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EBED Simultaneous Pairs

EBED Spring Sim Pairs

Thank you to everyone who took part in the EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs in May, and to the clubs which hosted heats. There were 120 club heats, and nearly 4000 people took part, raising around £10,000 for EBED.

Congratulations to the winners:

Monday - Steve Hollister & Chris Williams, Bracknell Forest BC
Tuesday - Mike Toft & Ron King, Trowbridge County Town BC
Wednesday - Daniel McIntosh & Rudi Falla, CICBA (Guernsey) BC
Thursday - David Dawson & Jeremy Fitzpatrick, Selsdon BC

The full results are available via the specific day above, or through the EBU website.

EBED Autumn Sim Pairs

The next EBED Sim Pairs will be held in September, and each of the five heats is open to all clubs in England. Please encourage the club (or clubs) you play at to host a heat, even if they are an unaffiliated club – they will not pay a surcharge to take part. Details on the sims are available here. If your group would like to take part please contact Richard Banbury - 01296 317218, richard@ebedcio.org.uk

The proceeds from the EBED Sims

The proceeds from both the Spring and Autumn events will go to improving and developing the infrastructure for bridge teaching in England. This work has included the refresh of the Bridge for All material and the development of Fast Track Bridge (see above).

We believe investing in the future of bridge teaching is very important as without plenty of good lessons taking place, and good material to use, the next influx of bridge players – which is needed if the game is going to thrive – won’t be produced. Please take part to support our efforts in this area.

The 2017 EBED Students & Schools Simultaneous Pairs

The EBED Student and Schools Sim Pairs took place in the spring, with a record number of players taking part. 980 bridge students and school children – more than double previous years – played in their first simultaneous bridge or minibridge competition. We hope it will be the first of many.

The results are available on the EBU website – minibridge; bridge

About the competition:
It takes place in February/March each year with separate events for Minibridge and Bridge, and is open to anyone attending bridge classes. It is free to enter. If your group would like more info please click here or to take part please contact Lisa Miller - 01296 317217, lisa@ebedcio.org.uk - for more information

The Bridge For All Minibridge Simultaneous Pairs

This event, organised by EBED, with schools and beginners groups able to participate in a nationwide minibridge competition is scheduled for Autumn 2017

The event is a great way for bridge students to put what they have learned in to practice in a national competition. The hands can be played any time over an approx 4-6 week period, and a commentary booklet is available to help participants know what they could, and perhaps should, have done.

If your group would like to take part please contact Lisa Miller - 01296 317217, lisa@ebedcio.org.uk - for more information and to receive the relevant hand records and commentaries. Results for the event in October 2016 can be found on the EBU website