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EBU News August 8th – 17th 2008





recently to consider the charge:


‘That during the Tollemache

by Sally Bugden

Qualifying Round at

Paramount Hinckley Island

Hotel on Saturday 24th


The English Bridge Union will November Cameron Small

be holding its Extraordinary made insulting and offensive Hilton Metropole Hotel

General Meeting to vote on remarks to a member of the

whether to accept universal hotel staff whilst queuing for The event incorporates

membership through the Pay dinner in full view and hearing

to Play scheme on Wednesday of other player members of the the Really Easy Congress (11-13 August)

4th June 2008. If you haven’t EBU. The L&E Committee and the Seniors Congress (11-14 August)

done so already, please make judge this to be conduct or

your views known to your behaviour falling below the

county management standards required of EBU

• First weekend: Green-pointed Swiss Pairs

committee who will be sending members, and therefore championship for the Harold Poster Cup

their representatives to the misconduct amount to an

meeting. The result of the vote Offence under paragraph

• Wind down on Sunday evening in an

will be posted on our website 3.2(v) of the Disciplinary

Open Pairs or Open Teams (free entry to

on that day and reported in the Rules.’ Swiss Pairs players)

next issue of English Bridge. The defendant admitted the

We would like to thank all charge. • Mid-week events include a ‘Play with the

our members and affiliated The Disciplinary Panel’s Experts’ Pairs, a Mixed Pivot Teams, and a

clubs who have taken part in view is that this is a serious Mixed Pairs (now all Green-pointed events)

the consultation process. We breach of the behaviour

extend that thanks to our expected from an EBU • Open Pairs available every afternoon

counties for the efforts they member, further compounded (subject to demand)

have made to consult with by the fact it occurred in a

their members on this public place and to a member • Second Weekend: Green-pointed Four Stars

extremely important proposal of hotel staff carrying out his Swiss Teams championship

which will determine the normal duties. It brought the

future of duplicate bridge in game of bridge into disrepute. • The last Friday afternoon Open Pairs is also

England. We feel Cameron Small available free of charge to all Swiss Teams

should receive a reprimand players (1.00 pm start)

and in line with EBU policy,

Reminders details of this should appear in


closing date for this popular

the EBU Magazine. Entries 01296 317203/5

event (for EBU members born

We also require Cameron

in 1951 or earlier) is June 9th. Small to write a letter of or on-line from

Entries / enquiries to Comps apology to the restaurant

Dept 01296 317203 or



The NORTHERN SENIORS The Panel were considering a

CONGRESS (Harrogate) short ban from EBU events but

and the SUMMER SENIORS in view of Cameron Small’s

CONGRESS (Eastbourne) will

both take place on 4-6 July. early guilty plea will waive this

Entries / enquiries as above. course of action.


the new membership year


started on April 1st. Renewal

forms can still be down- CONGRESS will take place in

loaded from Scarborough Spa from July

or ring the membership help- 31st to August 3rd. Entries to

line 01296 317201. EBU 01296 317203. June 2008 English Bridge 27


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