Mike Bell wins Player of the Year Championship

Congratulations to Mike Bell, winner of the Player of the Year Championship for 2017/18.

The Championship awards points for finishing in the top positions of major competitions, and Mike topped the table after winning the Premier League and Spring Foursomes, and high finishes in the Gold Cup and National Point-a-Board Teams.

The leading players were:

1st Mike Bell 37 2nd= David Gold 34 7th Chris Jagger 27.5
2nd= Alexander Allfrey 34 2nd= Andrew Robson 34 8th Tom Townsend 24
2nd= Tony Forrester 34 6th Graham Osborne 33

The full list of points scorers, and information on the 2018/19 competition, which restarts in October with the finals of the Gold Cup and the Two Star Pairs at the Autumn Congress, can be seen via www.ebu.co.uk/poty

Prior team wins online knockout

The Online Knockout Teams competition has been won by Michael Prior, Michael Hampton, Norman Selway & Kay Preddy. They beat the team of Paula Leslie, Samantha Punch, Liz McGowan & Fiona McQuaker by 47 IMPs in the final.

The 2019 competition will start in the new year with entries opening soon.

Dean Swallow claims second monthly Funbridge title

Dean Swallow has won the monthly competition for the EBU games on Funbridge for the second time, this time with a record score. His best four results in the month averaged 68.69% - the highest by anyone in the monthly competition to date.

A new competition for September is underway, with four chances to play each week - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. There are cash prizes for the top five performers in the month, but also Master Points to be won in each game, plus the fun of competing against the other participants. For more details, see the FAQ page.

BBO operators needed

In order to provide coverage on Bridge Base Online of forthcoming competitions, we need more operators - those who sit at the table and watch, and click the relevant bids and cards as the play progresses so it appears online.

No previous experience is needed - it isn't hard and you can be shown what to do - and a contribution to your expenses at a rate of 80p per board is given.

Operators are needed for competitions at various times during the year in London and the West Midlands (including international trials, the Camrose Trophy, the Premier League, the Crockfords Cup, and Schapiro Spring Foursomes).

If you are willing to help, please contact gordon@ebu.co.uk for more details.

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