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English Bridge

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Of Clubs


is published every two months by the


and Sims

Broadfields, Bicester Road,

Aylesbury HP19 8AZ Sally Bugden, Chairman

( 01296 317200 Fax: 01296 317220

Web site: WHAT DOES your bridge club mean to course, there are our electronic

________________ you? I hope it is place where you meet publications, Club Management Focus and

Editor: Elena Jeronimidis friends and acquaintances, and play a the Club Managers Handbook, which are

23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR sociable game of bridge; where people are available to affiliated club management

( 0118 926 2602 happy and respectful, and you have the committees and contain a wealth of tips

security that the EBU is there to help when and advice on how to get the best for your

Editorial Board necessary – whether that is through club membership.

Sally Bugden (Chairman),

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis assisting you to get more members The EBU is your organisation and there

________________ through teaching and promotion, or are several simultaneous pairs events that

innovation with new competitions, or if help you in terms of raising funds for

Advertising Manager

Chris Danby at Danby Advertising

there is a behaviour or playing issue to further development of the game of

Fir Trees, Hall Road, Hainford, help sort it out through mediation and duplicate bridge – any surplus we make is

Norwich NR10 3LXY regulation. ploughed back in to the game, for example

( / Fax 01603 898678 Andrew Urbanski, our Club Liaison we have trained over 200 club teachers for

________________ officer, can provide you with information no charge since April 2010 and over 300

and assistance on many activities includ- clubs have benefitted from our ‘buy one,

Printing: Wyndeham Group ing the National Grading Scheme, Master get one free’ club tournament director

Point awards, club teaching and club training – so it is really worth your while

tournament directing. He can guide you to support the EBU and British Sim Pairs,

INSIDE GUIDE to our model club constitution to give you the Bridge England Sim Pairs and the

the best chance not only of ensuring that Club Stratified Sim Pairs. These also

Pairs Tactics 5-6 n your members are protected in matters of provide the players in your club with the

Caption Competition 6 n corporate governance, but also in register- opportunity to:

Bridge Fiction 7 n ing as a charity or applying for a lottery • Compete against other clubs across

Heather’s Hints 9 n grant. I’d like to congratulate the two England;

Director, Please! 11 n newest recruits to charity status: York

Bridge Club and Halifax Bridge Club. I

• Win enhanced master points and

Blue Points from 1 January 2013;

Traps for the Unwary 13 n

Great Bridge Disasters N EW 15 n

know that Andrew is liaising with several

other clubs about charitable status and

• Read a commentary on the hands –

showing the best line of play, what can

Teams Tactics 16-17 n

we’ll keep you posted about their success. go right and what can go wrong (!);

Top Table 17 n

Christmas Quiz Answers 18-19 n

Our National Club Committee, under

the chairmanship of Board director Val

• Receive a commemorative pen if they

win a club heat;

Basic Cardplay 20-21 n Gibson, is made up of individuals elected

by your county and regional club repre-

• Have their photograph in English

Bridge if they are an overall national

Club Bidding Quiz Test Hands 21 n

2012 Premier League 22-23 n sentatives to convey club interests and winner of each day’s sim pairs session,

Prize Leads Quiz Qs & As 24-25 n

views at national level. This group of which will also include a mention of

people are really committed to helping your club.

Stage 2 Conventions 26-27 n

their fellow clubs and members. I highly So please do support the simultaneous

EBU News and Diary 28-30 n recommend that you visit the EBU web pairs events that support you.

Bidding Quiz Test Hands 31 n page If you want any help or information, we

Letters to the Editor 33 n where you can find out the name and are here to assist. Andrew Urbanski is your

Bidding Quiz Answers 34-35 n contact details of your county and first port of call on or

Ask Jeremy 37 n regional representatives who can also 01296 317206.

Gold Cup Final 39 n assist in your club’s development. And, of Until next time, enjoy your bridge. r

Bidding Judgment 40-41 n


Around and About 44-45 n

Instruction EBU News Features Laws & Ethics Reports


n n n n n

County News 46-51

Local Master Promotions 52-53 n

Club Bidding Quiz Answers 54 n February 2013 English Bridge 3


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