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EBU News THE EBU &

A STEP FORWARD

MERCIAN

TOWARDS ENSURING

THE FUTURE OF BRIDGE TENERIFE

PRIMARY school teachers are

to be given the opportunity to

develop their pupils’ maths

of maths, having mastered the

basics by the age of 7.’ The

review also recommended a

CONGRESS

skills further by introducing greater focus on making maths

MiniBridge. The three-year fun by using games – such as

4th – 9th February 2009

initiative has been set up by MiniBridge – to apply Mare Nostrum Resort,

the English Bridge Union mathematical concepts.

through its Youth and A study commissioned by Tenerife

Education Charitable Trust the EBU at St Paul’s School in

after a donation from the Manchester showed that

Milton Damerel Trust. bridge and MiniBridge taught

The EBU’s initiative comes skills in numeracy, problem

at an exciting time for maths solving, probability, speaking,

education after a Government listening, education, rule

review promised to ensure that following, team building,

every UK primary school has a mental capacity and much

maths specialist in the next ten more.

years. Sir Peter Williams, the The EBU project team will

review’s author, said that be led by General Manager,

‘teaching reforms were needed Barry Capal, and will look at

to ensure that every child left the most effective distribution

primary school without a fear of the funds.

♦ Pre-congress Pairs

REMINDERS ♦ Open Pairs

NICKO: The closing date for entries for this season’s National

♦ Pivot Teams

Inter-Club Knock-Out is 6th October 2008. ♦ Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Pairs

DUBROVNIK CONGRESS: It takes place on 9-14 October. You

can still enter by phoning the EBU Competitions Department

♦ Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams

01296 317203; to book your travel and accommodation, (both Green-pointed)

contact Mercian Travel Centre Ltd, freephone 0800 036 8372.

EAST SUSSEX BRIDGE CLUB: their Bupa sponsored Swiss Teams

will take place on 19th October 2008 – not 12th October as Bridge Fees: £110

published in last issue’s County News. Entries to EBU Competitions Department

LEDERER MEMORIAL TROPHY: London Metropolitan Bridge Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury,

Association’s prestigious invitation event for teams of four will Bucks HP19 8AZ

take place on 1-2 November, starting each day at 1pm, at

Young Chelsea Bridge Club, London SW5 0EN, 020-7373 01296 317203 Fax 01296 317220

1665. Spectators welcome; admission: Saturday £10 (£6 after

4.00pm); Sunday £8; both days £16.

ENGLISH BRIDGE: Members who share an address and

For travel and accommodation

receive two copies of English Bridge, but only require one, please contact

should e-mail michael@ebu.co.uk to let us know (or ring

01296 317200 and ask for Michael Clark). Please be sure Mercian Travel Centre Limited

to quote both EBU numbers so that we can find you easily on 109 Worcester Road, Hagley, West Midlands DY9 0NG

the system.

01562 887557

CLUB FOCUS: Watch out for the next issue of Club Focus in

the first week in November! Please send your contributions to

clubfocus@ebu.co.uk.

FREEPHONE 0800 036 8372

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