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EBU News THE EBU &

BRIDGE OVERSEAS

JOHN BRIDGE

ARMSTRONG

AWARD

ENGLAND

SIM PAIRS MARBELLA

THE John Armstrong award

consists of two trees planted

annually in Heritage Wood,

THE 2012 Bridge England Sim-

ultaneous Pairs will take place

on February 7th and 8th in

CONGRESS

near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

One is in memory of John and

clubs all around the country.

As in last year’s event, green

7 – 12 February 2011

the second is in the name of points will be awarded and par- Hotel El Fuerte, Marbella

someone who has made a spe- ticipants will receive a booklet

cial contribution to, or has containing commentary from

enhanced, our beautiful game. the country’s leading players –

This year the two trees are a and lots of top tips! More details

horse chestnut and an oak. in the December issue of English

The 2011 winners are Sue Bridge.

Evans and Dennis Loynes from The money raised will be used

Worcestershire for the sports- to help fund our Camrose and

manship demonstrated at a Lady Milne teams, as well as pro-

Hubert Phillips match where vide essential training and prac-

they provided a fourth to their tice for England’s national teams

opposing team instead of claim- in the run up to the 2012 Euro-

ing the match as they were enti- pean Championships in Greece.

tled to by the rules (see August Support your national teams –

English Bridge, page 3); their get your club to hold a heat and

virtue was all the greater as they put February 7th and 8th 2012 in

then lost the match! your diary now!

If you are ever near it,

Ashbourne Heritage Wood is a

PRACTICE H Pre-congress Pairs

lovely place to visit. See Green-

H Open Pairs

www.heritage-wood.co.uk MAKES PERFECT H Pivot Teams pointed

Swiss

CONGRATULATIONS to the H Men’s, Ladies’ events

MEMBERSHIP England Women’s team who and Mixed Pairs

came fourth in the Beijing Hua H Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams

BENEFITS Yuan Cup last month. This

As a member of the invitational tournament was for

English Bridge Union, elite women bridge players

you can receive the throughout the world, so it pro- Bridge Fees: £124

following benefits: vided excellent practice for our Entries to EBU Competitions Dept

England team ahead of the Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury,

• HMCA healthcare

Venice Cup (see page 3), which Bucks HP19 8AZ

benefits

takes place this month.

• Special Rates at Barceló

Sally Brock and Nicola Smith

( 01296 317 203/219 E-mail: comps@ebu.co.uk

Hotels

also came second in the Yang-

• EBU Prizes used to pay

guang Shengda Women’s Pairs,

at Barceló Hotels For travel and accommodation please contact

that were part of the event.

• Household Insurance

Scheme BRIDGE OVERSEAS

• Club Insurance ONLINE

• Car Hire

COMPETITIONS

• Travel Insurance

Read all about it at ENTRY

www.ebu.co.uk (click on

Membership Benefits in MEMBERS are reminded that

the right-hand-side menu they are now able to book into

on the home page). EBU events online through the ( 0800 034 6246

members area.

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