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Balmer Lawn Hotel, New Forest
Declarer Play - 5th to 7th October
Counting & Competitive Bidding Strategies
23rd to 25th November
3rd International Festival of Bridge
Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September
Generous cash prizes - €600 to the winners.
See website for further information.
Please see information under the 'Directing & Scoring' tab for a summary of the 2017 changes to the Laws of Bridge.
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.
A completely free online bridge magazine 'A New Bridge Magazine’ launched earlier this year. Registering ensures you receive email notification when new issues are published.
Due to the Eastbourne hotel undergoing refurbishment, this year's events are being held in London and across the country. The midweek events will be held as multi-venue competitions, with the same hands played at a few venues around the country, and then scored across the field. Details of all events and venues may be found on the EBU's website.
Tunbridge Wells BC are hosting two events -
Tuesday 7th Aug - GCH Fox Championship Pairs - Results
Thursday 16th Aug - Mixed Pairs Championship
Please enter online via the TWBC website.
Entries are now being taken for the Arnold Cup. Closing date 30th September.
Entry fee still only £12 per team with Green Points available for all Cup matches won.
Two matches guaranteed - first round losers are automatically enterered into the Arnold Plate.
Please click here for an entry form containing more information.
Entries may be made by post or online.
A list of teams entered is available to be viewed by scrolling to the foot of the online entry page.
Kent's Mixed Pairs event is being held at TWBC on Sunday 7th October.
Open to all KCBA primary and associate members, only £12 per player with an optional two course lunch available to book in advance for £11
Starting at 11am with an approx finishing time of 6pm. Chief TD: Nicole Cook
Please click here to enter online.
If you prefer to download an entry form please click here.
Tyler Hill BC are holding a blue pointed Swiss pairs in memory of Keith Rains. Starting time 10.30 for 11.00 with a buffet lunch provided. All profits willl be donated to Pilgrims Hospice. Please click here for an entry form with more information.
Kent's Blue Pointed Congress is being held at TWBC over the weekend of 27th/28th October.
Please click here for the Congress entry form with further information.
Entries may also be made online - Swiss Pairs Swiss Teams
This year's Congress will also feature a Real Easy event, run concurrently with the main Swiss Pairs event, on Saturday 27 October at 2pm. This NO FEAR event is aimed at all those who have learned to play bridge in the last few years and would like a taste of the Congress. All those who have an NGS rating of 6 or less are welcome and all juniors are encouraged to participate. The Ray White Trophy will be awarded to the winners, a medal for each participant and lots of other prizes.
Please click here for an entry form with further information.
Would you like to be considered to represent Kent in the Metropolitan Cup on Sunday 30th September at East Grinstead Sports Centre?
If you are interested in being considered for a team please email Jeremy Willans (KCBA Match Captain) to register your interest.
The format has changed this year with all divisions (A, B & C) being teams of 8. Each County are allowed to enter two teams in each division so Jeremy is looking for plenty of people who would like to play.
If your club's table numbers are dwindling you can help by learning how to teach bridge. Chris Lohan is running a two day training course for anyone interested in teaching bridge. The course will be held at West Faversham Community Centre on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September. Please see the EBED website for further details or email Chris direct.
The four EBED club tournament director courses are being held at the Old Dunstonian RFC, St. Dunstan's Lane, Park Langley, Beckenham, Kent. BR3 3SS. The trainer will be Stephen Brown (EBU National Tournament director & Kent Chief TD). Many thanks to Valerie Smith from the Bromley North Bridge Club for supporting the use of this venue.
How to run a club duplicate Wednesday 25th April
Book/Judgement Rulings Day 1 Wednesday 16th May,
(Revokes, penalty cards, Opening Lead out of turn, Claims)
Book/Judgement Rulings Day 2 Monday 24th September
(Insufficient Bids, Calls out of turn,
Club TD Assessment Friday 19th October
For bookings and full details, see the EBED website
Swiss Pairs - Saturday 15th September
Swiss Teams - Sunday 16th September
Venue: Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware SG12 0UQ
All events start at midday
Click here to be taken to their website with more information and links to the entry forms.
