Membership Campaign Update

Since joining in September, Membership Development Officer Tim Anderson has been hard at work setting up the new EBU Membership Development Campaign Website, a permanent link to which has been added to our home page.

Included as part of the website will be regular blog posts looking at ways to expand membership in your area.

Read the first blog post titled 'Promoting bridge in your area with a dedicated web site', here.

The website also has some great resources for membership campaigns and case studies from clubs that have run successful campaigns.

Hinden Team Wins Mixed Team Trials

This weekend saw the semi-final and the final of the trials to represent England in the European Mixed Teams Championships.

The final was been won by the team of Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Michael Byrne & Fiona Brown (pictured). They won their semi-final, against the Sinclair team, and the final, against the Seale team who had earlier beaten the Bell team to reach the final, with both of the Hinden team’s matches being conceded after 48 of the scheduled 64 boards played.

The European Mixed Teams Championships will take place in Lisbon, February 2019.

Atthey Team Wins Online Knockout Plate

The Online Knockout Plate for 2018 has been won by the team of John Atthey, Claire Robinson, Tony Hill and Alan Wearmouth.

They beat the team of Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, Stefano Tommasini, Shahzaad Natt, Kiril Delev, Ankush Khandelwal and Alexandra Birchall by 18 IMPs in the final.

The 2019 Online Knockout Teams will start in January. Entries are open now and can be made through My EBU or with the Competitions Department on 01296 317203.

Andrew Eastwood wins again in online ladder

Andrew Eastwood has won the monthly ladder competition for the EBU's online games for the fourth time in five months. He finished with an average of 67.24% from his best four results in the month.

The games are held on Funbridge every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. You play with, and against, robots so you don't need a partner and can stop and re-start as often as needed. Master Points are awarded in every game, and there are cash prizes for the best players each month and across the year.

Free game: on New Year's Day you will be able to play for free, so if you haven't already tried the games it will be a great chance to do so.

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