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WBF logoThe World Wide Bridge Contest

The WBF has announced that it will donate a proportion of the profit from the event, up to 5,000 Euro, to the Nepal Disaster Fund. And of course players can donate additional money over an above the entry fees if they wish to do so and that will also be sent to the Nepal Fund.

The 2015 World Wide Bridge Contest will be on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June. This year, in the interests of keeping the entry fee down, the hands will only be available by email, with the commentary being posted on the site for download after the event. Mark Horton, Editor of Bridge Magazine and a regular editor of Bulletins at international Championships has written the commentary so we are sure it will be very entertaining. You can email us to enter and more information can be found here ...

The Bill Hughes Pairs

The Bill Hughes will be held in the week of 23rd June. More information and details of how to enter can be found here ...

LogoThe Kidney Research Pairs

The annual Kidney Research Pairs will be held on Thursday 9th July. More information about this event to raise money for Kidney Research, together with details of how to enter, can be found here ...

WBF logoWBF Pairs supporting Youth Bridge

The next session of the WBF pairs in support of Youth Bridge will be on Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th August. We have already raised quite a lot of money for Youth Bridge which is being put to good use, developing better teaching aids for countries trying to encourage young players, providing assistance for youngsters to attend World Championships and working on other initiatives to encourage youngsters to learn bridge. More information together with details of how to enter can be found here ...

Calendar of events:

Click here to go to our calendar of forthcoming events throughout the year

logoThe ECatsBridge for Children in Need Pairs 2014

So we ran events on Friday 7th, then Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th.

Click here to go to the results pages

and celebrate with us a final total of £70,104.66 ... which has been sent to the BBC. Just an amazing total and thank you all so so much !

NEWS! - We are pleased to announce that for the first time we have been made an official partner of the BBC Children in Need because of all the money raised in the past! Thanks to all the bridge players for their support!

Change of Address

Anna & Mark have moved ! the new address for ECatsBridge is
Mill Cottage, Voy
Stromness KW16 3HX
United Kingdom

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 !

The January Charity Pairs

We have sent a cheque for £6,555.96 for the EBOLA Crisis to DEC. We also know that several overseas clubs made donations directly to the fund in their own country so that bank charges were not involved. Very sensible.

General News from ECatsBridge ...

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