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April 2018

We need your help with our research project

English Bridge Education & Development is undertaking research in to the cognitive benefits of playing bridge, and needs volunteers - both bridge players and non-bridge players - who are willing to participate in the study.

They are looking for right-handed women, aged between 60 and 80.

Please see here for more details, and what your participation will involve.

Wessex Youth Bridge Weekend 2018

Prizegiving

On the 7th and 8th of April, over 50 young bridge players attended the Wessex Youth Bridge Weekend at Cheltenham Bridge Club and Cheltenham Ladies' College.

A fantastic weekend was had by all, with the main prize, the Kwatra Cup, being awarded to Jacob and Thomas Potter.

Many of the children who attended the weekend completed various levels of the EBED Junior Award Scheme, and were presented with their certificates in the prize-giving at the end of the course.

The juniors enjoyed a mixture of teaching and competition, including joining in with Cheltenham Bridge Club's Saturday Evening session, where they received a warm welcome from the members, who really enjoy having such an unusual boost to their numbers.

The prize for the most intriguing result of the weekend came (unsurprisingly) in the late night Speedball bridge on Saturday, where one North-South's 4 spades redoubled + 1 (scoring 1080) was denied being a top board by one East-West playing in 4 spades doubled going off 7 (scoring 2000).

Many congratulations to everyone at Wessex Youth Bridge for their third successful weekend like this, and we're already looking forward to next year!

Full results of the bridge sessions are available on GCBA's website.

For more photographs of the weekend, go to EBED's facebook page.