February 2018 English Bridge
JUNIORS GET A CHANCE TO SKI AND PLAY AT JBC2019
he South East Counties Junior Bridge Camp is moving to Bowles Activity Centre near Tunbridge
Wells in 2019. There will be the usual two days packed with bridge hands, teaching, competitions,
and prizes. But the new site will offer so much more. The organisers have arranged to have exclusive
use of the new venue with home-cooked food and both en-suite and dormitory accommodation. If bridge
is not enough, at no extra cost juniors can also pre-book an activity such as dry-skiing, rock climbing and
a choice of two adventure courses with Bowles' own instructors. It sounds like FUN!
If you know any budding bridge and mini-bridge players aged from 8 to 21, or complete beginners who
might enjoy cards, take a look at the Bowles website, https://bowles.rocks, and put the weekend of 6-7th July
in your diaries now! Parents and grandparents are welcome to join email@example.com is being organised by the Sussex, Surrey and Kent County Bridge Associations, together with
EBED. All enquires should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or William Bourne at 07876 350650.
SE Counties also ran its first junior event at the
end of November. Wimbledon BC generously
hosted the occasion, free of charge, and everyone -
teachers, TDs, helpers - gave their time for free, so
the event cost just £10 per head for refreshments.
The morning was spent teaching and competitions
were held in the afternoon. Some 33 youngsters
took part and the club was buzzing (pictured
The participants were very lucky to have a topclass
teaching line-up which included U21 and U16
national squad leaders Michael Byrne and Georgio
Provenza. EBED's David Emerson directed separate
bridge and minibridge competitions and achieved
the incredible feat of keeping both to time! June
Middleton did a superb job helping tirelessly on the
day, making the food 'happen', and organising the
Wimbledon end of the event.