Welcome to ECatsBridge
Simultaneous Pairs coming up. We have lots of great events in the pipeline, so do join us if you can - we love to have your company.
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 ...
The WBU Autumn Pairs 7 - 11 September
It seems a bit sad to be talking about an Autumn Pairs already, but it is still a good time to check your diaries and calendars - this event raises funds for the Wales Air Ambulance as well as for the WBU and clubs from everywhere are welcome - not just Welsh clubs, although we have to make it clear that the EBU does not licence the event, so overall master points cannot be awarded - but of course non-affiliated EBU Clubs wanting to join us for a fun event are very very welcome! The event is run over five days starting on Monday 7th September with different hands each night. More information ...
ECatsBridge for BBC Children in Need Pairs -6th - 12th November (not the Saturday or Sunday nights though)
Well, it's happening again ! Please join us if you can for our annual fund raiser for Children in Need. All clubs are welcome, and the EBU has agreed that we can award overall Master Points to players at non-affiliated clubs for this event which is marvellous. All the information is here ...
I have just updated our "About Us" pages with a bit of information about myself (Anna) and Mark - and if you want to know about our life up here off the top of Scotland on Orkney ... have a look at our site about Orkney Living. A different way of life in many ways but enormous fun!
Calendar of events:
Click here to go to our calendar of forthcoming events throughout the year
The 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
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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