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
*New* Accounts for year ending April 2020
MCBA EGM, 01 October 2020, starting at 18:45 to be held on Zoom
1. Register of Attendance
2. Apologies for absence
3. The 2020 AGM shall be held on Zoom immediately following this meeting
MCBA AGM, 01 October 2020, starting at 18:50 to be held on Zoom
MCBA 2020 AGM ELECTIONS
The following nominations have been received:
Nominations are invited from the floor for the two remaining vacancies
An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Middlesex County Bridge Association will be held on Zoom on Thursday 01 October 2020, starting at 18:45.
The Annual General Meeting of the Middlesex County Bridge Association will be held on Zoom on Thursday 01 October 2020, starting at 18:50.
Applications for the position of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Member (10) and EBU Shareholder are now invited.
Nominations to include a proposer and seconder should be sent to the Hon Secretary, Debra Kleinman by email to: email@example.com
The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 16th September 2020.
Following the AGM, the Committee Cup will take place on BBO in the form of a mini Swiss Teams. Online entry now open.
Hon Secretary, MCBA
Tuesday 29th September
1 Dinesh Nathwani & Gary Diamond
2 Harry Silverman & Lewis Selby
3 Pearl Murphy & Lyn Fry
4 Suzanne Obrart & vanessa Clarke
5 Asil Esenbel & Jim Jenkins
Save the Date
2020 Metropolitan Cup will take place online on Sunday 29th November.
Teams of 8 in A, B & C divisions.
More details to follow shortly.
Whether you’re a new player or a experienced BBOer, it’s always good to know where to find the information you’re looking for!
Ever wonder what goes through the mind of the expert when they are playing? You can read it in books, but how about hearing and seeing in real time?
There are recordings of a number of events here, on a YouTube channel called "Over My Shoulder Bridge"
The YouTube videos are in English, Spanish, Norwegian, Dutch and Hebrew.
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
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 all live bridge 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.
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.
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.
1st Sebastian Kristensen & Stefano Tommasini 61.28%
2nd John Troiano & James Thrower 59.95%
3rd Szczepan Smoczynski & Marty from Scotland 57.69%
We are saddened to announce the passing of long time Middlesex member Ivor Miller and send our condolences to his family and friends.
Ivor won the Middx Cup 1999, Plate 2008, Committee Cup 2006,
Dorset Cup 1999/2000 & 1995/96, Gentleman’s Pairs 2007/08, 1998/99, 1997/98 & 1992/93,
League 2000/01, 2001/02 & 2002/03
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
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
MIDDLESEX WEEKLY CLUB NIGHT - starting Tuesday 11th August
We want to welcome you to a special weekly event to support clubs in Middlesex.
You will be playing with your friends in the "relaxed" atmosphere you enjoy in your local clubs. You might be used to playing at Brentham, Ealing, Enfield, North London(Stanmore), Pinner or Totteridge or at another club in a nearby EBU County Now you can join others from those clubs to play in our own weekly event. If you want to bring a friend to join you, that's fine too.
We will be playing on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm (sign in on BBO from 6.00pm). We will be giving masterpoints at the County Level. That is, 1.5 times the regular club level. The cost will be BBO$4/player. There will be 18 boards and you should be in bed by 9.30!!
To join you should:
1. Go to BBO - Competitive area.
2. Find Middlesex Weekly Club Night
3. Enter yourself and your partner.
4. Wait patiently until the cards arrive.
5. Enjoy your game. The results will come to you at the end.
6. Go to the Middlesex website the next day where you will see your name when you come in the top five.
Looking forward to meeting up with lots of you on the 11th.
All profits are to be distributed to the local Middlesex clubs.
Scottish Lockdown Swiss Teams
Season Two starts online on Thursday 4th June - Register now!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 07710 653 786.