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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
Last Seen
an hour 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.

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.

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.

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

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

I sometimes direct at clubs.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
ACBL Ranking
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How to make notes with suit symbols?
Download font Gill Sans Bridge. Black suits are solid, red suits are hollow. Then, if you want, do macro to make hollow suits red.
No agreement
Some play that raise of splinter is Void Inclusion Roman Keycard. Known as VIRK, written up by Kantar about 15 years ago. Handy and exciting.
Bridge in fiction
Even more rare is mention of the card game Barbu, played by bridge players in North America and Europe. There is an entire book about a game of Barbu, murder and some detective work. Author: Roger Gouze Publication: 1964
On Bridge Journalism
He wrote for Contract Bridge Journal. Here is an article.
England women's trials
What do people think of this hypothetical situation: Assume players A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1, C2 are the best pairs, in partnership (ie A1 and A2 are partners, etc). A1 and A2 decide to enter the trials playing not with each other, instead, with clients, and earning good money ...
Indemnity insurance for bridge teachers
Thank you Steve. I would imagine that is is a perfect example of how an organisation can seek to negotiate a group rate. Don't get me wrong, I am not being critical, I am just wondering if there is an opportunity here. I realise that there may be some ...
Indemnity insurance for bridge teachers
David, that makes sense. I wondered if there was a company that specialises in providing insurance to freelance educators, and that's why I asked. For example, we have vehicle insurance aimed at very low mileage drivers.
Indemnity insurance for bridge teachers
Thanks for the information Henk. I will send you a private message.
Indemnity insurance for bridge teachers
Personally, I need none. I was asked to look into this. Taking this text to be right: "The difference between public liability and professional indemnity insurance is that public liability is tailored for claims by members of the public for injury, illness or damage while professional indemnity covers claims by ...
Episode 14: Meck
Enjoying listening to this. Sounds like Jeff was in a bathtub. Was he?

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