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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 Championship Pairs


Middlesex Championship Pairs

A Green Pointed event

Holders for 2018: Steve Capal & Andrew Sobell

Open to Full MCBA Members only.

We are no longer holding heats. 

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. Limited to 36 Pairs, on a first come first served basis 

UPDATE: The event will now comprise a two-session play through competition, without a Plate

Sunday 31st March 2019, at Pinner Bridge Club, 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 on (TBC) at Park Inn by Radisson Northampton, Silver St, Northampton NN1 2TA. Middlesex will pay the entry fee and hotel B&B expenses.

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