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EBU Overseas Congress in Andalucia

Congratulations to:

Pre-Congress Pairs: Paul Walker and Frank Wharton (4th)

Swiss Pairs: Waseem Naqvi (Winner)

Ladies Pairs: Janet Cohen and Sylvie Grant (2nd), Pauline Cohen and Elizabeth Barnard (3rd)

Mixed Pairs: Frank Wharton (3rd)

Pivot Teams (Green): Sylvie Grant & Linda Quigley (overall winners); Pauline Cohen, Elizabeth Barnard, Joanne Waterman (4th)

Pivot Teams (Red Section): Andrea Blaine, Barry Murray, Richard Spencer, Emile Lawy (2nd)

EBU Overseas Congress in Andalucia
VICTOR READER 1923-2018
VICTOR READER 1923-2018

Vic, who passed away on 22nd October 2018, was a great enthusiast for the game of Bridge.  He played almost every day of the week and was still playing recently, at the age of 95 years.  He had many friends and partners in the Bridge world who will remember him as a player who was always good-natured and courteous, with a good sense of humour.  “A true gent” who will be greatly missed.

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 

Introduction
The revoke
Opening lead out of turn
Unintended call
Insufficient bid
Call out of turn
Misinformation

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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2018 World Championships in Orlando

Congratulations to:

Nicola Smith (playing with Yvonne Wiseman, Paula Leslie, Solvi Remen, Katherine Bertheau & Jessica Larsson) on winning a silver medal in the McConnell Cup, the World Women's Team Championship. England's Sally Brock and Fiona Brown were on the winning team.

Alexander Allfrey and Tom Paske (playing with Andrew Robson & Ed Jones respectively) on winning a bronze medal in the Rosenblum Cup, the World Open Team Championship.

Artur Malinowski (playing with David Bakhshi) on finishing 14th in the World Open Pairs final.

CONGRATULATIONS TO......

2018

Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Premier League D1 for the third year in a row

Gill Stock & Shazaad Natt on winning the Satalite Pairs at the EBU Autumn Congress

Catherine Seale, David Gold & Tom Paske on winning the Sussex Cup at the EBU Autumn Congress

Simon Cope on winning the BGB Gold Cup

Ian Pagan on winning the BGB Silver Cup

Waseem Naqvi on winning the EBU Overseas Congress Swiss Pairs

Gary Diamond & Russell Tenzer on winning the Suffolk CBA Felixstowe Congress Championship Pairs

Nicola Smith on winning a Silver Medal in the McConnell Cup, the World Women's Team Championship

Alexander Allfrey & Tom Paske on winning a bronze medal in the Rosenblum Cup, the World Open Team Championship

Ian Pagan on winning EBU Crockford's Cup

Artur Malinowski on winning the 4 Stars Teams at the EBU Summer Festival

Artur Malinowski & Neil Rosen (NPC) on representing the England Open team at the European Championship. The team finished 7th and thereby qualified for the Bermuda Bowl World Championship in Sanya, China in 2019

Nevana Senior & David Burn (Coach) on representing the England Women's team at the European Championships. The team finished 5th and thereby qualified for the Venice Cup World Championship in Sanya, China in 2019

Shazaad Natt on winning the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Championship Pairs & Swiss Teams

Nevana Senior on winning the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Pairs

Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Shapiro Spring Foursomes for the third year in a row

Richard Hillman on winning the EBU London Easter Swiss Pairs

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

2017

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

Seniors Pairs

Please note that the date of the Seniors Pairs has changed from
11th November 2018
to
10th February 2019

Contract is 4 Spades by South.
West leads Heart King.
What is the line of play?

NOTE: TO PLAY ON VU-BRIDGE CLICK ON THE TITLE

West started with the king and another heart. Declarer ruffed and saw that, if trumps were 4-1, there was no hope of making ten tricks. So he based his plan on trumps being 3-2 and East holding the ace of clubs. After ruffing the second heart, declarer cashed the ace-king of trumps and breathed a sigh of relief when the suit broke 3-2. Next, he led the five of clubs from the table, catching East in a Morton’s Fork; if East rose with the ace of clubs and took the queen of trumps, then declarer would have ten tricks: four trumps, four diamonds and two clubs. East thus followed with a low club and declarer’s king won the trick. Then declarer proceeded to show that he could still make ten tricks. His next move was to lead a low diamond to the ten so that he could ruff a heart. A diamond to the queen saw East facing another unpleasant choice. If he ruffed in, declarer’s tenth trick would be a club ruff in dummy. When East discarded, declarer just ruffed dummy’s last heart and played on diamonds. East ruffed in and cashed his ace of clubs but declarer had the rest. You should note that this approach would also have been successful when West had the third trump. In that case, West would have been the defender faced with the choice of discarding on the red suit played or ruffing in. In the first case declarer would make two trumps, three heart ruffs, four diamonds and a club for ten tricks. If West either over-ruffs a heart or ruffs a diamond, then declarer’s tenth trick would be a club ruff in the dummy.

