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ENGLISH BRIDGE

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Editor: Elena Jeronimidis IF YOU are reading this, I think congratu- play – club, county or nationally – and by

23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR lations are in order: we’re engaged, or providing development to ensure that

( 0118 926 2602 should that read ‘we’ve engaged’? However there are more people to play with us as

elena@ebu.co.uk

I put it, the point I would like to make is years go by. And in a nutshell that is it.

Editorial Board that you have bothered to read this That’s what we all do. Isn’t it?

Sally Bugden (Chairman),

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis column. I have been lucky enough to grab And what about the gifted few? Two

________________ your attention. But why are you reading teams will be representing us all in the

this? So far I haven’t said anything about World Championships beginning on 16th

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Chris Danby at Danby Advertising

the English Bridge Union. What would September 2013 – and they are gifted. Our

Fir Trees, Hall Road, Hainford, you like to read here? Well, I have always Open Team is playing for the Bermuda

Norwich NR10 3LXY believed that you do want to read about Bowl – Andrew Robson, Alexander Allfrey,

( / Fax 01603 898678 what’s happening in our national bridge Tony Forrester, David Gold, David

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________________ organisation. I suppose if I deconstruct Bakhshi and Tom Townsend, supported

the words in ‘English Bridge Union’, we all by Simon Cope, their Non Playing

Printing: Wyndeham Group know what ‘English’ means and what Captain (NPC), and Ben Green, their

‘Bridge’ means, but the word that we Coach. Our Women’s Team, currently the

rarely concentrate on is ‘Union’. Don’t European Champions and World Mind

INSIDE GUIDE worry, I’m not going to expand my marital Sports Gold Medallists, is playing for the

analogy any further but I am going to look Venice Cup – Heather Dhondy, Nevena

Pairs Tactics 5 n

at what it is we are and see if it matches Senior, Nicola Smith, Sally Brock, Susan

Bridge Fiction 7 n

what you think we are. Stockdale and Fiona Brown, supported by

Ask Heather 9 n

We are a group of people who all play Jeremy Dhondy, their NPC and David

Director, Please! 11 n

duplicate bridge and who come together Burn their Coach. Both teams have

Seniors Camrose 12 n

in various places to play the game we love qualified to play in these competitions

Traps for the Unwary 13 n

– in clubs of all sizes and in counties of all through their excellent performance in the

Great Bridge Disasters 15 n

Basic Cardplay 16-17 n

sizes, in national events of all sizes and, for European Championships held in Dublin

2013 Crockfords Final 18 n

the gifted few, in countries of all sizes. We last year. This is an exceptional achieve-

Ask Jeremy 19 n are united in our desire to play the game. ment. They are our teams; they are playing

Stage 2 Conventions 20-21 n Are we united in our desire to keep the for all of us, this Union of people who play

English Bridge Archives 21 n game going? I would like to think we are. bridge in England. Read the first

Prize Leads Quiz Qs & As 22-23 n There are volunteers at every level instalment on the teams in our click

European Open Championships 24-25 n including a group of national volunteers magazine – please see page 29 –

link

EBU News and Diary 26-30 n assisted by our employees in Aylesbury, and find out about the players,

Bidding Quiz Test Hands 31 n who support our united group of people. and follow all the action on our website

Letters to the Editor 33 n By providing services to ensure our play- (and Bridge Base Online) over the coming

Mistakes People Make 34-35 n ing experience is the most comfortable couple of months.

Caption Competition 35 n and secure, we can make it wherever we Let’s get engaged all over again! r

Top Table 35 n

Opening Leads 37 n click For an explanation of the little ‘click-link’ logo, which you can see here and on other

Bidding Quiz Answers 38-39 n link

pages of the magazine, please turn to page 21 —Ed.

Club Bidding Quiz Test Hands 40 n

Heather’s Hints 40 n

Around and About 41-42 n

Bridge with a Twist 43 n

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The Magic of Bridge NEW 44-45 n

Instruction EBU News Features Laws & Ethics Reports

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City Cup Tour photos 57-61 n

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