Thursday, 20 December 2012

Youth and Education Trust Christmas Appeal 2012

The EBU’s Youth and Education Trust is a registered charity that helps develop young bridge players in England through its support of Minibridge in schools and by providing opportunities for our junior internationals to build their skills on the world stage.

This valuable work needs your support to help our projects reach as many young people as possible. If you would like to make a donation you can find out the easiest way to do so by clicking here.

To find out more about our charity and the important work we do please click here.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for this festive season and to thank you for helping us support the players of tomorrow.

Sally Bugden
Chairman
EBU Youth and Education Trust

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

David Wing - Chelmsford Cathedral




Mike Wright - Treasurer



Winners - Sue Taylor & Chris Taylor





Beautiful collection of modern art highlighted by the 20ft high painting "Tree of Life" by Mark Cazalet. Quirky exterior sculpture of St. Peter holding a Yale key.


David and his Bike (picture coming soon) 

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

David Wing - Canterbury Cathedral




David Anning - Chairman



Winners - Doug Andrews & Dave McVey






Thomas Becket was the second of four Archbishops of Canterbury to be murdered following Henry II's "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest".


David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Friday, 23 November 2012

Jackie Clinton


The EBU is extremely sad to announce the death of Jackie Clinton (Sussex) who was recently awarded a 2012 Dimmie Fleming award. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

Jackie Clinton learned to play bridge in 1985 and by 1993 was serving on the West Sussex Bridge Club Committee. Jackie became the first female club Chairman in 1995 until 1998, and held the role again from 2004 to 2007.

Jackie directed and duplimated for the club for several years and was a great ambassador for her club – always welcoming and helpful to new and established members.

Jackie was elected onto the County Management Committee in April 2002 where, in due course, she ran the Ladies’ Pairs and Men’s Pairs competitions for Sussex and she also served on the Tournament Committee. Jackie became the first female County Chairman in 2007 until 2012; during this time Jackie saw in all the changes that came with the launch of the EBU’s Pay To Play system of membership in April 2010. Jackie later became a Vice President of the County.

Jackie’s commitment to bridge was evident through the hard work she had shown to her local club, as well as the service and care she showed towards the county of Sussex. Jackie was a gregarious, approachable, well-respected person both at club and county levels.

Friday, 2 November 2012

David Wing - Hereford City Cup




Mike Ralph - Chairman




Winners - Tony Voogd & Roman Klis







Famously home to the Magna Carta and the Mappa Mundi.


David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

David Wing - Oxford City Cup



Richard Sills - Chairman



Winners - Denis Talbot & Peter Briggs





Excluding some Parish Churches that have been bestowed City status in the 20th century, Christ Church Cathedral is Englands smallest but no less beautiful.



David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

David Wing - St Albans City Cup



Gerald Everitt - chairman



Winners - Gill Lambert & Steve Lambert






The oldest place of continuous Christian worship and pilgrimage in Britain. St.Alban buried here as  the first Christian martyr of Britain.


David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Nominations for the AGM on the 3rd October 2012


Nominations for the AGM on the 3rd October 2012

Nominations for the October AGM are now available to view here.

 


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Household and Business Insurance Discount for EBU Members


Osbornes Insurances Oxford Limited have been the insurance brokers of the English Bridge Union for over 25 years, and have operated the insurance scheme for EBU affiliated clubs for a similar length of time.

As a member of the English Bridge Union, Osbornes are pleased to offer a 10% discount on household insurance. This discount applies to all insurers on our panel, and also applies for second homes, holiday homes, let properties, properties which are of non-standard construction and also high net worth household insurances. At the renewal of the policy, Osbornes will give a 5% discount on the renewal premium.

Osbornes will also give a 5% discount on any business insurance policies such as shops, offices, liability insurances, commercial combined packages and various other insurances including motor fleet insurances. This offer does however exclude individual business car or commercial vehicle policies.

For a quotation please contact Osbornes on 01844 213161 or email admin@osbornesins.co.uk. In order to obtain the EBU discount you will need to provide Osbornes with your EBU number.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

AGM Results 2012



The Annual General Meeting of the English Bridge Union took place on 3rd October in London.

