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66 English Bridge December 2016 www.ebu.co.uk

N/S Game. Dealer South. MP Pairs

´ 10 8 5 4 3

™ K Q 10 9 4 2

t 7

® 7

´ K J 9 7 ´ A Q 6 2

™ A 8 6 ™ -

t 6 2 t K Q J 10 5 4 3

® K 10 6 4 ® 5 2

´ -

™ J 7 5 3

t A 9 8

® A Q J 9 8 3

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he end of December will see the retirement

of Surrey's Tony Philpott as Club Manager

for Bridge Club Live after 16 years of

running online bridge competitions and

tournaments. Tony started playing bridge in 1956

and was a member of the Selsdon Bridge Club in

Croydon for many years.

Tony began playing in the then EBU Online

Bridge Club in 2000 while living in Thoralby in the

Yorkshire Dales, just a few yards from Wensleydale

Bridge Club which he started in 1986 following

teaching sessions he ran in the Village Hall. He was

the Chairman for nearly 20 years.

Tony had a flair right from the start for organising

and running competitions in formats that work well

for the online environment. Some of his creations

are unique in the entire world of bridge, including a

League of Swiss Pairs, a Handicapped Swiss Pairs, an

Individual Knock-out, and BCL's most prestigious

event - the Double Elimination Knockout Pairs

based on the EBU Spring Foursomes.

The EBU Online Club merged with an

international club in 2002 to become Bridge Club

Live, but Tony has remained a steady figure

throughout, even when moving from Wensleydale

to Farnham in 2006. In 2010 Tony also took on the

role of Club Manager.

I asked Tony for a memorable hand but he

claimed that the hands he remembered vividly in

great detail were all disasters! He did, however,

enjoy the first board one evening recently at the

Bourne Bridge Club at Farnham:

West North East South

Dble 1™ 4t 4™

5t 5™ 6t 6™

All pass

Bridge Club Live

Bridge Club Live

Tony's slam on 17 HCP! by Barrie Partridge

Bridge Club Live, the only UK based online bridge club, offers:

Over the 6t bid that was made with little

apparent thought, Tony reckoned that with no

losers in either pointed suit, there must be a

reasonable chance of 6™ being there.

With East unable to lead a trump and West

unable to ruff early, Tony's 'long-suffering' partner,

Helen Mitchell, took the ruffing finesse in clubs and

came to 12 tricks in a 17 HCP slam for a top score.

Tony is looking forward to having even more time

to play online bridge with his many friends at BCL

and letting someone else do the organising for a

change! r

• Fast, fun and friendly bridge in a format

that suits you.

• Drop-in Drop-out Match Point Pairs and

social games

• Individual, Improvers and IMP Pairs

Tournaments, and Teams events

• Full bidding and play records of every

deal played.

• System cards for new and regular

partnerships

• Discussion forums and members' reunions

• EBU Master Points

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