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English Bridge

Editor: Elena Jeronimidis


23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR

Tel: 0118 926 2602

bumper issue

Editorial Board

Sally Bugden (Chairman), Elena Jeronimidis

Jeremy Dhondy and Elena Jeronimidis

Advertisement Manager

Harpreet Gill at Blue2

Charlton House, Old Estate Yard, I KNOW this is rather a trite expression, but So, I ask myself, who is English Bridge for?

East Hendred, Oxon, OX12 8LL doesn’t time fly? In case you had not noticed, The tournament players who avidly look

Tel: 01235 833060 fax: 01235 862589 this issue marks my first anniversary as for their names in print in County News?

Printing: St Ives (Andover) plc editor of English Bridge, so I thought the The club players who could not care less

time had come to take stock of what I have about other people’s successes, and want

English Bridge Union

tried to achieve so far. solid instructional articles with the occasio-

General Manager To be perfectly honest, when I took on the nal foray into humour? All those involved in

Barry Capal job I did not have a clear programme in Youth Bridge, who would like to see more

CONTACTING THE EBU mind. I just knew that I wanted to do my space devoted to events and initiatives for the

Broadfields, Bicester Road, Aylesbury HP19 8AZ

part in producing a good magazine that young? Or is it for the more social players,

Tel: 01296 317200

Fax: 01296 317220 people would enjoy reading. Pretty soon it who avidly read the advertisements in order dawned on me that my readers are not just to decide where they should take their next

Web site:

Bridge play online: bridge players, but also EBU members. If bridge holiday? ‘No, no,’ I hear the more

Direct EBU helplines and e-mail addresses you think that there is not a difference committed players scream (and, boy, do they

(STD code 01296 for all telephone numbers, bar the one between the two categories, think again! scream loudly), ‘the magazine is for us, and

asterisked, and suffix for all e-mail addresses)

One of the bridge magazines I used to edit in it must feature more and longer reports!’

Telephone E-mail

Accounts 317210 account the past was a subscription magazine: if Also there are many hard-working people at

Bridge for All 317217 bfa readers did not like what landed on their EBU headquarters, clubs, and counties, who

Bridge Shop 397851 doormats, they voted with their feet and did take pride in their jobs and would like

Club liaison 07814 861307* krys

Communications 317215 Matt not renew their subs, so (a) in a sense it was English Bridge to devote more space to all the

Competition entry 317203 comps easier to get a feel for what did not go down projects devised to enhance organised bridge.

Education 317218 ebuta

Laws & Ethics 317218 lecsec well, and (b) I rarely received any detailed So far, I’ve tried to accommodate a bit of

Licensing of events 317205 license feedback. everything, with the result that I shall soon

Master Points 317202 points Not so with English Bridge, whose readers need a wig since with every issue I tear more

Membership 317201 ebu

Technical services 317207 technic are not going to stop being members of the of my hair out in an effort to find room for all

Tournament orgn. 317204 tourns EBU just because the magazine is not exactly the material available. This issue features

their cup of tea: making the editor aware of eight extra pages, so as to enable me to keep in

likes and dislikes is a more popular activity, at all the regular columns and also allow for

INSIDE GUIDE least for some. On the whole, it seems readers coverage of three important topical events: in

approve of what is featured in the magazine, no particular order, the new Laws and their

Duplicate pairs tips 5

European Championships 6-11

although I have had an e-mail bemoaning impact on the Orange Book (see pull-out),

Director, please! 13 Colin Simpson’s ‘intimidating’ looks in the the consequences of the vote on Universal

Bidding quiz 14-15 photo that usually accompanies his articles. Membership at the EBU’s EGM on June 4th

Seniors Camrose 17 What criticism has been voiced has been (pages 29 and 31-33), and the European

Your Questions 19 addressed at the way space is used in English Championships in Pau (pages 6-11). However,

Crockfords Final 21 Bridge. Besides the telephone messages left this largesse is strictly a one-off, as costs

Letters to the editor 23 by a reader who believes English Bridge must be borne in mind – which is why this

Obituaries 25

should remind people to talk about Jesus at time we are using lighter paper so as to

Bridge extras 27

EBU news and diary 29-33

their weekly club duplicate, I have received contain production and postage expenses.

Laws & Orange Book changes Pull-out requests for: more room for County News; All this leaves me just enough space to

Portland Bowl 35 abolishing County News; more on Orange express my deepest sympathy to John

Standard English 37 Book changes; nothing on Orange Book Armstrong’s family and many friends: the

EBU problems 39 changes as ‘they are featured on the EBU news of his sudden death just after he

Around and About 40 website’; results of EBU events as ‘we don’t represented England in the European Open

Fine-tuning 41 have access to the internet’; no results from Teams Championships has come as a great

On-line bridge 42

EBU events . . . You catch my drift! shock. John’s obituary is on page 25.

John Pain’s Trip to Botswana 43

Competitive Bidding 44-45

Prize play quiz solution 45


Good technique 48-49 Instruction EBU News Features On-line Bridge Reports

Prize play quiz 49

County news 50-57

A day in the life and Top Tip 58 August 2008 English Bridge 3


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