The Portland Bowl is the inter-university knock-out competition which runs through the academic year. The semi-final and final are hosted by the Portland Club in London each April.
It is open to all British higher-learning institutions, and in the early rounds matches may be played online to help more remote universities take part.
Entries for 2018/19 will need to be submitted by end October 2017. The 2017/18 winners were Cambridge University.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
We are always pleased to hear from university clubs and to provide help with materials and teaching. If you would like to get a club going at your university or feel that you might benefit from the support of your local bridge association, please contact email@example.com.
Young Bridge Challenge - including the School's Cup
Organised by English Bridge Education and Development, this is a one-day bridge event for school-age players of all experience levels. It is free to enter and consisting numerous competitions including the Schools Cup. More information is available on the EBED website.
The 2018 Schools Cup was won by Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School.
The 2019 Young Bridge Challenge will take place on 16th March at Loughborough Grammar School.
Under-21 Championship Pairs
The Under-21 Championship Pairs event will be held as part of the 2019 London Easter Congress.
Congratulations to the 2018 winners, Liam Fegarty & Jamie Fegarty.
Until 2015 this was the Under-19 Championships - this was changed to bring it in line with the international age categories.
Under-26 Championship Pairs
The Under-26 Pairs is held in late-summer each year.
Congratulations to the 2018 winners, Jonathan Clark & Kripa Panchagnula. See here for the full results.
Junior Teach In
The Junior Teach-In is a residential bridge event, including tuition, competitions, and other sporting and social activities. It is run by English Bridge Education and Development. See its website for details.
Regional junior event
A number of events for juniors take place during the year, organised by groups at a local or regional level.
Please see the calendar on the EBED website for more details on upcoming competitions