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Peter Jordan - Tournaments Administrator (since 2000)

Peter is the voice you will hear if you phone to


find out more about our competitions. He is

responsible for co-ordinating entries and all of Barry Capal – General Manager (since 2006), part-time

the pre-tournament administration for EBU Barry is ultimately responsible for the EBU’s

competitions and congresses. Peter also deals daily operations and all staff. He ensures that all

with the knock-out competitions, including the our activities are delivered effectively. Barry at-

National Inter Club Knock-Out, and works on the front of house tends all Board meetings to ensure that there is

at our Brighton tournament – our largest annual competition. effective communication between operational

Peter is secretary to the Tournament Committee, and is the activity and policy making.

administrator of the EBU calendar, which includes all the County Barry is also our Company Secretary and as such is keeper of

One Day Green Point events. the constitution. His attendance at Shareholders meetings fulfils

two roles: communication about Aylesbury activities and compli-

Dawn Mertens – Tournaments Administrator (since 1999) ance with the constitution.

Dawn helps Peter with pre-tournament admin-

istration. She is also responsible for issuing licen- Gail Nancarrow – Accounts Manager (since 2005), part-time

ces to clubs, counties and commercial organisa- Gail deals with all financial matters; from the

tions for their competitions. Dawn also makes all daily banking and processing of invoices, to

the travel and accommodation arrangements for running the payroll and producing the man-

the England Open, Women’s and Junior teams. agement accounts.

Gill Pain – Tournaments Administrator (since 1995)

Gill is the EBU ‘roadie’, and ensures that our

equipment reaches our bridge events, which in- The following administrative staff carry out their office

volves a great deal of forward planning. Gill often management responsibilities and also help with membership

attends as a scorer, having graduated from pencil enquiries and the management of information about members,

and paper, through various computer systems counties and clubs. These are the staff that will send out

and now Bridgemates. information to existing and prospective members and clubs.

Gill organises and runs the Really Easy events for our novice

players and is the webmaster for Karen Durrell – Office Manager / Receptionist (since 2001)

Karen manages the office and is responsible for,

Bridge Shop amongst other things, all office equipment,

security, health and safety, and all membership

Sue Humphris – Bridge Shop Manager (since 2002), part-time communications. Karen also takes the minutes

Sue is in charge of this well-regarded service. of Board meetings. She is likely to be your first

She will take your telephone or e-mail order contact by phone or e-mail.

and ensure that the correct discount is offered

and payment received. Sue is always on the Clare Dumbarton – Office Assistant (since 2006)

lookout for new products and aims to sell quality Clare assists Karen with the efficient running of

bridge supplies at very competitive prices. the office. She also deals with the Chairman’s


Andrea Morgan – Bridge Shop Assistant (since 2006), part-time

Andrea assists Sue with all bridge shop sales.

She is currently on maternity leave.

Kay Carter – Administration Assistant (since 1985), part-time

Kay’s job includes preparing and dispatching

Shareholder and Board agendas/papers and dis-

tribution of minutes. She is also the co-

Colin Goodenough – Trading Assistant (since 2008), part-time ordinator of the annual Dimmie Fleming

Colin picks and packs your bridge shop order. Awards for volunteers who have served above

He also stock-takes and makes sure that we do and beyond the call of duty at County level.

not run out of stock for our members.

EBU HQ is in Aylesbury; the office is open Monday – Friday, 09.00 –

17.00 and closed on Bank Holidays and over the Christmas period.

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