English Bridge Union:- Events/Announcing/Scoring, and Statistics etc

(information kindly supplied by EBU)


  Venues for 2023/2024  

First for Bridge, with whom the EBU arrange venues for some congresses, are finding it increasingly difficult to source suitable venues willing to accept bookings

 (at a rate the EBU can afford) a long way in advance. Due to the schedule for production for this diary, and the time scale covered, it is necessary to include 'venue T BC'

against a number of events. The EBU will confirm all venues as soon as possible. All other details are correct at the time of going to print, but changes may occur, often due to factors

 beyond the EBU's control control. Please check the 'diary changes' page of the EBU website for any changes or updates, and the individual event webpage for specific information.

Please confirm all dates, times, and venues before making bookings for travel or accommodation.

15- 17 tbc  Teltscher Trophy Trials Venue TBC
27- 30  Year End Congress ILEC Centre, London
5- 7  Camrose 1st Weekend Wales
5- 7  Midland Counties Congress West Midlands BC
6- 7  Manchester Congress Venue TBC
14  Essex BP Swiss Pairs  RealBridge 
15-18   British Winter Sim Pairs 
12-14tbc   Lady Milne Trial Stage 2 Venue TBC
20- 21  National Point-a-Board Teams RealBridge
28  Online One-Day GP Swiss Teams  RealBridge
1- 7  Spring Overseas Congress Venue TBC
5- 8  Junior Squad Sim Pairs Clubs
9-11  Harrogate Spring Congress Harrogate
16-18  Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer Northern Ireland
17-18  Tollemache Cup Final Venue TBC
18  Online One-Day GP Swiss Pairs RealBridge
23-25    North Devon Congress Venue TBC
24-25  Ranked Masters Pairs RealBridge
25  Masters Pairs Clubs
1-3  Camrose 2nd Weekend England
2  Young Bridge Challenge Loughborough
2/3  One-day County GP events Kent, Leicestershire, Manchester Norfolk, Wiltshire
2  Kent GP Swiss Pairs Tunbridge Wells BC
2  Leicestershire GP Swiss Pairs Venue TBC
2   Manchester GP Swiss Pairs Altrincham
2-3  Norfolk GP Congress Norwich
2-3  Wiltshire GP Congress Bath University
 Club Stratified Sim Pairs Clubs
9-10  Hampshire GP Congress Venue TBC
15-17  Cumbria Congress Venue TBC
15-17  Online One-Day GP Swiss Teams  RealBridge
16  National Pairs Regional Heats
Various regional venues
29-1April  Easter Festival London
30 - 31  Northern Easter Festival Harrogate
7  Portland Pairs RealBridge
8-11   British Spring Sim Pairs Clubs
12-14  Devon GP Congress Torquay
13-14  National Pairs Final Venue TBC
19-21  Lady Milne Trophy Ireland
19-27  Lambourne Jersey Festival Jersey
20-21  Portland Bowl Finals Portland Club, London
3-7  Spring Foursomes Bristol, TBC
13-16  EBED Spring Sim Pairs Clubs
11  Garden Cities Regional Finals RealBridge
12  Online One-Day GP Swiss event Venue TBC VenueTBC
17-19  Teltscher Trophy Scotland
18-19  County GP Weekend VenueTBC
25 27  Spring Bank Holiday Congress VenueTBC
  County GP Weekend  


1-2  Corwen Trophy RealBridge
8-9  Pachabo Cup RealBridge
8-9  Yorkshire G P Congress VenueTBC
15  Garden Cities Regional Finals VenueTBC
22  Leicestershire GP Swiss Pairs VenueTBC
22-23  County GP Weekend VenueTBC
22-23  Berks & Buck GP Event Windsor
Some dates for late 2024 and early 2025 are provisional and other events will be added to the calendar in due course. Check www ebu co uk/calendar for up-to-date information
6 7    London Congress
Young Chelsea BC 
18 - 21  Scarborough Summer Festival Scarborough 
22 - 25    British Summer Sim Pairs Clubs
27 - 28  One-day County GP events TBC
28  Manchester GP Swiss Teams Altrincham 
28  Sussex GP Swiss Pairs Venue TBC


  Summer Meeting Eastbourne
2-5   EBED Autumn Sim Pairs Clubs
7-8 tbc   Premier league 1st Weekend Venue TBC
8   National Handicap Pairs Chmp Clubs
9-15   Guernsey Congress Guernsey
13-15   Isle of Man Congress Douglas Isle of Man
21-22   One-day County GP events TBC
21-22   Crockfords Cup Finals Venue TBC
21   Cumbria/Westmorland GP Venue TBC
28-29   Great Northern Swiss Pairs Venue TBC
2-8   First For Bridge Congress Venue TBC
4-6   West of England Congress Winter Gardens Weston Super Mare
5-6    Gold Cup Finals Venue TBC
5-6   Suffolk GP Congress Elmswell
7-10   British Autumn Sim Pairs Clubs
12-13tbc   Premier League 2nd Weekend Venue TBC
26-27   Kent/Sussex GP Congress Tunbridge Wells BC
26-27   Lancashire GP Congress Venue TBC 
2-3 tbc    Premier League 3rd Weekend Venue TBC 
9-10  Tollemache Cup Qualifier RealBridge
3-5   Seniors Congress RealBridge
27-30   Year End Congress London
3-5  Camrose 1st Weekend Scotland
7-9 Harrogate Spring Congress Harrogate
14-16 Junior Camrose/Peggy Bayer Wales
7-9 Camrose 2nd Weekend Northern Ireland
11-13  Lady Milne Trophy  England


www.ebu.co.uk/diary-changes    www.ebu.co.ukicalendar


For more details of the events on this calendar you can go directly to the EBU web site and check out the very detailed calendar


Licensed EBU Events


For further and future licensed events. please visit the EBU website.
You can book into events online at:
or phone the Competitions Department 
Nick: 01296 317 203 Dawn: 01296 317 219
or send in an entry form to:
English Bridge Union
Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8AZ



Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table. We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct, but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toil and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder.

       Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round.

      Be a good `host or 'guest' at the table.

Make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.

      Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents.

     Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.

    Take care of your personal grooming.

   Ensure that your mobile phone is turned off.

   Enjoy the company as well as the game.

  Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director's ruling.


If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner the director should be called immediately. Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment

of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A. Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties. This can include immediate disciplinary board penalties, and if a future violation is

incurred at the same event, disqualification from future competition in that event. Any further violations may result in a disciplinary hearingwhere the player's future participation in tournaments will be considered.