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"
Pre-Congress Pairs: Paul Walker and Frank Wharton (4th)
Swiss Pairs: Waseem Naqvi (Winner)
Ladies Pairs: Janet Cohen and Sylvie Grant (2nd), Pauline Cohen and Elizabeth Barnard (3rd)
Mixed Pairs: Frank Wharton (3rd)
Pivot Teams (Green): Sylvie Grant & Linda Quigley (overall winners); Pauline Cohen, Elizabeth Barnard, Joanne Waterman (4th)
Pivot Teams (Red Section): Andrea Blaine, Barry Murray, Richard Spencer, Emile Lawy (2nd)
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
The 2019 Middlesex Congress will take place at JFS, The Mall, Kenton, HA3 9TE 300 free car parking spaces
Saturday 30th November 2019 Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Sunday 1st December 2019 Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Both days starting at 12:00 noon
* NEW FOR 2019 *
8 x 6 Board Matches
£25.00 per player per day
£12.50 for under 26s
£5.00 for under 16s
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits 11:00-17:30
Online entry now open
London Duplicate Bridge Club invites you to play in The 2019 London Duplicate Bridge Club Championship Pairs in memory of Dorothy Shanahan (1915 – 2007)
Saturday 12th October 2019 at 12:00pm
The Civil Service Club Great Scotland Yard London SW1A 2HJ (Near Trafalgar Square)
Entry £12 per person Prizes: 1 st Prize: £100 and the Shanahan Trophy 2nd -5th Prizes 36 boards will be played with a 60 minute break in the middle.
36 boards will be played with a 60 minute break in the middle. There is a fully licensed bar which will be open throughout the day. It also serves very reasonably priced coffees, teas,
sandwiches and bar meals.
A 3-course dinner will be available at the end of play. Please indicate when registering if you wish to have dinner.
As numbers are restricted please register early by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have a partner but would like to play, please email to let us know and we will do our best to pair you up.
We look forward to welcoming you to the London Duplicate Bridge Club.
Harold Poster Cup (results)
Andrew McIntosh (winner, with partner Andrew Black) (photo link)
Lynton Stock (third, along with partner Alex Hydes), Shahzaad Natt & Ian Pagan (sixth), Catherine Seale (joint 8th, along with partner David Gold)
Rob Corrie and Howard Ludlow came 22nd and were the highest placed pair in the 'B' Stratification.
Four Stars A (results)
Simon Cope (third)
Four Stars B (results)
Artur Malinowski & Waseem Naqvi (winners, along with teammates Hussain Ali and David Herman)
Jerry Harouni & Ray Robinson (third, along with teammates Ed Scerri and Gary Jones)
SM One Swiss Pairs (results)
Alex Crystol & Peter Ivanov (second)
Friday Point-a-Board Teams (results)
James Thrower (along with teammates Henry Rose, Alan Hayward, Alan Jarvis)
Mixed Pivot Teams (results)
Waseem Naqvi, Tony Waterlow, Jacqui Tobias (along with teammate Hussain Ali) were second
Todor Tiholov, John Vos, Marusa Gold, Steve Root (were third)
In this link you can see links to results and the daily bulletins.
Don't have time for that? then glance at the EBU home page for highlights www.ebu.co.uk
Congratulations to Neil Rosen (Captain), Keith Bennett, Simon Cope, Richard Hillman, Martin Jones and Anne Rosen on winning the 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 Tom Paske (and teammates Ed Jones, Justin & Jason Hackett, David Mossop & Alex Hydes) on winning the Open Teams at the 9th European Open Championships in Istanbul.
Facebook users can watch a short interview with Tom here: https://tinyurl.com/y6t3o8a9
Link to the daily bulletin, with photos here: http://championships.eurobridge.org/EOC2019/bulletins/bul_13.pdf
Photo Credit: By courtesy of the EBL
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
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 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
2018 Middlesex Congress
Congratulations to the winners:
Szczepan Smoczynski, Petar Ivanov,
Ali Ahmed & Todor Tiholov
1st Szczepan Smoczynski, Peter, Ivanov, Ali Ahmed & Todor Tiholov
2nd Harry Asher, Geoff Foley, Frank Wharton & Paul Walker
3rd= Catherine Seale, Shahzaad Natt, Alan Kay & Dave Walker
3rd= Anne & Neil Rosen, Kay Preddy & Michael Hampton
5th Chris Duckworth, Jackie Fairclough, Graham Orsmond & Susanna Gross
Red Sea International Bridge Festival
Avi Amar and Sharon Winton came 3rd in Mixed Pairs (results)
Gill & Lynton Stock were 9th in Open Pairs - Final A (results)
Tim Nash & Mark Westley
1st Mark Westley & Tim Nash 120 VPs
2nd= Giles & Gabriel Ip 102 VPs
2nd= Michael Byrne & Toby Nonnenmacher 102 VPs
4th Wynne Gifford & Jenny Gray 101 VPs
5th= Stephen Brown & Stefan Syplywczak 99 VPs
5th= Jeffrey Allerton & Philip Wood 99 VPs
7th Dennis Valtisiaris & Piers Gozobuyukoglu 96 VPs
8th= Adrian La Chapelle & Mark Hill 95 VPs
8th= Giles Ridger & Natalie Hoff 95 VPs
8th= Andrea Blaine & Barry Murray 95 VPs
130 Pairs entered
Middlesex win the A Division of the Met Cup!
