Tuesday, 20 March 2012

2011 Master Point Reports

The annual Master Point reports have now been published. Congratulations to Ed Scerri who has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver for the second year in a row, finishing ahead of Frances Hinden and Janet Springett. John Holland leads the Gold Points table, with David Bakhshi second and David Gold third.

The Club Champions are also listed at the above link and a prize draw has been done, so congratulations to the following winners who receive EBU vouchers:

  1. Mike Amos, Alpha Bridge Club, Norfolk (£400)
  2. Linda Gardiner, Mid Sussex Bridge Club (£200)
  3. Raymond Medhurst, Weald Bridge Club (£100)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Trial Sim Pairs II

The second trial of our Sim Pairs software was held on Monday evening, and we were pleased to have 114 clubs joining in. Results and commentaries are now available:

75th Anniversary Minibridge Day, London

Children as young as 6 and 7 are being encouraged to play Minibridge in class to help them improve their Mathematics and English.

As part of the EBU’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, three primary schools were invited to demonstrate Minibridge. Pembury School, near Tunbridge Wells; St Christina’s School, Camden; and St Peter’s Eaton Square, London all brought pupils to play. All the children taught and played Minibridge with a number of journalists and other special guests on Wednesday 25 January at the famous Young Chelsea Bridge Club.

Sally Bugden, Chairman of the EBU said: "The English Bridge Union through its Youth and Education Trust has been quietly demonstrating since 2008, how the game of Minibridge can help young people to learn maths and other skills. This work is undertaken with the strong belief that bridge has the most positive effect on society’s health and wealth, as well as being great fun too..”

Thank you to all our guests, and the Young Chelsea bridge club for hosting our event.

Masters’ Pairs 2012

If you were recently promoted to Master over the last year, you will be able to enter the Masters’ Pairs on Sunday, 4th March, free of charge. Why not give it a go?

The Ranked Masters is a group of pairs championships for players of similar ranks.

The Masters Pairs section is open only to players below the rank of Regional Master on 1 Jan 2012. It is now a 1-day event in these four regional venues starting at 11.30am, and NOT 1pm as announced in the diary, and finishing by 7pm :-

  • Daventry (Barcelo Hotel)

  • Richmond Bridge Club

  • Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club

  • Welwyn Garden City Bridge Club

Unless your partner was also promoted to Master in 2011 too, their entry fee will be £24, less than half the 2011 cost.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

England win Camrose Trophy

England have won the 2012 Camrose Trophy after a convincing second weekend in East Kilbride. They finished 21VPs ahead of Wales, winning every match. Congratulations to all the team: Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Chris Jagger, Ian Pagan, Jeffrey Allerton and Tom Townsend with NPC David Burn.