Middlesex County Bridge Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 6th June 2018, starting at 18:30, at Totteridge Bridge Club, London N20 8AH
New The EBU has created a series of videos featuring Gordon Rainsford to help club Tournament Directors deal with some of the more commonly occurring situations.
There are seven videos in the series: http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/td-videos
Opening lead out of turn
Call out of turn
Please remember that if one of these situations arises, you should, as a player, always call the director, and not try to sort this out yourself.
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It is aimed at people who started lessons within the last few years and who have fewer than 1000 Masterpoints (or similar experience level).
¨ play at a relatively relaxed pace – about 10 minutes per board
¨ hand records with bidding and play commentary
¨ a break for mid-afternoon refreshments and a chance to chat to others
¨ trophies for the best performances
¨ EBU Masterpoints will be awarded
¨ a guaranteed friendly atmosphere and a good time for all!
¨ £5 per person (pay on the day)
Please enter on the Middlesex Bridge website
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Club Teams of Eight winners
Left to right: John Marr, Ed Brennan, Tony Mutukisna, Saleem Sachak, Irene Fine, Vanessa Clarke, Trevor Morris. (Not in picture Malcolm Todd )
Simon Cope on winning the ACBL Silodor Pairs at the Spring North American Bridge Championships
Nevena Senior on winning selection for the England Women's team for the 2018 European Championships in Ostend in June
Waseem Naqvi & Tony Waterlow on winning the EBU Premier Grand Masters Pairs
Andrew Conway & Rob Corrie on winning the EBU Life Masters Pairs
Simon Cope & Tom Paske on winning the EBU National Point-a-Board Teams
Artur Malinowski on winning selection for the England Open team for the 2018 European Championships in Ostend in June
Gill Stock & Peter Hasenson on winning the EBU Year End Mixed Pairs
Shahzaad Natt on winning the EBU Year End Open Pairs
Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Premier League
Andrew McIntosh on winning the Eastbourne Bowl at the EBU Autumn Congress
Andrew McIntosh on winning the BGB Gold Cup
Martin Jones & Neil Rosen on winning the BGB Silver Cup
Simon Cope on winning EBU Crockfords Cup
Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith & David Burn (Coach) on winning a silver medal in the Venice Cup at the WBF World Championships in Lyon
Alexander Allfrey on retaining the Harold Poster Cup at the EBU Summer Congress
David Arundel & Andrew Bannock on winning the London July Swiss Pairs
Paul Walker & Frank Wharton on winning the Championship Pairs at the EBU Summer Seniors Congress
Artur Malinowski on finishing in 12th place in the Open Pairs Final at the European Open Championships. Alexander Allfrey finished in 31st place and Shireen Mohandes & Andy Bowles finished in 37th place. David Sherman won a silver medal in the EBL Cup.
Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Schapiro Spring Foursomes and to Gerald Haase & Victor Silverstone on winning the Punchbowl
Artur Malinowski & Marilyn Malinowska and TGRs Bridge Club on winning the EBU NICKO
Martin Jones on winning the Harrogate Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
Andrew McIntosh on winning the EBU Point-a-Board Consolation Teams
Contract is 4 Spades by South.
West leads Heart Ace.
What is the line of play?
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West began with the ace of hearts and continued with the king and five of the suit in response to East’s encouraging signal. Declarer ruffed the third heart low in the dummy, East following suit with his remaining pip. A trump to the ace revealed the 5=0 break and South then had to lose a diamond as well as a trump trick for down one. “What rotten luck to get a 5=0 break,” moaned declarer. True to form, his partner was not sympathetic. “Nonsense! You should have discarded a diamond from dummy at trick four,” he offered. North continued, “This is pretty safe because you always have to lose a diamond and in playing this way you will get two low diamonds away from dummy, with the second one disappearing on the fourth round of clubs. East cannot damage you by playing a fourth round of hearts because then the jack of hearts will force West to ruff from his five-card length (discarding is just as ineffective for West). In that case dummy can overruff and from there it would have been routine to take ten tricks.” North then added “Also, discarding a diamond on the third round of hearts would succeed if East began with a doubleton heart. He would ruff the trick but you would have the rest: five trumps, the ace of diamonds and four clubs. My suggested strategy swaps a diamond loser for a third heart loser. Also, it all but guarantees ten tricks no matter how the cards lie.”
2017 Middlesex Congress
Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne
Winners of the Swiss Pairs
Catherine Seale & Ian Pagan
Alan Kay & David Walker
Winners of the Swiss Teams
Over 50 children aged 6-16 attended a series of Minibridge camps this summer organised by Middlesex County Bridge Association and held at Pinner Bridge Club.
Leading the team of volunteers was MCBA Vice Chairman Harish Patel, with teaching under the tutelage of MCBA President Paul Wilson and MCBA Committee member Harold Schogger. EBTA Professional teachers, with over 60 years teaching experience.
Several of the children achieved the necessary standard to receive EBED Minibridge Junior Award Scheme certificates. All the children said they enjoyed the camp and couldn’t wait for the next one!
The mayor of Harrow, Councillor Margaret Davine, kindly visited on Monday 14th August and commented, “I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and standard reached by the children who attended the Minibridge Summer Camp and hope they will continue to enjoy playing throughout their lives.”
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25TH & 26TH NOVEMBER
To mark our 80th anniversary Middlesex will be donating all profits from the Congress 2017 to our chosen charity
Rays of Sunshine
"Rays of Sunshine is a UK registered charity that grants wishes to children, aged three to 18 years old, living with serious or life-limiting illnesses. We believe that every child deserves to experience happiness and put their illness on hold – even if it is just for one day." raysofsunshine.org.uk
Registered charity number 1102529
2018 CONGRESS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 24TH AND SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER.
EBU Premier League Division 1
Player Performance 2009-2016
Edited by Peter Hasenson
President: Paul Wilson
Vice Presidents: Jill Feldman & Gulab Shah
Chairman: Peter Hasenson
Vice Chairman: Harish Patel
Treasurer: Pradip Shah
Secretary: Debra Kleinman
Committee: Irene Fine, Dilip Mithani,
Harold Schogger, Lewis Selby,
Pankaj Shah, Victor Silverstone,
Jacqui Tobias, Tony Waterlow
Peter Hasenson, Harish Patel
Victor Silverstone (Capt.), Gerald Haase, Jerry Harouni, Waseem Naqvi, Ian Panto, Tony Waterlow
Catherine Seale, Nick Simms
Ranjan Panchamia, Suren Velayutham
Vanessa Clarke, Jacqui Tobias
Susan Moss, David Moss
Russell Tenzer (Capt.), Gary Diamond, Jeff Hartstone, Murray Leader
'No Fear' Gentle Pairs
Ben Lewis, Senthur Shanmurgorasa
Peter Hasenson (Capt.), Ben Ritacca, Harold Schogger, Frank Wharton
Club Teams of 8
Pinner Bridge Club
League Division One
Jill Feldman (Capt.), Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen, Keith Bennett, Richard Hillman, Simon Cope
League Division Two
Heather Tan (Capt.), Nicole Cook, Ray Clarke, Matthew Tan
League Division Three
David Landes (Capt.), Dennis Backer, Denice Golend, Jeff Harris, Stuart Leigh, Russell Spiro
Congress Swiss Pairs
Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne
Congress Swiss Teams
Jeffrey Allerton, Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Phillip Wood
Azad Hussein, Harry Asher, Anojan Pothalingham, Suren Velayutham