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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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The EBU National Grading Scheme is available here

EBU tournament page can be found here
MCBA AGM 2018

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

 
County News

October 2016

Congratulations to Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith and Coach David Burn on winning the European Womens' Team Championship in Budapest, Hungary in June.  

Well done also to Andrew McIntosh on winning the London Congress Swiss Pairs in July.

August 2016

Congratulations to Alexander Allfrey on winning the Schapiro Spring Foursomes; to Lyn Fry and Ian Pagan on winning the Corwen Trophy and to Catherine Seale and Tom Paske on winning the Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Teams.

At our AGM in June, Paul Wilson was elected President and Gulab Shah a Vice President, whilst Jonathan Harris (Capt.), Steve Capal, Steve Root and Stefan Skorchev were victorious in the Committee Cup.

June 2016

Congratulations to Peter Hasenson & David Sherman on winning the EBU National Pairs; to Waseem Naqvi and Tony Waterlow on winning the Swiss Pairs at the EBU London Easter Congress; and to Janet de Botton and Thor-Erik Hoftaniska on winning the Swiss Teams. 

April 2016

We are saddened to announce the passing of both our President, Charlotte Vine and send our sincere condolences to her family. 

Congratulations to Andrew McIntosh on winning a silver medal at the 1st European Winter Games in Monaco; Nicola Smith on winning the Seniors Camrose Trial; David Burn on winning the Year End Swiss Pairs; Simon Cope and Tom Paske on winning the National Teams Point a Board final; and Emile Lawy and Richard Spencer on winning the EBU Overseas Congress Swiss Pairs.

February 2016

Congratulations to Andrew McIntosh on winning a silver medal at the 1st European Winter Games in Monaco; Nicola Smith on winning the Seniors Camrose Trial; David Burn on winning the Year End Swiss Pairs; Simon Cope and Tom Paske on winning the National Teams Point a Board final; and Emile Lawy and Richard Spencer on winning the EBU Overseas Congress Swiss Pairs.

We are saddened to announce the passing of our Vice President and former Vice Chairman Peter Tobias and send Jacqui our sincere condolences. Peter won 18 Middlesex titles and in 1999 he was EBU National Pairs champion.

December 2015

Congratulations to Andrew McIntosh on winning the EBU Premier League second division and to Neil Rosen & Martin Jones who finished second and gained promotion. Congratulations also to Tony Waterlow on winning the Eastbourne Bowl at Autumn Congress.

Middlesex won their group at the Tollemache qualifier.

Elections at MCBA AGM: Chairman: Peter Hasenson; Vice Chairman: Paul Wilson; Treasurer: Pradip Shah; Secretary: Harish Patel. Shareholders: Peter Hasenson, Harish Patel, Harold Schogger.

Elections at EBU AGM: Treasurer: Jerry Cope; Selection Committee: David Burn and Peter Hasenson

October 2015

Congratulations to Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith and David Burn (coach) on winning bronze medals representing England Ladies in the Venice Cup, at the world championships held in Chennai, India in October. Simon Cope was NPC of the Open team, who finished 4th after suffering two consecutive last board losses!

More congratulations to Nevena who was on the winning Crockfords Cup team; to Tony Waterlow on winning the Eastbourne Bowl at the EBU Autumn Congress and to Peter Hasenson & David Sherman for winning the Middlesex Tollemache Trials.

In the Metropolitan Cup, Middlesex A finished in joint first place whilst the B & C teams both came second. Well played all.