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CALENDAR

EBU News OF EVENTS

n FEBRUARY 2011

8 Bridge England EBU Sim Pairs

ORANGE BOOK REMINDER BRIDGEMATE (Clubs)

9-14 Overseas Congress

PERMITTED ETIQUETTE Antalya, Turkey

HOW to ensure that you and 12-13 Tollemache Final

AGREEMENTS your partner in life receive A NUMBER of members have Hinckley

18-20 Junior Camrose / Peggy Bayer

only one copy of English written about Bridgemate Scotland

ADDITIONS and amendments Bridge between you (if you so procedures and etiquette, and 25-27 Harrogate Spring Congress

to permitted methods take wish) . . . Harrogate

requesting written guidelines to

effect from August 1st and any

be available at the table. n MARCH 2011

applications to change anything

need to be received by the Laws

• Log on to www.ebu.co.uk

The Tournament Committee 4-6 Camrose Trophy

and Ethics Committee by the • Click on ‘Member Login’

(left-hand menu).

did not think this was the best

approach in that it would slow

5-6

Wales

Ranked Masters Pairs

Daventry

end of February.

play significantly and, in any 7-11 EBU Stratified Sim Pairs

If you wish to apply for

approval of any agreement not

• Enter your EBU number

in the ‘User’ box and

case, many players would not

12

(Clubs)

Manchester ODGP pairs

read the guidelines. Instead the 12-13 Leicester GP weekend

currently permitted, you should your password in the

EBU will publicise the main London GP weekend

send it either typed on A4 ‘Password’ box (they are Wilts & Avon GP weekend

headlines, which are very 13 Bedford ODGP teams

paper to the Secretary to the both on the letter you

simple: Merseyside & Cheshire

Laws and Ethics Committee, received with the June

EBU, Broadfields, Bicester 2010 issue). Click on • At EBU events only the

18-20

ODGP teams

Cumbria Congress

table score and (where Windermere

Road, Aylesbury HP19 8AZ or ‘Login’.

possible) an overall 19 Young Bridge Challenge

by e-mail to john@ebu.co.uk.

You should include a logical • In the ‘My Details’ area,

untick ‘Receive

percentage will be

displayed.

20

Loughborough

National Pairs Regional Finals

defence to any agreement and Bradford, Bristol, Solihull

indicate how it is to be shown

Magazine’. Click on • North is responsible for

27

Leatherhead, Peterborough

Portland Pairs

‘Update’ – it’s done! entering the scores but

on the convention card. (Various venues)

he/she may delegate this

The Committee tend to look • Make sure your partner

to South.

27-28 Isle of Man Congress

more favourably on applica- does not do the same or

• East is responsible for n APRIL 2011

tions that are not especially neither of you will 1-3 Cornwall CBA Congress

checking the entry – again Falmouth

difficult to defend against. receive the magazine!

he/she may delegate this 1-3 Norfolk Congress

to West. Kings Lynn

8-10 Really Easy Spring Break

• The other players may Derby

RANKED MASTERS request to see the overall

percentage (if displayed).

8-10 Devon Congress

Torquay

12-14 BGB Spring Sim Pairs

PAIRS • There should be no Clubs

further debate about the 15-17 Lady Milne

Northern Ireland

5-6 March 2011 score.

16-17 National Pairs Final

EBU Tournament Directors Hinckley

The Daventry Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, will be asked to ensure these 22-23 Under-25 Pairs Championship

Northants, NN11 0SG ( 01327 307000 headlines are announced at the London

22-25 Easter Festival

start of an event. London

This is a group of pairs championships for which an 23 Under-19 Pairs Championship

appropriate EBU Master Point Rank is needed to London

enter. The rank must be attained by virtue of points PORTLAND 29–1 May Cheltenham Congress

29-3 May Schapiro Spring Foursomes

earned by 1st January 2011, and players who hold PAIRS Stratford-upon-Avon

unregistered points at that date, which would pro- 29-8 May Lambourne Jersey Festival

St Helier

mote them to a higher rank, may only compete at the THE Portland Pairs is one of

higher rank. Butler (teams-type) scoring is used in all the few Mixed Pairs events held n MAY 2011

events. You only compete against your peers. in England, and is a really 7-8 Shropshire Congress

Shrewsbury

Events start at 2.00pm on the Saturday and end enjoyable day of bridge. It is a 7-8 Portland Bowl Finals Weekend

between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on Sunday. two-session tournament held at London

various venues. The event is 11-12 EBU Sims (Clubs)

14 Sussex ODGP Pairs

Entry Fees: £54 per player. match-pointed over the entire Ardingly *NOTE NEW DATE*

For revised conditions of entry, see www.ebu.co.uk field using the ECatsBridge 14-15 Corn Cairdis

scoring system. West Midlands BC

Closing date for entries: 21st February 2011 14-15 Crockfords Cup & Plate Finals

This year it will take place on Hinckley

Sunday 27 March 2011. 21 Garden Cities Trophy

EBU Competitions Department Further information from Regional Finals

Bradford, Bristol,

( 01296 317 203 / 219 the Competitions Department Richmond, Peterborough

on ( 01296 317 203 / 219.

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