News

Are you new to bridge and want to enjoy a friendly game with like-minded players?

EBED are pleased to offer students and novice players relaxed duplicate sessions within a supported environment. The games will consist of 12 boards played at a relaxed pace with experienced teachers on hand to help. At the end of the session you will be invited to share your experiences with your fellow players via Zoom.

If you would like more information or details of how to register, you will find this here.

UoS Bridging the Gap 2020 Survey - sponsored by EBED to support research being carried out by Stirling University

I hope you are well and finding ways to continue your bridge activity.

I am writing to ask for your assistance and experience in relation to some bridge research. You may be aware that English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) are supporting a PhD at Stirling University in the Sociology of Bridge, which is being undertaken by Kevin Judge. As part of Kevin's research, he has developed an online questionnaire to collect information from bridge players and teachers. The information collected will pave the way for future research and will indicate how best to ensure the continuation and benefits of this wonderful game we all enjoy.

EBED would like to ask you to read the attached communication from Kevin and then please complete the questionnaire which will only take a few minutes of your time. This will be much appreciated and I would like to thank you in advance on behalf of EBED and the Sociology of Bridge team at Stirling for your commitment to the game and assistance in this research.

REMINDER - EBED orders

EBED orders must be received by Friday 29th May. EBED are currently processing orders for their products and books ONCE A MONTH using the following procedure:

  • Place your order via email to lisa@ebedcio.org.uk by Friday 29th May
  • Please state your name, phone number, delivery address and details of what you‘d like to order
  • Lisa will call you to take payment on Monday 1st June
  • Your order will be sent out following payment
  • EBTA Membership Benefits - ALL for only £25

    EBTA Membership – The Package

    Benefits:

    • Free Professional Indemnity Insurance – Professional indemnity insurance costs on average £60-£80 every year
    • Discount on Bridge for All materials - If you then sell 4/5 books on to your students each year, you can soon recover the cost of your EBTA membership fee
      • BFA Books One & Two £19 each full price £26
      • Fast Track £22 full price £30
      • Practice Book One & Two Now only £8 each
      • System Summary Cards £2 full price £2.50
    • Access to Online Teachers’ Zone Materials – Did you know in the teacher zone there is a huge amount of support material including hands, which you can access and use with your students?
    • Access to the EBED Bridge Course Calendar where you can advertise your courses for FREE
    • Access to EBUScore
    • Access to free advice and support from EBED/EBU
    • FREE 1-year membership of EBU for all new students
    • Access to the EBED Student Zone for all your students
    • FREE access to No Fear Bridge website and 6 weeks’ FREE access for all your students
    • Discounted membership to No Fear Bridge for all your students
    • Hand Generator Macro and HandPlay software - available in the Teacher Zone
    • 2 editions of Accolade per year
    • Access to EBTA Teachers’ Forum – via Teach Bridge section of EBED website
    • Membership of EBTA Facebook group – search ‘EBTA’ via Facebook
    • EBTA Teachers Conference invitation
    • Your contact details held on the EBED Teacher directory – on completion of the EBED survey
    • Access to Full and Professional membership progression and mentoring programme

    Please contact Jacqueline@ebedcio.org.uk if you'd like more details.

    EBED – Chief Executive Officer

    After three years setting up and establishing EBED as a charity and the national body with responsibility for bridge education, our current Chief Executive’s term is ending in the Autumn. We are now seeking an inspirational leader with the necessary skills to be able to take the charity on to the next stage of its development after an orderly handover.