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Swiss Pairs (Green Pointed)
16th Jan 2018 00:32 GMT
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EBU's Bridge Shop

Changes to the Laws - Directing & Scoring

Please see information under the 'Directing & Scoring' tab 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.

 
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New Laws Junior Bridge Archives
Last updated : 15th Oct 2017 20:24 BST
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs at Tunbridge Wells BC

Sunday 4th March 2018 11am, approx finishing time 6.30pm.

Chief TD: Nicole Cook

Please click here to enter online.

If you prefer to download an entry form please click here.

Last updated : 8th Jan 2018 23:08 GMT
Tollemache Final

The team selected for the final of the Tollemache, that takes place in Coventry over the weekend of 10th/11th February, are, in no particular order -

Jeremy Willans ( Capt) / Ian Draper

Pat Collins/Peter Law

Norman Selway/Kay Preddy

Espen Erichsen/ Helen Erichsen

Phil Bailey/ Mike Hampton

Last updated : 19th Dec 2017 15:08 GMT
Larsky Cup 2017-18

Kent's premier pairs event, the Larsky Cup, is taking on a new look for the 2017-18 season.

Please click here to find out more.

Heats are being held across the county during November, December and January. For a list of clubs whose heats are open to non members please click here.

Last updated : 19th Oct 2017 12:30 BST
Club Events
Tyler Hill BC - Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

Tyler Hill BC are holding a Swiss Pairs event on Sunday 18th March.This event is being held in memory of Keith Rains whose family are kindly providing a buffet lunch. Coffee on arrival, blue points and cash prizes. All profits are being donated to Pilgrims Hospice. Please click here for a copy of the entry form.

Last updated : 14th Jan 2018 22:09 GMT
Bromley North BC - Swiss Teams

Bromley North Bridge Club will be hosting a Swiss Teams competition on Saturday 14th April 2018. There will be 6 x 8 board computer-dealt rounds and printed hand records with prize money to 3rd place. The cost is £72 per team including a buffet lunch.
Please click here to download an entry form with further information.   

Last updated : 14th Jan 2018 22:15 GMT
Free Online Bridge Magazine
 

A new online magazine called 'A New Bridge Magazine' has been published online.  It is completely free and has articles written by David Bird, Alan Mould, Larry Cohen, Sally Brock and Liz McGowan, to name but a few, under the experienced editorship of Mark Horton.

The January issue is available now, registering ensures you receive email notification when new issues are published.

It costs nothing to register and will help the magazine succeed.  The larger the registered readership the more advertising and sponsorship they will be able to achieve to cover their costs and keep the magazine free.

Last updated : 14th Jan 2018 21:57 GMT
Surrounding County Events
Hants & IOW Congress

Green Pointed Swiss weekend - 10th/11th March 2018

Otterbourne Hall, Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne, SO21 2ET near Winchester

Please click here for the entry form and more information.

Last updated : 5th Nov 2017 13:15 GMT
Junior Bridge
Kent Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament

The Annual Kent Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament is taking place on 18th May 12.30 - 6.30pm.  There will be both Minibridge and 'Open' bridge sessions. Please click here for a flier with more information or contact Jane Hunter (07885 301590) or Anton and Jessica Mauve (01732 669925).

Last updated : 6th Jan 2018 13:41 GMT
Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp
Date - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018.
Place - Ardingly College, College Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6SQ.
Age range - 8 - 21 years old, from beginners to experts.
Programme (draft) - 5 teaching sessions, 2 competitions with prizes, and speedball fo the older and keener juniors.
Teaching - Minibridge and bridge using EBED Junior Awards Scheme.  We intend to coordinate the subjects taught with the Wessex Junior Bridge event in April to start to create a rolling programme.
Accommodation - Ardingly College - bed, dinner, breakfast and two lunches.
Cost - expected to be £65 for residential juniors and £35 for non-residential juniors.  Please ask for adult prices.
 
If you would like to receive the detailed information and registration forms in due course, or are interested in helping or teaching, could you please let William Bourne know at reg@sccba.org.uk or on 07876 350650.
 
