Welcome to EBED

The national charity for the promotion and development of bridge

Want to introduce bridge into your school? We can help. Teachers, parents or bridge enthusiasts, please email richard@ebedcio.org.uk

Refreshed and updated versions of the Bridge For All books are now available. See here for details.

Teaching award nominations now being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the teaching awards presented jointly by the English Bridge Union and EBED:

  • The Alec Salisbury Award - to the school teacher who has made the most effective contribution to promoting bridge
  • The Tom Bradley Award - to the (non-school) teacher who has made the most contribution to promoting youth bridge

Please see here for further details on the nomination process. Nominations should be made by 23rd May.

This half-term start a youngster's love of bridge

The school holidays can be a great time to introduce bridge to children. This February half-term start a youngster you know on the path to a lifelong love of bridge.

The EBU Shop has a number of products which can help, including books which will suggest ways to introduce the game to younger people, and practical equipment such as card holders to help smaller hands get to grips with 13 cards.

There are also some clubs running 'taster' sessions for younger players during the holidays. These include (but may not be limited to): Wimbledon BC; Roehampton Club; West Midlands BC; If you know of any others please let us know.

We are always keen to support clubs which wish to run sessions to introduce children to bridge - if you would like assistance in this area please contact richard@ebedcio.org.uk.

Club gets funding from council for TD training course

A Hampshire club has received funding from its local Borough Council so that members could attend one of our Tournament Director training courses.

Three members of Chilworth Bridge Club attended the course thanks to a grant from Test Valley Borough Council. The club hopes that the training will enable directors to run sessions throughout the year, thereby encouraging the valuable social and intellectual interaction the bridge can provide to residents in the area, particularly older players. The council obviously recognised and agreed with this likely benefit. We are pleased that local governing bodies are increasingly seeing the benefit of supporting bridge activities in their area - hopefully this council will be one of many.

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