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Children in Need 2021

The ECatsBridge for Children in Need Pairs 2022 will be from Monday 7th - Friday 11th November

We will once again have clubs playing F2F (lots more of those this year as we start to get back to normal thank goodness), and there will also be clubs playing online so its a real mixture again this year !

Clubs can play using BBO, RealBridge, Stepbridge and BCL.

Special Information for this event

  • Email Anna if you want the dealing files - just state which date you need them for please. There will be files for all eventualities - LIN, PBN, DLM ..
  • Important bits to note (yes - really important ! - Things like how to run a heat, how to upload the files, how to send the results and things like that!)
  • Sending in the donations - either as a club or as individuals - and please consider donating even if you can't actually play in one of the heats; we would love to be able to send off a lovely big cheque at the end despite everything !
  • How to send the results using ScoreBridge or Pairs Scorer if you are playing face to face
  • To send the results file if you are playing online is easy ... we just need the XML file that you would normally send to the EBU - send it to them as well of course, but you DO NOT need to pay P2P fees for this event - the EBU very generously waives that for Children in Need and we are very grateful to them. The XML should be sent to results@simpairs.com - don't attach anything else and be sure that the subject line cotnains ONLY the session number and the coutnry you are in. Details will be sent out to the participating clubs as well of course.
  • General Regulations

A bit about us :

Anna Gudge & Mark Newton, The ECatsBridge Team

tel: 01787 881920; or Email Anna

So please ... please join us again (or come and join us if you haven't done so in the past). We love running and and hope you enjoy playing in it!

We are pleased to announce that again this year we are 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!

It is a charity very close to Anna & Mark's hearts and we love the fact that it is obviously special for many of you as well. The ECats Cats love it as well !

Do join us - please ! We would love to have your company. It is easy to run a heat and we would love to beat last year's total. Click the links below to find out how to enter and what is involved - or if you can't play, you can still donate to this great charity.

The final total sent to Children in Need from the 2019 event was £75,258.46 ! Please accept our thanks for your wonderful support and your generosity of spirit. To think when we started this we were hoping that we might (with luck) raise about £5,000 ... unreal! Just how high does it get ! That is a grand total to date of £ 1,031,381.30 !! WOW. Isn't that just amazing.

So now - dare I say it - it's onward and upward to hit the next magic spot of one and a quarter million ! With your help I am sure we will manage it though it may take a year or three

So do join us ... please ... and help us raise lots and lots of lovely money for Children in Need as we have done in the past years:

£36,712.98 in 2002
£41,497.23 in 2003
£45,668.89 in 2004
£50,957.12 in 2005
£53,567.35 in 2006
£55,349.29 in 2007
£56,226.72 in 2008
£58,889.37 in 2009
£65,307.40 in 2010
£69,138.39 in 2011
£66,874.56 in 2012
£69,717.44 in 2013
£70,104.66 in 2014
£71,347.32 in 2015
£70,590.77 in 2016
£74,173.35 in 2017
£75,258.46 in 2018
£75,954.30 in 2019
£59,045.70 in 2020 (COVID year)
£50,220.95 in 2021

Which means, my friends that you have raised an incredible total of ... wait for it ...

UNBELIEVABLE ! The generosity of bridge players knows no bounds - thank you. Thank you all.