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.
Middlesex is keen to contact members by email. We do this using the EBU database of members records. It maybe that your record is not up to date.
You can check it and amend it by going the the EBU website. Click here.
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The EBU National Grading Scheme is available here
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
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 )
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 Club jack.
What is the line of play?
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4♥ = Texas Transfer to spades
North’s transfer to four spades improved the contract positionally since a heart lead from East would have beaten four spades. Nevertheless, how would you play four spades after West has led the jack of clubs?
You take the opening lead with the queen of clubs and play the ace and king of trumps, East turning up with a winner. Can you avoid three heart losers when the ace of hearts is offside? You continue with the king and ace of diamonds and ruff a diamond in the dummy. You return to your hand with the ace of clubs and lead your last diamond, West producing the queen. What now?
If you ruff this trick, you will have to lead a heart yourself. East will rise with the jack, to prevent you from inserting the seven to endplay West. The defenders will then claim three heart tricks to beat your game. Instead, you should discard a heart from dummy on the fourth round of diamonds. West is left on lead and must either lead a heart or give you a ruff-and-discard. It would not help East to ruff his partner’s diamond winner, of course, since you would then lose just one trump and two hearts.
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.”
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