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Four candidates were nominated



CONGRESS and agreed to stand, hence there

was no need for an election. The

directors are:

As a member of the

English Bridge Union,

you can receive

the following benefits:

6 – 12 February 2013 Sally Bugden

Jerry Cope (newly elected) • HMCA healthcare benefits

Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa, Heather Dhondy • Special Rates at Puma

Jeremy Dhondy (re-elected) Hotels

Caleta de Fuste Val Gibson

Ron Millet (newly elected)

• EBU Prizes used to pay at

Puma Hotels

Ian Payn

Andrew Petrie (re-elected).

• Household Insurance

Scheme (Osbornes

Officers Insurances)

There being no other candidate • Club Insurance

for the role, the following (Osbornes Insurances)

remains in her position: • Car Hire

Sally Bugden – Chairman. Read all about it at

Two candidates were nominat-

ed for the other two positions (click on Membership Benefits

available, so again there was no in the right-hand-side menu

need for an election: on the home page)

Jeremy Dhondy – Vice- or type

Blue- Chairman; into your browser

pointed Andrew Petrie – Treasurer.

H Pre-congress Pairs events


H Pivot Teams

H Men’s, Ladies’ and Mixed Pairs Teams of Eight you have on this to the L&E

H Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams Green- secretary at

pointed At its last meeting the L&E

(both Green-pointed) discussed forms of scoring. The Laws and Regulations


events method used by some clubs and

A club or county is free to adopt

counties to score by adding up

its own regulations so, for exam-

Bridge Fees: £124 the four scores and using the

ple, they can decide what agree-

standard IMP scale is not recom-

EBU Comps Department mended. There is now a special

ments are allowed in any given

event from the weekly duplicate

( 01296 317 203 / 219 IMP scale for Teams of Eight

to the Championship Pairs. They

E-mail: and this can be obtained from

can choose a level from the It will be

Attendance at the congress is exclusive Orange Book, as most clubs do,

included in the next White Book.

to delegates booking their accommodation or their own set of agreements if

with Bridge Overseas Orange Book they prefer.

What clubs and counties may

It is now more than six years not do is introduce rules that

since there was a review of the contradict the laws of bridge.

For travel and accommodation please contact Orange Book other than the The laws are determined by the

BRIDGE OVERSEAS relatively minor annual updates.

The L&E are looking to produce

World Bridge Federation, not the

EBU. A club or county cannot,

a version for 2013. It will be for example, ban psyches (but

shorter than the present one. We they can deal with frequent

will review the alerting and psyches or inappropriate action

announcing regulations, and after a psyche), or tell players that

while wholesale changes are not they may re-deal after a hand is

expected, consideration will be passed out on the first round as

( 0800 034 6246 given to extending announce- both of these matters are specif-

ments. You can send any views ically covered by the laws.

28 English Bridge December 2012


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