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Library

Books are available on loan to club members. Visit Library.

Why Wall Street Loves Bridge

A Bridge to Brainpower?

Need a Dealing Machine?


Here is first hand advice from EBU...wink

Tales from Aylesbury Vale


Let's Play Bridge
with Marx Brothers
   
Visit  a Bridge Village
in India.



"We all make mistakes when playing!"

News Archive
Venice Cup, Lyon, 2017

August 2017

England's Women have won the silver medal in the Venice Cup at the World Championships. This great result means that England's Women have won medals in the last three Venice Cups - the only country to do so since 2003 - and in seven of the last eight major World and European competitions. 
Congratulations to: Sally Brock & Fiona Brown; Catherine Draper & Nicola Smith; Sandra Penfold & Nevena Senior; Coach David Burn and our Derek as NPC.
Read some highlights from Derek's blog:

Eastbourne Seniors Congress

August 2017

Congratulations
to
Marian, Brad, Christine and Norman

for coming an excellent 4th in the Eastbourne Seniors Congress Teams, in a very strong field of 22 teams, rubbing shoulders with international players and winning £80 of prize money.

Phillimore Cup 2017

June 2017

Congratulations to Pat Collins and Bill Hirst for coming close second in Phillimore Cup (KCBA Swiss Pairs) and to Mike Hampton and Michael Prior for coming third. Also well done to Colin Shaw and Rodney Meredith for coming 8th in a very strong field of 38 pairs. Click here for full results.

Pachabo Cup 2017

June 2017

Congratulations to the team representing Kent of Mike HamptonPhil Bailey, Patrick Collins & Peter Law who have won the Pachabo Cup. This is the EBU's teams of four competition, qualification for which is via the Arnold Cup. Derek & Michael Prior played in the team in the earlier stages of the competition. There were 29 counties competing for the Cup over the weekend of 10th/11th June.

Sussex Green Point Swiss Pairs 2017

May 2017

Congratulations to Keith Ashcroft & Michael Collins who won  the Sussex Green Point Swiss Pairs on Saturday 20th May. Also well done to runners-up Michael Prior & Mike Hampton. This was like Ladder all over again! And here are the pretty pictures...

Senior Camrose 2017, Northern Ireland

May 2017

Congratulations to England team Nick Irens, Tony Forester, David Kendrick, Norman Selway & John Holland who won the Senior Camrose this weekend in Belfast, ably lead by Derek as NPC. Colin Simpson was selected for the team but due to ill-health was unable to take part.

BridgePals used in Red Section

March 2017

From 9th March BridgePals are used regularly in the Red Section. They are replacing BridgePads, which have been in use in the club for 9 years now, in the Red Section only for the last five years.

Corbett League 2017

February 2017

Big thank you to all those who represented our club in the Corbett Cup/Plate and Mitchell Salver. We did reasonably well but were unable to win first prize...

Derek smiley

Tollemache Cup Final

January 2017

Congratulations

to Derek and Gerald, Pat Collins and Peter Law, Michael Prior and Mike Hampton for coming equal second as part of the team in the Tollemache Cup Final (National Inter-County Teams of 8). Click here to see full results on the EBU website. Very good cross-imps!!

Kent Men's Pairs 2017

January 2017

Congratulations
to 
Derek and Michael
for winning this year's Hunter Homines (Kent Men's Pairs).

Kent Congress 2016

October 2016


More success for Bill Charlwood & Jon Chapman  at the Kent Congress. They won the Invicta Cup (Swiss Pairs) and the Lukey Cup (Swiss Teams) playing with John Hemington. Congratulations to them all.

Also well done to Michael Prior & Mike Hampton who were equal second in Swiss Pairs.

Gerard Faulkner Salver 2016

September 2016

Congratulations to

Bill Charlwood who was in the team that won the Gerard Faulkner Salver for the EBU Seniors Knockout Teams.
Also, well done to Pat Collins, Bill Hirst and Peter Law who were in the opposition team in a closely contested final.

European Championship, Budapest

June 2016

Congratulations to England Women's Team on winning the gold medal in the European Teams Championship in Budapest, after an exciting finish. The team were Heather Dondy & Nevena Senior,  Sally Brock & Nicola Smith, Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper, with coach David Burn and our very own Derek as non-playing captain. The team qualifies for the 2017 World Championship Venice Cup in France.

Also well done to England Seniors and our Pat Collins  who were second before the last day, but had a disappointing finish, ending 10th out of 24.

Pictures - Interview - Closing Ceremony

Women's Team Matches:

England vs Poland CR
England vs Poland OR

Netherlands vs England CR
Netherlands vs England OR
Turkey vs England
OR

Senior Team Matches:
Poland vs England OR

Easter Festival London 2016

March 2016

Congratulations

to Gerald Tredinnick and Derek and their teammates Kay Preddy and Norman Selway for coming second in Swiss Teams in Easter Festival in London.

