Watch 1983 TV Series “Master Bridge” on YouTube
Master Bridge was a TV series created and produced in England. It was broadcast on Channel 4 Television in 1983. Eight top bridge international players compete in an individual tournament, changing partners each round.
They are: Omar Sharif, Rixi Markus, Martin Hoffman, Zia Mahmood, Jeremy Flint, Robert Sheehan, Jane Priday and Irving Rose.
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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Four Star Teams: Winner Artur Mailinowski; 3rd Andrew McIntosh; 4th Simon Cope
Four Stars Teams B Final: 4th Peter Hasenson & John Vos
Swiss Teams: 3rd= Andy Bowles & Shireen Mohandes, Niall Igoe; 7th= Jerry Harouni, Waseem Naqvi, Ray Robinson & Tony Waterlow; 9th Martin Lerner & Ernest Schlesinger
Saturday Swiss Pairs: 5th= Anojan Pothalingam & Suran Velayutham
Sunday Swiss Pairs: Winner Tony Mutukisna
Point a Board Teams: Winner James Thrower, 5th= Nick Simms & John Vos, David Sherman
Mixed Pairs: Winner David Sherman
Mixed Pivot Teams: 5th Niall Igoe & Steve Root
GCH Fox Pairs: Winner Niall Igoe & Steve Root
Championship Swiss Pairs for Harold Poster Trophy: 2nd Waseen Naqvi & Tony Waterlow; 3rd Ian Pagan
Friday Open Pairs: 2nd Peter Hasenson & David Sherman
Saturday 24th November
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Sunday 25th November
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
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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
** Bid of 2S is Weak Two **
Contract is 3 No Trumps by South.
West leads Club Ten.
What is the line of play?
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West decided against leading a spade, rightly fearing that it might give declarer his ninth trick. Instead, he opted for safety, leading the ten of clubs. Declarer took the first trick with the ace of clubs and then cashed his remaining club winners. This enabled declarer to place West with ten cards in the black suits, so South decided to extract the remaining red-suit cards in West’s hand.
Declarer’s first move in that direction was to play the four of diamonds from hand to the eight, nine and ten from East. Declarer took the queen of diamonds continuation with the ace, West discarding a spade, and played the four of hearts from hand. West rose with the queen of hearts and exited with a heart to declarer’s ace. West had shown up with 6=2=1=4 shape. Declarer played the queen of spades next. It did not matter whether West took the ace of spades or ducked: declarer would make two spade tricks, along with one in hearts, two in diamonds and four in clubs for his contract.
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
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
Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen, Simon Cope, Martin Jones, Keith Bennett & Richard Hillman
Winners of the 2017/18 Middlesex Cup
Do you want to play bridge for Middlesex?
Middlesex fields representative teams in various competitions throughout the season.
The Metropolitan Cup is an early season Teams of 8 competition for the southern Counties. We field A, B & C teams, covering all standards of play and the event takes place this year on Sunday 30th September in East Grinstead.
We field two teams in the Home Counties League, an event for Teams of 8 currently between London, Surrey and Middlesex and which takes place once a month on Thursday evenings starting in November and finishing in the Spring. Most matches take place at TGRs Bridge Club, London W2. It is open to all players below the rank of Grand Master.
The Tollemache is the EBU inter-county championship teams of 8.
The Pachabo is the EBU inter-county teams of 4, open to the winners (or runners-up) of the County teams championship, in our case the Middlesex Cup.
The Corwen is the EBU inter-county pairs championship open to the highest placed pairs in each county’s championship pairs event.
All these events are Green Pointed and Middlesex pays the entry fees and provides refreshments to our competitors.
Applications are invited from Middlesex members, both pairs and individuals, to play for one or more of our representative teams. Please email your interest to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Entries for 2018/19 now open
Last year, to mark our 80th-anniversary, we donated all the profit from the Congress to our chosen charity Rays of Sunshine and thanks to your generosity, we sent a cheque for £2,500! Thank you to everyone who played, bought raffle tickets or made a donation.
"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
& 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, Lyn Fry, Harold Schogger,
Lewis Selby, Pankaj Shah, Jacqui Tobias, Tony Waterlow
Peter Hasenson, Harish Patel