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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 Championship Pairs

Middlesex Championship Pairs

A Green Pointed event

Holders for 2019: Jacqui Tobias & Harold Schogger

Open to Full MCBA Members only.

The event, open to MCBA Members only, comprises 2 sessions and depending on entries will either be an all play all format or will comprise a single session qualifier followed by a single session final with carryover and a plate.

Sunday 26th April 2020 at Enfield Bridge Club, Enfield Chase Tennis Club, Mortimer Drive, Park Avenue, Enfield EN1 2BB, starting at 12:00 (2 Sessions)

Entry Fee: £15.00 per person to include sandwiches, tea, coffee and biscuits.

Prizes (per pair): Winners £60.00, runners-up £40.00.

The leading three pairs in the final qualify to represent Middlesex in the EBU Corwen Trophy which takes place at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, MK7 6BZ, 30th – 31st May 2020. Middlesex will pay the entry fee and hotel B&B expenses.

Enter online or via email to Event Manager: Harold Schogger (schogger@haroldschogger.com)