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
Gill Stock & Peter Hasenson on winning the EBU Year End Mixed Pairs
Shahzaad Natt on winning the EBU Year End Open Pairs
Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Premier League
Andrew McIntosh on winning the Eastbourne Bowl at the EBU Autumn Congress
Andrew McIntosh on winning the BGB Gold Cup
Martin Jones & Neil Rosen on winning the BGB Silver Cup
Simon Cope on winning EBU Crockfords Cup
Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith & David Burn (Coach) on winning a silver medal in the Venice Cup at the WBF World Championships in Lyon
Alexander Allfrey on retaining the Harold Poster Cup at the EBU Summer Congress
David Arundel & Andrew Bannock on winning the London July Swiss Pairs
Paul Walker & Frank Wharton on winning the Championship Pairs at the EBU Summer Seniors Congress
Artur Malinowski on finishing in 12th place in the Open Pairs Final at the European Open Championships. Alexander Allfrey finished in 31st place and Shireen Mohandes & Andy Bowles finished in 37th place. David Sherman won a silver medal in the EBL Cup.
Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Schapiro Spring Foursomes and to Gerald Haase & Victor Silverstone on winning the Punchbowl
Artur Malinowski & Marilyn Malinowska and TGRs Bridge Club on winning the EBU NICKO
Martin Jones on winning the Harrogate Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
Andrew McIntosh on winning the EBU Point-a-Board Consolation Teams
Congratulations to Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith and Coach David Burn on winning the European Womens' Team Championship in Budapest, Hungary in June.
Well done also to Andrew McIntosh on winning the London Congress Swiss Pairs in July.
Congratulations to Alexander Allfrey on winning the Schapiro Spring Foursomes; to Lyn Fry and Ian Pagan on winning the Corwen Trophy and to Catherine Seale and Tom Paske on winning the Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Teams.
At our AGM in June, Paul Wilson was elected President and Gulab Shah a Vice President, whilst Jonathan Harris (Capt.), Steve Capal, Steve Root and Stefan Skorchev were victorious in the Committee Cup.
Congratulations to Peter Hasenson & David Sherman on winning the EBU National Pairs; to Waseem Naqvi and Tony Waterlow on winning the Swiss Pairs at the EBU London Easter Congress; and to Janet de Botton and Thor-Erik Hoftaniska on winning the Swiss Teams.
We are saddened to announce the passing of both our President, Charlotte Vine and send our sincere condolences to her family.
Congratulations to Andrew McIntosh on winning a silver medal at the 1st European Winter Games in Monaco; Nicola Smith on winning the Seniors Camrose Trial; David Burn on winning the Year End Swiss Pairs; Simon Cope and Tom Paske on winning the National Teams Point a Board final; and Emile Lawy and Richard Spencer on winning the EBU Overseas Congress Swiss Pairs.
We are saddened to announce the passing of our Vice President and former Vice Chairman Peter Tobias and send Jacqui our sincere condolences. Peter won 18 Middlesex titles and in 1999 he was EBU National Pairs champion.
Congratulations to Andrew McIntosh on winning the EBU Premier League second division and to Neil Rosen & Martin Jones who finished second and gained promotion. Congratulations also to Tony Waterlow on winning the Eastbourne Bowl at Autumn Congress.
Middlesex won their group at the Tollemache qualifier.
Elections at MCBA AGM: Chairman: Peter Hasenson; Vice Chairman: Paul Wilson; Treasurer: Pradip Shah; Secretary: Harish Patel. Shareholders: Peter Hasenson, Harish Patel, Harold Schogger.
Elections at EBU AGM: Treasurer: Jerry Cope; Selection Committee: David Burn and Peter Hasenson
Congratulations to Nevena Senior, Nicola Smith and David Burn (coach) on winning bronze medals representing England Ladies in the Venice Cup, at the world championships held in Chennai, India in October. Simon Cope was NPC of the Open team, who finished 4th after suffering two consecutive last board losses!
More congratulations to Nevena who was on the winning Crockfords Cup team; to Tony Waterlow on winning the Eastbourne Bowl at the EBU Autumn Congress and to Peter Hasenson & David Sherman for winning the Middlesex Tollemache Trials.
In the Metropolitan Cup, Middlesex A finished in joint first place whilst the B & C teams both came second. Well played all.