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WE are pleased to announce MEMBER REPRIMANDED. A disciplinary hearing was recently

that the EBU has set up a new held to consider the charge: that during a match played privately,

charitable trust fund: the EBU Mr Howard Cohen, an EBU member, made insulting and offensive

Youth and Education Trust. remarks towards his opponent, causing sufficient distress for the

The Trust has been created to opponents to withdraw from the remainder of the match, this

advance the education of being conduct or behaviour falling below the standards required

young people in the game of of EBU members, and therefore misconduct amounting to an

bridge and to help them Offence under the Disciplinary Rules.

JUNIOR bridge player, 15-

develop their skills. The Disciplinary Committee (DC) found the member guilty of year-old Shivam Shah from

If you would like to make a the charge. However, the Committee took into account the Whetstone, North London,

donation to the Youth and defendant’s good character, apology and strong mitigating was a finalist in the competi-

Education Trust, and help circumstances during the match, such that with a TD present, this tion for the title of male Junior

towards the future of bridge, matter would likely have been avoided. Consequently, the DC Sports Personality of the Year

please visit: imposed only a reprimand to remain on his record for one month. at the British Asian Sports

EBUYouthandEducationTrust. MEMBER SUSPENDED. A disciplinary panel met recently to Awards, the first time a bridge

htm for our Gift Aid form. consider the charge: that during an event held at a Club in Bed- player has been nominated

Thank you in advance for fordshire, Mr L. Calver, an EBU member, verbally and physically for a national sport award.

your donation. abused another EBU member, this being conduct or behaviour 55555

Additionally, if you would falling below the standards required of EBU members, and there-


like to submit a request for fore misconduct amounting to an Offence under the Disciplinary

England team of Susan

funding, please contact Barry Rules. The defendant admitted the charge. Stockdale, Fiona Brown,

Capal, the Secretary. The panel considered certain mitigating circumstances and the Alex Morris, Mike Bell, Dave

The Trustees for this new defendant’s previous good character, his admission of culpability, Cropper and Steve Raine,

Trust are Peter Stocken, Sally his obvious remorse and apology. The member was suspended who won the Junior (Under

Bugden and Mike Hill. from Player Membership of the EBU for a period of six months to 25s) Camrose Trophy in

For further information, run from January 31st 2008 and the panel asked that the defendant Manchester. They were 6

please e-mail retracts any allegation of cheating made against the complainant. VPs clear of Scotland in

what came down to a very

exciting final match.

Scotland didn’t go home

CLUB DIRECTOR COURSES – 2008 disappointed, though, as

they won the Peggy Bayer

ESSENTIALS £32 Playford, Nr Ipswich (Under 20s) Trophy. Their

Honiton Saturday 17th May A 2-day course covering Essentials, Book Rulings and team of Frazer Morgan,

Brighton 1th

Monday 1 August 8

Judgement Rulings, Sat Oct 1 and Sat Nov 15. For Philip Morrison, Ralph Wise-

EBU HQ Aylesbury Wednesday 15th October these courses only, please book with Peter Stansfield man and Yvonne Wiseman

Welwyn Garden City 1th

Saturday 1 October 01394 382394 or email finished 13 VPs ahead of the

BOOK RULINGS £37 Cost: £60 for the 2-days or £30 for just one day. England team (James Paul,

Chobham Saturday 10th May Graeme Robertson, Liz Rob-

Honiton Saturday 21st June

Brighton Tuesday 12th August County Course erts, Jennie Marvin, James

Open to qualified club directors with at least one Thrower and Tom Rainforth),

EBU HQ Aylesbury Wednesday 12th November

Welwyn Garden City Saturday 22nd November year's experience of directing and some experience of although neither team lost a

organising events at county level. It is preferred that match all weekend.

JUDGMENT RULINGS £37 you have the approval of your CBA.

Chobham Saturday 28th June 55555

Honiton Saturday 26th July County Refresher Course

Brighton Wednesday 13th August Open to those who have previously been successful EBU awards: congratulations

EBU HQ Aylesbury Wednesday 10th December on the County Course. to Tom Paske for the award

Welwyn Garden City Saturday 17th January 09 Cost: £1 to cover all course fees and materials,

80 of Young Player of the Year,

one night DBB, Sunday finger buffet and three serv- to Ben Paske and Ed Jones for

ASSESSMENT £42 ings of tea/coffee.

Nottingham Saturday 19th April 08 the award of Young Pair of

Wormbridge, Hereford Saturday 28th June max of Park Inn Birmingham West Hotel, Birmingham Road, the Year, and to the Paskes’

(2 dates available) Sunday 13th July }8 per day West Bromwich B70 6RS September 13th and 14th. teacher, Richard Croot, for

Chobham Saturday 26th July the Alex Salisbury award for

Brighton Thursday 14th August For further information, or to register his outstanding contribution

Honiton Saturday 6th September for a course 01296 317203 to the development of youth

EBU HQ Aylesbury Wednesday 14th January 09 or email bridge as a school teacher..

Welwyn Garden City Saturday 7th February 09 April 2008 English Bridge 27


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