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Editor: Elena Jeronimidis
Farewell . . .
23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR
Tel: 0118 926 2602
. . . and Hello!
Sally Bugden (Chairman), Sally Bugden
Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis
Harpreet Gill at Blue2
Charlton House, Old Estate Yard, Farewell highly respected Bridge Plus magazine since
East Hendred, Oxford, OX12 8LL BRIAN Cook’s first issue as editor of 1989 as well as other magazines, books and
Tel: 01235 833060 fax: 01235 862589 English Bridge was June 2001. His clarion the Bridge Teletext pages of Channel 4.
call was: ‘Tell me what you want!’ Brian Elena was born in Rome where she
English Bridge Union certainly opened up the magazine to the started her magazine career editing a
membership and has been a consummate student magazine published by the Vatican,
Barry Capal email@example.com professional throughout his editorship. at the tender age of 16! Elena says: ‘I was
Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury HP19 8AZ Personally speaking, he has been a pleasure bitten by the bridge bug after marrying
CONTACTING THE EBU to work with, and has provided a huge Giorgio in 1970 and moving to England in
Tel: 01296 317200 amount of support to the EBU’s role in 1971. Here I have enjoyed a varied career
Fax: 01296 317220 developing bridge in England. We thank teaching Italian at university level, directing
Web site: www.ebu.co.uk him for his excellent contribution to this, amateur theatrical productions, translating
Bridge play online: www.bridgeclublive.com our only universal means of comm- The Hobbit and other English books into
Direct EBU helplines and email addresses unication to our members; he leaves the Italian, bringing up two boys – and now
(STD code 01296 for all telephone numbers and suffix
@ebu.co.uk for all e-mail addresses) magazine in extremely good shape, and we concentrating on editing English Bridge.’
wish Brian and his wife Tess the very best in Elena has been involved in bridge
Accounts 317210 account the future. administration at county and club level,
Bridge for All 317217 bfa and has also had an illustrious bridge-
Bridge Shop 397851 bridge.shop Hello playing career. Her achievements include
Competition entry 317203 comps
Education 317218 ebuta The English Bridge Union is delighted to winning the Porthcawl WBU National
Laws & Ethics 317218 lecsec welcome the well-known bridge journalist Teams and coming second in the British
Licensing of events 317205 license and editor, Elena Jeronimidis, as editor of Ladies’ Teams. She has won the Year End
Master Points 317202 points
Membership 317201 ebu English Bridge. Ladies’ Pairs, twice, each time partnering
Technical services 317207 technic Elena has been involved in editing the Ruth Edmondson.
Tournament orgn. 317204 tourns
English Bridge goes colour-
Andrew Robson’s tips 5 coded – and other changes
European Open medals 7
Director, please! 9
Crockford’s Cup 11
EBU problems 13
Bidding quiz 14-15 DO you remember the M&S Christmas like to see in it, so that I have a better idea
No-trump bidding 13 advert? ‘This is not just food,’ cooed a of your requirements.
Letters to the editor 19 seductive female voice, ‘it is M&S food.’ In this issue (have you noticed it has
A memorable hand 21 Now the same seductive voice tells us an extra four pages?), you will find old
Prize play problem 23
that it is not ‘just M&S’, it’s your M&S’. favourites and some new columns, in
To paraphrase: English Bridge is not response to your replies to the Members
Your questions 25
just a bridge magazine, it is the EBU’s Survey carried out a few months ago.
EBU news and diary 26-27 bridge magazine. And it’s not just the Also, articles are colour-coded so you can
Bonn Nations Cup 29 EBU, it is your EBU – which I reckon easily identify which pages are your cup
County directors course 31 makes English Bridge ‘your’ magazine. of tea when you first open the magazine.
Prize defence solutions 33 This in turn means that I need to hear But I hope you’ll read it all, and look
Standard English 34-35 from you: tell me what you like or dislike forward to receiving your comments –
The debate 36-37 in English Bridge and what you would criticism and praise are equally welcome!
All about trumps 38-39
Instruction EBU News Features On-line Bridge Reports
On-line bridge 40
Bridge extras 41
County news 41-49
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