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Editor: Elena Jeronimidis I AM delighted to be able to welcome over this magazine in a safe place, it tells you all

23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR 45,000 members to this June issue of English about your membership of the EBU.

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Editorial Board our new members get the magazine and the number with you at all times. The letter

Sally Bugden (Chairman),

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis sheer volume has meant that the one off really serves as a reference document and

________________ change over to universal membership took guides you to the people and places where

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Printing: St Ives (Andover) plc series illustrating why we all need good can ensure that any questions you have are

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providing hints on play, Andrew Robson Shop where members and affiliated clubs

INSIDE GUIDE on the best way to approach playing dupli- can get discounts on all things bridge-

cate pairs, Jeremy Dhondy answering those related.

Duplicate pairs tips 5 n questions that keep you awake at night Many of the pages in English Bridge are

Bridge fiction 7 n and we have our ‘Club Players Quiz’ and taken with adverts for holidays and bridge

Ask Heather NEW 9 n ‘Caption Competition’. On top of all of products and services. We would like to

2010 Camrose (Weekend 2) 10 n this we have David Bird, the most prolific thank all our advertisers for their continued

Director, please! 13 n bridge writer in England – nay the world – support. All of the holidays have their

Bidding quiz answers 14-15 n today, who continues to entertain us with bridge licensed by the EBU – what does

2010 Lady Milne 16 n his ‘Cholmeley School’ stories. More that mean, you ask? Well, it means that

A day in the life of . . . / Top Tip 17 n guidance from David Bakhshi on useful you have the security of playing within the

Useful conventions 18-19 n conventions and Andrew Kambites on jurisdiction of the EBU, so if there are any

Prize Leads quiz 19 n better defence. There is advice on bidding issues with the bridge-playing, both you

Bridge with a twist 20 n and play for the less experienced from and the holiday operator can come to us

Club bidding quiz test hands 21 n Sandra Landy and June Booty. Check out and ask for our assistance. And on top of

Heather’s hints 21 n the EBU pages, where we have a one-off that you can also win Master Points!

Bridge people 22 n feature on the EBU staff and how they can You are very important to us. And to

Ask Jeremy 23 n help you make the most of your member- ensure that we meet your needs we will be

Club bidding quiz answers 24 n ship, our ‘In a Nutshell’ feature and a running an on-line membership survey

Really Easy Bridge 25 n whole host of information on courses and before the end of 2010 to measure how

Letters to the editor 26-28 n competitions. And then, of course, we our new universal membership is working

Bidding quiz test hands 29 n have our most popular pages of all, your for you and gather your views on the

EBU news and diary 31-36 n letters. Lastly, one big tip: don’t believe all services we provide.

Standard English 37 n that Simon Cochemé writes . . . ! Until the next time . . . have fun, enjoy

Around and about 38-39 n Please, please ensure you keep the this magazine and make the most of your

Fine-tuning 41 n welcome letter that you have received with membership of the EBU. r

The debate 42-43 n

Better defending 44-45 n

Caption Competition 45 n ARTICLES IN ENGLISH BRIDGE ARE COLOUR CODED

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County news 47-54

A chat with the editor 55 n

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