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Simultaneous Pairs coming up (or just finished ...). We have lots of great events in the pipeline, so do join us if you can - we love to have your company.
ECatsBridge/WBF January Charity Pairs
Our annual Charity Pairs (remember this is the one with no master points or prizes, just hands to play and score for fun to raise money for Charity) will be held from 25th - 29(30) January ... different hands each night except we combine th Friday and Saturday sessions. No specific entry fee, just raise as much as you can for the Syrian Children affected by the crisis in their country. We will donate through the Save the Children Fund. More information together with details of how to enter can be found here ...
WBU St David's Day Pairs
The WBU St David's Day pairs will be run on Monday 29th February, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th March with different hands each day. Funds raised will support the Welsh Bridge Union, one of the smallest NBOs in Europe. It is not restricted to Welsh clubs however, any clubs may participate including non-affiliated English clubs. Click here to read more ...
ECatsBridge Charity Challenge for Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research
We are delighted to be running the Charity Challenge to raise funds for Spinal Research for two reasons - firstly becuase it is a great charity, but also to raise awareness of how we can encourage people with disabilities to come and enjoy the challenge and (perhaps just as importance) the sociability of our wonderful game of bridge. Do join us if you can ! 10th March is the date for your diary, and you can find more information here ...
Calendar of events:
Click here to go to our calendar of forthcoming events throughout the year
Change of Address
Anna & Mark have moved ! the new address for ECatsBridge is
Mill Cottage, Voy
Stromness KW16 3HX
Our telephone numbers stay the same. Read more in the About Us section and you can see how we are getting on by reading Mark's blog !
General News from ECatsBridge ...
Have a look at our Archive Bulletins and Programmes - you can search for any player or just browse through.
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