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EBU News

MID-WEEK NEW VENUE

ABS BLUE-POINTED FOR THE U-25

20–29 September 2013

IN RESPONSE to popular

demand, and awareness that

HOLIDAYS PAIRS TROPHY EBU

booking hotels is more STARTING IN 2014 the EBU THE ENGLISH Bridge Union is GUERNSEY

expensive than in the past, will be offering a selection of pleased to announce that the

the EBU has launched a new mid-week holidays in various Under 25s Pairs Championship, CONGRESS

Accommodation Booking parts of England, organised by which was formerly played at

Service (ABS), operated by La Trelade

Bridge Overseas. Blue Point the Easter Congress, will now be

Bridge Overseas, a company Country House Hotel,

master-point awards will be held as a one-day two-session

with a proven track record in available in all sessions. event at the Brighton Summer Guernsey

dealing with hotels, both These new holidays are aimed Meeting on Tuesday 13 August

arranging bookings and in at social players, and we suggest 2013. A national

dealing with any issues that that they are most suited to This will provide an extra green-pointed congress

might arise. players who are ranked below opportunity for the many young featuring mid-week

( 0800 0346 246 Regional Master, and whose bridge players who traditionally

or visit NGS grading is no higher than a support the Brighton Congress. THE GUERNSEY

http://goo.gl/dD67d Jack. If you are unsure whether Juniors who are visiting from

you fall into this category, please other countries are also wel-

SENIORS

The aim is to provide a com- CONGRESS

prehensive telephone service call the Competitions Depart- come, as well as those who may

that is quick and easy to use ment on 01296 317203 or 01296 wish to come just for the day.

which will have some of the 317219. There will be several prizes Entries / enquiries to

best negotiated rates that can Each hotel has been selected including one for the best EBU Comps Dept

be had. The cost of accom- to meet a high specification, and Under 19s score, as well as the

each has excellent facilities, Under 25s Pairs Championship ( 01296 317 203 / 219

modation is one of the most

commonly recurring issues including spas, swimming pools Trophy. or e-mail

amongst the membership, so and saunas in all hotels – plus comps@ebu.co.uk

this is a positive step forward golf, tennis and fishing in some.

in trying to address the prob- All venues also offer free park- HHHHH

lem. ing. 2013-2014

Since the holiday and social For information on

Initially the ABS will

element of these events is

DIARY

cover: travel please visit

important, the aim is to leave an

•Oxford Belfry Midweek

afternoon or two free for ven-

Once again, this will www.visitguernsey.com

Congress reach members with

turing out and about in the local

•Riviera Congress

area and to enjoy the hotel’s the October issue of

Early reservation of hotel

accommodation and

(Torquay)

•Scarborough Congress facilities. For further informa- English Bridge. flights recommended

tion, type http://goo.gl/mYcGm

•Brighton Summer

into your browser.

Meeting (other than The

Metropole)

•Telford Midweek

Congress

making these popular events

easier to attend, and at a

TOP TEN CLUBS IN ENGLAND

friendlier price. Where there CONGRATULATIONS TO Richmond Bridge Club for coming top in the list of most popular

are multiple options of clubs in England for the third consecutive year. The list is in order of player sessions over the

accommodation, there will year April 1st 2012 – 31st March 2013, and the top ten clubs are the same as last year, though

be a range of hotels and some have changed position:

rates on offer.

1. Richmond 6. Kenilworth (down 2 places)

Please note: the EBU does

not receive any payment 2. Wimbledon 7. Welwyn Garden City

from Bridge Overseas for the 3. West Midlands (up 2 places from last year) 8. Tunbridge Wells

accommodation provided

via this method at the above 4. South Bucks (down 1 place) 9. Deva

congresses. 5. Bristol (up 1 place) 10. Bolton

Full details at:

http://goo.gl/J1cjF A more extensive list can be found on the EBU website.

30 English Bridge June 2013 www.ebu.co.uk

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