The EBED Autumn Simultaneous Pairs took place earlier this month, with over 130 different clubs, and over 2400 pairs, taking part. Though the final figure is yet to be calculated, we believe the event has raised over £12,000. Thank you to all who took part.
Results from the Sim Pairs can be found on the EBU website. The results are still to be finalised but the current leaders are:
|Monday 5th September||Marc Chawner and Paul Spencer||Hutton Duplicate Bridge Club|
|Tuesday 6th September||Austin Barnes and Sue Hyman||Bolton Bridge Club|
|Wednesday 7th September||Peter Pennington-Smith and Eileen Townsend||Wymondham Wednesday Bridge Club|
|Thursday 8th September||Chris Chambers and Peter Gemmell||Ipswich & Kesgrave Bridge Club|
|Friday 9th September||Mark Sheppard and Philip Bennett||Devizes Bridge Club|
The sim will help to fund EBED's work researching and promoting the health and social benefits of playing bridge. As part of this a survey has been undertaken with researchers at Stirling University to look at the affect of playing bridge on the respondents' perception of various topics. This has recently been completed, with over 6,000 responses received, and we hope that preliminary findings will available this winter.
The next simultaneous pairs in aid of EBED will take place 8th to 11th May 2017. This is open to all bridge clubs in the UK - including those not affiliated to the EBU at no additional charge - and we hope that you will take part. Information on the 2016 events is available here, and will be updated once the 2017 details are finalised.