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Patrick Jourdain

The European Bridge League is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Patrick Jourdain, President of the International Bridge Press Association. Patrick was the Bridge Correspondent for the English Daily Telegraph. He was a very experienced player with more than seventy appearances over six decades representing Wales in the Home Internationals.

Patrick was Principal of the Cardiff School of Bridge where he taught over a thousand people to play bridge. He was a social golfer and tennis-player. He never married. The EBL wishes to express its sincere condolences to the members of Patrick's family and to his many friends and colleagues throughout the world of bridge. A full obituary will be posted in due course, together with information about his funeral.  

Mark Horton's Appreciation Letter

5th Tournament Director Workshop

A tournament director workshop will take place in Athens, Greece from 2/2/17 to 5/2/17. The workshop starts on Thursday at 16:00 with the entry test and ends on Sunday after lunch.

The course is for TDs who are not on the Official TD Register of the EBL. The aim is to support local TD training in the NBOs by improving the knowledge and synchronizing the work and methodology of TDs. The language of the workshop is English.

The cost of the Workshop, including accommodation and full board, is Euro 350. Deadilne to register: 30th of November 2016.

1st Invitation Letter TD Workshop

Application Form

   9th Small Federations Games 2016

The 9th edition of the Small Federations Games will be held in the wonderful Importanne Resort,, in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 2nd – 4th November 2016. 

The Open Croatian Championships will continue on 5th & 6th November and all participants in the Small Federations Games are invited to participate.

Flyer of the 9th Small Federations Games

 15th European Champions' Cup    

The 15th European Champions' Cup  will be held from 10th to 12th November 2016 at the Esplanade Hotel, Mihanoviceva 1, in Zagreb, Croatia. Please confirm the team's participation at

Deadline to confirm the team: 15th september 2016

1st Information Letter

To book the hotel ( - Booking Code "Bridge"), please contact Marica Pozegic - 

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