You are here

March 2017

EBED seeks part-time Chief Executive

EBED’s growth means it now seeks to appoint a part-time Chief Executive to lead the organisation.

This is a 2-days-a-week position based primarily at the charity’s head office in Aylesbury, with the role including: management of the charity’s staff and day-to-day activities; working with the Board and staff to develop and deliver business strategy, plans and targets; ensuring the sustainability and expansion of our activities and services.

More information is available here.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for the role and a cv to karend@ebu.co.uk. Applications close on 30th April.

Learn to teach minibridge

Surrey County Bridge Association are holding sessions in June for those wanting to learn how to teach minibridge.

These 'teach the teacher' lessons will help those who would like to introduce the game to a young audience, and are free to attend.

They will take place on 13th and 17th June in Farnham. Please see the information leaflet for more details and booking information.

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.

EBED hosts Young Bridge Challenge; Westminster wins Schools Cup

The Young Bridge Challenge, which is organised by EBED, took place in Loughborough on Saturday 4th March with young players from over 20 schools enjoying an afternoon of bridge and minibridge competitions.

The bridge teams started with a Swiss Teams, after which the top teams representing a single school went on to a knockout phase to contest the Schools Cup. This was won by Liam Sanderson, Theo Gillis, Oscar Selby and Carlos Lapuerta of Westminster School (pictured). They beat the team of Rodger Ren, Nick Heymann, Joe Benton & Max Fleming from St Pauls School in the final. The Dragon School in Oxford beat Eton College in the third place playoff.

The remaining teams continued the Swiss Teams competition. The top finishers were the team of Alex Pemberton, Andy Cope, Megan Jones & Imogen La Chapelle and they won the Harry Scully Trophy. The Schools Plate - for the highest finishing team from one school - went to James Zhang, Roman Evans, Quentin Guerolt & Harry Armitage of St Pauls School, after they finished in third place.

The winners in the minibridge competition were Martha Davey & Henry Edwards of Worcester BC and Joshua Smith & Rohan Sehgal of Loughborough Grammar School.

Thank you from all involved to Loughborough Grammar School for hosting the event.

Please check our youth calendar for upcoming events for junior players.