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
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
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.