New EBED National Youth Officer Appointed

The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Charlie Bucknell and BucknellBridge have been engaged to provide leadership and coordination to our drive to expand youth bridge.

Charlie has represented England in the under-26 squad and is a former junior world championship bronze medallist and now coaches the under-21 squad. He has been active in youth bridge for a few years, supporting our youth camps and teaching bridge to school children.

New CEO to be Appointed at EBED

Following changes in his private circumstances Mark Humphris has decided to bring forward by some months the date he had planned to step back from his role and will be leaving EBED later this summer.
Mark remains a friend of EBED and no doubt will continue to participate and contribute to the game.
We are grateful to him for his support over the transition to the new trustee team and all that he has contributed in both of his roles with us.
The search for a replacement has begun.
Ian Sidgwick
Chairman EBED

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.

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