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The BBC learns about the joys of playing bridge

Presenters from BBC Hereford & Worcester radio have visited a Cafe Bridge event organised by Worcestershire CBA to find out more about bridge - its mental challenge, its great social aspects, and the numerous benefits to those who take part.

Some great interviews can be heard via the iPlayer (though only available for a week).

  • BBC iPlayer - features at 16:25, 25:15, 38:30, and 53:55.

Junior Teach-In a Grand Success

EBED's annual youth bridge residential weekend, The Junior Teach-In, was attended by 49 children and 17 accompanying adults at Phasels Wood Scout Activity Centre, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.

A hectic weekend of teaching, activities facilitated by the Phasels Wood team and of course a lot of bridge was seemingly enjoyed by everyone present, with particular highlights including the competitive games of Human Table Football and the new “Seeded” Teams Event, where pairs with good results from the first three bridge sessions were teamed up with pairs with less good results, to give everyone a chance to win.

The main competition, the Arnott-Davidson Trophy, was won by Oscar Selby and Henry Rose, recently arrived back from their adventures at the Youth World Team Championships in China.

Full results of the bridge are available at www.ebu.co.uk/results

Prof Sam Punch talks about EBED's research with Stirling University

EBED's ongoing collaborative research with Stirling University, in particular the forthcoming PhD project, 'Bridging the Gap', is generating interest in bridge communities around the world. Prof Sam Punch, who is leading the work at Stirling University, has been interviewed on the podcast of the New Zealand Bridge Association to give some background to the forthcoming project, and also outline some of the findings which have been revealed by the work to date .

Deb Casey receives Alec Salisbury Award

We are delighted to have presented the Alec Salisbury Award to Deb Casey of Claremont Fan Court School, in Surrey. The Alec Salisbury Award is awarded jointly by EBED and the English Bridge Union to a serving school teacher who has made a significant contribution to schools bridge.

She is pictured receiving the award from EBU Vice Chairman, Ian Payn.

EBED receives charity donation from EBU members

EBED greatly appreciates the donation which has been made by the EBU's members to assist its work. This donation comes from the reduced licence fees which are paid when clubs hold a charity event - thank you to all EBU members and clubs who have taken part in the events from which these fees have been collated.

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