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The website needs to be updated constantly.

Please would you check your Club Details so they can be updated if necessary.

Are there any Bridge Teachers who would like to be included in our listings?  

Please click here to email details.

Club Teacher Training

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.

GDPR

Please click here to see a copy of the KCBA's Privacy Notice. This is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation which came into force on 25th May 2018.

3 Counties Bridge Learning Weekends

Balmer Lawn Hotel, New Forest

Declarer Play - 5th to 7th October

Counting & Competitive Bidding Strategies
23rd to 25th November

Bridge Festival of St Malo

3rd International Festival of Bridge

Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September
Generous cash prizes - €600 to the winners.

See website for further information.

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 earlier this year.  Registering ensures you receive email notification when new issues are published.

Welcome to Kent Contract Bridge Association
New Laws Junior Bridge   Archives  

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Last updated : 12th Jul 2018 13:12 BST
Metropolitan Cup

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.

Last updated : 5th Jun 2018 23:46 BST
Surrounding County Events
Sussex Green Point Swiss Teams - July

The Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Teams is being held on Sunday 22nd July at Patcham.

Click here to be taken to the SCCBA website or here to go straight to the online entry page.

Last updated : 16th Jul 2018 12:34 BST
Herts / Essex Green Pointed Swiss Weekends - July & September

Swiss Pairs - Saturday 21st July
Swiss Teams - Sunday 22nd July

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.

Last updated : 8th Jul 2018 07:11 BST
Oxford Festival of Bridge - September 18th - 21st

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.

Last updated : 16th Jul 2018 13:45 BST
Surrey Green Point Weekend - September

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

Last updated : 3rd Jul 2018 10:33 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
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 : 6th Jun 2018 15:12 BST
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.
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.

Berks & Bucks - Green pointed weekend

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.

Arnold Cup

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.

2018 Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament

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.

Green Pointed Swiss Teams

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.

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
14th Oct 2018
Tyler Hill Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tyler Hill BC
27th Oct 2018
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
28th Oct 2018
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
13th Jan 2019
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am