Jagger team wins Crockfords Cup

The Crockfords Cup - England's premier knockout teams competition - has been won by the team of Julian Wightwick, Jon Cooke, Ian Pagan, Paul Barden, Chris Jagger & Jonathan Mestel (the latter two playing in the early rounds). The eight-team all-play-all final was closely contested, with five teams losing no more than two matches each, but the Jagger team emerged victorious. They scored 89 VPs, with the De Botton team (Janet de Botton, David Bakhshi, Tom Townsend, Artur Malinowski, Thor Erik Hoftaniska & Dror Padon) in second on 83, and the Byrne team on 79 VPs.

The Plate competition, for those losing in the early stages of the Cup competition, was won by Stephen Green, Nick Smith, Alan Wilson & Roger Bryant (picture) - Graham Link also played for the team in earlier rounds of the competition. They finished the all-play-all final with 90 VPs, with the Milman team in second with 83 VPs.

The entries for the 2018-19 competition are now open, and close on Monday 17th September.

Malcolm Harris, 1939 - 2018

The EBU is sad to report that Hertfordshire's Malcolm Harris, a familiar face at tournaments at county and national level, has passed away aged 79. There is some more information about him, and his funeral, at the Hertfordshire Bridge Association website.

Photo of Malcolm (on the right) winning the 1995 Easter Championship Pairs with Ian Panto, courtesy of Peter Hasenson.

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.

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