players, this only affects them if they fail to follow procedure or behave badly!). Other changes relate to the new laws of bridge from 2017, updates made by the EBU, and changing interpretations by the Laws & Ethics Committee.

While the White Book is only official for events run by the EBU, it is hoped that a far wider audience will find it useful. It contains advice for Players, general regulations, regulations on scoring, advice for Tournament Directors and Appeals Committee members and the EBU interpretations of bridge laws. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to download their own copy.

If you have a general comment on content, layout, applicability or anything else, send an email to:robin@ebu.co.uk