Kent Contract Bridge Association
 
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Changes to the Laws - Directing & Scoring

Please see information under a new tab 'Directing & Scoring' for a summary of the 2017 changes to the Laws of Bridge.

Archives

New additions are made to the Archive section when there are new trophy and competition winners and when information on past members comes to light.  If you have any old documents or information that could help to expand this section and complete our history please contact Gerald Soper who would be very pleased to hear fom you, thank you.

 
Welcome to Kent Contract Bridge Association
New Laws 2017
 

The new 2017 Law book  has now been published and supercedes the 2007 Red book which must not be used after the end of September.  The new laws have been used in EBU events since 1st August.

Please click here to open a poster containing useful information for players.  

More information may be found on the EBU's website.

Last updated : 16th Aug 2017 11:40 BST
Dyer Smith - Mixed Pairs

Mixed pairs open to primary and associate KCBA members

Sunday 1st October 11am, approx finishing time 6pm

Chief TD: Stephen Brown

Please click here to enter online or here to download an entry form

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 16:32 BST
Kent Congress - October

Blue Pointed Congress

Swiss Pairs - Saturday 28th

Swiss Teams - Sunday 29th

Online entry forms - Pairs  Teams

Printable entry form

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:59 BST
Club TD Training Courses - New Laws 2017

If you direct at your club and would like to attend a course, run by KCBA Chief TD Stephen Brown and Paul Gibbons, covering the new Laws that come into effect at the end of September, please click here for more information and booking forms.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:59 BST
County Events
Metropolitan Cup

Jeremy Willans, KCBA Match Captain, is inviting anyone who wishes to be considered for the Kent teams competing in the Metropolitan Cup to register their interest.

The Metropolitan Cup is competed for by the Home Counties and has three flights. 'A' and 'B' are teams of 12 and the 'C' flight is for teams of 8 and is restricted to players below the rank of Premier Life Master.

The event will be held on Sunday 8th October at the East Grinstead Sports Club starting at 1pm.    

Please click here to email Jeremy Willans

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:52 BST
Surrounding County Events
Ladies Swiss Teams at the Young Chelsea BC

Young Chelsea BC are holding their first Ladies Swiss teams over the weekend of 16th/17th September.

Please click here for  copy of their promotional flyer and here to be taken to the YCBC's web site.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:53 BST
Surrey Green Pointed Weekend

The Guildford Green Pointed Swiss pairs and Swiss teams will be held over the weekend of 23rd/24th September at the Spectrum Leisure Complex.

Please click here for a copy of the flyer and entry form.  Entries may also be made online through Surrey's website.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:56 BST
Cumbria / Westmorland - Green Pointed Congress

Cumbria and Westmorland are holding their Green pointed Congress over the weekend of 23rd/24th September.

Please click here to be taken to their website online entry form or here for a pdf of a printable entry form.

Last updated : 13th Aug 2017 18:14 BST
International Events
Bridge Festival - St Malo, France

Malouin Bridge Club are holding their 2nd International Bridge Festival.

To be held over the weekend of 2nd - 3rd September in St Malo.  

Players from the UK will be most welcome.

  Saturday:  Mixed / Ladies Pairs
  Sunday: Open Pairs
  Total prize fund over €10,000

 

Click here for a copy of the flyer.

Click on the logo for the club's website.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:55 BST
Junior Bridge
Junior Bridge on Sundays at TWBC

Sunday bridge for 10 - 18 year olds 10.30am - noon.

Please click here for more information and contact details.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:58 BST
Bridge in Schools

The Times published an article on 3rd December entitled  'Anyone for bridge? Card games are the latest big deal in schools'  highlighting Weald Community Primary School where Kent member Anton Mauve set up a lunchtime club and fellow Kent member Jim Garlinge passes on his knowledge of the game to young enthusiasts.  

If you would like help or further information on setting up a club in your local school please contact Diane Rogers, Kent's Youth Office or Stephen Pierce.

Please click here to be taken to the full article in the Times.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:57 BST
Information / News
Club Teacher Training

Why not become a bridge teacher:

So you can encourage others to take up this fabulous game?

So you can help your club increase its membership?

