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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Middlesex Wins the Tollemache!
Congratulations to Neil Rosen (Captain) & Anne Rosen, Steve Root & Todor Tiholov, Ian Pagan & Shahzaad Natt, Keith Bennett & Richard Hillman
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
5th April: Ladies/Gents Pairs - two sessions starting at 12:00
26th April: Championship Pairs - two sessions starting at 12:00
31st May: Mixed Pairs – two sessions starting at 12:00
4th June: Committee Cup - one session starting at 19:30
13th June: Seniors Pairs - one session starting at 14:00
EBU events coming up:
Harrogate 21-23 Feb 2020
Best place to look is www.ebu.co.uk direct link to calendar is here. Always double check the event website for updates.
21 to 23 Feb - Harrogate Congress - EBU event, not so nearby
29-Feb to 1st Mar - Ranked Masters Pairs
7 Mar - Bedfordshire Green Pointed Swiss Pairs (link)
8 Mar - London Championship Pairs (link)
8 Mar - Kent Green Pointed Swiss Pairs (link)
13 to 15 Mar - Norfolk Congress
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.