Over 60 bridge teachers, who had travelled from as far as South Africa and Majorca, gathered at the Chesford Grange hotel in the Warwickshire countryside this weekend for the EBTA Teachers' Convention.
The Convention included seminars, discussions, a heat of the EBED Sim Pairs, a speedball, and good food, all in the relaxing environment of the country house.
Seminar topics included working on a cruise ship, an introduction to Fast Track Bridge, and how to build bridge communities. Lou Hobhouse, editor of English Bridge, led a very interesting discussion on how the EBU's members magazine could best to serve new people to the game. Trustee Gary Ames, who was present throughout, explained the workings of our charity EBED and the important role that EBTA had within it.
The feedback from the teachers has been very positive with many asking when we were going to stage the next one. The answer to that is probably late summer 2019.