Saturday 3rd September 2016 saw Cheltenham Bridge Club invaded by 104 enthusiastic youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 19. Bridge tuition was followed by fiercely fought competitions on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Cheltenham Bridge Club players joined the youngsters to participate too.
Joan Benett and Ro Kaye, the organisers, were ably assisted by well qualified helpers including Michael Byrne, Patrick Shields, Tony Hill, Dave Armstrong and John Skjonnemand. EBED were well represented by Richard Banbury and colleagues, together with Bernard Eddleston, an EBED trustee, accompanied by his wife Margaret.
Cheltenham Bridge Club gave superb hospitality and truly excellent catering was provided by Anne Swannell assisted by Peter Swales. Ashok Kwatra CBC Treasurer donated a splendid prize trophy. Lord Skelmersdale, Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 7th Baron Skelmersdale a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Bridge travelled from Taunton to support the weekend and presented the prizes on Sunday. Accommodation, organised by Ro Kaye, was generously provided by the Cheltenham Ladies' College and proved ideal for the youngsters.
Further pictures are available on the Cheltenham Bridge Club website