Monday, February 18, 2019
Cyprus Bridge Federation


Colin Morley, the Federations’  Chief Tournament Director for many years has passed away.  His death is not only a loss for the Limassol Club but also for the Federation. He was a good player who in the past represented Cyprus overseas. He will always be in our thoughts and memories and will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences to his wife Val and their family.



A very important seminar organised by the European Bridge League and hosted by the Cyprus Bridge Federation took place in a Larnaca beachfront hotel from 8-11 February. 
It was a training seminar for Bridge Tournament Directors who attended lessons given by ten experienced and qualified Directors of the World Bridge Federation and the European Bridge League. The Directors hailed from Germany, Holland, Portugal, England, Italy, Poland, Israel, and Dimitris Ballas from Greece. Those present had the opportunity to follow the world renowned Director Ton Kouijman from Holland, (Chairman of the World Bridge Federation Laws' committee.)

The participants were evaluated at the conclusion of the seminar. This year's seminar was of utmost importance due to the fact that it was the first seminar that included the new 2017 Laws, and was carried out in the english language.

The seminars are provided by the European Bridge League from 2011 and aim to raise and synchronize the level of directing within the small federations with that of the officially recognized level of Tournament Directors of the European Bridge League.

The seminar was attended by the President of the European Bridge League Yves Aubry and the President of the Cyprus Bridge Federation Aleka Astreou. It was organised by Eitan Levy from Israel (Chairman of the EBL laws' committee), with the secretary Oryah Meir also from Israel and the invaluable help of CBF board member Errikos Leonidou.

The following attended from the Cyprus Federation: 

Andreas Phylactou, Catherine McCullagh, Geraldine Papanastasiou, Carol Anderson, Angelina Paraliki, Anastasios Drasas,  Philippos Frangos, Lynne Morrison, Michalis Kyriakides, Panos Panayides.



What is bridge ?  The most exciting, entertaining and clever game in the world. Recognised as a mind game, with millions of fanatical supporters all over the world. Competitive bridge is a game played with a pack of 52 cards, divided into small teams. It sharpens the memory, the imagination, the right judgement and the compound thought. Four players at a square table, create, per pair, a team that tries to win as many tricks as possible. With a little theory and a lot of playing, the lessons lead to a big Bridge tournament that will give us the winner. The lessons are addressed to teenagers, just once a week, and it’s for 1.5 hours.

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