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Shireen Mohandes
Shireen Mohandes
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Member Since
April 9, 2014
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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
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The Bridgeoscope, an invention from 1932 era
The periscope was used in the Selfridges Culbertson match in London. Photos of it in use are here;LEPKSpCYQHaUj7fDFi~_orCjXh4IQo3mQPIMbzgsNlg~-~-.bps.a.1094058440604972/1094058473938302/?type=3&theater
considerably worse than trivial
I look for double dummy analysis to see if a side can make exactly 7 tricks in all the denominations. I've seen it once. Don't have a name for it. Onesie? I wonder if there is a hand where both sides can do this. Anyone know? Double-onesie? North ...
Max Bavin 1954-2019
I once saw him at an event, in a partially hidden area. I asked what he was doing, and why he was there. He replied that the scorers had made an error, and that he knew how to solve it, but he wanted to give his team plenty of time ...
bridge experts with gambling addiction?
John Collings told me that once he stayed with Omar in his flat in France. There were no brass hinges on the doors, no brass fittings for locks. So when JC went to the bathroom, he had to move the door to create a barrier. The bailiffs had removed pretty ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
Barry - am sure you would have known Stuart Staveley. He worked in Navel Section 3, Japanese at Bletchely. Part 2 of my article has the story. SJ Simon's wife, Carmel Withers, worked in one of the London decoding stations (not B P). In her file at the national archives ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
I wrote a 2-part article on this subject Please refer to the above.
A contemporary political event
"Claiming" honours on that day? Perhaps not, for one loud person. (this might need some explaining)
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
I have had the suggestion that it might be Michael Wolach (see this interesting link about him, with grainy photo)
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
I think that that brand of bubbly would have been something exceptional for the UK in the 60s. So either a highly sponsored event, or at posh venue, or in another country.
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
Louis Alt got married in 1945 This record and the photo COULD (not saying DO) mean we might be able to trace a photo of him via anyone with an account of or FindMyPast

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