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English Bridge

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is published every two months by the


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for Change

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( 01296 317200 Fax: 01296 317220 Sally Bugden, Chairman

Web site:

________________ TWO DAYS and spring has sprung – and available to you, the readers, on page 21.

Editor: Elena Jeronimidis gone again. After one of the longest This version includes the full master-point

23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR winters in living memory it was wonderful promotions list and other items that will

( 0118 926 2602 to see the woodland flowers, the daffodils, be part of an ‘Online Extra’ section. But we

camellias and magnolias all flowering at really need to know what extras you would

Editorial Board the same time in the glorious sunshine. like us to put into the online version so we

Sally Bugden (Chairman),

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis But that is enough about the ephemeral are asking clubs and counties to provide

________________ seasons in England. This is the June issue us with items of news and interest that

of English Bridge and it is a very special they think would appeal to the readership.

Advertising Manager

Chris Danby at Danby Advertising

magazine because there are two versions! Email Elena at and we

Fir Trees, Hall Road, Hainford, The paper one which has come through will try our very best to include as much as

Norwich NR10 3LXY your letterbox and landed with a possible to make the online read a true

( / Fax 01603 898678 comforting soft thud on your doormat. enhancement to your membership mag-

________________ And the online one – made possible by the azine, English Bridge.

advent of the EBU’s new website and

Printing: Wyndeham Group access to the magazine via your Member- Our New Strategy Plan

ship Area.

At our shareholders meeting on 8th May I

INSIDE GUIDE What’s Different? presented the updated five year strategic

plan. You can read all about our ambitions

Pairs Tactics 5 n So what’s different? All of us on the for the delivery of improved services and

Bridge Fiction 7 n Editorial Board of English Bridge are often competitions, the development of the

Heather’s Hints 9 n buttonholed wherever we roam in game in our clubs and counties, recording

Director, Please! 11 n England’s community of bridge players, its history and celebrating its international

Traps for the Unwary 13 n and asked why we haven’t included a representation on pages 28-29.

Spring Foursomes 14-15 n

particular item of interest in the members’ I would like to re-iterate our commit-

Great Bridge Disasters 17 n

magazine. In the past we just haven’t had ment to increase the popularity of our

Mistakes People Make 18-19 n

the space – more information in the wonderful game so that many more

The New EBU Website 20-21 n

printed version means more pages, people will be encouraged to take part at

Caption Competition 21 n

increased print and paper costs and, all levels. Your Board will work as hard as

Prize Leads Quiz Qs & As 22-23 n

importantly, a much higher postage bill – it possibly can to accomplish these aims,

Basic Cardplay 24-25 n

anybody who purchases stamps will know but it cannot realise them alone. We need

How to Play PAB 25 n

that we don’t even have to increase the to work together to achieve the very best

EBU News and Diary 27-30 n

number of pages in the magazine to suffer for duplicate bridge in England and I

Bidding Quiz Test Hands 31 n

regular price hikes. So we’ve created an know that if I were to ask each and every

Letters to the Editor 33 n

online version of the magazine which will one of you whether you wanted more

Bridge with a Twist 35 n

enable us to include much more that is of people to play the game there would be a

Bidding Quiz Answers 36-37 n

interest to the various sectors of our resounding ‘yes, we do’. So please support

Around and About 38-39 n

membership. the efforts of your clubs, counties and

Bidding Judgment 40-41 n

Club Bidding Quiz Test Hands 41 n

This is our first online version – you can national body.

2013 Lady Milne 42 n

read more about it and the options Until next time, enjoy your bridge. r

Ask Jeremy 43 n

Stage 2 Conventions 44-45 n


County News 45-52 n

NGS News 53 n Instruction EBU News Features Laws & Ethics Reports

Obituaries 53

Club Bidding Quiz Answers

NOTE: the Master-point Promotions


are in the online version of this issue.


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