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EBED Simultaneous Pairs

2018 EBED Sim Pairs

The dates for EBED Sims are:
Spring Simultaneous Pairs - Monday 30th April to Thursday 3rd May
Autumn Simultaneous Pairs - Monday 3rd to Friday 7th September

These are open to all bridge clubs, whether affiliated to the EBU or unaffiliated. Affiliated clubs should register to take part through My EBU on the EBU website. Unaffiliated clubs should contact richard@ebedcio.org.uk - there is no surcharge for unaffiliated clubs.

All profits from the events go to EBED, and help to fund its activities promoting and developing bridge in England for the benefit of all players.

EBED Sim Pairs 2017

Thank you to everyone who took part in the EBED Simultaneous Pairs in May and September, and to the clubs which hosted heats.

Congratulations to the winners:

Monday 8th May - Steve Hollister & Chris Williams, Bracknell Forest BC
Tuesday 9th May - Mike Toft & Ron King, Trowbridge County Town BC
Wednesday 10th May - Daniel McIntosh & Rudi Falla, CICBA (Guernsey) BC
Thursday 11th May - David Dawson & Jeremy Fitzpatrick, Selsdon BC

Monday 4th September - Maggie Conway and Ann Binder, Horley BC
Tuesday 5th September - Denise Baxter and Moira Maslin, Pembury BC
Wednesday 6th September - Jackie Rumball and Meredith Case, Victoria BC
Thursday 7th September - Alan Webber and Mick Edwards, Caterham BC
Friday 8th September - Philip Bennett and Hugh Gross, Devizes BC

The full results are available via the specific day above, or through the EBU website.

The proceeds from the 2017 EBED Sims

The proceeds from both the Spring and Autumn events will go to improving and developing the infrastructure for bridge teaching in England. This work has included the refresh of the Bridge for All material and the development of Fast Track Bridge.

We believe investing in the future of bridge teaching is very important as without plenty of good lessons taking place, and good material to use, the next influx of bridge players – which is needed if the game is going to thrive – won’t be produced.

We raised around £16,000 this year - thank you for your support.

The EBED Students & Schools Simultaneous Pairs

The 2018 EBED Student and Schools Sim Pairs will start on 19th February and run until 31st March, with separate events for Minibridge and Bridge. It is open to anyone attending bridge classes, and is free to enter. If your group would like more info please click here or to take part please contact Lisa Miller - 01296 317217, lisa@ebedcio.org.uk - for more information

The 2017 EBED Student and Schools Sim Pairs took place in the spring, with a record number of players taking part. 980 bridge students and school children – more than double previous years – played in their first simultaneous bridge or minibridge competition. We hope it will be the first of many.

The results are available on the EBU website – minibridge; bridge

The Bridge For All Minibridge Simultaneous Pairs

This event, organised by EBED, with schools and beginners groups able to participate in a nationwide minibridge competition is taking place in October 2017

The event is a great way for bridge students to put what they have learned in to practice in a national competition. The hands can be played any time over an approx 4-6 week period, and a commentary booklet is available to help participants know what they could, and perhaps should, have done.

If your group would like to take part please contact Lisa Miller - 01296 317217, lisa@ebedcio.org.uk - for more information and to receive the relevant hand records and commentaries. Results for the event in October 2016 can be found on the EBU website