Ever wondered what Mr Ely Culbertson looked and sounded like? Watch this short clip from the early 30s.
Note his name is pronounced "ee-lee"
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, Jacqui Tobias, Tony Waterlow
Peter Hasenson, Harold Schogger
A new EBU club director training course has been set up to be hosted at Richmond BC, all taking place Jan to Mar 2020. The dates for the 4 days are as below. Timings are 10.30 to 4.30 each day.
Jan 18th: How to run a club duplicate
Feb 1st : Day 1 Book rulings
Feb 29 : Day 2 Book & Judgement Rulings
March 21st : Assessment
Course information and full course calendar can be found here : http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-training email email@example.com
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.
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
We regret to inform you that due to the current and ongoing status of the Coronavirus in the UK and beyond, we have decided to postpone the all events.
We will advise you, if and when, a revised timetable is arranged. Some events may be cancelled altogether, and some might be played at a later date. There are too many uncertainties to make any commitments.
Middlesex County Bridge Association
After a 5-day trial, the team called Pheonix, emerged as winner.
The event they were playing in was the qualification for The World Bridge Games, due to be played in this summer, in August. Of course, with so many issues going on, the event itself may or may not go ahead.
James Thrower, Croz Croswell, Marusa Gold & Todor Tiholov.
James, Marusa and Todor are Middlesex players.
The link below is directly to a site that allows you to watch (no login, no fee) a bridge documentary about Alison, a novice, who prepares and plays in her first ever duplicate at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club (YCBC), in London.
Alison is from north London, and you may recognise some Middlesex players in the first half of the episode. You'll see quite a few scenes showing the YCBC.
The intended audience for the series was the general public and it was broadcast on Channel 4.
This is under copyright, so please keep that in mind and respect the ownership.
Link to the episode: https://licensing.screenocean.com/record/116857/media_id/801516
Series Name: Movers and Shakers. This episode is called: Dream Contract
Middlesex Wins the Tollemache!
Congratulations to Neil Rosen (Captain) & Anne Rosen, Steve Root & Todor Tiholov, Ian Pagan & Shahzaad Natt, Keith Bennett & Richard Hillman
Photo: EBU. See here for more.
Kevin Castner's team, winners of the National Point-A-Board comprised:
Phil King, Kevin Castner,Stefan Skorchev,Petar Ivanov, Dessy Malakova
The team who came third, captained by Anita Sinclair, were:
Peter Crouch, Anita Sinclair, Simon Cope, Tom Paske
Middx players are in red - well done to all of you.
Congratulations to Neil Rosen (Captain), Keith Bennett, Simon Cope, Richard Hillman, Martin Jones and Anne Rosen on winning the 2018/19 Middlesex Cup.
They beat Jonathan Harris (Captain), Petar Ivanov, Steve Root and Todor Tiholov in the final by 1 IMP!
The Inter-County Leagues National Final, held in June 2019 was won by Leicestershire. Middlesex were second, by just one IMP. Well done to the squad:
Steve Root & Jonathan Harris; Todor Tiholov & Marusa Gold; Eduard Malhasyan & Petar Ivanov; Steve Capal & Andrew Sobell
Congratulations to Lyn Fry (Captain) & Lizzie Godfrey, Shireen Mohandes and Andy Bowles on winning the Committee Cup.
Congratulations to Catherine Seale & Ian Pagan
Winners of the 2019 MCBA Mixed Pairs
Congratulations to Anojan Pothalingam & Ponnampalam Yogeswaran
Winners of the 2019 Gentleman's Pairs
Congratulations to Barbara Cohen & Janet Cohen
Winners of the 2019 Ladies Pairs
Paul Wilson and Harry Sack receiving their trophies for 2nd place at the final of the annual Cancer Research competition at the Royal National Hotel in London on May 20th 2019.
