The NEBA match is the annual friendly match between the East District and the North East Bridge Association. Two teams of eight will represent the East District and participation is by invitation. The A team plays for the The Newcastle Journal Challenger Trophy, won by NEBA in 2023; and the B team competes for the Edinburgh Salver, currently held by the East District. Although the A match is typically very competitive, the B match tends to be friendlier with a mix of players, including at least one young pair and some bronze pairs.

The event is hosted in Berwick-upon-Tweed and will be played according to EBU regulations this year. It starts at 1pm and 48 boards will be played in both matches.

The location is Berwick Parish Centre, The Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DF (https://maps.app.goo.gl/bdxmXmSptiPpMA7NA)