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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

Calendar 2020

19th January: Clubs Championship - one session starting at 13:30

22nd March: Seniors Pairs - one session starting at 14:00

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

Last updated : 13th Jan 2020 22:44 GMT
Middlesex Cup
Entries are now open for the MCBA's premier knock out teams event.  This is a green point event.  
Teams may comprise up to 6 people and the entry cost is £20 per team.
The winning team will be invited to represent Middlesex at the EBU Pachabo Cup in 2020.
All losers before the round of 8 will be able to play in the Middlesex Plate for free.
The closing date for entry is 6th December 2019  Click here for online entry. OR send an email to mcba.entries@gmail.com with your entry.
The draw will be made on 9th December 2019
Last updated : 16th Jan 2020 20:22 GMT
Sussex Cup Winners
Sussex Cup Winners

John Prust, Trupti Shah, Naomi Gibbs & Michael Rawlins. Winners of The Sussex Cup at the Autumn Congress, 2019

Last updated : 18th Nov 2019 16:58 GMT
World championships now over

Congratulations to Nevena Senior and Nicola Smith on winning a bronze medal in the Venice Cup. The whole team being: Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Catherine Draper & Gillian Fawcett; Nicola Smith & Yvonne Wiseman; NPC: David Gold; Coach: David Burn

And to the Seniors, who won a Silver Medal. John Holland & Alan Mould; David Muller & Malcolm Pryor; David Kendrick & Trevor Ward; NPC: David S Jones

If you just want to see summary match results, see the EBU home page. Photographs and a list of all the winners can be found in the final bulletin.

Last updated : 5th Oct 2019 17:56 BST
Middx Players do well at Eastbourne - Summer Congress

 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)

Last updated : 29th Sep 2019 23:35 BST

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

Last updated : 5th Oct 2019 17:57 BST
Middlesex Cup

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!

Last updated : 29th Sep 2019 23:35 BST
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
9th European Open Championships in Turkey

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

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
Achievements of Middlesex Junior Members

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

Last updated : 5th Oct 2019 17:09 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


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

Last updated : 22nd Jun 2019 15:21 BST
Events in nearby counties

Best place to look is www.ebu.co.uk   direct link to calendar is here

2 Feb - Richmond Bridge club - Swiss Pairs (one day event, very popular, book ahead)

2 Feb - Candlestick Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

9 Feb - Abingdon Duplicate Bridge Club - Swiss Pairs (Blue Pointed)

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

13 to 15 Mar - Norfolk Congress

and many more

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