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
I learnt to play this fascinating card game Rubber/contract Bridge at Golf club in Kamapla (Uganda) in 1985. American version SAYC and later got into playing Precision. I have not looked back and have made lots of friends whom I would not have met otherwise.
I am Professional Member of EBUTA and qualified Tournament Director. Also have done EBU Bridge Cruse Course and Teach privately/Play and coach-supervised play, gentle duplicate, Direct at various clubs. Committed to improving standard of any level of player.
My Hobbies are spending time with family and loved friends, reading History and now have taken up cooking and playing Golf. Area I cover for Bridge Lessons London and Greater London Counties. Middlesex/ Herts/ Surrey/ Beds/ Essex.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07951620138.
Damini Shah (full member of EBUTA) taught large groups of 6 tables at her club since 2011.
Once the membership reached capacity at the club, she is teaching small groups of 4-12 people. Damini follows the EBU recommended syllabus.
Also runs supervised play sessions with guidance & support, encourages following the etiquette required at club level.
Contact: 020 8930 7857
Harold Schogger has been teaching bridge for 40 years.
Lyn has worked as an EBUTA fully qualified bridge teacher for the last 8 years. She has taught beginners and improvers at Highgate Golf Club and privately. She is a British International player and has won important national events such as the Corwen Trophy. She is available for the private teaching of small groups or for playing/teaching sessions at local clubs.
Lyn is also a qualified Tournament director.
Pankaj Shah QUALIFIED member of EBUTA
Teaching in NW London.
Paul qualified as an EBUTA teacher in July 1980 and received his diploma as a Professional level tutor in July 1988.
Proprietor, Wembley Bridge Club 1986 - 1998.
Paul is also a club tournament director and a long serving member of the Middlesex County Bridge Association Committee - being Vice Chairman from June 2015 to June 2016 and is currently President of the Association.
Private bridge lessons in your own home, either on a one to one basis or small groups. Absolute beginners to advanced level or Improve your card play technique and bidding vocabulary.
Details of Bridge Holidays run by Paul Wilson can be found by clicking on the link below:
My name is Shilpa Lakhani and I am an EBUTA qualified Teacher who provides Bridge lessons to beginners from Harrow (Middlesex).
This is normally delivered to a group of 4 which enables supervised play with support, guidance and encouragement to facilitate continuous and tailored learning. I am contactable on 07808735385.
Tony Staw has been teaching bridge since 2005. He runs lessons for beginners and intermediate students at Pinner Bridge Club and in Northwood. See www.bridgeclass.co.uk/lessons for details of the latest courses. He follows the English Bridge Union teaching plan.
He also runs "Gentle Duplicate" sessions on Tuesday evenings at Pinner Bridge Club and Friday afternoons in Northwood. These are practice sessions, but include a short lesson at the start of each session
I, Vandana Wadhar, qualified as a Bridge teacher in 2014. I have taught a large number of students of all ages from 10 to 89; from novices to advanced learners and also run supervised sessions.
I teach locally in Edgware, Harrow, Queensbury and Stanmore.
My contact details are: 0208 958 1626
07718 731 398
Active Middlesex based Teachers registered with English Bridge Education and Development:
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