There is a Club Teacher Training course in Surrey, on 2nd and 3rd August at the Bourne Club, Farnham.

If your club books the course the club can obtain another 20% discount from the already heavily subsidised price of £108.

To book a place on this course, please contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217

For more details please click here

If you wish to discuss this course with a Professionally qualified Bridge Teacher by all means contact Douglas Wright 

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:57 BST
Archive Section

Biographies for Mike & Daphne Williams are now available to view in the archive section.

Details of runners up have been added to the Trophy Winners for the County Pairs events - George Griffiths, Fleming Femina, Hunter Homines, Dyer Smith, and the Phillimore together with the Arnold Cup and Larsky Cup.

If anyone has any details of missing pairs please email Gerald Soper with the details so he can add them to the archives, thank you.

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 15:56 BST
Click for the latest results
Entry Forms
Entry forms are available to download via the 'Calendar' tab. You may also enter online via the 'Online Entry Forms' or 'Congress Entry Forms' tabs.
Tom Bradley Award
 

Many congratulations to Jessica and Anton Mauve who have been presented with the Tom Bradley Award.  A fitting recognition of all their hard work with junior bridge in Kent.

This award is given by the EBU for 'non-school teachers' who have made a significant contribution to youth bridge.

Eastbourne Summer Congress

Kent players had some success at the EBU’s Summer Congress in Eastbourne. Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner won the Mixed Pivot Teams midweek playing with Chris Jepson and Neil Watts (Sussex). Norman Selway and Kay Preddy were second in the ‘B’ final of the Swiss Teams playing with John Cox (Surrey) and Peter Taylor (London). Friday night’s Speedball pairs was won by Bob Lewis and Ricky Turrell, Sue Parkins and Mark Wiggins were third. Full result are on the EBU's website.

Sussex Green Pointed Teams

The Sussex one day green pointed Swiss Teams in July was won by Konrad Mau, playing with Neeraj Tanna (Middx), Richard Creamer and Mike Bull (London).  They finished just 1VP ahead of second place. Full results can be found on the Sussex website.

EBU Landmark Promotions

Many congratulations to Steve Auchterlonie and Espen Erichsen, both recently promoted to the rank of Premier Grand Master.

Phillimore Cup
 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Kay Preddy and Norman Selway, winners of the Phillimore Cup (KCBA Swiss Pairs) with a score of 96 VPs

 

 

Only just behind were Patrick Collins and Bill Hirst on 94 VPs

For the full results please click here

Pachabo Cup

Many congratulations to the team of (left to right) Peter Law, Phil Bailey, Mike Hampton and Patrick Collins who have won the Pachabo Cup.

This is the EBU's teams of four competition, qualification for which is via the Arnold Cup. There were 29 counties competing for the Cup over the weekend of 10th/11th June.

Please click here for the results and report on the EBU's web site.

West Kent Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament

Weald Community Primary School hosted the very first West Kent inter-schools bridge tournament on Friday 19th May. Approximately 50 under 14 year-olds competed from local primary and secondary schools. 

This year’s winning Secondary Schools were Tonbridge Girls Grammar School, with Weald of Kent Grammar finishing in second place. In the Primary School Section both first and second place went to Weald Community Primary School. The Minibridge Section was won by Radnor House.

Weald Primary School winners India Rissik & Freya Lockwood with headmaster David Pyle (left). Sophia Ballara & Minna Briscoe, winners of the secondary school tournament, with Helen Erichsen (above).

For more information and photographs of the event and winners please see the EBED website.

Arnold Cup & Plate
 

The Arnold Cup has been won by Nick Irens and his team.

Left to right, Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Nick Irens, Espen Erichsen and Helen Erichsen.

Congratulations to them all. 

