Cumbria County Duplicate Bridge Association
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Congratulations to

Ian Reeves & Tony Bartlett

Nicky Luckett & Angela Taylor

who won the County 

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English Bridge Education and Development.

For information on educational programmes and support for teachers; TD training for Clubs and Counties follow the link.

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

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Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

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Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird

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Club Directors Course
Club Directors Courses in Cumbria


 We now have a finalised set of dates for a full Club Directors Training Course  

 These courses will be held at Barrow Bridge Club and will be hosted by Mike Rothwell 


These courses are all being held on Sundays and will begin at 10.30am and finish at 4.30pm - tea and coffee will be availabe throughout the day,
but lunch is not provided so please bring your own.


Detailed information on the courses can be found below.  Details on how to book onto these courses and for further general information please look at


The dates (all Sundays) are shown below and further information on what is covered in each course can be found by clicking on the relevant link shown.

Course Title Date Further information
Essentials 9th October 2016

Book Rulings 13th November 2016
Judgement Rulings 11th December 2016
Assessment: 8th January 2017







You do not need to attend all of the sessions at the club in Barrow, so if you're not available for any of the above dates you can attend that session at a different venue at a different time - the current list of courses scheduled elsewhere can be found at  The cost of the first three modules is £45 each and the cost of the assessment is £54 for EBU affiliated club members - if you're interested in attending check with your club to see if they are happy to fund your training.


 Anyone attending the Club TD course will need to have a copy of  

the 2007 lawbook  - download here
the “blue book”      - download here 


Anytime you spend in advance on familiarising themselves with the general contents and layout of the rule book will be very helpful when it comes to the practical simulations during the modules when each student will be asked to find the right wording in the book and apply it to the situation at the table.


EBED also always encourage prospective TD’s to watch the videos on the EBU website to see how the most common “book ruling” situations should be handled. These videos also provide some guidance on table presence for directors (EBED think we are all conscious of how many players are wary of calling the TD or react badly when a TD is called to their table).

The address of Barrow Bridge Club is 1 Drake Street, Barrow, LA14 5RG.