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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"


EBU Overseas Congress in Andalucia

Congratulations to:

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)

EBU Overseas Congress in Andalucia

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
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 2019. 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: 20th October 2018.

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.

If you intend to pay by cheque, please contact Tony Waterlow sending email: mcba.entries@gmail.com
OR post the cheque to Tony Waterlow, The Tudor House, Lower Plantation, Loudwater, WD34PQ