Friday, 27 February 2009

Club Focus - Volume II, Issue II

Our second issue of Club Focus is now available to read. Articles in this edition include: Down Our Club, Banking, Bridge Tails, Bidding Tools, EBU Updates, Bridge on TV, and much more...
Read Issue II
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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Masterpoint reports

The annual Master Point reports are available to view online. Congratulations to Tim Rees for winning the Sunday Telegraph Salver for the most points in the year (followed by Ed Scerri and Clive Owen). Tim also leads the Gold Point ranking list, ahead of David Bakhshi and Michael Byrne.
Top scorers of 2008
Gold Point ranking list
All time top scorers
Full index of county by county lists

Douglas Romain

We are sad to report the sudden death of Douglas Romain from Jersey. Douglas, was a former winner of the Gold Cup and of the National Masters Pairs (where he partnered Irving Rose). He also won the Teams event at the Jersey Congress several times.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Double win in Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer!

The England juniors won both age groups in the annual home international series. The U20s stormed the event, coming just 2 VPs short of the maximum 200 VPs — a remarkable achievement. Congratulations to Alex Morris, Fiona Brown, Mike Bell, Ed Jones, Tom Dessain, Dom Maloney and NPC Simon Cope (under 25s) and David Faria, Liam Jones, James Paul, Daniel McIntosh, Graeme Robertson, Tom Paske and NPC Michael Byrne (under 20s).
Local results page

Monday, 16 February 2009

Club Insurance

After detailed negotiations with our insurance brokers and consultation with the Financial Services Authority, the English Bridge Union is delighted to announce the provision of a new and valuable service for all of our affiliated clubs, whether or not you currently use the insurance services provided by Osbornes.

The Union will provide a group policy for all clubs, regardless of size with an unbeatable package of cover at a very economic price.

For clubs that are interested the facility will be provided with a start date of April 1st, 2009. If you state your intention to proceed with this, all we will need is your club name and the location of where you meet, and the type of policy required. If you require any additional policy details, as described on link below, you will also have to contact Osbornes directly for just those parts.

The EBU will provide suitable documentation to the brokers. That will be the entire administrative requirement for our clubs, other than to pay us in a timely manner to ensure that your coverage is continuous.

We will be able to provide the words of the policy booklet by email in due course, but we do not want to go into the cost of mailing the entire pack, because of cost.
Full details

If you would like to proceed email Karen Durrell. For insurance questions please contact Osbornes directly on 01844 213161.

Corn Cairdis – Cup of Friendship

Applications are invited to play in a club and a county team of four in the annual friendly encounter between England and Ireland. This will take place in Ireland (Malahide, just east of Dublin) from Saturday 25 April to Sunday 26 April. Players will be responsible for their own travel costs, but full hospitality will be provided as guests of the Irish players in their homes. The stress is on friendly, social players.

Please address enquiries and applications initially to Dawn Mertens, with a brief pen portrait and details of your local club and/or county as appropriate.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Kent win the Tollemache Final!

Congratulations to Kent for winning the 2008/09 inter-counties teams-of-eight trophy! They were: Ian Draper, Jeremy Willans, Denis O'Donovan, Patrick Collins, Derek Patterson, Peter Law, Gerald Tredinnick and Stuart Tredinnick. Second was Middlesex.

Full results