Sussex County Contract Bridge Association
 
 
 
 
Last updated : 13th Jan 2018 11:31 GMT
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 : 17th Oct 2017 23:22 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 : 6th Sep 2017 17:40 BST
Information / News
Club Teacher Training in Surrey / Sussex

A teaching programme especially designed for club development

Available courses

Aylesbury (EBU), Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February 2018
Horsham, Thursday/Friday 12/13th April 2018

To book a place on one of these courses, please contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217

Last updated : 13th Jan 2018 11:49 GMT
Training activities in Surrey

Surrey are organising training activities to help the development of bridge players at all levels. These events hopefully will build upon and compliment training activities held in clubs.

23,24 & 25 February   Balmer Lawn Advanced Bidding Techniques     NGS 8 - J

20 May                      Advanced Seminar Ian Pagan     NGS J - K

Last updated : 13th Jan 2018 11:57 GMT
Archive Section

A new section has been added to the Archives - National Successes. This document lists National events from as far back as 1946 listing Kent players who have achieved success.  There are many events listed along with the years Kent players achieved success - Gold Cup, Silver Plate, Pachabo, Crockfords and the Garden Cities to name but a few along with Camrose trials and main EBU congresses such as Brighton and Jersey.  Gerald has spend many hours compiling this list and it makes for interesting reading - have a look when you get a moment.

If anyone has any details of missing information from any of the Archive sections please email Gerald Soper with the details so he may add them to the archives, thank you.

Last updated : 5th Sep 2017 23:28 BST
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Entry Forms
Entry forms are available to download via the 'Calendar' tab. You may also enter online via the 'Online Entry Forms' tabs.
Fleming Femina & Hunter Homines
 

Congratulations to Liz Blande & Christine Kempton, winners of the Ladies pairs. Angela Treen & Geraldine Harland-Fisher were close runners up.
Click here for the full results.

 

Congratulations to Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, clear winners of the Men's pairs. John Hemington & Jon Chapman were the runners up.
Click here for the full results.

Senior Camrose (Teltscher Trophy) Trials

Congratulations to Norman Selway, playing with Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester & David Kendrick on winning the trials and therefore being selected to play for England. This will be the fourth year running that Norman is representing England in this event.

For further information and the results of the trials please see the EBU’s web site.

Tollemache

Congratulations to the team of Jeremy Willans (Capt), Ian Draper, Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Derek Patterson, Michael Prior, Michael Hampton, Phil Bailey, Peter Law, Bill Hirst and Patrick Collins who have won their section of the Tollemache Cup qualifier (County teams of 8).  Their nearest rivals finished 18 VPs behind. The top two teams from each of the four sections will play in the final held over the second weekend in February. 

Kent have qualified for the final nine times in the past 10 years and 23 times since the 1986/87 season, a considerable achievement. For the full list of players and results since 1950 please see the Archive section

Results are available to view on the EBU's website.

Sussex Chairman's Cup

Congratulations to Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans, winners of the Chairman's Cup.

Sussex invite two pairs from Kent who have won events to play in the Chairman's Cup. Jill and Jeremy were invited as they had won the Sussex Swiss Pairs earlier in the year.

Click here for the full results.

KCBA Congress
Jill Skinner & Jeremy Willans
Invicta Cup (Swiss pairs winners)
 

Norman Selway, Nick Irens, Kay Preddy & Espen Erichsen
Lukey Cup (Swiss teams - winners) 

John Amor & Eddie Richart
Swiss pairs - runners up
Ian Lancaster, Jill Skinner, Christine Jepson & Jeremy Willans
Owl Cup (Swiss teams - runners up)
David Sherman & Tracy Capal
Allnut Trophy (Swiss pairs - mixed)
 

Roy Lambert, Hilary Powell, David Powell & Bob Middeditch
Birkle Bowl
(Swiss teams - non-expert) 

 

Wenche Immink & Pat Sainsbury
Puddleduck Plate
(Swiss pairs - non-expert)
 

