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Sam Russell Trophy

Congratulations to Colin Game and John Erdos for winning the Championship Pairs competition.

Also well done to the runners-up Yola Makatrewicz and William Frisby (both of whom joined as Club members this year).

It was an exciting competition enjoyed by all participants who were most appreciative of the efforts put in by our Club's Tournament Director, Chris Lamb, and by Ron Vogt, director of play on both evenings. Thank you.

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AGM and Trophy Winners

Pictures from the Presentation of Trophies at the AGM can be seen on the NEWS page, and a list of Winners can be found under Trophies on the menu bar.

 

 

 

 

 
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Welcome to Beckenham Bridge Club
 
 
  Welcome to Beckenham Bridge Club
Welcome to Beckenham Bridge Club
Beckenham Bridge Club meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Public Halls, Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE.

There is wheelchair access and a lift. Parking is available in adjacent streets and there is a car park in St George's Road.

We operate a host system and aim to find visitors a partner, though to avoid disappointment it is advisable to contact a committee member.

Players are asked to be seated by 7.25 pm so that play can commence promptly at 7.30 pm and end at 10.30 pm.

Table money - which includes tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits, is £3.00 for members, students £2.00, visitors £4.00

Membership fees are £12 per annum.

  Beginners and Improvers Information

Beginners Classes

We are planning to start a new course on September 18th this year,  if there is sufficient demand.

The class will be on Mondays from 4.30 to 6.30pm at Beckenham Public Halls.

The cost will be £200 for 30 classes, spread over three terms.

It would be very helpful if you let us know if you are interested in joining the class.  

 

Improvers practice sessions from July 10th to September 11th

We will be running supervised play sessions at Beckenham Public Halls

every Mondays from 4.30 to 6.30pm.

Each costs £5- no need to book in advance.  

You should have attended a beginners class or played bridge in the past to attend these sessions.

 

Please contact Barbara Noble:

beckenham.bridge@gmail.com or telephone 020 8658 4825

 

  Members- Do You Need a Bridge Partner?

If you want a bridge partner in advance for a particular evening, or more regularly, please contact Janet Prior.  Janet will email members with your email address and telephone number so anyone interested can contact you directly.

Important:  Please put 'Partner Wanted' as the email subject.  

Click here to send an email: Janet Prior   Telephone: 020 8650 4037or 07855 409045 (Mobile)

  Handicapped results

HANDICAPS

 

Your committee has decided that the handicapped league competition, which started in January 2016 will no longer be played, as it attracted a very small field. The Handicapped Ladder will continue, in parallel with the main ladder, where the points awarded will be just as in the normal ladder but on the handicapped result of the ladder nights.  Similarly, there will be a new Handicapped Variety Pairs, starting in January 2017. We hope this will encourage members to paly with a wider variety of partners in this popular competition. 

Handicaps are calculated from the gradings of the players on the English Bridge Union National Grading Scheme (NGS).  In order to have a handicap, each player must be on the club database and have an NGS grade.  The handicap is 50 minus the average of the NGS grades of the pair and the original percentage is modified by this amount.  From now on, the results of all pairs events will include the handicapped scores.  

The handicapped scores may be accessed from the "Handicap” button when calling up a result on the web.  The handicapped results will also be printed out at the end of each session.  The intention is to give everyone an equal chance based on their results in the recent past.  The clearest beneficiaries will be the players whose bridge skills are increasing.  It is hoped that improvers will be encouraged by this to enter more competitions and to reap success.

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Calendar
24th May 2017
Teams of Four Charity Evening: Donations to St Christopher's Hospice
Director: Nick Kanaar
Host: Sudha Jog & Jean Rose (Pair)
25th May 2017
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar
Host: Terry Ellis
29th May 2017
No Bridge - Spring Bank Holiday
31st May 2017
Pairs: Meet the Improvers (Butler Scoring)
Director: Chris Lamb
Host: Charles Scott
Results
22nd May 2017
Pairs
Director: Ron Vogt
18th May 2017
Ladder
Director: Jan Johnson
17th May 2017
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar
15th May 2017
Pairs
Director: David Hudson
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Calendar
24th May 2017
Teams of Four Charity Evening: Donations to St Christopher's Hospice
Director: Nick Kanaar
Host: Sudha Jog & Jean Rose (Pair)
25th May 2017
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar
Host: Terry Ellis
29th May 2017
No Bridge - Spring Bank Holiday
31st May 2017
Pairs: Meet the Improvers (Butler Scoring)
Director: Chris Lamb
Host: Charles Scott
Results
22nd May 2017
Pairs
Director: Ron Vogt
18th May 2017
Ladder
Director: Jan Johnson
17th May 2017
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar
15th May 2017
Pairs
Director: David Hudson