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3 Counties Bridge Learning Weekends

Balmer Lawn Hotel, New Forest

Declarer Play - 5th to 7th October

Counting & Competitive Bidding Strategies
23rd to 25th November

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.

Free Online Bridge Magazine

A completely free online bridge magazine 'A New Bridge Magazine’ launched in January 2018.
Registering ensures you receive email notification when new issues are published.

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Last updated : 25th Jul 2018 11:05 BST
Metropolitan Cup

The players selected to represent Kent in the Metropolitan Cup on Sunday 30th September at East Grinstead Sports Centre are, in no particular order -
 

'A' teams

Jeremy Willans (capt) & Jill Skinner, Espen & Helen Erichsen, Colin Wilson & Gerald Soper, Stephen Barnfield & Frances Connell
 

Phil Bailey & Mike Hampton, Steve Auchterlonie & Mark Benson, John Hemington & John Amor, Keith Ashcroft & Michael Collins

 

'B' teams

Brian Crack & Shirley Goldwin, Dean Mortlock & Andrew Collins, Stephen Pierce & Bernie Waters, John Plumpton & Jon Wittmann
 

Chris Wall & Graham Clements, Bill Hirst & Norman Inniss, Robin George & Keith George, Tony Price & Hugh Llewellyn-Jones

 

'C' teams

Chris Lohan & David Ellerby, Paul Gibbons & Sharon Bayne, Valerie Reeves & Ann Cox, David Stern & Howard Jennings

 

David Powell & Gwyneth Davies, Colin Game & Pat McBain, Tony Adams & Jim Wortley, David Keith & Mike Bryant

Last updated : 22nd Sep 2018 14:33 BST
The Arnold Cup - County Teams of 4 Competition

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.

Last updated : 9th Sep 2018 18:31 BST
Dyer Smith Cup - Mixed Pairs - 7th October

Kent's Mixed Pairs - TWBC 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
.

Last updated : 9th Sep 2018 18:32 BST
Kent Congress - Blue Pointed weekend - 27th & 28th October

The Kent Congress, now in its 59th year, is taking place at TWBC on 27th and 28th October.  The Congress Secretary, Monica Aitken, can help players make up teams if required.  Once again, there is an option to add our popular Kent lunches to the booking.

Please click here for the Congress entry form with further information.

Entries may also be made online - Swiss Pairs  Swiss Teams

Last updated : 26th Aug 2018 23:31 BST
Real Easy Pairs (being held alongside the KCBA Congress)

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.

Last updated : 23rd Sep 2018 12:56 BST
South-East Counties Junior Bridge Event - Wimbledon BC

Kent, Surrey and Sussex are holding a one-day bridge event at Wimbledon BC for 8 - 21 year olds.
Starting with a teaching session at 10.30 followed by an afternoon competition.

All levels welcome from MiniBridge to junior experts.
£10 fee to cover the costs of refreshments.

Please click here for the flyer with more information.

Last updated : 13th Sep 2018 19:08 BST
Kent Club Events
Tyler Hill BC - Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs - 14th October

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.

Last updated : 3rd Aug 2018 13:22 BST
Information / News
EBED Club Directors Training Courses

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,

                                                        Unauthorised Information/Misinformation)
Club TD Assessment                        Friday 19th October

For bookings and full details, see the
EBED website 

Last updated : 24th Jul 2018 15:34 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 : 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 Anton Mauve, Kent's Youth Office or Stephen Pierce.

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

Last updated : 12th Feb 2018 21:20 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 : 11th May 2018 13:38 BST
Entry Forms
Entry forms are available to download via the 'Calendar' tab. You may also enter online via the 'Online Entry Forms' tabs.
Kent Area Leagues

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) which has not run for the past couple of years is now up and tunning again but more teams would be welcome.  Please contact the Area Secretary Mike Griffiths.

Results and Successes
EBU's Online Knockout Competition

Congratulations to Michael Prior, Mike Hampton, Norman Selway and Kay Preddy who have won the EBU's online knockout competition.  This year's entry of 44 teams was the best since the event begain in 2013.  Full results may be viewed on the EBU's website.

Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp

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.

EBU Seniors Congress

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

Phillimore Cup

 Congratulations to John Plumpton and Jonathan
 Wittman, winners of Kent's Blue pointed Swiss
 pairs.

 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.

Garden Cities Final

 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
 second place.
 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.

Results
Phillimore Cup - Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (& AGM)
Director: Steve Foster, John Oakland
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Eddie & Kathy Williams
2018 Interschools Bridge Tournament
2018 Interschools Mini Bridge Results
Brook Shield - Area Leagues play-off
Calendar
7th Oct 2018
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: John Oakland
 Click for more information
14th Oct 2018
Tyler Hill Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tyler Hill BC
 Click for more information
27th Oct 2018
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne, Diane Rogers
 Click for more information
27th Oct 2018
Real Easy Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 2pm
Director: Diane Rogers
 Click for more information
28th Oct 2018
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne, John Oakland
 Click for more information