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English Bridge

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From the past,

ENGLISH BRIDGE

is published every two months by the

ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION

the future

Broadfields, Bicester Road,

Aylesbury HP19 8AZ

( 01296 317200 Fax: 01296 317220 Sally Bugden, Chairman

postmaster@ebu.co.uk

Web site: www.ebu.co.uk

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IT is April 2010 and I am delighted to be Something needed to be done and five

Editor: Elena Jeronimidis able to welcome you to the new EBU, an years down the road, after a great deal of

23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR

( 0118 926 2602 EBU funded by members for members consultation and research – and a little

elena@ebu.co.uk and the development of duplicate bridge bit of heartache – we have reached the

Editorial Board in England. point of universal membership for our

Sally Bugden (Chairman), organisation. A fair, equitable and effi-

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis

A look at the past cient approach to a problem that needed

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Advertising Manager Indulge me for a moment and let me tell demo cratic representation for our game

Adrian Vann at Loud Group you about this journey. It is actually a continues. And of course, it provides a

Cherry Barns, High Street, Harwell OX11 0EY journey that began way back in 1936 when strong core to grow our game from,

( 01235 834277 fax: 01235 820338

Adrian.Vann@loudgroup.com

the world of duplicate bridge in England perhaps even reaching this age’s

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was up for grabs, when individuals with equivalent of those heady days of the

commercial interests – playing card 1950s and 1960s?

Printing: St Ives (Andover) plc manufacturers and magazine publishers – And we haven’t stopped there. One of

were vying for control of the game. the promises that we made in our

The EBU is said to have had its first business strategy document, ‘Bidding for

INSIDE GUIDE meeting in May 1936 in Liverpool and was the Future’, was that we would examine

born out of the need for democratic the best form of representation for a

Duplicate pairs tips 5 n representation for those playing bridge in membership organisation in the 21st

Bridge fiction 7 n counties up and down the country. century and by the end of 2010 all our

However, it wasn’t until 1940 that the EBU affiliated clubs will have been consulted

Heather’s hints 9 n

that we know and love was properly on this issue.

2010 Camrose (Part I) 11 n constituted – you can read the

Director, please! 13 n Memorandum of Association on our Deadlines

Bidding quiz answers 14-15 n website today. Oh that the great and the

A day in the life of . . . / Top Tip 16 n good at that time had recognised the need One of the most frustrating aspects of

Ask Jeremy 17 n for everybody who played in our clubs to the English Bridge publication deadlines

be a member and to make a small contri- is that this issue of the magazine will not

Useful conventions 18-19 n

bution to the infrastructure and develop- be reaching all our new members. I am

Club bidding quiz test hands 19 n

ment of the game. But they didn’t – and writing this on Sunday 7th March. We go

Reports 20 n why should they have? It was the beginning to press in a week’s time. At this point we

Bridge with a twist 21 n of England’s love affair with the game; are still gathering the membership data

EBU news and diary 22-24 n nothing could go wrong, could it? And we from our affiliated clubs. So I will be

Bidding quiz test hands 25 n all know that love sometimes clouds writing an even bigger welcome for the

Letters to the editor 27-28 n judgement. June issue which will also include your

new membership cards in the form of a

Really Easy Bridge 29 n

A fair approach key fob – so you can put it on your key

Better defending 30-31 n ring and have it with you at all times.

Caption Competition 31 n So fast forward to 2005 when the EBU was Until then, thank you for your

Club bidding quiz answers 32 n at one of the lowest points in its history continued support of the EBU. Have fun

Around and about 33 n with a rapidly diminishing membership. and play well. r

Standard English 35 n

The debate 36-37 n

County news 38-45 n ARTICLES IN ENGLISH BRIDGE ARE COLOUR CODED

A chat with the editor 46 n Instruction EBU News Features Reports

Prize play quiz

Front cover design: Neil Ashton

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