2019 Directors Course


Dear all,

I am delighted to announce a new local training Course for Directors, to be led by Chris Benneworth. The course will be held at the College of St Hild & St Bede, Durham City. The College is easily accessible, and directions are at the bottom of this email. There is ample parking at the College.

The timetable and content of the sessions (all the training days are Sundays) is as follows:

17 February
:       Introductory day. Familiarising course members with the 2017 Laws.

31 March:            Book rulings. Covers the most common situations.

19 May
:               Book and judgement rulings.
More practice on common situations; also how to deal with more complex problems.

9 June:                  Assessment.


Each session is currently planned to start at 10.30 am and run until 4.00 pm.

For EBU members the cost is £54 per session, per participant
-member the cost is £60 per session per participant.

The course requires a minimum of 8 participants.

There will be tea and coffee available, but participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

I have been on the programme myself and can recommend it without reservation. It is highly informative, and most enjoyable. The new Laws, introduced over a year ago now, contain some important changes (such as the ‘comparable call’) and this comprehensive programme will cover all such material.

Can you please advertise this widely amongst all your members?

Applications for the course should be made to the EBU; details can be found at

Many thanks and best wishes,

Adrian Darnell.
NEBA Secretary

Driving Directions to the College

From the A1 (M)

From the motorway exit number 62, take the exit from the roundabout signposted A690 Durham. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit straight into the college site and follow the car park signs.

From Durham city

At the traffic light complex by the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre take the A690, marked Motorway A1(M), and stay in the outside lane up to the next roundabout taking the 4th exit into the college site and follow the car park signs.