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Junior Teach-In, Loughborough, 1st - 3rd September

A packed weekend of bridge entertainment, tuition, coaching and play for all young people under the age of 21. We cater for all levels - from beginners to aspiring internationals. See here for details.

Bridge & Minibridge sessions for youngsters this summer

During the summer holidays there will be various bridge and minibridge sessions, giving youngsters a fun way to spend some of their school holidays, and allowing them to take their first steps in bridge.



Please follow the links for more information. If you know of any others then please let us know.

Don't forget: Our Junior Teach-In at the start of September will also offer bridge and minibridge lessons alongside activities for more established players.

Minibridge is a version of bridge played without bidding, so gives those who are new to the game a fun and easy way to get to grips with some of the basics.

The first level of EBED's Junior Award Scheme is minibridge, so those attending these sessions over the holidays can work towards achieving their first certificate in the scheme.

Register now for the Teachers' Convention

On 8th - 10th September 2017 we will be holding a Teachers' Convention at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire.

Join your fellow bridge teachers, and EBED staff, for a weekend full of seminars, workshops, discussions, dinners, and games of bridge.

The Convention is open to EBTA members and non-members, and to residential and day-delegates alike. Please see the information leaflet for more details on the weekend including a provisional list of activities and booking information.

If you have any queries please email Sue Maxwell on sue@ebedcio.org.uk. If you would like to contribute to any of the sessions then also please drop Sue a line at that address.

50 Juniors compete in first West Kent inter-schools bridge tournament

Weald Community Primary School hosted the very first West Kent inter-schools bridge tournament on Friday 19th May. Approximately 50 under 14 year-olds competed from local primary and secondary schools. The event was supported by EBED, and England international Helen Erichsen attended, and presented the prizes.

This year’s winning Secondary Schools were Tonbridge Girls Grammar School, with Weald of Kent Grammar finishing in second place. In the Primary School Section both first and second place went to Weald Community Primary School. The Minibridge Section was won by Radnor House.

Anton Mauve, the organiser, said, “it was wonderful to see such courtesy, concentration, and clever play at the bridge table, and the schools represented should all feel very proud of their ambassadors. Our thanks go to EBED, Weald Primary School and the many local bridge-playing helpers and teachers, who do so much to support this activity in the schools. Bridge is a fun way of learning all sorts of skills which are invaluable in later life. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed participating, and we look forward to welcoming a growing group from many more schools in next year’s event.”

If your school is interested in starting a bridge club, please contact Richard Banbury - richard@ebedcio.org.uk

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