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.
You will need your EBU number and password. You can obtain a password by clicking the "forgot password" box from the EBU if you don't have it.
The EBU National Grading Scheme is available here
Middlesex County Bridge Association is proud to announce its Bridge Summer Camp for children aged 6-16
The Summer Camp will take place each Monday afternoon in August, at Pinner Bridge Club, 103 Marsh Road, Pinner, HA5 5PA, from 14:00 until 16:00
Click here to Enter online
some children from 2017 MINIBRIDGE
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
Contract is 4 Spades by South.
West leads Heart Eight.
What is the line of play?
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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.
Jean Munif & Isabel Friedlander
Winners of the MCBA No Fear Gentle Duplicate
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
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
25TH & 26TH NOVEMBER 2017
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
Saturday 24th November
& Sunday 25th November
Richmond Bridge Club is running a junior sessions:
Monday-Thursday mornings 10am-12pm
August 6th–9th & 13th-16th
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
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