English Bridge Union:- Events/Announcing/Scoring, and Statistics etc

(information kindly supplied by EBU)


Bridge Overseas will continue to arrange venues for some of our congresses,
until the end of Jan 2021, after which these arrangements and those for our
overseas congresses will be made by First for Bridge. It is often difficult to
make arrangements for these a long way in advance, so due to the schedule for
production for this diary, and the time scale covered, it is necessary to include
`venue TBC' against a number of events. We will confirm all venues as soon as
possible. All other details are correct at the time of going to print, but changes
may occur, often due to factors beyond our control. Please check the 'diary
changes' page of the EBU website for any changes or updates, and the individual
event webpage for specific information. Please confirm all dates, times, and
venues before making bookings for travel or accommodation.    

www.ebu.co.uk/diary-changes    www.ebu.co.ukicalendar



5-6  Corwen Trophy Venue TBC
12-13  Oxfordshire Congress Woodstock
12-13  Pachabo Cup Venue TBC
12-13  Yorkshire Congress Harrogate
19  Garden Cities National Final Solihull
26  One day GP events Berks & Bucks, Leicestershire
27  One day GP events Berks & Bucks, Dorset
2-4  English Riviera Congress Torquay
9-11  Summer Seniors Congress Eastbourne
15 - 25  ABCL National Providence, Rhode Island, USA
17 - 18  London Congress London
21 - 25  Scarborough Summer Festival Scarborough
26 - 29  British Summer Sim Pairs Clubs
31  One day GP events Essex/Herts, Glos/Hereford, Notts
1  One day GP events Essex/Herts, Glos/Hereford,
    Dorset, Manchester, Sussex
10-12  Northern Midweek Congress Summer Meeting Venue TBC  Eastbourne


 Summer Meeting Eastbourne
Some dates for late 2020 and early 2021 are provisional and other events will be added to
the calendar in due course. Check www.ebu.co.uk/calendar for up-to-date information.
4-5  Bedford Congress Bedford
4-5  Crockfords Cup & Plate Finals Venue TBC
6-10  EBED Autumn Sim Pairs Clubs
10-12  Isle of Man Congress Douglas, Isle of Man
12   National Handicap Champ'ship Pairs Various club venues
13 - 19  Guernsey Congress Guernsey
17 - 19  Cornwall Congress Bude (TBC)
18 - 19  Essex/Herts Congress Ware
25 - 26  One day GP events Cumbria/Westland, Derbys, Surrey


1-3  West of England Congress Weston-super-Mare
2-3  Great Northern Swiss Pairs Leeds
2-3  Felixstowe Congress Felixstowe
6 -12 TBC  First For Bridge Overseas Congress Venue TBC
9-10  Gold Cup Finals London
11-14  British Autumn Sim Pairs Clubs
22 - 24  Autumn Congress Venue TBC
30 - 31  Lancashire Congress Venue TBC
30 - 31  Malvern Congress Worcester (TBC)


5-7  Seniors Congress Venue TBC
5-7  North East BA Congress Gateshead (TBC)
11-13  EBL Champions Cup Venue TBC
20 - 21  Tollemache Cup Qualifying Rd Venue TBC
25 - 5 Dec  ACBL National Austin, Texas, USA
27 - 28  Middlesex Congress Venue TBC


27 - 30  Year End Congress London
28 - 30  Northern Year End Congress Blackpool TBC




7-9  Midland Counties Congress Venue TBC
10-13  British Winter Sim Pairs Clubs
22 - 23  National Point-a-Board Teams Venue TBC


2 - 8 TBC  First for Bridge Overseas Congress Venue TBC
7-10  Junior Squad Sim Pairs Clubs
11-13  Harrogate Spring Congress Harrogate
19 - 20  Tollemache Final Venue TBC
26 - 27  Ranked Masters Pairs Venue TBC
27  Masters Pairs Various club venues


For more details of the events on this calendar you can go directly to the EBU web site and check out the very detailed calendar


Licensed EBU Events


For further and future licensed events. please visit the EBU website.
You can book into events online at:
or phone the Competitions Department 
Nick: 01296 317 203 Dawn: 01296 317 219
or send in an entry form to:
English Bridge Union
Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8AZ



Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table. We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct, but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toil and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder.

       Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round.

      Be a good `host or 'guest' at the table.

Make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.

      Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents.

     Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.

    Take care of your personal grooming.

   Ensure that your mobile phone is turned off.

   Enjoy the company as well as the game.

  Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director's ruling.


If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner the director should be called immediately. Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment

of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A. Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties. This can include immediate disciplinary board penalties, and if a future violation is

incurred at the same event, disqualification from future competition in that event. Any further violations may result in a disciplinary hearingwhere the player's future participation in tournaments will be considered.