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EBU News JUNIOR TEACH-IN

WEEKEND

27th – 29th August 2010

Loughborough University

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

nights accommodation,

activities and bridge fees

Accompanying

adults welcome

(£140 each)

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

magazines.

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

point

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

Therefore:

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

magazine

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/

magazine%20points.pdf

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