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EBU News JUNIOR TEACH-IN
27th – 29th August 2010
NEW EBU ‘IMPROVE YOUR BRIDGE’ CRUISES All levels catered for,
from absolute beginners to
in partnership with Gill’s Cruises and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
junior experts (ages 7 – 21)
EVERYONE who plays bridge, whether in a club or socially at home, wishes they could do better!
The EBU has linked with Gill’s Cruises and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to bring you three cruises with on-
board bridge classes that are designed to help you hone your basic systems.
The topics include everyday situations such as how to respond to your partner’s overcall, when to
double, pre-emptive bidding including Weak Two openers – and much, much, more.
Sue Maxwell will teach on the Improve your Bridge Cruises. She is a qualified Professional Grade EBU
teacher whose classes are renowned for being very relaxed and good fun.
Only £125per student
Inclusive of all meals, two
activities and bridge fees
Entries ( 01296 317217/8
BOOK BY 30th JUNE 2010 TO SECURE THESE SPECIAL EARLY BOOKING OFFERS! ENGLISH BRIDGE
For further details or to make a booking contact
Gill’s Cruise Centre 0845 460 7002 Q. What do I need to do to en-
sure I get the magazine regularly?
Details can be found at www.gillscruise.com or www.ebu.co.uk
A. If you join an affiliated club
you are an EBU member. You
English Bridge and the EBU have been asked to provide bite-sized explanations of various
need two points to receive each
topics: EBU policies, laws, regulations, conventions etc. We can’t do it all at once, but we’re magazine, which is a total of 12
happy to launch a new column by Jeremy Dhondy, ‘In a Nutshell’, which starts below. points a year to receive all six
IN A NUTSHELL: ALERTING DOUBLES MADE EASY • For every session you play
at an affiliated club or any
A short reference table provided by Jeremy Dhondy, Laws & Ethics Chairman EBU congress you get 1
OPPONENTS BID . . . WHAT DO YOU DO IF PARTNER DOUBLES?
• For playing in an EBU KO
competition you get 2 points
• Any member new or exist-
Any suit bid naturally at any point in If double is take-out, DO NOTHING. ing on April 1st got 6 points
the auction up to 3NT. If anything else, ALERT. – which includes all our
(This includes 1® or 1t which is affiliated clubs and their
phoney or prepared.) members
Any suit bid artificially at any point in If double shows the suit, DO NOTHING.
• Anyone who was a member
on April 1st will get the
the auction up to 3NT, e.g. a transfer If anything else, ALERT. June, August and October
bid or Stayman. editions automatically
• If you pay to become a
Any natural no-trump bid at any point If penalty, DO NOTHING. DIRECT member you will
in the auction up to and including 3NT. If anything else, ALERT. receive 12 points and thus
get all 6 issues of the
Any bid above 3NT. DO NOTHING unless double calls for the lead of a
suit other than the one doubled. For further information please
If so, then ALERT. go to www.ebu.co.uk/pay2play/
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