Click here for results
Jacqui Tobias & Harold Schogger
Winners of the 2019 Middlesex Championship Pairs
Jacqui Tobias & Harold Schogger 58.95%
Andrew Conway & Rob Corrie 58.35%
Giles Ridger & Natalie Hoff 56.17%
The above three pairs qualify to represent Middlesex at the EBU Corwen Trophy
Congratulations to: Pat Fallon & Gaynor Turner
Winners of the MCBA No Fear Gentle Duplicate
Congratulations to Dinah Caplan on winning the EBU Portland Pairs (National Mixed Pairs Championship)
and to Todor Tiholov on finishing second in the 246 pair field.
Janet Cohen & Barbara Cohen
Winners of the Middlesex Seniors Pairs
Andrew McIntosh & Peter Hasenson (NPC) on winning the Camrose for the English Bridge Union
Andrew Conway & Rob Corrie on winning the EBU Life Masters Pairs for the second year in a row
Neil Rosen on winning the EBU National Point-a-Board Teams
24th March: Novice Pairs - CANCELLED
5th April: Mixed Pairs - two sessions starting at 12:00 POSTPONED to a future date
26th April: Championship Pairs - two sessions starting at 12:00 POSTPONED to a future date
4th June: Committee Cup - one session starting at 19:30 POSTPONED to a future date
13th June: Seniors Pairs - one session starting at 14:00 POSTPONED to a future date
MIDDLESEX COUNTY BRIDGE ASSOCIATION: NOVICE PAIRS - CANCELLED
When: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020. 10.30am for 11.00am
Where: Highgate Golf Club, Denewood Road, London, N6 4AH. Plenty of free parking available.
What: A gentle duplicate competition (with trophies and prizes). The emphasis is on everyone having a good time; plenty of time to play the hands; friendly.
Who: Those who do not play a lot of club bridge, who are returning to bridge after a break or who are attending lessons. If you do play in an EBU club you will have an NGS of less than 8.
How: After meeting for coffee and settle in at 10.30 we start play at 11.00 and play 12 boards before lunch (soup and sandwiches) an a further 8 boards after lunch There will be hand copies at the end plus a discussion session with Lyn Fry to discuss any differences of opinion you might have had.
How much: £25/pair, payable on the day. Sign up by emailing Lyn Fry: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information phone Lyn on 07973 303 141. LINK to facebook page
The Young Chelsea Bridge Club is launching a major drive to recruit young players by offering to teach bridge to every student in London. Yes, all 375,000 of them!
The project is being led by three of England’s brightest young players, India Leeming, Louise Selway and Athena Chow.
The main course launches in autumn 2020. A pilot event is being held on April 18th & 19th 2020.
The pilot event is for Chess players, Go players, Board-Gamers and members of Mensa, who are known to enjoy intellectual challenges, as well as students.
The cost is just £35 for the weekend course. The venue is 54 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, London W12 8HA.
For full details visit https://www.bridgewebs.com/youngchelsea/ and click “Classes”
For further information please contact:
David Parry email@example.com 07710 653 786.
Best place to look is www.ebu.co.uk direct link to calendar is here. Always double check the event website for updates.
20-21 Mar - Hampshire Congress
29 Mar - Portland Pairs (many venues, link)
10-13 Apr - Easter Festival - London
17 May - Kent Green Pointed Swiss Teams (link)
23-25 May - Spring Bank Holiday congress - London (link)
6-7 June - Oxfordshire Congress (link)
20-21 June - Berks and Bucks Green Pointed Weekend Pairs and Teams (link)
11-12 July - London Congress (link)
18-19 July - Herts Green Pointed weekend (link)
And many more. For all Events please look at the EBU site and click CALENDAR.
Middx Mixed Pairs - Sunday 5th April.
It will be held at TGRS, free parking on Sunday.
It starts at 12.00, two sessions, £15 per person including refreshments and teas and coffees.
Prize money is £60 for the winners and £40 for the runners up