Updates from Aylesbury - 6th November 2023

Below is your monthly update from the EBU. Please note there are a lot of important topics covered this month. All previous updates are available on the EBU Updates page.

This poster shows the upcoming EBU events. Please consider adding this to your club/county website and encourage your members to enter online via My EBU.


As a reminder to all Shareholders, the EBU AGM will be held on 29th November at the Royal National Hotel, London. The meeting starts at 1pm. Details of the Board and Standing Committee nominations.

Free Club Seminar: Don't miss your chance to quiz the Chief TD

On November 14th at 10.00am we will be running a free online seminar on the topic of directing club sessions. This is not a training session for new directors; rather it is a chance to discuss issues such as:

How to keep a session friendly
How to get help with a difficult ruling
Recent law changes from a club perspective
Common problems when directing and tips on how to solve them
We will have the Chief TD Gordon Rainsford in attendance. If there are subjects you would particularly like to discuss please let us know in advance so we can be sure to include them.

Book now by contacting sam@ebu.co.uk.

Links to all previous club seminars.

Have a question but not sure who to contact?

The EBU staff are always happy to answer questions from club and county officials and club members. To help you know who to contact we have written brief summaries of the topic areas that different staff can help with; this is just for some of the staff who deal with the most member queries, there is also the full staff list. If you still don’t know who to contact please contact Amanda on 01296 317200 who will be happy to direct your call.

Help please!

We have over 4,000 members for whom we do not know their email address. This means they cannot log into My EBU to see their master points or NGS, and we cannot contact them (often we lack the postal address of these members as well). We will be contacting each club shortly with a list of these members and encourage you to follow up with your members so we can fix this for them.

Bridge Warehouse - Black Friday Coming Soon

Black Friday Coming Soon Friday 24th - Sunday 26th


Socks (playing card design) - normally £7.95 now just £6.50
Socks (golf design) - NEW - normally £7.95 now just £6.50

Pen Set (Includes refills) - £14.50

JIGSAW - £14.99

Cufflinks - NEW - normally £12.99 now £11.99

Visit the Bridge Warehouse website for all the latest offers and newest items in stock.

Club Teacher Training

EBED offers Club Teacher Training Courses on the following dates:

23/24 November 2023 - Aylesbury
9-10 December 2023 - Farnham, Surrey

For any queries related to the above courses, please contact Clive on 01296 317212 (clive@ebedcio.org.uk). All our current dates are listed on the Club Teacher Training Calendar and are bookable through My EBU, or by phone (call Lisa on 01296 317217).

Directing Courses

EBED offers training to help you become a club director. See the director training calendar for details. For more about these courses visit the EBED website or contact clive@ebedcio.org.uk.

1 December 2023 - Directing on BBO - Online course (morning)
14/15 December 2023 - Club Director Training Day 0 - Online course - (2 morning sessions)

3 March 2024 - New Advanced Tournament Director Course - Sutton Coldfield

For any queries related to director training courses, please contact Clive on 01296 317212 (clive@ebedcio.org.uk). All our current dates are listed on the TD Course Calendar and are bookable through My EBU, or by phone (call Lisa on 01296 317217).

Test your directing knowledge – Free Online Quiz

Test your knowledge of common situations facing a Club Director by taking EBED’s new club director training quiz.

This free quiz is ideal for those wanting to prepare for an assessment as part of the EBED’s club director training programme, or for existing directors wanting to refresh their knowledge.

Picture Competition

The EBU are looking for new and exciting images to promote the wonderful game of bridge. Can you or your members produce a photograph, painting or drawing that conveys the fun, drama and excitement of the game of bridge?

Please encourage your members to enter this competitions. The artist with the winning picture will win not only honour and prestige (and our gratitude) but also some cash towards their next camera lens, smartphone, or bridge congress!

Further details and how to enter.

Calling clubs and county associations – tell us your news!

We are featuring club and county news in our blog. If you have any news to share please do let us know, preferably with a picture or two to go with it! Contact sam@ebu.co.uk.

Club directory – please update your club details

A reminder for clubs, please check your club details in the Club Directory and submit our online club details form. Please log in to check ALL your clubs details are still correct. More information is available via the help link on the club directory page.

Counties, please also update your county officials' details online, county details form.

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