The NIBU Results website has been changed to NIBU Online to provide a central source of information for members playing or wishing to play online. The site includes advice on registering and playing online, a calendar of events and results
Click here to go to the site
The Ciara Burns Gala Pairs for Intermediate and Novice players will be played online on Sunday 2nd August.
Click here for details
It has been agreed that outstanding league and knockout cup matches from the 2019-20 season will not be played online. They will be played ‘live’ prior to the start of the next season fixtures – though it is impossible to say when ‘normal’ bridge will resume
The NIBU Autumn Congress will be run online from 11th-13th September, click here for Congress flier
Click here for Congress website where full details and entry form are available. All the main events require pre-entry via online forms
Queries to Congress Organiser Ian Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org
NIBU are now running three online tournaments
Wednesday afternoon will begin at 2pm and will run under vNIBU128
Thursday and Sunday will start at 7pm and will run under vNIBU130
The entry fee will be $2 per person
Click here for a guide to entering and playing in these tournaments
Results of the NIBU Tournaments can be viewed in the Results Calendar.
Report can be viewed here
Professor Samantha (Sam) Punch has produced a video to promote playing of bridge
Why Play Bridge? What makes bridge brilliant: view video here
The EBU have published additional regulations relating to on-line play, including knock-out matches – ‘Skyblue Book’ – click here to view this document
The Lady Milne and Teltscher Tropies will not take place on the planned weekends but will take place later in the year. Provisionally the weekend of October 30th – November 1st has been allocated by Bridge Great Britain.
This issue of the newsletter has a lot of content of interest to NIBU members, there are a number of contributions from NIBU and CBAI members as well as a report from the EBL Tournament Director course which was held in Belfast.
Click here to read this issue
Professor Samantha (Sam) Punch is researching the beneficial effects of bridge as part of her research project ‘Keep Bridge Alive’. Click here to see details of their response to Covid 19.