Radio play on Reese/Schapiro 'cheating scandal'

BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a play on Wednesday 2nd April at 2:15pm which centres on the Reese/Schapiro 'cheating scandal' of 1965.

Those unfamiliar with the event should read on for the BBCs summary of the scandal, or follow the link below to an article on the topic.

April issue of English Bridge available in the members area

The April issue of English Bridge is available to read and download from the members area.

Follow the link in the menu above, and log-in using your EBU number and password – if you can’t remember your password go to In order to receive a password reminder we must have your up-to-date email address. Once you have logged in, look in the right-hand menu, beneath the ‘Latest sessions’ and ‘Latest Master Points’ tables – you should see the magazines listed. Once the magazine has opened, if you wish to print any pages, or download the magazine to read off-line, click on the ‘spanner’ icon in the top right of the page and choose the relevant option.

If you do not wish to receive a printed copy of the magazine then we would ask that you opt out, either by updating your preferences in the members section of the website, or by letting us know by email to or on 01296 317201

CBAI defeats EBU in Corn Cairdis

The EBU was defeated by CBAI (the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland) in the this year's Corn Cairdis (Cup of Friendship) by 299 VPs to 180. Congratulations to CBAI.

The event was held at Regent Bridge Club in Ireland, and the scores and photos from the event can be seen on their website.

The EBU Team was: Officials Team - Peter Stocken & Dinah Stocken, Jeremy Dhondy & Simon Cocheme; County Team - Philip Mason & Robin Ashdown, Ian Johns & John O'Sullivan; Club Team - Ron & Lesley Millet, Marlene Jones & David Banks

Repeat winners in Online Games Competition

sephcat and evemh were emphatic winners of the Online Games competition for March, repeating their success from the previous month. They finished with 2.02 BBO Master Points, with diana_eva and hrothgar in joint third on 1.06.

sephcat and evemh will share the first and second place prizes, with each receiving BB$15.

The next competition will start tomorrow - the first day of April. The player who accumulates the most BBO Master Points in our games in each calendar month will receive BB$20. Second place will receive BB$10, with prizes being split in the event of a tie. The competition is open to everyone, including non-EBU members and those overseas, and hopefully gives an added incentive to those who play infrequently, or are thinking of playing for the first time.

As well as competing for the monthly prize you can also try to move up the overall point winners list (there is no prize for this, but the kudos is certainly significant) and you can earn EBU Master Points.

Games are played on Bridge Base Online on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm, Saturday at 4pm (with IMPs scoring), and Sunday at 4pm, 6pm and 9pm


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