Norman Selway & Kay Preddy
Gentry Cup (Swiss pairs - married)

 

Swiss pairs - full results

Swiss teams - full results

Results
14th Jan 2018
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown & Mike Rafferty
14th Jan 2018
Hunter Homines - Men's Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown & Mike Rafferty
29th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Nicole Cook & John Oakland
28th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Director: Nicole Cook & Diane Rogers
1st Oct 2017
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown & Jan Johnson
Calendar
27th Jan 2018
Mitchell Salver - Club Teams of Eight
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Marco Alcalay
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Cup - Club Teams of Eight
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Plate - Club Teams of Eight
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
8th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final
Maidstone BC 7.15pm
Director: Paul Gibbons
11th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final
Bekesbourne BC 2.00pm
Director: Stephen Brown
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' tabs.
Fleming Femina & Hunter Homines
 

Congratulations to Liz Blande & Christine Kempton, winners of the Ladies pairs. Angela Treen & Geraldine Harland-Fisher were close runners up.
Click here for the full results.

 

Congratulations to Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, clear winners of the Men's pairs. John Hemington & Jon Chapman were the runners up.
Click here for the full results.

Senior Camrose (Teltscher Trophy) Trials

Congratulations to Norman Selway, playing with Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester & David Kendrick on winning the trials and therefore being selected to play for England. This will be the fourth year running that Norman is representing England in this event.

For further information and the results of the trials please see the EBU’s web site.

Tollemache

Congratulations to the team of Jeremy Willans (Capt), Ian Draper, Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Derek Patterson, Michael Prior, Michael Hampton, Phil Bailey, Peter Law, Bill Hirst and Patrick Collins who have won their section of the Tollemache Cup qualifier (County teams of 8).  Their nearest rivals finished 18 VPs behind. The top two teams from each of the four sections will play in the final held over the second weekend in February. 

Kent have qualified for the final nine times in the past 10 years and 23 times since the 1986/87 season, a considerable achievement. For the full list of players and results since 1950 please see the Archive section

Results are available to view on the EBU's website.

Sussex Chairman's Cup

Congratulations to Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans, winners of the Chairman's Cup.

Sussex invite two pairs from Kent who have won events to play in the Chairman's Cup. Jill and Jeremy were invited as they had won the Sussex Swiss Pairs earlier in the year.

Click here for the full results.

KCBA Congress
Jill Skinner & Jeremy Willans
Invicta Cup (Swiss pairs winners)
 

Norman Selway, Nick Irens, Kay Preddy & Espen Erichsen
Lukey Cup (Swiss teams - winners) 

John Amor & Eddie Richart
Swiss pairs - runners up
Ian Lancaster, Jill Skinner, Christine Jepson & Jeremy Willans
Owl Cup (Swiss teams - runners up)
David Sherman & Tracy Capal
Allnut Trophy (Swiss pairs - mixed)
 

Roy Lambert, Hilary Powell, David Powell & Bob Middeditch
Birkle Bowl
(Swiss teams - non-expert) 

 

Wenche Immink & Pat Sainsbury
Puddleduck Plate
(Swiss pairs - non-expert)
 

Norman Selway & Kay Preddy
Gentry Cup (Swiss pairs - married)

 

Swiss pairs - full results

Swiss teams - full results

Results
14th Jan 2018
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown & Mike Rafferty
14th Jan 2018
Hunter Homines - Men's Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown & Mike Rafferty
29th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Nicole Cook & John Oakland
28th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Director: Nicole Cook & Diane Rogers
1st Oct 2017
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Director: Stephen Brown & Jan Johnson
Calendar
27th Jan 2018
Mitchell Salver - Club Teams of Eight
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown
Assistant: Marco Alcalay
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Cup - Club Teams of Eight
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Plate - Club Teams of Eight
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
8th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final
Maidstone BC 7.15pm
Director: Paul Gibbons
11th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final
Bekesbourne BC 2.00pm
Director: Stephen Brown