This festival is aimed at players who play for fun rather than master points. The festival will include straightforward duplicate, Chicago-style bridge, cafe bridge, seminars, sightseeing trips, a quiz plus various eating and drinking opportunities. For further information please click here for the brochure and online booking form.
Swiss Pairs - Saturday 22nd September. Click here to go to the online booking form.
Swiss Teams - Sunday 26th September. Click here to go to the online booking form.
Venue: Spectrum Leisure Centre, The Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP
Printable entry form
Sunday bridge for 10 - 18 year olds 10.30am - noon.
Please click here for more information and contact details.
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 Anton Mauve, Kent's Youth Office or Stephen Pierce.
Please click here to be taken to the full article in the Times.
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.
There are four Area Leagues in Kent - North West, East, Mid and South West. If you enjoy teams of 4 matches and would like to enter a team for the coming season please see the Area Leagues section for contact details.
The South West League (Pearson Cup) has not been running for a couple of years so if you are thinking you would like to play more teams please contact the Area Secretary Mike Griffiths.
The 2018 Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp held at Ardingly College was well attended with 63 juniors aged from seven to 21 taking part.
Congratulations to Andy Cope and Oscar Selby who won the Priday Cup on Sunday. For all the results from both days please click here.
For a report of the weekend please click here.
Congratulations to Bill Hirst and Peter Law who won the Seniors Congress Swiss teams at Eastbourne playing with Jeremy Dhondy and Clive Cubitt. They finished 9 VPs ahead of the field winning all seven matches.
Full results form the Congress may be found on the EBU's web site.
Bill Hirst, Jeremy Dhondy, Peter Law & Clive Cubitt
Congratulations to John Plumpton and Jonathan
Wittman, winners of Kent's Blue pointed Swiss
It was close at the top with John and Jonathan
on 89, Kay Preddy and Norman Selway (the
holders) on 86 and David Municchi & Peter
Griffin and Richard Creamer & Konrad Mau in
joint third on 83.
Full the full results please click here.
Many congratulations to the Tunbridge
Wells team who, having won their
regional final of the Garden Cities
Trophy, have gone on to win the final.
Teams from eight counties competed
in the final. Tunbridge Wells won five
of their seven matches, losing just one
and drawing with Deva who finished in
Ian and Jeremy topped the X IMPs table.
Full results are available on the EBU’s website.
Colin Wilson (Capt), Espen Erichsen, Helen Erichsen, Steve Barnfield, Gerald Soper, Francis Connell, Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper.
Congratulations to Kay Preddy and Norman Selway who finished second out of 108 pairs in the Swiss Pairs. Norman & Kay teamed up with Louise Selway and Will Roper (Wiltshire) to finish second in the Swiss teams, 43 teams competed.
Congratulations to Nick Irens and his team, Norman Selway, Kay Preddy, Espen & Helen Erichsen who have retained the Arnold Cup, narrow beating Jon Chapman’s team in the final.
The Plate has been won by Norman Inniss and his team, Christine Kempton, Hugh Llewelyn-Jones and Tony Price.
This is just the second year of the competition and already it has become a great success with around 50 participating children, representing eight primary and secondary schools. We are hoping that it becomes bigger and better in 2019, with more schools and more players. If you are interested in finding out more about bridge in schools please contact Anton Mauve.
Pictured from left to right. Minibridge overall winners Richard Tatum and Zac Howes (Weald Community Primary School); Primary school overall winners Sophie Phillips and Antoinina Mauve (Weald Community Primary School); Secondary school overall winners: Sofia Ballara and Minna Briscoe (Tonbridge Grammar School).
Click here for the full results and here for the minibridge results. Click here for a full report with more photos.
Andrew Cairns, Robert Sheehan, Sally Brock & Barry Myers.
Congratulations to Sally Brock’s team who won Kent’s Swiss teams events with a score of 96 VPs narrowly beating Espen Erichsen’s team who scored 93 VPs.
Eddie Lucioni’s team climbed 12 places to take the ascender’s prize.
Congratulations to them all.
Espen Erichsen, Helen Erichsen, Jill Skinner & Jeremy Willans.
Eddie Lucioni, David Stern, Angela Treen, Monica Aitken.