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Championship Pairs  

Congratulations to John Penwill and Ron Vogt, winners of the Sam Russell Championship Pairs  

 

 

 

 

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

The current Beginners class will finish on 2 July.  We are not planning to run a new beginners class in September. 

 

We are planning to run Supervised play sessions from 9 July to 10 September.

These will take place on Mondays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Beckenham Public Halls.  

The sessions are suitable for anyone who has attended a beginners class, either at Beckenham Bridge Club or elsewhere.  If you have played bridge in the past, and want to come back to the game, these sessions may also be suitable for you. 

Each session costs £5, and there is no need to book in advance. 

 

We plan to start a year 2 Improvers class on 17 September, subject to demand.  Players new to Beckenham are very welcome, as long as they have attended a Beginners class recently, or played bridge in the past. 

The class will run for three terms, and cost £200.

Please contact me if you would like to join the Improvers class, or if you have any queries:

Barbara Noble on 020 8658 4825, or beckenham.bridge@gmail.com.

 

Please note that Improvers are welcome to join the main bridge club sessions, provided that:

a) you can play 24 boards in 3 hours

b) there is no competition. Please check on the Calendar page of the website. 

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

A new Handicapped Variety Pairs competition started in January 2017. We hope this will encourage members to play with a wider variety of partners in this popular competition.  The Handicapped Ladder continues in parallel with the main ladder. In both handicapped competitions, the points are awarded as in the normal competition, but using the handicapped result.

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.

Calendar
20th June 2018
Pairs
Director: Margaret Cox
Host: Bob Manser
21st June 2018
Ladder
Director: Nick Kanaar
Host: No host
25th June 2018
Pairs
Director: Ali Imam
Host: Roy Creamer
27th June 2018
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar
Host: Lindsey Lamb
Results
Pairs
Director: Ron Vogt
Pairs
Director: Colin Game
Variety Pairs
Director: Ron Vogt
Pairs
Director: Ron Vogt