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English Bridge

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Annual Report

1.4.2011 – 31.3.2012


is published every two months by the


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Aylesbury HP19 8AZ

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Sally Bugden, Chairman

Web site:


Editor: Elena Jeronimidis I AM DELIGHTED to introduce the our fellow national bridge organisations

23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR English Bridge Union’s first annual report and governing European and World asso-

( 0118 926 2602 which you can now access on our website ciations at our achievement of reaching Here you will read about such a great age! I believe, however, that

Editorial Board the progress that has been made in taking we are young at heart and that we invig-

Sally Bugden (Chairman),

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis forward the EBU for the benefit of its orate our game and stimulate interest in it

________________ members, including the activities under- while providing appropriate services to

taken by all our departments and national our current and future members.

Advertising Manager

Chris Danby at Danby Advertising

committees in the year 1 April 2011 to 31st The report covers the following head-

Fir Trees, Hall Road, Hainford, March 2012. ings: The Board, Finance, Club Services,

Norwich NR10 3LXY The English Bridge Union provides the Education and Development, including

( / Fax 01603 898678 infrastructure, regulation and develop- the All Party Parliamentary Group, the

________________ ment of the game of duplicate bridge in EBU’s place in the world of duplicate

England. We hope this report demon- bridge including international competi-

Printing: Wyndeham Group strates that what we do at national level tion and international bridge administra-

ensures that these services are delivered tion; Regulation, Tournament Directors

promptly and effectively locally. We exist Development Group, Tournament Com-

INSIDE GUIDE to serve all members, whatever their level mittee, English Bridge, the EBU Head-

of interest, and we are dedicated to quarters at Aylesbury, and General Meet-

Pairs Tactics 5 n encouraging more people to take up the ings and Shareholdings.

Bridge Fiction 7 n

wonderful and compelling game of I would like to thank all of the

Heather’s Hints 9 n

duplicate bridge. I hope that this report volunteers who make up our national

Director, Please! 11 n

Traps for the Unwary 13 n will be of interest to all our clubs, team – the Directors of the Board and all

World Mind Sports Games 14-15 n counties and members along with those the members of its standing and sub

World Youth Championships 16 n individuals and organisations that provide committees – as well as the dedicated team

Teams Tactics 17 n us with support to develop the game. of staff under our General Manager, Barry

National Grading Scheme 18-19 n It reinforces our values, which are to: Capal, at Aylesbury. A full list of national

Top Table 19 n volunteers and staff appears at the end of

Basic Cardplay

Club Bidding Quiz Test Hands





• Always act in the interests of our the report.

membership; The report has already been sent to our


Brighton Report

Stage 2 Conventions


24-25 n

• Take pride in delivering quality and shareholders and will be discussed at the

value for money; Annual General Meeting on 3rd October

In a Nutshell 25 n

Bridge with a Twist 26 n • Respect each other and celebrate 2012.

diversity so that everyone can give of If you cannot access the report online

Ask Jeremy 27 n

EBU News and Diary 29 n

their best. and would like to receive a copy through

Minibridge 30 n the post, please send an A4 stamped

Bidding Quiz Test Hands 31 n This has been an exceptional year for the addressed envelope to Annual Report, EBU,

Letters to the Editor 33 n EBU, with a special message from Her Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury,

Prize Leads Quiz Qs & As 34-35 n Majesty the Queen congratulating us on Bucks, HP19 8AZ and we will be happy to

Bidding Quiz Answers 36-37 n our 75th anniversary, and recognition from supply you with a copy. r

The Debate 38-39 n

Bidding Judgment 40-41 n

Caption Competition 41 n


Review 44 n

Hubert Phillips Report 45 n Instruction EBU News Features Laws & Ethics Reports

n n n n n

County News 47-51 n

Local Master Promotions 52-53 n

Club Bidding Quiz Answers 54 n

Front Cover Photo: Peter Hasenson October 2012 English Bridge 3


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