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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live and work in London, England. My profession is "Business Analyst" in the Broadcast and Advertising Industry.

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I compete in events in the UK, USA (about once every 7 nationals). Have played in festival and championships in many countries (25+) so I appreciate the need to adapt to the conditions of the contest, variations of regulations that apply to the event.

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I write a regular 2-3 page column for a UK title called Bridge, published by MrBridge. In the past i've written for 5 other titles.

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My current series of articles focus on bridge between 1925 and 1965.

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Am researching the life of S J Simon and Carmel Withers and would appreciate any input from people.

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I sometimes direct at clubs.

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A long time ago I read the laws of bridge. I re-read the parts that have changed and are important. I think it is important to know the rules (not the really obscure ones) and I also thing that it is great idea to follow them. This levels the playing field.

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I would like people to come to the table with a completed convention card. Sometimes I want to look for something without them knowing what I am trying to find out it. If I need details I ask.  The response "I don't have a card, just ask me and I will tell you", is just terrible.

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When I can improve on something or disagree with something, instead of ranting, I write to the authorities to ask them to reconsider the matter.

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Along with Andy Bowles, we warmly invite bridge players to participate in Online Barbu  (see www.barbu.co.uk ). If you are interested you will be in the good company of fellow bridge players.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Bowles
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea (London, England)
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals, USA
Favorite Conventions
Rosenkrantz double of splinters
BBO Username
shireen01
ACBL Ranking
None
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Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
A thought about the possibility of needing to eventually state true age: perhaps he was entitled to a pension. And he wanted to get the pension at the age that was "true".
Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
Today I met up with London player Bob Rowlands. Bob knew Kempson well, and spoke very highly of him. I put it to him that Kempson may have stated an alternative date of birth to make it possible to enlist. Rowlands said that that was just the sort of thing ...
Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
other instance of notable bridge player stating false ages: Oswald Jacoby https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Jacoby
Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
have a look here: https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?r=175946877:4088&d=bmd_1503998064 could well be wrong - but suggests SOLTZ Marriage record on Ancestry.com also has SOLTZ. So, I am going to redouble you.
Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
HG's real name (BIRTH NAME) was not that ... that is the reason for the mistakes... a case of the "wrong HG". It was Tony Priday who alerted me to the frequently misquoted dates. Tony helped me with this article http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/pdf/140.pdf I ...
Post 9 Dr. Paul Stern. Tuesday, 12th September 2017.
When Terence Reese started the T.B.A., Paul Stern was one of the first to whom he turned. Stern became one of the most overworked teachers in London; he, the Austrian, was the chosen representative of the American Bridge World in Britain. http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ebumagazine/1948-06.pdf
Post 11. Captain Ewart Kempson - “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” Monday, 18th September 2017.
Richard: Harrison Gray's date of birth is wrong in many sources, including published books. When SJ Simon died, The Times wrongly thought that Caryl Brahms was his wife (it was Carmel (nee) Withers). When The Times published an apology, it got that wrong too. I normally seek at least ...
What is the largest penalty you have ever seen?
recently collected 2800. Declarer's trump suit was Q853 opp A104. trumps broke 5-1. The contract was 6xx Of course they were cold for 6.
Wish Trick
Kit Woosley wrote a nice article about being "fived" in Barbu. See here http://www.barbu.co.uk/barbu_Page446.htm first article at the top left.
Post 9 Dr. Paul Stern. Tuesday, 12th September 2017.
Ken - I am in the process of writing an abridged biography of Dr Paul Stern, with the help of his grandchildren and other relatives. for part one, look here http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/177/177.pdf pages 9 to 12. Also, I have met one person who knew ...
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