Welcome to ECatsBridge
Children in Need Pairs
Were we totally mad doing this again ? Yes of course we are but we love it. It's all gone well, and your pledges have come in thick and fast. Our - or rather your - total to date is £ 881,950.09 = where will we end up once it's all counted I wonder.
To date (19 December) the total raised is £52.524.17 but there is still a lot to be counted - this is the amount pledged by clubs who emailed me with their individual totals raised, and I know a lot just sent in a cheque, paid by BACs, PayPal or Credit Card, and we just don't have time to cross-check against the pledges I am afraid. I will update the total in due course!
Dates announced for the 2018 WWBC heats!
The dates are now announced for the 2018 WWBC heats, the chance for 24 pairs to go to the final in China - more details are here ...
The dates of the qualifying heats for your calendar are:
Tuesday 27th March & Thursday 29th March
Tuesday 24th April & Thursday 26th April
Monday 7th May & Wednesday 9th May
Friday 1st June & Saturday 2nd June
The January Charity Pairs
I am sure you are aware that each year we run a Charity Pairs in the last week of January, with no prizes, no master points, no set entry fee, just join in and play the hands and raise some money for our given charity. We don't decide on the charity to benefit until nearer the time, so that we can react to a crisis if needed. Otherwise the funds go to UNICEF. So - do join us if you can. Just email me with your club name, who to send the files to and the day you want to play. Different hands are available for each day from 22nd - 27th January 2018. More information ...
WBU St David's Day Pairs
The end of February / beginning of March sees the WBU St David's Day Pairs taking place - more details of this and how to enter can be found by clicking here. It runs over 5 days with different hands each night, starting on Monday 26th February.
The ECatsBridge Charity Challenge Pairs
The Charity for 2018 is, for us, very special - it will be for RNLI and we are looking at the possibility not only of running a master point event on Thursday 8th March but hopefully of having anotehr set of hands to be played for fun any night of the week. we won't be allowed to award overall points for that unfortunately - only for the Thursday night session (and then for the English clubs they must be affiliated to the EBU) but we want to raise as much as we can for this wonderful Charity - please click here (please please click here) to find out why we are doing it for RNLI this year.
Calendar of events:
Click here to go to our calendar of forthcoming events throughout the year
The address for ECatsBridge is
Mill Cottage, Voy
Our telephone number stays the same - 01787 881920 or you can email Anna. Read more in the About Us section and you can see how we are getting on by reading our blog !
General News from ECatsBridge ...
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