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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

Bridge as a Sport

Bridge may be a sport after all - European Court

http://www.ebu.co.uk/node/2791

 

Bridge is not a sport – the Judicial Review

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 

Introduction
The revoke
Opening lead out of turn
Unintended call
Insufficient bid
Call out of turn
Misinformation

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)

http://www.ebu.co.uk/documents/laws-and-ethics/convention-cards/announcements-table.pdf

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.

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EBU tournament page can be found here
 
75th Anniversary
75th Anniversary
75th Anniversary

Middlesex County Bridge Association was 75 on December 16th 2011.

In the year of our anniversary a number of events are taking place.

This is the page for up to date information

We will be supporting throughout our Anniversary year. Click here for their site

Middlesex will be running events in its Anniversary year including a 1 day anniversary green pointed event in April. 

Middlesex organised some guest lectures in early 2012 

Details of topics below.

There will be some challenge matches played during the season and Middlesex players will be invited to participate

Calendar

Wednesday Jan 11th Challenge match(Teams of Eight) vs The Athenaeum Club. 

                                    Won by the Athenaum by 27 imps

Sunday 19th February  @ Friends Bridge Group  lecture with Paul Wilson  Topic: Modern Day Acol

Wednesday 21st March @ Oshwal lecture with Heather Dhondy. Topic: Squeezes and Endplays

Friday 30th March@ Navnat lecture with Heather Dhondy Topic: Defensive Play 

Sunday Apr 22nd: One Day Green Pointed Event  at Queen Elizabeth's School 13:00

Winners were: Jeremy Dhondy, Richard Hillman, Alan Kay & Jerry Cope. The raffle raised 343 for the hospice

Tuesday May 15th Second Challenge match vs RAC  Won by Middlesex by 46 imps

Monday September 3rd Third Challenge match vs London Won by London