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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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Middlesex Cup Entry form(Championship Teams)
Middlesex Cup Entry Form

Championship Teams of Four - GREEN POINT EVENT 

A Level 4 knockout competition open only to EBU members whose primary county of allegiance is Middlesex. A copy of the regulations is on this website.

The winning team qualify to represent Middlesex in the EBU Pachabo Cup, which takes place in June 2020. Middlesex will pay the entry fee and hotel B&B expenses.

* In the event that the winners are unable to field a team, then a team comprised of the winners and runners-up may go. If no pair from the winners is able to go, then a team comprising the runnersup may go. Otherwise MCBA will not send a team.

Entry Fee: £20 per team (4, 5 or 6 members)
Closing date for entries: 6th December 2019.

If you intend to enter online and pay by bank transfer, complete the form, click on "send email" and transfer the entry fee from your bank account to MCBA, Sort Code 60-04-24, Account Number 22635920, and add "your name" as the reference.

Event Manager - Gary Diamond: grdiamond@hotmail.com