Well played Jonathan Harris (Captain) & Steve Root, Niall Igoe & Shahzaad Natt, Steve Capal & Andrew Sobell, Todor Tiholov & Petar Ivanov
Other Middlesex Team Performances @ Met Cup 2018
‘A’ Division (10 teams)
Lyn Fry (Capt.) & Ian Pagan, Harold Schogger & Frank Wharton, Waseem Naqvi & Gerald Haase, Pauline Cohen & Gail Hoffman (7th)
‘B’ Division (9 teams)
Rob Corrie (Capt.) & Anojan Pothalingam, David Arundel & Vic Martin, Trevor Morris & Vanessa Clarke, Irene Fine & Saleem Sachak (4th)
Stuart Haring (Capt.) & Judy Haring, Denise Miller & Janet Cohen, Barbara Cohen & David Hope, Kavinthan Vickneswaran & Aniket Chakravorty (8th)
‘C’ Division (9 teams)
Gary Diamond (Capt.) & Trupti Shah, Nick Bryant & Ken Kentea, Harry Ashar & Azad Husein, Ratnaverl Murugesu & Ponnampalam Yogeswaran (2nd)
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
Artur Malinowski on winning the Swiss Teams at the EBU London Year End Congress
Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Premier League D1 for the third year in a row
Gill Stock & Shazaad Natt on winning the Satalite Pairs at the EBU Autumn Congress
Catherine Seale, David Gold & Tom Paske on winning the Sussex Cup at the EBU Autumn Congress
Simon Cope on winning the BGB Gold Cup
Ian Pagan on winning the BGB Silver Cup
Waseem Naqvi on winning the EBU Overseas Congress Swiss Pairs
Gary Diamond & Russell Tenzer on winning the Suffolk CBA Felixstowe Congress Championship Pairs
Nicola Smith on winning a Silver Medal in the McConnell Cup, the World Women's Team Championship
Alexander Allfrey & Tom Paske on winning a bronze medal in the Rosenblum Cup, the World Open Team Championship
Ian Pagan on winning EBU Crockford's Cup
Artur Malinowski on winning the 4 Stars Teams at the EBU Summer Festival
Artur Malinowski & Neil Rosen (NPC) on representing the England Open team at the European Championship. The team finished 7th and thereby qualified for the Bermuda Bowl World Championship in Sanya, China in 2019
Nevena Senior & David Burn (Coach) on representing the England Women's team at the European Championships. The team finished 5th and thereby qualified for the Venice Cup World Championship in Sanya, China in 2019
Shazaad Natt on winning the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Championship Pairs & Swiss Teams
Nevena Senior on winning the EBU Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Pairs
Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Shapiro Spring Foursomes for the third year in a row
Richard Hillman on winning the EBU London Easter Swiss Pairs
Simon Cope on winning the ACBL Silodor Pairs at the Spring North American Bridge Championships
Nevena Senior on winning selection for the England Women's team for the 2018 European Championships in Ostend in June
Waseem Naqvi & Tony Waterlow on winning the EBU Premier Grand Masters Pairs
Andrew Conway & Rob Corrie on winning the EBU Life Masters Pairs
Simon Cope & Tom Paske on winning the EBU National Point-a-Board Teams
Artur Malinowski on winning selection for the England Open team for the 2018 European Championships in Ostend in June
Middlesex is running a new Dolphin League for less experienced players who would like to try their hand at Teams of Four, the fairest form of bridge.
Matches will be played over 7 months from September 2019 in players houses (or a bridge club) and you will be expected to play 5-6 matches during that period. Each match will be between 12 and 16 hands during an evening (to be agreed by the teams on the night).
Teams can register of up to 6 players. The winners of the league will be presented with trophies. Please register your team by 25th August 2019.
Once we know how many teams are taking part there will be demonstration teams explained at Harold Schogger's house in Edgware at the beginning of September - Date to be confirmed.
If you would like to play in this league please email email@example.com by 25th August 2019
- Bedford 7th and 8th September 2019 (pairs and teams)
- Surrey: 14th and 15th September 2019 (pairs and teams)
- Essex/Herts: 21 and 22 September 2019 (pairs and teams)
- EBU events 5 & 6 October (Leeds), and 18, 19, 20 October (Daventry)
- London Duplicate special event Saturday 10th October - London (see left)
- Blue pointed events at Enfield, Sunday 10th November 2019
- Surrey Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
- New Dolphin League
- And more, see the boxes below
Please visit the county bridge association sites for more information, The EBU calendar is also a good source.
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
Congratulations to: Pat Fallon & Gaynor Turner
Winners of the MCBA No Fear Gentle Duplicate
Jonathan Clark & Kripa Panchagnula have won the Under 26 Championship Pairs held on 8th - 9th September 2018.
Both went to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School.
Kripa Panchagnula has been awarded Young Player of the Year for 2017
Uday Hegde, Jerry Harouni,
Ray Robinson, Steve Root
Winners of the 2017/18 Middlesex League Division 1
Mike Christie, Vic Washtell, Barbara Cohen, Giles Ridger
Winners of Division 2
Gary Diamond, Paul Phillips, Russell Tenzer, Joanne Waterman, Jeff Hartstone, Murray Leader
Winners of Division 3
Entries for 2018/19 now open
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