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The Tony Priday Award

When the Covid-19 pandemic started and people were flooding onto the existing online bridge platforms, Graham Hazel and Shireen Mohandes recognised the shortcomings of what was then on offer and they used their extensive backgrounds in technology and gaming to provide something that not only addressed those shortcomings but also went far beyond most of our expectations, allowing us in the EBU to run our congresses in ways that are as close as possible to their live equivalents. In doing so they have also played a real role in helping people to play social bridge, often with those in different parts of the world, and in this way they have helped them survive the worst effects of the pandemic.

This award is made in recognition of the pivotal role RealBridge has played in providing a really social aspect to online bridge as well as providing serious online bridge events with greatly improved security.

The Tony Priday Award | English Bridge Union (

Zone 7 Playoff

Australia and New Zealand meet on RealBridge in the Zone 7 Playoff on 22-23 May 2021. Click here for details. Watch the action on with audio-video commentary.

EBL Qualifier for World Teams Championships and European Champions' Cup update

Congratulation to all that participated in the EBL Qualifier for World Teams Championships from all of us at RealBridge!

Daily Bulletin - Issue No 7

Editor: Mark Horton ● Journalists: John Carruthers, Jos Jacobs, Ron Tacchi ● Layout Editor: Francesca Canali

"There were some desperately close finishes at the end of the tournament and our commiserations go to
the teams who just missed out on qualification.

In the Open series Switzerland finished well clear of the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Denmark,
Bulgaria, Sweden, Norway, England and Hungary.

The Women’s event saw Sweden finish more than a match clear of Poland and Russia, the next seven
places being occupied by Turkey, France, Hungary, England, Spain, Norway and Germany.

Netherlands topped the Seniors way ahead of Bulgaria, France, Denmark, Sweden, Poland,
Norway, Iceland, Turkey and England.

In the Mixed teams, France was the convincing winner, followed by Belgium, Romania and Germany,
Portugal, Denmark, Israel, Poland, Croatia and Russia.

Good luck to everyone who has qualified to represent Europe in the World Championships and
congratulations to the teams who will contest the Champions Cup."

HCL International Bridge Championship

HCL has been the largest sponsor of Indian Bridge since the year 2003. 

The 18th edition of HCL International Bridge Championship will be held online on RealBridge from September 18-26, 2021.