Youth Calendar

To add your Youth Bridge events to our calendar, please follow the instructions here.

Portland Bowl

The Portland Bowl is the inter-university knock-out competition which runs through the academic year. The semi-final and final are hosted by the Portland Club in London each April. It is open to all British higher-learning institutions, and in the early rounds matches may be played online to help more remote universities take part. Entries for 2019/20 will need to be submitted by end October 2019. The 2018/19 winners were Durham A. Please contact to enter. We are always pleased to hear from university clubs and to provide help with materials and teaching. If you would like to get a club going at your university or feel that you might benefit from the support of your local bridge association, please contact

Young Bridge Challenge - including the School's Cup

Organised by English Bridge Education and Development, this is a one-day bridge event for school-age players of all experience levels. It is free to enter and consisting numerous competitions including the Schools Cup. More information is available on the EBED website. The 2019 Schools Cup was won by Loughborough Grammar School. The 2020 Young Bridge Challenge will take place on 7th March at Loughborough Grammar School.

Under-21 Championship Pairs

The Under-21 Championship Pairs event will be held as part of the 2019 London Easter Congress. Congratulations to the 2018 winners, Liam Fegarty & Jamie Fegarty. Until 2015 this was the Under-19 Championships - this was changed to bring it in line with the international age categories.

Under-26 Championship Pairs

The Under-26 Pairs is held in late-summer each year. Congratulations to the 2018 winners, Jonathan Clark & Kripa Panchagnula. See here for the full results.

Junior Teach In

The Junior Teach-In is a residential bridge event, including tuition, competitions, and other sporting and social activities. It is run by English Bridge Education and Development. See its website for details.

Regional junior event

A number of events for juniors take place during the year, organised by groups at a local or regional level. Please see the calendar on the EBED website for more details on upcoming competitions