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Gentle Duplicate

Gentle Duplicate continues at Gazette on Tuesdays. You play with same partner throughout. Any single players are matched up and everyone is guaranteed a game. We normally play around 18 boards. Results are sent out promptly by email.

Electronic Scoring with smart phones using the free BriAnBridge app.

 
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Notting Hill Wednesday Evenings

Mark Dessain has now taken over from Kit Jackson as leader of our Wednesday evening friendly duplicate sessions in Notting Hill. We meet every Wednesday at the Walmer Castle pub, 58 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AJ.

15-18 boards, printed hand records, BriAn smart phone scoring system.  Food is available at the pub and the bridge runs from approx. 7:15 - 10:00. All welcome, partners found.
BriAn Electronic Scoring

Duplicate bridge tournaments in our group use instant elctronic scoring, thanks to an app called 'BriAn'. BriAn stands for "Bridge on iPhone and Android") and uses mobile phone technology to replace traditional tabletop scorers or paper scoring. Players can use their own smart phones or other devices such as iPads or android scoring tablets to record their scores.

We believe BriAn is a very player-friendly system that has advantages over other systems. When results are entered for each deal, the next screen shows the full lay-out of the deal, the available tricks in each suit and a full travelling score slip in a single screen. Results of previous boards and a full table of current rankings can be accessed via a  menu. The bridge director can create and modify games, adjust scores if necessary and create final files suitable for posting to the web.

If you have a suitable android or iPhone you can become a scorer simply by downloading the free BriAn Bridge app.  Go to the app shop on your device in the normal way and search for "Brian Bridge". It's free to install and easy to use.

You can read more about BriAn Bridge at www.brianbridge.net. Becoming a scorer is fun but entirely optional.

 
Welcome to Bridge With Kit Jackson in Balham
Bridge in Balham
Bridge in Balham

 Meet At

"Gazette" Brasserie,

Balham SW12

 

– a great venue for friendly bridge.

Monday Mornings:  Social Bridge. All standards welcome, including novices and improvers.  Sessions are supported by experienced tutors.

Tuesday Mornings:  Social Duplicate Bridge. This is our weekly duplicate bridge game. Experienced players are welcome but it is also suitable for newer and improving players incluidng players who have not played duplicate before. Single players welcome and will be paired up.  Everyone is guaranteed a game.

 

Click here for directions to SW12 9AA

 

Come and join us every week for Social 'Supervised' Bridge on Mondays (10.00am-12.00pm) or

Friendly Gentle Duplicate Bridge on Tuesdays (10.00am-13.00pm).  Partners found for all sessions.

We are conveniently located at 100 Balham High Road, South London, accessible from all parts of London via the Northern Line (or BR from Clapham Junction) to Balham station (just 3 mins away). Convenient for all areas of South London, especially Clapham, Wandsworth, Dulwich, Battersea and Tooting.

GAZETTE is open from 08.00 to 23.00. You can either enjoy a pre-Bridge breakfast, or stay for the £10.00 prix-fixe lunch while you digest those new conventions.

We find single players partners for all sessions. The duplicates are scored soon after, with results and hand records also available online. You will get a weekly email as well with club news and helpful hints and tips.

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Supervised Play Every Monday

If you know the basics and want to improve, come and play supervised social bridge in our Monday morning sessions - 10:00 - 12:00.  All welcome – we can improve your bidding and your confidence!  For classes for absolute beginners see the Teaching page. For more details visit our Information section on the left or contact Kit Jackson: kitjackson@icloud.com (07950 779402) or Ned Paul email [ned@nedpaul.com] or phone 020-8892 9429 / 07792 715517.

Gentle Duplicate Every Tuesday
We play Gentle Duplicate normally about 16-18 boards - 10:00 - 13:00. This is at a suitable standard and pace for newer and improving players. We hope the session provides an ideal introduction to the exciting world of club duplicate bridge. All welcome, friendly ambience guaranteed, partners found for all single players.
kitjackson@icloud.com 07950 779 402
Learning Bridge with Kit Jackson

Monday at Gazette is Learners & Improvers Day.  If you are an absolute beginner, please enquire by email [kitjackson@icloud.com or phone Kit Jackson: on 07950 779402. We are beginner friendly and may be able to give you enough tuition (and confidence!) to join a novice-level table straightaway.  Please trust our experience and give us a try. Alternatively why not try one of Ned Paul's "Learn Bridge in a Weekend" course for absolute beginners - see below.

Learn Bridge in a Weekend

Ned Paul, one of the founders of the Bridge in Balham group, is one of London's leading bridge teachers. His speciaility course for beginners is Learn Bridge in a Weekend - a complete introduction to bridge for beginners over two days. The course has had excellent results over several years and after the course you will fit right in on Mondays!  Next dates are:

  • July 8th/9th  2017- Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8HA

See www.aceshi.co.uk for full details..

Results
Tue 23rd May 2017
GAZETTE
Director: Kit Jackson
Tue 16th May 2017
GAZETTE
Director: Kit Jackson
Tue 9th May 2017
GAZETTE
Director: Kit Jackson
Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
GAZETTE
10.00
Director: Kit Jackson
  (Reservation)
Tue 6th Jun 2017
GAZETTE
10.00
Director: Kit Jackson
  (Reservation)
Tue 13th Jun 2017
GAZETTE
10.00
Director: Kit Jackson
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Supervised Play Every Monday

If you know the basics and want to improve, come and play supervised social bridge in our Monday morning sessions - 10:00 - 12:00.  All welcome – we can improve your bidding and your confidence!  For classes for absolute beginners see the Teaching page. For more details visit our Information section on the left or contact Kit Jackson: kitjackson@icloud.com (07950 779402) or Ned Paul email [ned@nedpaul.com] or phone 020-8892 9429 / 07792 715517.

Gentle Duplicate Every Tuesday
We play Gentle Duplicate normally about 16-18 boards - 10:00 - 13:00. This is at a suitable standard and pace for newer and improving players. We hope the session provides an ideal introduction to the exciting world of club duplicate bridge. All welcome, friendly ambience guaranteed, partners found for all single players.
kitjackson@icloud.com 07950 779 402
Learning Bridge with Kit Jackson

Monday at Gazette is Learners & Improvers Day.  If you are an absolute beginner, please enquire by email [kitjackson@icloud.com or phone Kit Jackson: on 07950 779402. We are beginner friendly and may be able to give you enough tuition (and confidence!) to join a novice-level table straightaway.  Please trust our experience and give us a try. Alternatively why not try one of Ned Paul's "Learn Bridge in a Weekend" course for absolute beginners - see below.

Learn Bridge in a Weekend

Ned Paul, one of the founders of the Bridge in Balham group, is one of London's leading bridge teachers. His speciaility course for beginners is Learn Bridge in a Weekend - a complete introduction to bridge for beginners over two days. The course has had excellent results over several years and after the course you will fit right in on Mondays!  Next dates are:

  • July 8th/9th  2017- Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8HA

See www.aceshi.co.uk for full details..

Results
Tue 23rd May 2017
GAZETTE
Director: Kit Jackson
Tue 16th May 2017
GAZETTE
Director: Kit Jackson
Tue 9th May 2017
GAZETTE
Director: Kit Jackson
Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
GAZETTE
10.00
Director: Kit Jackson
  (Reservation)
Tue 6th Jun 2017
GAZETTE
10.00
Director: Kit Jackson
  (Reservation)
Tue 13th Jun 2017
GAZETTE
10.00
Director: Kit Jackson