Summer Meeting 2020 is underway!

The Virtual Summer Meeting is underway, but there is still chance to take part in the numerous competitions that will go on until 9th August.

Results, news, and articles are available to view on the Summer Meeting Hub.

Today's 11am "Discuss it with an Expert" on Zoom will feature Kay Preddy and Norman Selway.

Use the following link for today's 2.15pm Zoom welcome and introduction to the Progressive Congress Meeting ID: 817 5373 0160; Passcode: 513342

Alan Williams

We're sad to report the death of Alan Williams. Alan was formerly General Manager of the EBU, before he moved to Bristol, where he became Chairman of the West of England Bridge Club until May last year. He will be sadly missed and we send our condolences to his family.

Porec Bridge Overseas Congress cancelled

Unfortunately we have had to take the decision to cancel the Bridge Overseas Congress in Porec, Croatia in October. This is due to the uncertainty over travel abroad caused by the recent requirement for those coming from Spain to quarantine, as well as the number of flights to Croatia being severely reduced and the difficulty of providing playing conditions that satisfy safety requirements.

Virtual Eastbourne - 1st - 9th August

In place of our Summer Meeting in Eastbourne, which has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going to hold an online congress on Bridge Base Online (BBO) in its place on August 1st to 9th. It will have some similarities to the traditional Summer Meeting format, but some differences, mainly due to what is possible in the online environment.

Information about the planned format is now available on the website and more detail will be added to this as it becomes determined. Please note that teams events are entered as usual through our competitions department, but all pairs events are paid in BB$ at the point of registration on BBO.

EBL Statement about Online Cheating

The European Bridge League have published an open letter concerning the revelation of cheating during online bridge games. You can read the full EBL Statement regarding Online Cheating from the EBL President, Jan Kamras.

The EBU takes cheating very seriously and whether online or face-to-face will be subject to the same disciplinary processes. See the following link for further information about the EBU Online Games - Ethics guidance.

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