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)
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.
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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Middlesex Championship Pairs
The event comprises two sessions and depending on entries will either be an all play all format or will comprise a single session qualifier followed by a single session final with carryover and a plate. Limited to 36 Pairs, on a first come first served basis
Sunday 31st March 2019, at Pinner Bridge Club,
starting at 12:00 (2 Sessions)
Entry Fee: £15.00 per person to include sandwiches, tea, coffee and biscuits.
The leading three pairs in the final qualify to represent Middlesex in the EBU Corwen Trophy which takes place at The Mercure Hotel, Daventry, NN11 0SG on 1st – 2nd June 2019 . Middlesex will pay the entry fee and hotel B&B expenses.
Janet Cohen & Barbara Cohen
Winners of the Middlesex Seniors Pairs
2018 Middlesex Congress
Congratulations to the winners:
Szczepan Smoczynski, Petar Ivanov,
Ali Ahmed & Todor Tiholov
1st Szczepan Smoczynski, Peter, Ivanov, Ali Ahmed & Todor Tiholov
2nd Harry Asher, Geoff Foley, Frank Wharton & Paul Walker
3rd= Catherine Seale, Shahzaad Natt, Alan Kay & Dave Walker
3rd= Anne & Neil Rosen, Kay Preddy & Michael Hampton
5th Chris Duckworth, Jackie Fairclough, Graham Orsmond & Susanna Gross
Tim Nash & Mark Westley
1st Mark Westley & Tim Nash 120 VPs
2nd= Giles & Gabriel Ip 102 VPs
2nd= Michael Byrne & Toby Nonnenmacher 102 VPs
4th Wynne Gifford & Jenny Gray 101 VPs
5th= Stephen Brown & Stefan Syplywczak 99 VPs
5th= Jeffrey Allerton & Philip Wood 99 VPs
7th Dennis Valtisiaris & Piers Gozobuyukoglu 96 VPs
8th= Adrian La Chapelle & Mark Hill 95 VPs
8th= Giles Ridger & Natalie Hoff 95 VPs
8th= Andrea Blaine & Barry Murray 95 VPs
130 Pairs entered
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
NOTE: TO PLAY ON VU-BRIDGE CLICK ON THE TITLE
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.
It is aimed at people who started lessons within the last few years and who have fewer than 1000 Masterpoints (or similar experience level).
Please enter on the Middlesex Bridge website
If you would like to play, but need a partner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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)
Jonathan Clark & Kripa Panchagnula have won the Under 26 Championship Pairs held on 8th - 9th September 2018.
Both went to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.
Kripa Panchagnula has been awarded Young Player of the Year for 2017
Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen, Simon Cope, Martin Jones, Keith Bennett & Richard Hillman
Winners of the 2017/18 Middlesex Cup
Uday Hegde, Jerry Harouni,
Ray Robinson, Steve Root
Winners of the 2017/18 Middlesex League Division 1
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
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
Peter Hasenson, Harish Patel