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A blast from the past

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"


MCBA Officers and Committee 2019/20

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

EBU Shareholders

Peter Hasenson, Harold Schogger

New EBU club director training course in early 2020

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   richard@ebu.co.uk

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.


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
Release 2.19m
The 2019 congress dates are Sat 30 Nov and Sun 1st December

 Winners and Results                                                     Events coming up and ongoing

Middx Players in winning team for National PAB Teams

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.

Last updated : 16th Feb 2020 17:38 GMT
Middlesex Cup

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!

Last updated : 29th Jan 2020 18:10 GMT
2019 NICLF results

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

Last updated : 29th Sep 2019 23:35 BST
Committee Cup 2019

Congratulations to Lyn Fry (Captain) & Lizzie Godfrey, Shireen Mohandes and Andy Bowles on winning the Committee Cup.

Committee Cup 2019
Last updated : 29th Sep 2019 23:34 BST


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

Last updated : 26th Jan 2020 12:35 GMT
Calendar 2020

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

Play bridge this Winter

EBU events coming up:

Harrogate 21-23 Feb 2020

Events in nearby counties

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.

MCBA Teams of 8
Director: Richard Banbury
MCBA Teams of 8 Overall
Middlesex Congress Swiss Teams
Middlesex Congress Swiss Pairs
Director: Rob, Gary, Mick and Miranda
Met Cup 'B' X-IMP Pairs
Met Cup 'C' X-IMP Pairs
Metropolitan Cup 'B' Results
Metropolitan Cup 'C' Results
Metropolitan Cup A results
Metropolitan Cup A XImps Overall