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Sam - I've no real idea how many non affiliated clubs there are but I suspect lots. Prior to 2010 EBU had c. 925 clubs. Following introduction of universal membership in 2010 that number dropped to about 600 and it has stayed at around that level ever since. (Last accounts - year end 31 March 2019 - showed 609).
April 5
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@Ig: “Registering with the NBO brings support and the right to partake in NBO-sanctioned competitions, but also requires a fee per club-member to be payed to the NBO”

How much is the fee per club member?
April 5
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Don't worry guys, I posted this to settle a bet - and I won :)
April 5
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“The cost of a year’s subscription (6 issues) will be € / US$ 54, payable monthly.

You can subscribe by going to : https://www.funbridge.com/store/magazines - you will need to register (or login) for FunBridge in order to subscribe to BeBRIDGE so if you are not yet registered, please click this link and you will be able to do so.

If you have any problems then please email revue@lebridgeur.com”

I do wonder how many will sign up.
April 2
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Unanimously going for -800!
April 2
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My favourite TA hand is the one where everyone makes 3NT
April 1
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The issue I have with the hand shown in the linked article is that West is cold for 6 Hearts. Here 3 spades is the limit (if played by S or E)
April 1
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Adam is correct in this respect
March 31
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@Jurgen: I once psyched on the very first board of the Bedford Congress Pairs back in the 1990s and my partner, David Sherman, realised I had done so before it became apparent, so I can quite understand JDRC's comment in this regard
March 29
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John Dimitri Roundel Collings

Bermuda Bowl Cap 1981

6th World Pairs 1966 (with Cansino)

2nd European Championships 1981

European Cap 1965 & 1999

2nd European Union (Common Market) Pairs 1981 (with Hackett)

Sunday Times Invitational Pairs 1969, 2nd 1971 & 3rd 1970 (all with Besse)

Camrose 12 (won 8 lost 4)

Gold Cup 1965, 1977, 1997 & 1999 (2nd 1959, 1975, 1976 & 1988)

Crockfords Cup 1964, 1966 & 1988

Lederer 1981

Eastbourne Bowl 1964

2 Stars 1972 (with Alder), 2nd 1957 (with J Street)

Guardian Pairs 1968 (with Cansino), 3rd 1968 (with Trad) & 1972 (with Amsbury)

Inaugural Life Masters Pairs 1966 (with Cansino), 2nd 1981 (with Amsbury)

National Pairs 1996 (with M Jones)

National Swiss Teams 1997

Pachabo 1961 (representing Surrey)

Tollemache 1966 (representing London), 2nd 1965 (representing Middlesex)

2nd Portland Pairs 1959 (with Miss Coen) & 1972 (with Mrs Collings)

Spring Foursomes 1964 & 1966

Represented Switzerland in one World Championship and one European Championship
March 29
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Jonathan Mestel told of a post-mortem dialogue between Karpov and Korchnoi about a two-way finesse for a queen. Karpov, the ultimate logician, pointed out that as West had preempted, the missing Queen was far more likely to be in the East hand. Korchnoi, a more natural talent, said he felt sure the queen was with West. The queen was … with West!

Victor Berger, a club bridge player from London, told of a remarkable bridge four at a pre-war Hastings tournament – Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker and himself. He claims the standard of the first three wasn’t good, being wild, dreary and feeble respectively.
March 26
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How wonderful would it have been if the event was open to all not just the eight chosen teams? Or at least 64?
March 21
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A Mrs Sweet-Escott was a member of the victorious women's team in the Men versus Women two session handicap bridge competition held at the autumn British Bridge World Congress in 1936.

But why ruin a good story!?

PS As was a Mrs Spencer Cox - any relation of yours, John?
March 20
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@Tom: Were they or weren't they?
March 19
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Albert Dormer
Herman Filarski
Henry Francis
Richard Frey
Eric Jannersten
Patrick Jourdain
Edgar Kaplan
Alan Truscott

They could discuss the good the bad and the ugly of last 60 years of bridge and I would kibitz!
March 19
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Wow! Go ACBL Board, go!
March 18
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Dough, thanks for this and delighted to hear you are on the mend
March 17
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Quite remarkable. Well played guys and gal. The Mistress of Finchley strikes again :)
March 17
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@Mike: I feel you deserve a red card for posting following your last erroneous comment!
March 17
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