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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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Middlesex Calendar 2018/19

Seniors Pairs. Single session starting at 14:00

11th November 2018 at Pinner BC

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

2nd December 2018 at Pinner BC

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

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

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
 
Entries are now open for the MCBA's premier knock out teams event.  This is a green point event.
 
Teams may comprise up to 6 people and the entry cost is £20 per team.
 
The winning team will be invited to represent Middlesex at the EBU Pachabo Cup in 2019.
 
All losers before the round of 8 will be able to play in the Middlesex Plate for free.
 
The closing date for entry is now 20th October 2018  Click here for online entry. OR send an email to mcba.entries@gmail.com with your entry.
The draw will be made on 24th October 2017

 

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

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

West led the eight of hearts against four spades. Declarer could count nine tricks and while the tenth might come from a winning club finesse, he thought that the king of clubs was more likely to be offside. In that case, he needed to keep West, the danger hand, off play.

Thus declarer covered the eight of hearts with the nine.  East took this with the ten of hearts and shifted to the queen of diamonds.  Declarer rose with the ace of diamonds, West signalling encouragement, and entered dummy by playing the ten of trumps to dummy’s jack.  His next move was to call for the jack of hearts.  East covered this with the queen and declarer threw his losing diamond. Now East tried to cash the jack of diamonds, but declarer ruffed it high.

After crossing to dummy by playing the eight of trumps to dummy’s queen, declarer ruffed a heart high.   

As all of the preparatory work had now been done, declarer crossed back to dummy with the five of trumps to dummy’s seven and led dummy’s last heart. East covered this and declarer threw a club. East now had the choice of leading into dummy’s ace-queen of clubs tenace or conceding a ruff-and-discard. Either way, declarer had his tenth trick.

CONGRATULATIONS TO......

2018

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

Middlesex League

Congratulations to:

Uday Hegde, Jerry Harouni,
Ray Robinson, Steve Root 

Winners of the 2017/18 Middlesex League Division One

 

Mike Christie, Vic Washtell, Barbara Cohen, Giles Ridger 

Winners of Division 2

Gary Diamond, Paul Phillips, Russell Tenzer, Joanne Waterman, Jeff Hartstone, Murray Leader

Winners of Division 3

Richmond are holding all the EBU blue pointed summer midweek events this year. Details are on Richmond Bridge Club's website. (Click Here)

Click on the link below to book these event on the Richmond Bridge Club's website.

Monday 6 August - Play with an Expert
Tuesday 7 August - GCH FOX Pairs
Wednesday 15 August - Mixed Pivot Teams
Thursday 16 August - Mixed Pairs

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: Irene Fine, Lyn Fry, Harold Schogger,

Lewis Selby, Pankaj Shah, Jacqui Tobias, Tony Waterlow

 

EBU Shareholders

Peter Hasenson, Harish Patel

Results
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
Mixed Pairs Qualifier 2
Director: Gary Conrad Satish
Championship Pairs Qualifier 2
Director: Gary Conrad
Club Teams of Eight
Director: Richard Banbury
Calendar
11th Nov 2018
Seniors' Pairs
Pinner Bridge Club 14:00
Director: Mick Green
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24th Nov 2018
Middlesex Congress Swiss Pairs
Jewish Free School (JFS), The Mall, HA3 9TE
25th Nov 2018
Middlesex Congress Swiss Teams
Jewish Free School (JFS), The Mall, HA3 9TE
2nd Dec 2018
Dorset Cup
Pinner Bridge Club 12:00
Director: Gary Conrad
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27th Jan 2019
Club Teams of Eight
Pinner BC 12:00
Director: Mike Green
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17th Mar 2019
No Fear Gentle Duplicate - rescheduled
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