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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
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75th Anniversary
75th Anniversary
75th Anniversary

Middlesex County Bridge Association was 75 on December 16th 2011.

In the year of our anniversary a number of events are taking place.

This is the page for up to date information

We will be supporting throughout our Anniversary year. Click here for their site

Middlesex will be running events in its Anniversary year including a 1 day anniversary green pointed event in April. 

Middlesex organised some guest lectures in early 2012 

Details of topics below.

There will be some challenge matches played during the season and Middlesex players will be invited to participate


Wednesday Jan 11th Challenge match(Teams of Eight) vs The Athenaeum Club. 

                                    Won by the Athenaum by 27 imps

Sunday 19th February  @ Friends Bridge Group  lecture with Paul Wilson  Topic: Modern Day Acol

Wednesday 21st March @ Oshwal lecture with Heather Dhondy. Topic: Squeezes and Endplays

Friday 30th March@ Navnat lecture with Heather Dhondy Topic: Defensive Play 

Sunday Apr 22nd: One Day Green Pointed Event  at Queen Elizabeth's School 13:00

Winners were: Jeremy Dhondy, Richard Hillman, Alan Kay & Jerry Cope. The raffle raised £343 for the hospice

Tuesday May 15th Second Challenge match vs RAC  Won by Middlesex by 46 imps

Monday September 3rd Third Challenge match vs London Won by London