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EBU News n JUNE 2013



Cairn Hotel, Harrogate

1-2 Corwen Trophy

THE LAWS & Ethics or is not changing. of this to ensure that if Daventry Hotel

Committee are coming to the Although full detail will we alert 1NT – Pass – 4™ 15 Garden Cities Trophy Final

end of their review of the appear in the August issue we will also alert Pass – West Midlands BC, Solihull

Orange Book and other some decisions already made Pass – 1NT – Pass – 15-16 Oxfordshire Congress


documentation in time for are: 4™). We won’t go back 15-29 European Open Championships

publication on August 1st. It’s to alerting Blackwood. Ostend

a more substantial review 1. A minor extension to 3. Alerting of doubles: no 22 Northants GP Swiss Pairs

than for some years. announcements, where- change. Although some Bugbrooke

22-23 Berks & Bucks GP Weekend

At the time of writing some by short minor openings correspondence has been Windsor

decisions still need to be and natural 2NT open- received on this (for 22-23 Pachabo Cup

finalised but we are on track. ings and some responses more alerting, less alert- Daventry Hotel

We have received some useful will be announced. The ing, different alerting 23 Bedford GP Swiss Teams

Vauxhall Club, Luton

feedback from clubs and pattern over 2NT will be and no alerting) it was 23 Sussex GP Swiss Pairs

individual members. Some identical to what hap- felt that to change again East Grinstead Sports Club

important things that have pens over a 1NT open- would be both unpop- 23 Dorset GP Swiss Teams

come across are: ing. There were some ular and counterpro- Hamworthy Club, Wimborne

23 Cumbria GP Swiss Teams

• There is little appetite calls for other extensions ductive. We are aware, Kendal

for a radical shake up. but the committee agreed however, that more edu- 28-30 Riviera Congress

• There is a desire for on only these two areas cation is needed to assist Torquay

briefer regulation. to extend announce- players to alert correctly

At present we have three ments to because they and to have confidence n JULY 2013

5-7 Summer Seniors Congress

publications (Orange, Tanger- were both very common. that opponents are doing Eastbourne

ine and White Books). After 2. Although the removal of the same. 7 National Inter-County Leagues

August 1st the Tangerine Book alerts over 3NT has gone 4. Regulations for opening Finals, West Midlands BC

will disappear, the Orange fairly well, there are strong artificial two of a 11- 20 24th European Youth Bridge

Team Championships

Book will be about half its positions early in the suit bids: no change Wroclaw, Poland

previous length and the auction when with no 5. Level 3 is scrapped. No 20-21 Essex/Herts GP Weekend

White Book (aimed at direc- alert it is difficult to be EBU tournaments have Wodson Park, Ware

tors and tournament organ- certain what is happen- been held for some time 20-21 Nottingham GP Weekend


isers) will also be briefer. My ing. Two examples are using this level. Some 20-21 Gloucester/Hereford GP

thanks go to all the volunteers 1NT – Pass – 4™ show- clubs still use this or a Weekend, Ross-on-Wye

who have commented on, and ing spades, and 2™ variant of it, and to 21 Manchester GP Swiss Teams

contributed to, the revision of (Weak) – 4® overcall assist them there will be St Peters Assembly Rooms,


our publications. showing clubs and some suggestions in the 21 Sussex GP Swiss Teams

One small change will be spades. Although you form of a short list as to East Grinstead Sports Club

that the title Orange Book will can currently ask, you what clubs might like to 21 Dorset GP Swiss Pairs

disappear and be replaced by may give some of your consider removing from Hamworthy Club, Wimborne

25-28 Scarborough Summer Festival

Blue Book. There is a reason hand away to opponents Level 4 if they opt for a Scarborough Spa

for this. It has been Orange or put partner in a simpler game but this is 29-2 Aug British Sims, Clubs

since 1993 and asking some- difficult position. If you a decision for clubs to

one to refer to the Orange don’t ask, there is no make. n AUGUST 2013

9-18 Brighton Summer Meeting

Book can lead to about nine- reasonable way of know- 6. Regulations as to what is

Hilton Metropole Hotel

teen different documents ing. We already alert permitted, especially at 12-14 Really Easy Congress – Novice

being produced – so time for opening bids above 3NT the two level, have been and students

a change. so the regulation will re-written not so much Hilton Metropole Hotel,


Most of you will care little become ‘alerting any suit to change but to clarify

12-15 Seniors Congress

what colour it is but be more bid on the first round’ and simplify. Hilton Metropole Hotel,

concerned as to what detail is (there will be a definition (Jeremy Dhondy) Brighton

13-15 Next Step Congress

Hilton Metropole Hotel,

PORTLAND BOWL 2013 23-25


Junior Teach-In

Congratulations to Imperial College, winners of the 2013 Portland Bowl, the British Loughborough University

Inter-University Teams-of-Four Championship, sponsored by the Portland Club. 27-29 Telford Midweek Congress

The Imperial team, consisting of Jorrit Schafer, Kok Hong, Jeanne Lantz and Kevin Satti, Telford Hotel & Golf Resort,

defeated Edinburgh University in the final by 8 IMPs. Shropshire June 2013 English Bridge 27


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