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NIGEL GUTHRIE

We are sad to report that Nigel Guthrie passed away on 29 August 2022. Many members will remember Nigel as a regular player at Reading Bridge Club and in B&BCBA and EBU events until his return to Scotland in about 2010. He played in the League of 8 Reading A team with Stuart Maurice and in the B&BCBA Tollemache Team. He was Double Dummy compiler for Bridge Plus magazine. He was 11 times a winner of the B&BCBA County Teams, County Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Mens' Pairs, Swiss Pairs, Committee Cup, Waller Bowl and Jarrett Cup, about half of which were in partnership with David Barnes. Nigel will be missed by his many bridge partners and other friends. A longer tribute by former B&BCBA partner Paul Gipson can be found at:  https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/nigel-guthrie-rip/

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FREE HELP AND TRAINING FOR OUR AFFILIATED CLUBS

Bridgewebs Website Training
Do you:

Have a new Webmaster who would like some assistance?

Need some help setting up your website on Bridgewebs?

Need help with a specific thing on your site?

Our Webmaster Tracy Coleman is very happy to offer free help and guidance to any of our Affiliated Clubs.  
Everyone has different needs so the help will be tailored to your Club and would be one-on-one assistance for your Club Webmaster.  


EBUScore Training

Following the success of the County’s training courses for Club Directors, we are now putting together a course on EBUScore for club scorers.

Although yet to be finalised, it is envisaged that the course will likely be one or two days and will be free to any of our Affiliated Clubs 

It will be targeted at anyone who wishes to become a club scorer or an existing scorer who wants to improve their knowledge of EBUScore.

INTERESTED? - Click to email Mick Green

 

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Change of E-Mail System
B&BCBA CHANGE OF EMAIL SYSTEM

 

B&BCBA is updating its membership emailing system and moving it from Mailchimp to Bridgewebs.  You will notice some cosmetic improvements to our mailings, but most of the changes are “behind the scenes”.

Our Privacy Notice has been updated to reflect the changes, so I will give you only a brief summary of the details here: 

  • We use the EBU's membership database as our master source (this has always been the case)
  • Our membership database contains only very limited information from the EBU's database. These are: Your EBU number, first and last names and your email address
  • Once a quarter, we refresh our membership database by downloading an extract of the latest version of the EBU master database.  We then use this information to update members' email addresses in our membership database
  • If your EBU record's email address field is blank  (as it is for more than 600 cases), you will not receive our emails
  • Access to our membership database is restricted to our membership secretary and our web master
  • This means that, should you change your email address, you will need to update your email address via your EBU membership record – we do not have (and cannot obtain) permission to update your EBU record for you.  

Graham Dickens (B&BCBA Membership Secretary

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IMPORTANT NOTES ON UNSUBSCRIBING FROM OUR MAILING LIST

 

There is one possible side effect of the move to Bridgewebs that you need to be aware of. 

Should you wish to unsubscribe from our mailings and do so by clicking “Unsubscribe” on one of our mailings, you will be unsubscribing from all emails sent by the service that Bridgewebs uses to distribute all its bulk emails – including your club's emails, if your club uses Bridgewebs to email its members. 

Should you wish to continue to receive emails from the EBU and your club, but not from us, then you should email our membership secretary, who will be able to arrange this for you.    Click here for Membership Secretary

 

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DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR DETAILS ON THE EBU DATABASE?

 

For you convenience please see below the link to the "MY EBU" login page.

Link to EBU Member Login Page

All you will need to login is your EBU number and password.   If you haven't been given a password or you have forgotten it there is a facility on the login page to ask for a new one or re-set it.

 

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