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EBU News August 6th – 15th 2010

Brighton

ORANGE BOOK CHANGES

From August 1st the latest Orange book will come into force. The

Summer

Tangerine Book has also been updated. The regulations are identical

in each book but the Tangerine Book is designed for clubs and

individual players who want something simpler and shorter. Both

Meeting

books are available on-line only.

A summary of the main changes follows (in the electronic Orange

Hilton Metropole Hotel

Book all are marked in red to assist). In addition there are a few minor The event incorporates

clarifications not listed below. the Really Easy Congress (9-11 August)

the Next Step Congress (10-12 August)

NEW

There are no changes to the continue to be free to do as

alerting or announcing they wish regarding allowed and the Seniors Congress (9-12 August)

rules. levels but for simplicity if

• Section 4B2 is amended to Level 4 were the default level • First weekend: Green-pointed Swiss Pairs

then the matter of 1™ and 1´

say that the WBF-style con-

vention card is allowed in all openings being restricted is • Mid-week events include a ‘Play with the

the only significant change. Experts’ Pairs, a Mixed Pivot Teams, and a

Level 5 events. It continues

not to be permitted at a lower There is no change for any Mixed Pairs (now all Green-pointed events)

competition played at a lower

level.

level. • Second Weekend: Green-pointed Four Stars

• Section 6D has been added

to explain how and why a • The events which will be

Swiss Teams

played at Level 5 are the

director may adjust a score

following a psyche or misbid. Spring Foursomes, Crock- Entries: EBU Comps Dept.

• Section 7A3 has been added

ford’s Cup and Plate, the

National Swiss Teams Con-

( 01296 317 203 / 219

to clarify that cards may not

gress, the Ranked Masters

be removed from the slot of a

(Life Master and above

board unless a member of

only) and the Tollemache

each side or the director are The EBU and BRIDGE OVERSEAS

(both qualifying round and

present

Final). BGB sets its own

• Section 9F2 and 11R cover

the use of Level 5. Level 5 will

regulations for the Gold CRETE CONGRESS

Cup and Silver Plate but

be the level played in a small these have traditionally 13-18 October 2010

number of higher level tour- closely followed EBU levels. Iberostar Creta Marine, Rethymnon, Crete

naments where a significant The Premier League will be

number of boards is played. played at Level 5.

The main effect of this will be

to require a 1™ or 1´ opening • 10A10 has been added to

explain what happens if a

bid to show the suit bid at all

pair plays an illegal method.

levels below Level 5. Those

who play a system where this The index and table of contents

is not the case may only do so have also been updated and show

where Level 5 is the permit- the minor changes (in red) not

ted level. Clubs and counties mentioned above.

ELECTRONIC

NEWSLETTERS

Contributions are invited to

the next issue of Club Focus Bridge info: EBU Comps Dept ( 01296 317 203 /219

(by Nov 8th, please e-mail

clubfocus@ebu.co.uk) and Bridge fees: £115 per player

Tournament Focus (by Sept

1st, to tournamentfocus@

CONGRATULATIONS ebu.co.uk). Also, don’t forget For travel and accommodation:

to Kay Carter who is that during the Brighton

celebrating her 25th week you can contribute to BRIDGE OVERSEAS

year working at the the Bulletin by e-mailing

English Bridge Union. BrightonFocus@ebu.co.uk

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