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EBU News OF EVENTS

n APRIL 2010

2-3 Under-25 Pairs Championship

London

HUBERT CLUB TANGERINE 2-4 Baker Tilly Easter Festival

Buxton

PHILLIPS TEACHING BOOK 2-5 Baker Tilly Easter Festival

London

BOWL PROGRAMME 3 Under-19 Pairs Championship

London

9-11 Devon County Congress

ONE of the most exciting

Torquay

initiatives we are undertaking 9-11 Norfolk Congress

for our affiliated clubs is the Kings Lynn

new Club Teacher 13-15 BGB Spring Sim Pairs Clubs

Programme. Through this 16-18 Lady Milne Trophy

Chancellors, Manchester

project, clubs can nominate 16-18 Really Easy Spring Break

an individual to train to be Derby

their teacher. There will be no THE Tangerine Book has been 17-18 National Pairs Final

CLOSING date: 19 April 2010. cost to the club or the teacher Hinckley

This challenging and published and is available from 17-18 Shropshire Congress

trainee. Not only that, but we the EBU website. Shrewsbury

enjoyable event, the English

Mixed Teams-of-four

have a very useful pack of

information for clubs to help

• There are NO differences

in the regulations

19

24-25

Hubert Phillips Closing Date

Portland Bowl Finals

Championship, is an ideal them recruit students and, London

tournament for new players between this and the 24-2 May Lambourne Jersey Festival

most importantly, integrate Orange Book.

coming from rubber or St Helier

Chicago bridge, as well as an

them successfully into club

sessions once their initial

• It is aimed at affiliated

clubs and individuals

30-2 May Cheltenham Congress

30-4 May Schapiro Spring Foursomes

excellent event for all classes and supervised play Stratford-upon-Avon

tournament players. Green who prefer something

sessions are complete.

Points are awarded for shorter and simpler to n MAY 2010

matches won in all rounds. look at. 12-13 EBU Spring Sim Pairs

Matches are played on the • It will be updated each

August at the same time 15

Clubs

One Day Green-pointed

full pivot principle: one plays Swiss Pairs

one-third of the match with as the Orange Book.

Sussex

each team-mate as a partner. • There is no printed

version, only an

15-16 Crockfords Cup Final

Teams must include at least Hinckley

electronic one. 15-16 Crockfords Plate Final

one man and one woman. At Hinckley

no time may an all-male or 22 Garden Cities Trophy

all-female team be playing. Regional Finals

Scoring is by aggregate with

ON-LINE Bradford, Bristol,

Peterborough, Richmond

honours counting. Seeding FOCUSES 23 One-Day Green-pointed

has been introduced, so that We are trying to ensure Event

every team entering is that we have a number of OR should it be ‘foci’? Merseyside, Warwickshire,

guaranteed at least one match venues around the country to Kent, Hants & I.o.W.

Whatever the plural, more

28-30 Seniors Camrose

before the possibility of accommodate courses for than one ‘Focus’ will become Scotland

meeting a seeded team. every regional location – available soon. Besides the 29-31 Yorkshire Congress

Entries to the EBU’s please see the advert on existing Club Focus and Harrogate

Competitions Department. page 24. Tournament Focus, two more 29-31 Spring Bank Holiday Congress

Bournemouth

So please consider taking on-line magazines are going

GREAT part in this initiative. The to be launched: International n JUNE 2010

only condition that we ask is Focus (for players who either 5-6 Corwen Trophy

NORTHERN that, once we have trained have represented England, or

12-13

Hinckley

Pachabo Cup

your teacher, you agree to would like to be considered

Hinckley

SWISS PAIRS remain affiliated for a full for selection, and all 19 Garden Cities Trophy Final

three years after the training supporters of Team England) Solihull

THE Great Northern Swiss course has taken place. If the and Appeal Focus (for those 22-3 Jul 50th European Teams

Pairs is back and will take training takes place in 2010- involved in the administration Championships (Ostend)

26 One-Day Green-pointed

place on 2-3 October 2010 at 2011, the club must remain of the Laws and Appeals Event

the Hilton Hotel, Leeds affiliated until the Committees). Northants

(( 0113 244 2000). Entries membership year 2014. If you would like to be 26-27 Oxfordshire Congress

will be to Yorkshire CBA. Further information is included in the mailing list for Steventon

27 One-Day Green-pointed

Enquiries to Stuart Davies at available from John Pain any or all of these electronic

Event

sd@leckhampton.com or ( 01296 317218 or email publications, please contact Dorset, Bedfordshire

( 01274 598408. him at john@ebu.co.uk Matt Betts at matt@ebu.co.uk.

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