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Results - John Garbutt
Hosting - Alison Simons
Membership - Anne Edwards
Website - Anne Edwards

Learn Bridge - Chris Green
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We play Duplicate Bridge every Thursday evening at 7:00 in the Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 1JF Tel: 07927 120439 (club evenings only from 6:45 pm).

We have a wide range of expertise amongst our players and we encourage a friendly and respectful approach at the table for the enjoyment of all. 

We use computer-dealt hands, Bridgemate scoring and hand records are available at the end of play.  The results are normally on the website before you get home.
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Time to update your contact details

If any of you have moved house, changed your telephone number or your email address in the last year, can you please let Anne know as the club brochure is about to be produced and your telephone number will be listed in the directory section unless you have opted out.


Ipswich & Kesgrave Win County Inter-Club Teams-of-Eight
Ipswich & Kesgrave Win County Inter-Club Teams-of-Eight

The Winning Team

From left to right, Peter Sutcliffe, Din Gudka, Malcolm Pryor, Karen Pryor, Chris Chambers, Cathy Rowland, Peter Gemmell & Chris Green

Under the captaincy of Chris Chambers, the club fielded a strong team in this year's Abbeygate Shield competition. The Abbeygate Shield is a trophy presented to the winners of the teams-of-eight event where Suffolk clubs compete against each other for the shield – and the honour of respresenting the county in the EBU's Garden Cities competition. The Garden Cities is the national teams-of-eight inter-County comptetition with a regional heat held in April and a final held in June/July.

Full details of the competition are on the SCBA website and a cross-table in the 'Team Report' item, left.

Summer Seminars

Missed Out? You can still catch up…

With much else going on at the club over the summer and early autumn, there were only two seminars in this year's 'Summer School'.

You may have missed the sparkling repartee but you can still see the presentations from our seminar page.

Card Play: What do we already know?
Chris Green presented a discussion on using clues from the auction in play and defence.
Strong Rebids
Chris Chambers examined the options and problems presented by opening strong hands with a one-bid.
Club News

The SCBA Summer League

Club Team Reports can be found here

We welcome pairs interested in playing  more teams bridge.

The Summer League has proved to be an excellent introduction to teams play and Hearts in division two has five matches over the summer.

Match Results - Second Division - Ipswich Hearts 

The aim of the Ipswich Hearts team is to provide opportunities to all club members to play teams bridge and most importantly, enjoy the game.

Match 2 - 9th July 2018 - Woodbridge V IKBC - again a match played in a good competitive spirit with the result 67 - 13 to Woodbridge

                 IKBC Team - Wendy & Paul Lefort, Karen & Francisco de Carvalho, Conrad & Alison Simons, Trevor Stiff & Gill Newton

Our congratulations to Woodbridge Bridge Club

Match 1 - 14th June 2018 - IKBC V Clare - a good match, played in excellent spirit and an enjoyable experience for all even though IKBC lost 22-58

                IKBC Team - , Clive Norman & Terry Howard, Bogdan Talaga & Jaroslaw Grochowski, Trevor Stiff & Andrew Birley.

Our congratulations to Clare Bridge Club




Pairs with Christmas Refreshments
Director: Ralph Parish
Scorer: Anne Edwards
Director: Tony Shearman
Scorer: Anne Edwards
IMP Pairs (1)
Director: Peter Sutcliffe
Scorer: Anne Edwards
Mary Garnham Swiss Teams
Director: Malcolm Carey
Scorer: John Garbutt
Director: Mike Bone
Scorer: Anne Edwards
Director: John Garbutt
Scorer: Anne Edwards
Director: Brian Ellul
Scorer: Anne Edwards
SCBA Club Qualifier Heat
Director: Barbara Caey
Scorer: Anne Edwards
20th Dec 2018
Director: John Garbutt
Host: Iain Burgess
27th Dec 2018
3rd Jan 2019
Pipe Cup 1
Director: Tony Shearman
Host: Sarah Norman
10th Jan 2019
SCBA Pairs Open Heat
Director: John Garbutt
Host: Andre Gray
17th Jan 2019
Pipe Cup 2
Director: Brian Ellul
Host: Bogdan Talaga
24th Jan 2019
Director: John Garbutt
Host: Mike Gargano
31st Jan 2019
IMP Pairs (2)
Director: Bill Bethell
Host: Lynda Tibbs