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Cambridge A win London Cup for university teams

University teams this weekend competed for the London Cup, a one day Swiss teams competition organised by Imperial College Bridge Club, and supported by English Bridge Education and Development, Young Chelsea BC and Farnborough BC.

16 teams from seven universities took part. The Cambridge A team, of Ben Kompa, Ryan Chan, Kripa Panchagnula and Jonathan Clark (pictured left to right with ICBC Chair Louise Selway), claimed the trophy.

EBED is keen to support university bridge clubs - please contact us if we can help in any way.

Uppingham School and Bourne Academy visit House of Lords

Update: BBC East Midlands Today has reported on the trip, and also visited the young bridge players, and their mentors who introduced them to the game. It was shown on 4/12/17 and is no longer available through BBC iPlayer.

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Pupils from Uppingham School and Bourne Academy, who have been learning as part of Stamford Youth Bridge Academy (SYBA), visited the House of Lords yesterday to play with members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Bridge. Following a tour of the Palace of Westminster, and lunch, the young players participated in games of bridge and minibridge, impressing the Peers with some of their card play, and delighting them with the enthusiasm they all had for the game.

Many thanks to Baroness Henig and the members of the APPG for hosting yesterday's visit.

SYBA is the educational arm of Stamford Bridge Club which was set up to encourage more young people from schools and other organisations to play bridge.

The visit was organised jointly by the English Bridge Union and EBED. We are working to introduce bridge to a wider youth audience and enable more bridge to be played in schools, and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in starting a bridge group for young players - please contact us on info@ebedcio.org.uk.

Vacancy for an Education and Youth Officer

We are looking to appoint an Education and Youth Officer to manage and develop successful delivery of the English Bridge Teacher Association (EBTA) services and youth activities. We are looking for a confident candidate with experience of teaching bridge and working with young people. The job will be based in our offices in Aylesbury.

Further information is available in the job description here.

Become a bridge teacher and help the game grow

We are running two courses in the coming months which will get you started in teaching bridge and help membership of your club to thrive. Our two day Club Teacher Training Course provides training for club members who can then go on to provide a teaching programme at their club.

  • Halifax Bridge Club - 25th/26th November
  • EBU Headquarters in Aylesbury - 31st January/1st February


Both courses are open to everyone - to book a place on one of these courses, please contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217.

Please see here for more information.

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