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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.


logoECatsBridge for BBC Children in Need Pairs -6th - 12th November (not the Saturday or Sunday nights though)

Please NOTE: The BBC have asked all organisations to submit their pledge by 5pm on Thursday, so please help by emailing us with the amount you have raised as soon as you possibly can so that we can include it.

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 ...


logo2015 Celtic Simultaneous Pairs, December


The December Celtic Simultaneous Pairs is being run by the SBU from Novmeber 30th - December 4th, with different hands on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and with Thursday/Friday combined. All clubs ae very welcome, including non-affiliated English clubs, but affiliated clubs should note that sadly the EBU does not licence this event so EBU points will not be awarded. Green/Red and local points are available for the SBU, WBU and NIBU clubs however. All the information is here ...


WBF logoWBF Pairs supporting Youth Bridge

The next session of the WBF pairs in support of Youth Bridge will be on Monday 14th and Wednesday 16th December. 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 ...


Bridge CatECatsBridge/WBF January Charity Pairs

Our annual Charity Pairs (remember this is the one with no master points or prizes, just hands to play and score for fun to raise money for Charity) will be held from 25th - 29(30) January ... different hands each night except we combine th Friday and Saturday sessions. No specific entry fee, just raise as much as you can for the Syrian Children affected by the crisis in their country. We will donate through the Save the Children Fund. More information together with details of how to enter can be found 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

logoThe 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
United Kingdom

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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