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Maurice Freedman (1934-2017)

     It is with deep regret that to announce the passing of Maurice Freedman, who died peacefully on May 3rd, after a protracted illness, surrounded by his family.

    Maurice, an accountant by profession, and in the family business for almost 35 years, was one of those larger than life personalities that, once you met him, you could never forget.  His generosity and dedication to friends and family alike was second to none.  You could always rely on Maurice to do all in his power to help and advise you, especially in matters to do with politics and bridge!

     Maurice’s contribution to bridge in North-West London, Middlesex, and Berks & Bucks was enormous.  Before the computer took over, he could match point and cross check at the speed of light and was rarely found to have made an error.  He was treasurer for the New Amersham Bridge Club for many years and played in their League of Eight with considerable, but not remarkable success.  He became a Life Master over 20 years ago when green points were much harder to come by than now!  He was so proud to have been chosen to represent his country in the very first friendly international between England and Holland.

     For many years he ran a charity bridge club in Golders Green and holidays in Sandbanks, Eilat , Cannes and Italy and had great followings in his ventures.

     His main claim to fame, however, was the bridge club he founded in North-West London, which in its heyday boasted as many as 50 tables every Wednesday and where the cakes and biscuits were always home made by his adoring wife, Sheila!

     Results were announced on a recorded message on the telephone, ending with the famous line ‘and there was one other pair’!

     Maurice never forgot a face or a name and always welcomed every single person to the club.  He will be sadly missed by his many friends and bridge partners.

    He is survived by his wife, Sheila, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Written by Lawrence Gaunt

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EBU Videos for TDs

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.


Alerting & Announcements

EBU Alert and Announcement Rules (2013)


Update your record
Update your record

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

EBU tournament page can be found 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

Past Winners
2012 - Seniors Pairs winners
2012 - Seniors Pairs winners are Charlotte Vine & Rita Hochenberg
2012 Middlesex Congress news

Swiss Pairs (played 10-Nov-2012) - the winning pair: 
Keith Bennett & Richard Hillman and Charlotte Vine presenting the trophy

For Swiss Teams (played 11-Nov-2012) - the winning team is:
Pat Johnson & Peter Scotting and Brian Gladman & Tony Verran

Championship Pairs Winners Championship Pairs WinnersWinners of the Championship Pairs 1959 to date

Winners 2012
Championship Teams Winners Winners of the Championship Teams  from 1951 to date
Committee Cup Winners

Winners of the Committee Cup 1999 to date

Dorset Cup Winners

Winners of the Dorset Cup 1986/87 to date 

No longer held

Gentlemens Pairs Winners

Winners of the Gentlemens Pairs 1992 to date 

Ladies Pairs Winners

Winners of the Ladies Pairs 1989 to date

Masters Pairs

Winners of the Masters Pairs 1985 to date

Masters Teams Masters TeamsWinners of the Masters Teams 1948 to date
Middlesex Club Championship

Middlesex Club Championship 1986 to date

Middlesex League

Middlesex League (for the Peter Edelman Trophy). Results 2000 to date

Before 2000 the event was known as the Harrow League

Middlesex Plate Winners of the Middlesex Plate 1998 to date
Mixed Pairs Winners Mixed Pairs Winners

Winners of the Mixed Pairs 1965 to date

Winners 2012

Newcomers Pairs Winners of the Newcomers Pairs 1990 to date
Senior Pairs Winners of the Senior Pairs 1999 to date
The Skidaw(Individual)

Winners of the Middlesex Individual

No longer held

Victor Ludorum Victor Ludorum

Winners of the Victor Ludorum

Winner 2012