Metropolitan Cup 2018

Middlesex win the A Division of the Met Cup!

Well played Jonathan Harris (Captain) & Steve Root, Niall Igoe & Shahzaad Natt, Steve Capal & Andrew Sobell, Todor Tiholov & Petar Ivanov
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Other Middlesex Team Performances @ Met Cup 2018

 

‘A’ Division (10 teams)

Lyn Fry (Capt.) & Ian Pagan, Harold Schogger & Frank Wharton, Waseem Naqvi & Gerald Haase, Pauline Cohen & Gail Hoffman (7th)

 

‘B’ Division (9 teams)

Rob Corrie (Capt.) & Anojan Pothalingam, David Arundel & Vic Martin, Trevor Morris & Vanessa Clarke, Irene Fine & Saleem Sachak (4th)

 

Stuart Haring (Capt.) & Judy Haring, Denise Miller & Janet Cohen, Barbara Cohen & David Hope, Kavinthan Vickneswaran & Aniket Chakravorty (8th)

 

‘C’ Division (9 teams)

Gary Diamond (Capt.) & Trupti Shah, Nick Bryant & Ken Kentea, Harry Ashar & Azad Husein, Ratnaverl Murugesu & Ponnampalam Yogeswaran (2nd)

Middlesex Calendar 2018/19

Dorset Cup. Blue Pointed multiple Teams. 2 sessions starting at 12:00

2nd December 2018 at Pinner BC CANCELLED

Club Teams of 8. 2 sessions starting at 12:00

27th January 2019 at Pinner BC - Qualifier for the Garden Cities Trophy

Senior Pairs. Single sessions starting at 14:00

10th February 2019 at Pinner BC

Championship Pairs. 2 sessions starting at 12:00

31st March 2019 at Pinner BC - Qualifier for the Reg Corwen Trophy

Ladies and Gents Pairs. 2 sessions starting at 12:00

14th April 2019 at Pinner BC

Mixed Pairs. Blue Pointed. 2 sessions starting at 12:00

28th April 2019 at Pinner BC

Middlesex Cup 2017/18

Congratulations to:

Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen, Simon Cope, Martin Jones, Keith Bennett & Richard Hillman

Winners of the 2017/18 Middlesex Cup

MCBA Officers and Committee 2018/19

President: Paul Wilson

Vice Presidents: Jill Feldman & Gulab Shah

 

Chairman: Peter Hasenson 

Vice Chairman: Harish Patel

Treasurer: Pradip Shah 

Secretary: Debra Kleinman

Committee: Gary Diamond, Irene Fine, Lyn Fry, Harold Schogger,

Lewis Selby, Pankaj Shah, Jacqui Tobias, Tony Waterlow

 

EBU Shareholders

Peter Hasenson, Harish Patel

Results
Dorset Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
Middlesex Congress Swiss Teams
Middlesex Congress Swiss Pairs
Director: Rob Gary Richard Mick Satish
Committee Cup
Director: Gary Conrad
No Fear Gentle Duplicate - rescheduled
Director: Tony Staw
Ladies Pairs and Gents Pairs
Director: Gary Conrad
Championship Pairs Final
Director: Richard Banbury
Mixed Pairs Final
Director: Richard Banbury
No Fear Gentle Duplicate - postponed to May 6th
Director: Tony Staw
Championship Pairs Qualifier 1
Director: Gary Conrad
Calendar
27th Jan 2019
Club Teams of Eight
Pinner BC 12:00
Director: Mike Green
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10th Feb 2019
Seniors' Pairs
Pinner Bridge Club 14:00
Director: Mick Green
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17th Mar 2019
No Fear Gentle Duplicate
Pinner Bridge Club 14:00
Director: Tony Staw
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31st Mar 2019
Championship Pairs Final
Pinner BC 12:00
Director: Richard Banbury
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14th Apr 2019
Ladies Pairs and Gents Pairs
Pinner BC 12:00
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28th Apr 2019
Mixed Pairs Final
Pinner BC 12:00
Director: Richard Banbury
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23rd Nov 2019
Middlesex Congress Swiss Pairs
TBC
24th Nov 2019
Middlesex Congress Swiss Teams
TBC