Welcome to EBED

The national charity for the promotion and development of bridge

Want to introduce bridge into your school? We can help. Teachers, parents or bridge enthusiasts, please email richard@ebedcio.org.uk

Refreshed and updated versions of the Bridge For All books are now available. See here for details.

Fast Track Bridge - coming soon

We are delighted to announce that Fast Track Bridge will be available at the end of the summer.

Fast Track Bridge is a new addition to the national learning programme, and gives the opportunity to learn to play bridge in just 24 hours of lessons. This caters for a new audience of both pupils and teachers wanting to learn/teach via a more intensive course than is offered by 'traditional' methods. This may be in a 'holiday' setting, or through clubs offering an alternative 'condensed' course.

The publication will be available from August onwards in time for the new teaching year, and we will be holding a series of regional previews so that teachers can view the publication and check out how they can apply it to their own new courses. See the webpage for more details.

EBED Spring Sim Pairs takes place this week

The EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs takes place this week. We are targeting the proceeds on improving and developing the infrastructure for bridge teaching in England. Thank you to all the clubs which are taking part.

The results are available through the EBU website.

Scientific conference held on the benefits of bridge

A conference, organised by the Nicolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland, took place on 20-21 April, with speakers addressing the topic of “Recreational Activity and Joy in Senior’s Life”. Supported by the World and European Bridge Federations, the first day was devoted to the positive effects that bridge can have in this area, in both improving social interaction, and in reducing cognitive decline. This was the first scientific conference of its kind.

One of the guest speakers was Prof. Sam Punch, of Stirling University, who is collaborating with EBED on its work in to the health and wellbeing benefits of playing bridge. Speakers from six other countries also presented papers on the work being done on the topic at their institutions, or by their NBO, showing the wide ranging interest in the positive impact that playing bridge can have.

To find out more on the work which EBED has done, and hopes to do in future, please visit the pages on our Health and Wellbeing Research.

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