Appointment of New EBED Trustees

Following the departure of Lee Guy, and the resignation of incumbent EBED trustees, the EBU Board has today appointed Ian Sidgwick, Paul Gibbons and Abbey Smith as Trustees with immediate effect.

Ian Sidgwick will take the role of Chair, Paul Gibbons is appointed Treasurer.

EBED and its employees welcome our new Trustees and look forward to working with you.

Mark Humphris, CEO English Bridge Education & Development , 25 March 2024

Resignation of EBED Trustees

Subsequent to the departure of Lee Guy, the following five remaining EBED Trustees have resigned from their positions:
Simon de Winter (treasurer)
Terry Hewett
Gillian Fawcett
Tim Chanter
Ian Lewis

"On behalf of the staff at EBED I wish to thank the outgoing Trustees for their support of the Charity. Your direction, advice and informed challenge has helped EBED to emerge from a very difficult time with renewed strength and confidence to help shape our game as we move forward."

Chair of EBED Trustees

EBED Chair of Trustees, Lee Guy completed a 3 year term of office on 18 March 2024

The Board of Trustees, and the leadership of EBED , unanimously proposed to the EBU Board, that Lee be reappointed to continue as Chair.

At a meeting of the English Bridge Union Board on 21 March, the EBU Board voted not to renew Lee Guy’s appointment as Chair of EBED Board of Trustees. The post is now vacant and the English Bridge Union intend to appoint a new Chair soon.

2024 Young Bridge Challenge

28 teams from all over the country attended EBED's Young Bridge Challenge at Loughborough Grammar School. The event held on Saturday 2nd March brought together over 100 bridge playing youngsters from various schools and bridge clubs, competing in several competitions. 22 teams took part in the main Swiss teams competition and another 6 teams played in the novice teams event.

Winners of the novice teams competition – NorthBridge House School
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RealBridge & BAMSA: Teacher and Coach Conference

RealBridge and BAMSA (Bridge: A MindSport for All) have arranged a short online conference on 7/8 October 2023 for bridge teachers, coaches and mentors.

The speakers are from around the world. Some material will be pre-recorded and subtitled. The entire conference will be recorded and made available subsequently.

For full information and to register for the event, go the RealBridge website with the link below.

Here is a flavour of the topics: (See full details using the link below)

Nominations for Awards Now Open

Nominations can now be made for two teaching awards which are awarded jointly by EBU and English Bridge Education and Development (EBED).

The Alec Salisbury Award is made to the school teacher who has made the most effective contribution to promoting bridge. The Tom Bradley Award is made to the (non-school) teacher who has made the most effective contribution to promoting youth bridge.

New CEO of EBED

May 19, 2023

EBED announces the appointment of Mark Humphris as CEO. Mark enjoyed a long career as an engineer with BP, working mainly on the development of natural gas resources around the world, before joining EBED in February last year as Education and Development manager; he will take over the reins over the next few weeks from Giorgio Provenza, who is relocating to his native Italy.

EBED Junior Summer Camp

From the 2nd to the 4th of September EBED held its Junior Summer Camp at King’s Park conference centre, near Northampton.

It was the first EBED camp since 2019, and as much as online bridge has been vital to get us all through Covid, there is no substitute for face to face bridge, particularly when it comes to young players.

Fifty children and young adults (ages 8 to 18), from absolute beginners to junior internationals, gathered for a weekend of bridge and a lot more.

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