Congratulations also to Christine Kempton and her team, Norman Inniss, Hugh Llewellyn-Jones and Tony Price who won the Arnold Plate.
Results
25th Jun 2017
Phillimore Cup - Swiss Pairs (& AGM)
Director: Gary Conrad John Oakland
Scorer: Gary
21st May 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Eddie Williams
2nd Apr 2017
George Griffiths - Seniors Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
25th Mar 2017
Larsky Cup Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
5th Mar 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Director: Nicole, Diane, Ryan
Scorer: Nicole
Calendar
1st Oct 2017
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Jan Johnson
 Click for more information
28th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: Diane Rogers
 Click for more information
29th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: John Oakland
 Click for more information
14th Jan 2018
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Mike Rafferty
 Click for more information
14th Jan 2018
Hunter Homines - Men's Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Mike Rafferty
 Click for more information
Click for the latest results
Entry Forms
Entry forms are available to download via the 'Calendar' tab. You may also enter online via the 'Online Entry Forms' or 'Congress Entry Forms' tabs.
Tom Bradley Award
 

Many congratulations to Jessica and Anton Mauve who have been presented with the Tom Bradley Award.  A fitting recognition of all their hard work with junior bridge in Kent.

This award is given by the EBU for 'non-school teachers' who have made a significant contribution to youth bridge.

Eastbourne Summer Congress

Kent players had some success at the EBU’s Summer Congress in Eastbourne. Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner won the Mixed Pivot Teams midweek playing with Chris Jepson and Neil Watts (Sussex). Norman Selway and Kay Preddy were second in the ‘B’ final of the Swiss Teams playing with John Cox (Surrey) and Peter Taylor (London). Friday night’s Speedball pairs was won by Bob Lewis and Ricky Turrell, Sue Parkins and Mark Wiggins were third. Full result are on the EBU's website.

Sussex Green Pointed Teams

The Sussex one day green pointed Swiss Teams in July was won by Konrad Mau, playing with Neeraj Tanna (Middx), Richard Creamer and Mike Bull (London).  They finished just 1VP ahead of second place. Full results can be found on the Sussex website.

EBU Landmark Promotions

Many congratulations to Steve Auchterlonie and Espen Erichsen, both recently promoted to the rank of Premier Grand Master.

Phillimore Cup
 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Kay Preddy and Norman Selway, winners of the Phillimore Cup (KCBA Swiss Pairs) with a score of 96 VPs

 

 

Only just behind were Patrick Collins and Bill Hirst on 94 VPs

For the full results please click here

Pachabo Cup

Many congratulations to the team of (left to right) Peter Law, Phil Bailey, Mike Hampton and Patrick Collins who have won the Pachabo Cup.

This is the EBU's teams of four competition, qualification for which is via the Arnold Cup. There were 29 counties competing for the Cup over the weekend of 10th/11th June.

Please click here for the results and report on the EBU's web site.

West Kent Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament

Weald Community Primary School hosted the very first West Kent inter-schools bridge tournament on Friday 19th May. Approximately 50 under 14 year-olds competed from local primary and secondary schools. 

This year’s winning Secondary Schools were Tonbridge Girls Grammar School, with Weald of Kent Grammar finishing in second place. In the Primary School Section both first and second place went to Weald Community Primary School. The Minibridge Section was won by Radnor House.

Weald Primary School winners India Rissik & Freya Lockwood with headmaster David Pyle (left). Sophia Ballara & Minna Briscoe, winners of the secondary school tournament, with Helen Erichsen (above).

For more information and photographs of the event and winners please see the EBED website.

Arnold Cup & Plate
 

The Arnold Cup has been won by Nick Irens and his team.

Left to right, Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Nick Irens, Espen Erichsen and Helen Erichsen.

Congratulations to them all. 

Congratulations also to Christine Kempton and her team, Norman Inniss, Hugh Llewellyn-Jones and Tony Price who won the Arnold Plate.
Results
25th Jun 2017
Phillimore Cup - Swiss Pairs (& AGM)
Director: Gary Conrad John Oakland
Scorer: Gary
21st May 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Eddie Williams
2nd Apr 2017
George Griffiths - Seniors Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown
25th Mar 2017
Larsky Cup Final
Director: Gary Conrad
Scorer: Gary Conrad
5th Mar 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Director: Nicole, Diane, Ryan
Scorer: Nicole
Calendar
1st Oct 2017
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Jan Johnson
 Click for more information
28th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: Diane Rogers
 Click for more information
29th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: John Oakland
 Click for more information
14th Jan 2018
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Mike Rafferty
 Click for more information
14th Jan 2018
Hunter Homines - Men's Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Mike Rafferty
 Click for more information