News

EBED – Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

EBED announces the appointment of Giorgio Provenza. Giorgio joins as Chief Executive Officer in mid-July and will take over the reins over the summer from Donna Wright who has built the Charity from its formation. Giorgio is a well-known figure in the South West London area and is an active bridge teacher and teacher trainer with a long track record of promoting the game. He is also actively involved in the youth game and is the current squad-leader of the national under-16s.

Revision of EBED Teaching Publication - Available from 1st August

The EBED publication, Continuing Bridge is being updated in line with the system changes already made to Beginning Bridge and now has a more logical ordering of material as well as a clearer referencing system. The Teachers’ notes, system file and handbanks have also been updated and the revised version will be available from August.

From 22 June, EBED will be discounting the price of the current version of the book by £5.00. Books can be ordered via the Bridge Warehouse or by emailing Lisa@ebedcio.org.uk.

Are you new to bridge and want to enjoy a friendly game with like-minded players?

EBED are pleased to offer students and novice players relaxed duplicate sessions within a supported environment. The games will consist of 12 boards played at a relaxed pace with experienced teachers on hand to help. At the end of the session you will be invited to share your experiences with your fellow players via Zoom.

If you would like more information or details of how to register, you will find this here.

UoS Bridging the Gap 2020 Survey - sponsored by EBED to support research being carried out by Stirling University

I hope you are well and finding ways to continue your bridge activity.

I am writing to ask for your assistance and experience in relation to some bridge research. You may be aware that English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) are supporting a PhD at Stirling University in the Sociology of Bridge, which is being undertaken by Kevin Judge. As part of Kevin's research, he has developed an online questionnaire to collect information from bridge players and teachers. The information collected will pave the way for future research and will indicate how best to ensure the continuation and benefits of this wonderful game we all enjoy.

EBED would like to ask you to read the attached communication from Kevin and then please complete the questionnaire which will only take a few minutes of your time. This will be much appreciated and I would like to thank you in advance on behalf of EBED and the Sociology of Bridge team at Stirling for your commitment to the game and assistance in this research.

REMINDER - EBED orders

EBED orders must be received by Friday 29th May. EBED are currently processing orders for their products and books ONCE A MONTH using the following procedure:

  • Place your order via email to lisa@ebedcio.org.uk by Friday 29th May
  • Please state your name, phone number, delivery address and details of what you‘d like to order
  • Lisa will call you to take payment on Monday 1st June
  • Your order will be sent out following payment