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EBU News

Who’s who at the EBU

– and what they do for you

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our staff and how they can help you make the most of your

membership. All of our staff help with the front-line services directly delivered to our members; they also have to fulfil

administrative functions that ensure that these services are delivered effectively and efficiently including monitoring,

budgeting and accounting. If you need to contact any of us, just phone 01296 317200 or e-mail

Members Services

Club and Membership Support Education Department

Matt Betts – Press and Communications Officer (since 2007) John Pain – Education Manager (since 2001)

Matt is responsible for promoting bridge and John is your first port of call about all matters on

the EBU throughout England at all levels Education. He co-ordinates the club teacher and

through Press and Media. If you require help partner teacher programme of courses and our

promoting your bridge club and its activities club tournament director training. John is also

locally, Matt is your man. He also co-ordinates responsible for updating our teaching materials

the Minibridge initiative for primary schools in the Bridge for All programme and on the EBU

for the EBU and is eager to set up this initiative in your area with Teachers Association (EBUTA) website. He also restructured the

your education authority. Matt is also responsible for the produc- ‘Teach Yourself Bridge’ online program from Standard American to

tion and editing of our electronic newsletters: Club Focus, Acol. He compiles newsletters for teachers and students, and is

Tournament Focus, and Brighton Focus, amongst others. always available to provide advice to students and teachers alike.

John also helps run the Really Easy Tournaments for novice players.

Michael Clark – IT Support Officer / Webmaster (since 2004) John fulfils another important role as secretary to the Laws and

Michael is the architect of the IT systems that Ethics committee, which looks after rules and regulations of the

support Pay to Play and Universal Membership. game in England and deals with disciplinary issues on behalf of

He can answer all your questions on member- the membership.

ship as he maintains the EBU’s membership

data base. Alongside this important work, Lisa Miller – Education Assistant (since 1984)

Michael is responsible for the website, produces Lisa helps John look after all the Bridge For All

the diary every year, and looks after bridge presentations on Vu- students and EBUTA teachers. If members

Graph and BBO. want to register students, buy books, pay

EBUTA subscription, then please contact Lisa.

Krys Kazmierczak – Club Liaison Officer (since 2007)

Krys exists to help you make the most of EBU

affiliation and is happy to visit you to explain

about services the EBU can provide to your club Tournaments Department

or advise on membership development. He is

also the key co-ordinator and advisor to the Max Bavin – Tournaments Manager / Chief Tournament Director

Club Committee, and co-edits Club Focus. (since 1984)

Max is the manager of the Tournaments

Ian Mitchell – Technical Support (since 1998) Department which organises all the national

Ian provides support for those who need help competitions and congresses, which includes

in scoring their bridge events, and will also everything from venue bookings to tourna-

help you with any queries that you have on ment director provision. However, Max also

Master Points. Ian is also part of the team that helps clubs and counties with technical matters

can answer questions about regulations and such as laws, regulations, Master Points, bridge movements etc.

the Laws of Bridge. He has played a key role Max has a wealth of expertise and experience, and is a valued

with Michael Clark in the provision of technical support and member of the Laws & Ethics Committee, the Tournament

systems for Pay to Play and Universal Membership. Committee and the Selection Committee. Ú June 2010 English Bridge 31


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