Welcome to EBED

The national charity for the promotion and development of bridge

Please take our survey relating to the benefits of playing bridge

English Bridge Education and Development is undertaking research with Stirling University in to the health and wellbeing benefits of playing bridge. A survey has been produced to gather data to help in this study.

There is a commonly held view that those playing bridge tend to remain alert into their 80s and 90s, but is it true that the game can help maintain brain fitness? This online survey explores the effect of bridge, in tandem with social participation more widely, on wellbeing and quality of life.

We seek responses from everyone:

  • bridge players and non-bridge players
  • over 60s and under 60s

Please take part and encourage as many friends and family as possible to take part.

Take the survey at: https://stirling.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/social-participation-and-wellbeing-ebu

It should take 10-15 mins to complete. On completion of the survey you can contact the research assistant to enter a draw to win one of two £100 Amazon vouchers.

Vacancies for EBED Trustee and Education & Development Officer

EBED have two vacancies for which applications are now invited.

If you have any queries regarding either appointment, please ring the General Manager, Barry Capal, on 01296 317200.


One of our founding Trustees, Michael Krause has resigned due to pressure of work – we’d like to thank him for all the time, effort and interest he has given to the charity as an unpaid volunteer.

We are therefore looking for a new trustee who can be the board’s lead person on fundraising. Experience in this field would be a distinct advantage but not essential, as there is advice widely available to help trustees.

A job description and application form are available here: job description; application form.

Applicants should email a completed application form, a current c.v. and a covering letter to barry@ebu.co.uk, by 30 June 2016. Interviews will take place during August.

Education and Development Officer

We have decided that as the national charity for bridge education we need to look at organising more teaching ourselves, on a national and regional basis. We are therefore looking for an Education and Development Officer, based at Aylesbury, who can be the charity’s lead organiser of these courses. As part of this project we want to explore the opportunities now offered by web-based systems to deliver online, interactive teaching. The person appointed will therefore need strong (but not expert) IT skills and very good organisation and planning skills.

A job description is available here: job description.

Applicants should email a current c.v. and covering letter to richard@ebedcio.org.uk, by 30th June 2016.

Youth bridge camps this summer

Unfortunately EBED will not be holding the Junior Teach-In this year, but there is still chance for juniors bridge players to attend residential bridge events this summer.

Sussex CBA is holding a summer camp at Ardingly College on 12-14 August, and Cheltenham BC is hosting an event on 3-4 September, with accommodation provided at Cheltenham Ladies College. These events are open to children of all bridge/minibridge abilities.

For more information:
Sussex: www.sccba.co.uk
Cheltenham: joanmbennett@hotmail.co.uk

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