Thursday, 19 April 2007

New Youth Officer

Mike Amos will be joining the staff of the EBU to become the EBU Youth Officer from April 16th. Mike will be working mostly from home in Oswestry and for 1.5 days per week. His duties will be all things to do with bridge in schools, universities and liaising with the Junior Squad managers.

Welcome, Mike!

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Dorothy Shanahan

Dorothy Shanahan, who has died aged 91, was, for three decades, part of British women's teams recording the most successful haul of medals for the nation.

View full Obituary here.

New Editor for English Bridge

The English Bridge Union is delighted to announce that the well known bridge journalist and Editor, Elena Jeronimidis is to take up the role of Editor of English Bridge from the August issue.

Elena has been involved in editing the highly respected Bridge Plus magazine since 1989 as well as other magazines, books and the bridge teletext pages of Channel 4.

At the same time we would like to thank Brian Cook for the great work he has done over the past six years. He has overseen some major changes in the magazine and hands the baton over to Elena with the journal in great shape. Thanks Brian!

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

2007 Corn Cairdis Trophy

England played Ireland in Galway, Ireland in the latest of the Corn Cairdis (Cup of Friendship) Series on the weekend of 30 March / 1 April 2007.

This friendly International is played between The English Bridge Union and the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland. Each country competes with three teams: a County Team, a Club team and an Officials team. Click here for the team lists.

On this, the 15th occasion of the annual event England beat Ireland by twelve Victory points ending a run of three successive wins by Ireland.

The three teams:
(left to right) Back Row: Barry Capal, Simon Cocheme, Peter Stocken, John Neville, Jeff Smith, Tim Gauld, Roy Garthwaite, Ted Latham; Front Row: Sally Bugden, Jackie Pye, Janet Latham, Heather Hobson

Click here for the full results (PDF format)