New club and teacher directory

We have launched a new directory, which hopefully makes it easier for anyone to identify their nearest club or bridge teacher, and to find out information on any in which they are interested. This replaces the map which used to be accessed via the menu on the right of the homepage. You will now see the EBU/EBED Directory in its place.

You can search using your postcode, or can generate a list of clubs and teachers by county from the menu at the top of the page.

Hackett & Taylor, and Murphy team, win at Northern Midweek Congress

The Northern Midweek Congress saw its highest entry for five years, with Harrogate the venue for three days of weekday bridge.

The two-day Championship Pairs was won by Justin Hackett & Martin Taylor who finished with 60.00%, only narrowly ahead of the defending champions, Graham Osborne & Philip Wood, who scored 59.86%. Tom Cohen & Alan Jarvis completed the podium with 58.96%.

The Swiss Teams competition was won by the team of Pearl Murphy, Val Gibson, Martin Kane & Bill March (picture here). They finished with 99 VPs from their seven matches, 5 VPs ahead of Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Tim Chanter & Helen Wildsmith. The Solomon and Carpenter teams tied for third with 92 VPs.

Deb Casey receives Alec Salisbury Award

We are delighted to have presented the Alec Salisbury Award to Deb Casey of Claremont Fan Court School, in Surrey. The Alec Salisbury Award is awarded jointly by the EBU and English Bridge Education & Development to a serving school teacher who has made a significant contribution to schools bridge.

She is pictured receiving the award from EBU Vice Chairman, Ian Payn.

Teltscher team wins Four Star Teams to conclude Summer Festival

The Summer Festival has concluded with the Four Star Teams competition, which was won by the Teltscher team - Mark Teltscher, Zia Mahmood, Tom Townsend, Artur Malinowski & Bernard Teltscher. They were just 4 VPs ahead of two teams tied for second, and chocoholics will enjoy the fact it was between the Green and Black teams - Ben Green, Andrew Murphy, Jon Cooke & Cameron Small, and Gunnar Hallberg, Derek Patterson, Andrew McIntosh & Phil King respectively.

The B Final was won by Chris Dixon, David Jones, Trevor Ward & Peter Shelley, with Kieran Dyke, Frances Hinden, Paula Leslie & Jeffrey Allerton in second. The Swiss Teams, which continued after the top team progressed to the finals, was won by Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Sandra Penfold & Brian Senior (picture).

Also in the second phase of the Festival were two midweek competitions held at venues around the country, two one-day Swiss Pairs competitions, and a curtain-raiser to the Team's competition at the Royal National. The winners were:

  • Mixed Pivot Teams: Bernard Goldenfield, Irving Blakey, Rhona Goldenfield & Joy Blakey
  • Mixed Pairs: Tracy Capal & David Sherman
  • Saturday's Swiss Pairs: David Wright & David Fletcher
  • Sunday's Swiss Pairs: Eryk Gozdowski & Tony Mutukisna
  • Point-a-Board Teams: Petar Ivanov, James Thrower, Todor Tihilov & Ali Ahmed

Summer Festival Hub (for results, articles from the Festival, and more)

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