Election of directors


Four candidates were nominated and have agreed to stand. As such, there was no need for an election for the eight positions available.
Directors elected:
Sally Bugden
Jerry Cope (newly elected)
Heather Dhondy
Jeremy Dhondy (re-elected)
Val Gibson 
Ron Millet (newly elected)
Ian Payn 
Andrew Petrie (re-elected)
There being no other candidates for the roles, the following remained in their positions:
Officers:
Sally Bugden - Chairman
Two candidates were nominated for the following roles. As such, there was no need for an election for the two positions available
Officers:
Jeremy Dhondy - Vice-Chairman
Andrew Petrie - Treasurer

Laws & Ethics Committee

Two nominations were received, for two places, so no election required:
Mike Amos (re-elected)
Jeremy Dhondy (re-elected)
Mr Amos and Mr Dhondy serve for a three year term of office, expiring in 2015.

Tournament Committee

Two nominations were received, for two places, so no election required:
Gillian Fawcett (newly elected)
Addis Page (re-elected)
Ms Fawcett and Mr Page serve for a three year term of office, expiring in 2015.

Selection Committee

Four nominations were received, for two places, so an election was required.
Congratulations to Andy Bowles and David Burn who serve for a three year term of office, expiring in 2015.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

David Wing - Norwich City Cup





John Massey - Chairman



Winners - Andrew Brown & Bindumadhava Bhadrinath





My best picture - 2nd highest English spire (next to Salisbury) seen through an Ogee Arch in the Cloisters. Another set of interesting misericords - a missing one recently replaced & donated by Norwich City Football Club featuring winning/losing supporters.


David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Friday, 28 September 2012

Warren Buffett Cup 2012

The Warren Buffett cup (USA versus Europe) has now finished with victory for the US team after a close finish against Europe. The cup is played every two years, and the Europe team included some

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

David Wing - Ely City Cup





Peter Watson - Chairman



Winners - Julie Aspinall & John Aspinall








Another gem with its splendid adjoining St.Marys chapel (Englands largest). Several films made here including The Kings Speech.


David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Saturday, 22 September 2012

David Wing - Coventry City Cup





David Jones - Chairman


Winners - Maggie Pyner & John Pyner





Side by side:- the Luftwaffe-bombed old and the magnificent new Cathedrals. The new spire is a fleche design (small and thin -  similar to Notre Dame) which enabled it to be lowered into place by helicopter.

David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

David Wing - Leicester City Cup





Cynthia James - Chairman


Winners - Richard Smith (pictured) & Ray Wallace


Three Saints Chapels including St. Catherines. Legend has it she was to be tied to a wheel and tortured but it miraculously disintegrated upon her touch - thus the Catherine Wheel firework. Great excitement here with possible find of Richard 3rds remains - direct descendant found in London for DNA check.

David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Monday, 17 September 2012

David Wing - Peterborough City Cup





Brian Hope - Chairman


Winners - Tim Durdin & Tony Hough


What an unexpected gem. Incredible 800  year old painted oak ceiling, the oldest working clock part in the world and the tombs of Catherine of Aragon & Mary Queen of Scots no less.

David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Saturday, 15 September 2012

David Wing - Cambridge City Cup





Alex Green - Chairman


Winners - Catherine Curtis & Jon Cooke


Cambridge does not have a Cathedral but does boast the sensational King's College Chapel with the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the world.


David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

David Wing - Lincoln City Cup





Alan Andrews - Chairman


Winners - John Longmuir & Andrew Green


Reputedly (disputed by some) the highest building in the world around 1311 when the central tower was raised. Thus beating the Great Pyramid of Giza that had the record for 4000 years. Lincoln holds one of the 4 copies of the Magna Carta.



David and his Bike

A City Cup event will be held at every bridge club and a Cup presented (as a gift from me) to the club. Each cup will be engraved with the name of the City plus the Winners names and hopefully this can then become an annual event.

Should the clubs (or indeed anyone) wish to donate to the Alzheimers Society this can be done via the website: www.justgiving.com/citycup