European Bridge League

Administering the Mind Sport BRIDGE in Europe

On Friday and Saturday before these Championships began, the EBL Youth committee hosted a seminar for Federation’s Youth Delegates. 28 delegates from 15 countries attended. Chairman  of the Youth committee and for the Seminar was Micke Melander of Sweden.  

The structure of the seminar after the introductions was:

Session 1: Preparing to teach young people to play bridge

Session 2: The actual bridge course with material depending on the age group

Session 3: How to get youngsters to transfer to playing regularly at a club

Session 4: Communication with young bridge-players, including Facebook etc.

At the start EBL President Yves Aubry announced the EBL has a budget for assisting youth projects run by Federations and the budget was not fully spent in the first year for lack of projects. Federations are invited to apply for financial assistance for projects presented by their Youth Delegates trough the EBL Youth committee.

Mr. Aubry also noted the EBL has 7426 registered members under the age of 16 but 6600 of these are from the French Federation. This is mostly because other Federations do not register the age group. The EBL would like more registered and the numbers reported as it helps in seeking assistance from governments.

Documents from the Seminar:

Opening of EBL Bridge Coach Seminar

Being a bridge coach - Gilad Ofir & Moshiko Meyouhas

Book with National Standards

Mini Bridge Booklet

Bridge Booklet 

Bridge Camps Organisation - Practical aspects

EBL Bridge Coach Seminar - Milan Macura

Group Work - Recruitment

Liepaja 2016 Youth Pairs Championships presentation

Recruitment of Juniors