Congratulations

to Naseer Dashti and his partner for coming second out of 56 pairs in the Really Easy Pairs in Easter Festival in London.

Corbett League (Teams of Eight)

February 2016

Congratulations to Chislehurst A team who won the Corbett Cup for the 9th year running. The members of the team were Derek, Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood, Pat Collins, John Griffiths, John Hemington, Peter Law, Michael Prior, Gerald Tredinnick and Stuart Tredinnick (Derek with Bill, Pat and Jon pictured above). The team qualifies to play in the The Garden Cities Trophy, the EBU's inter-county championship for club teams-of-eight.

Also very well done to Chislehurst C team who came second in the Corbett Plate. The members of the team were Adrian Lis, Pat Alcalay, Marco Alcalay, Brian Davies, Roy Lambert, Bob Middleditch, David Powell and Barbara Schultz.

Well done also to Chislehurst D team for their brave effort in the Mitchell Salver division. After a great start they came 2nd after the first half, dropping down to the 6th place at the end. They say they thoroughly enjoyed the event. The members of the team were Chris Clegg, Jim Cormack, Peter Cox, John Hunt, Barbara Jackson, Eleanor Keeley, Graham King and Diana Potter.

Tollemache Cup

February 2016

Congratulations

to Derek and the rest of the Kent team (including our members Gerald Tredinnick, Mike Hampton, Patrick Collins, Peter Law) who came second in the Tollemache final (national inter-county teams of eight).

Children in Need Sims 2015

November 2015

We raised a total of
         £288.39.
Big thank you for all donations. Congratulations to the countrywide overall highest placed pair from each section who qualify for a small prize.This is Paul & Nick from Green Section, currently 24th and Rick & John from Red Section, currently 35th out of 2069 pairs.
Click here to see  the results on Ecats.

Well done Chis!

Tollemache Cup Qualifier

November 2015

Congratulations

to Derek and the whole of Kent Team for coming top in Group A in the Tollemache Cup Qualifier, thus qualifying for the Final in February 2016. The team was Derek playing with Gerald Tredinnick (topping the Ximp table!), Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, Kay Preddy & Norman Selway and Peter Law & Pat Collins.

Premier League

November 2015

Congratulations

to Derek and his team Andrew Black, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King, Andrew McIntosh and Gerald Tredinnick on winning Premier League Second Division. They had a very strong finish to the event, scoring 58.55 out of a possible 60 in the final three rounds, and won by 19.29 VPs. The team is promoted to the First Division in the next season.

World Bridge Teams Championships 2015

October 2015

Congratulations to the England Ladies Team on winning the bronze medal in the Venice Cup at the World Championships  in Chennai.

The members of the team were:
Sally Brock  & Nicola Smith; Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper; Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Coach: David Burn with Derek as non-playing captain.

Derek wrote blogs throughout the championship. You can read them here.
Look at reports and photos on EBU website.

Kent Congress 25th October 2015

October 2015

Congratulations
to Pat, Barbara, Dave and Marco on coming a spectacular 4th in a very strong field in the Kent Congress Swiss Teams. They won the ascenders prize - a bottle of champagne each.
From Paris With Love

September 2015

Well done to the English Ladies team who won by 164 IMPs in a friendly match against the French Ladies national team in Paris. Playing were Catherine Draper, Fiona Brown, Sally Brock and Nicola Smith with some help from their captain Derek Patterson playing with coach David Burn. This was a successfull warm up exercise for the World Team Championships - Venice Cup in India at the end of September.

Farewell Omar

July 2015

He can see through the backs of the cards anywayWe were sad to hear that the great film and bridge star Omar Sharif passed away at the age of 83.
Do any of you remember seeing him in the Macallan International Bridge Pairs Championship 1999? This was a star studded competition held in the White House Hotel in London. Omar was a real star there, he played bridge for the audience, some of the audience being us from our local bridge clubs.
(June, Brigid, Joyce, Eth, Marco, Ron, Jonsey and more - apply to webmaster to have your name added/removed)
I still have the brochure, hand records and my notes  about bidding, play and the conversation at the table.
Here is one hand where Omar played against two German ladies champions, Sabine Auken and Daniela von Arnim. They were dressed to kill. Omar, wearing a rose in his button hole, said that he should be having dinner with them, not play bridge. Sabine and Daniela responded with Mona Lisa smiles.

