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9 - 10 Tollemache Cup Final
10 G.W. Arnott-Davidson
World Bridge Games – Youth Series
16 - 17
Junior Camrose Weekend Duplimate Seminar (formerly known as the Olympiad)
at Stratford-on-Avon B.C. at 2pm Beijing 3rd-18th October 2008
22 - 24 Spring Congress
Harrogate on 15th March 2008
23 Golfprint Regional Finals (until 5pm or as long as interest lasts) THE World Bridge Federation has introduced
Various an Under-28 series for the Mind Sports Olym-
s MARCH 2008 PER Jannersten and the EBU invite you to a piad to be held in Beijing in October 2008.
1-2 Ranked Masters Pairs seminar for those who already use a Duplimate The English Bridge Union Selection Com-
Hinckley machine, or are intending to acquire one, and mittee invites applications from partnerships,
6 - 16 (American Spring wish to learn more about the ins and outs of both members of which are under 28, or will
Detroit) duplimated deals. The seminar, including attain the age of 28 during 2008. The selection
7-9 Camrose – final weekend afternoon tea/coffee and biscuits, is free of process will be dependent on the number of
Republic of Ireland charge for EBU affiliated clubs and county applications, and if appropriate, a Trial will be
8 One-day events:
Avon / Wiltshire, associations. It consists of three parts: held on 29th-30th March 2008.
Leicestershire, i. Software related issues Applications should be sent to Dawn
• Import/Export of deal files to/from Mertens at The English Bridge Union,
Avon / Wiltshire, Channel
various bridge software. Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury HP19
Islands, Leicestershire, • How your club can show (tourna- 8AZ. E-mail: email@example.com.
London, Merseyside ment) deals in vu-graph style.
14 - 16 Cumbria Congress
Bowness-on-Windermere • How to tailor-make deals, e.g. for PREMIER LEAGUE
15 Young Bridge Challenge classes.
(inc Schools Cup)
• Publishing of deals (and results) in The EBU Selection Committee is to re-
various ways, styles and formats. introduce the Premier League in 2008. The
16 National Newcomers Pairs
Counties ii. Hardware related issues League will replace the existing schedule of
16 National Pairs Regional
• How to prevent fouled boards and Trials for Open events, and will be used for
how to get maximum output from a international representation for the 2009
Leatherhead, Solihull, dealing machine. Camrose Trophy and other international
Peterborough iii. Workshop events. Entrants will not be obliged to take up
21 G.W. Arnott-Davidson
• Workshop for those who have (or opportunities for representation if earned or
might be acquiring) a Duplimate. offered.
21 - 22 Under-25 Pairs • Free service and support for those The precise format will be determined when
London who bring their Duplimate. Any entries are confirmed. It is anticipated that the
21 - 23 Easter Festival expensive spare parts, and/or repairs League will be played over a maximum of three
21 - 24 Easter Festival that cannot be carried out on the spot, weekends in Autumn 2008, and the dates will
London are not included in this offer. be publicised as soon as possible.
22 Under-19 Pairs Final The seminar will be conducted by Per Applications are invited from teams of 4, 5
28 - 30 Seniors Trials Jannersten, an authority on the organization of or 6, which should be sent to Dawn Mertens,
London bridge tournaments and the proprietor of the contact details as above, accompanied by a
28 - 30 Cornwall Congress company which supplies the Duplimates. brief resumé of the team’s recent performance.
29 Golfprint National Final
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or
TBA by post to Club Liaison Officer, EBU, Broad-
30 Portland Pairs
fields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8AZ.
Places are limited, so first come, first served!
30 - 31 Isle of Man Congress
Isle of Man Closing date for registration: 10th March 2008. APRIL BGB SPRING SIM PAIRS: note this is
being held on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th
s APRIL 2008 and Thursday 10th instead of Wednesday,
4-6 Really Easy Spring Break Thursday and Friday.
Derby YOUR MEMBERSHIP
8-10 BGB Spring Sim Pairs DEVON COUNTY CONGRESS: the date in the
Clubs RENEWAL INVITATION EBU Diary is no longer correct. The Congress
11 - 13 Lady Milne Trophy
Scotland FORM FOR 2008-2009 will now be held on April 18-20.
11 - 13 Norfolk Congress CORNWALL CONGRESS: this will be held on
Kings Lynn IS INCLUDED April 25-26 at the Falmouth Beach Hotel (not
18 - 20 Devon County Congress
WITH THIS ISSUE on April 9-11 in Newquay).
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