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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

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 

The revoke
Opening lead out of turn
Unintended call
Insufficient bid
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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EBU tournament page can be found here
Welcome to the Middlesex County Bridge Association website...


Neil Rosen on winning the EBU National Point-a-Board Teams


Artur Malinowski on winning the Swiss Teams at the EBU London Year End Congress

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

Contract is 7 Hearts by South.
West leads Heart 9.
What is the line of play?

Bids expllained below:

2NT  =  Forcing-to-game heart raise

3C = Singleton or void in clubs

4D =  Exclusion Key Card Blackwood

4NT = Two key cards outside diamonds


West led the nine of trumps and declarer paused to consider a plan. He could count nine top tricks and saw that he could add at least two more in clubs as long as the suit broke reasonably favourably. Also, if trumps were no worse than 3-1, he could use two diamond ruffs as entries to set up the clubs. All of this made it imperative to win the first trick in dummy, which he did, with the jack of trumps. Once East followed with the six of trumps declarer put his plan into action. At trick two he cashed the ace of clubs and then ruffed a club low in his hand. After ruffing a diamond with dummy’s five of trumps, declarer cashed the king of trumps then ruffed a club with his ten of trumps. Next he ruffed a diamond with dummy’s queen of trumps. All that remained was to cross back to hand via a low spade to the ace to draw West’s last trump with the ace, discarding dummy’s remaining low spade. A spade to dummy’s king was followed by the king of clubs, which left dummy with the two established clubs to cash.

To be held at Pinner Bridge Club on Sunday March 17th 2019 at 2.00pm (prompt).

It is aimed at people who started lessons within the last few years and who have fewer than 1000 Masterpoints (or similar experience level).

  • play at a relatively relaxed pace – about 10 minutes per board
  • hand records with bidding and play commentary
  • a break for mid-afternoon refreshments and a chance to chat to others
  • trophies for the best performances
  • EBU Masterpoints will be awarded
  • a guaranteed friendly atmosphere and a good time for all!
  • £5 per person (pay on the day)

Please enter on the Middlesex Bridge website
If you would like to play, but need a partner please contact tonystaw@blueyonder.co.uk and he will try to find a suitable partner for you.

Red Sea International Bridge Festival

Avi Amar and Sharon Winton came 3rd in Mixed Pairs (results)

Gill & Lynton Stock were 9th in Open Pairs - Final A (results)

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


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 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

Seniors' Pairs
Director: Rob Sassoon
Club Teams of Eight
Director: Mike Green
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
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
24th Nov 2019
Middlesex Congress Swiss Teams