Sabine   Daniela

 Hand 6             Dealer East                  E/W Vul
   ♠ Q 2
 ♥ A K
  A J 9 2
 ♣ Q 8 4 3 2

 
♠ A K 10 8 4
 5
 -
♣ A K J 10 9 6 5
         N
 W             E
         S
♠ 6 3
Q J 8 4 2
K Q 10 8 6 3
♣ -
  ♠ J 9 7 5
10 9 7 6 3
7 5 4
♣ 7
 

N/S:  Omar Sharif and Christian Mari (France)
E/W:  Sabine Auken and Daniela von Arnim

Auction:

N E S W
- pass pass 1♣ 
1NT 2  pass 4♠ 
all pass


 

 

 

Omar: "Is 2  a transfer?"
blush: "No, it is natural."
Omar: "And 4♠ now shows spades and clubs?"
blush: "I hope so." 
(Macallan rules state that bidding should be as natural as possible)
Lead: A 

Aat trick two was ruffed by declarer and she then led J♣ which held, discarding from dummy. Then 10♣ was led and ruffed by South. South returned a  , declarer ruffed and played A♠  and K♠. Now top clubs and  the contract was over - South had to either ruff with his last trump and lead to dummy's winners, or duck and then be put on lead with declarer's last trump.
If Omar led K  at trick two, life would have been much more complicated for the declarer and she would have to struggle to make even 9 tricks. At least that's how it looks to me when I run the hand through Bridge Solver. Perhaps Omar thought that continuing with K  would setup heart winners in dummy for a possible diamond discard, so he tried to cash A  while he could.

Come on, ladies, let's listen to Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago.

NW Kent League Division 2

June 2015

Congratulations to
Pat & David
and
Marco & Dave
on winning the
North West Kent League Division 2

Crockfords Cup

June 2015

Congratulations to Derek's team Andrew Black, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King and Willie Whittaker who qualified for the Crockfords Cup Final. We wish them all the best in Final which is held in September.

Garden Cities Trophy

June 2015

Well done to Chislehurst team for coming third in the Garden Cities Trophy Final in a very strong field behind Manchester and Cambridge. The team were Derek, Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood, John Hemington, Bill Hirst, Peter Law, Michael Prior and Gerald Tredinnick. Also well done to the other members of the team Keith Ashcroft, Pat Collins and John Griffiths who took part in the earlier stages of the competition.

20th Anniversary

June 2015

Derek opened Chislehurst Bridge Club 20 years ago on Tuesday 6th June 1995. We celebrated with bridge, cake and prizes on Thursday 18th June and Tuesday 23rd June.
Big thank you to Barbara Roberts who kindly donated two magnificent cakes.

 

Here are a few memories...


A story from the Blue Section

There was an evening in the club which I shall never forget. I was playing in the Blue Section. This is where complete novices were playing, mainly pupils from Derek's class, getting used to club play. We played first few rounds, gaining in confidence as the play progressed. Then my partner Mair (she's always been a bright spark!) announced: "I've played this hand before!" Derek looked at the hands and said "Reshuffle please!" It turned out that all boards were the same. They were the boards used in the lessons and we didn't reshuffle them before the evening play started...


Bridge Weekend Powdermills 2002

...Those were the days my friends...

(see Bridge weekend results on the website)

  • Bill and Wendy
  • Eleanor and Jim
  • Eth and JohnH Winners of Championships Pairs
  • Jenny, Debby, Janet and Gill
  • Marco
  • Swiss Teams winners John, Mirna, Margaret and Ralph with Derek
Surrey Swiss Pairs, August 2017

Congratulations
to
Michael Prior and Mike Hampton
who won the Surrey Swiss Pairs on 28 August. Also well done to
Phil Jones and Keith Ashcroft 
who were 3rd.


In the club - Queen's Golden Jubilee

  • Tea People
  • These cakes are nice!
  • Tea People had some lovely cakes on sale
  • Quiet Please!
Play it Again Sam

May 2015

John's double dummy Bridge Solver is now hosted on Bridgewebs. Click on the 'Play it again' button under the hand diagram and then on 'BS Online'. Bridge Solver is also still available via the 'Play it again' button on our own style results pages.

New Website

May 2015

We have moved our website to Bridgewebs, thus joining a thousand or so other clubs already on that system.

To see Thursday Ladder and Master Points Ladder, click on Competitions on the menu.

To see results click on Results. You will see two lots of results:

  • Results List - our own style results, with bar charts and historical data
  • Results Bridgewebs - Bridgewebs style results, familiar to those playing in other clubs hosted on Bridgewebs.

Use the ones you like best, or both!

If you use mobile, there is a Switch to Desktop - Switch to Mobile button. You can use either style of the website on the mobile.

BridgePals Introduced

November 2011

BridgePals, Android based electronic scoring units (designed by John and Mirna), introduced in the Green Section. BridgePads moved from the Green Section to the Red Section.

BridgePads Introduced

September 2008

 

BridgePads electronic scoring devices introduced in the Green Section.

Dealing Machine Purchased

June 2007

Technology arrived in 2007. We acquired a dealing machine - australian made Dealer4. This was one of the first machines of this kind in the country. Unlike well known Duplimate machine which needs bar coded cards, Dealer4 can read ordinary cards. There was some doubt about true random nature of the deals ("Too many singleton Kings!"), but statistical analysis of the deals put any doubts at rest.