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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
County Events
Phillimore Cup - Swiss Pairs and AGM

The Phillimore Cup will be held at Tunbridge Wells BC on Sunday 25th June, 11am.

This is a Swiss pairs event, 6 x 8 board matches, open to all primary and associate* KCBA members.

The AGM will be held after the lunch break during the interval.

Entries may be made and paid for online - please click here to be taken to the online entry form page.

Please click here for a printable entry form.

* Associate membership of Kent costs just £5 per annum

Last updated : 12th May 2017 22:06 BST
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 : 17th Feb 2017 14:51 GMT
National Events
Corwen Trophy

Four pairs qualified, via the Larsky Cup, to represent Kent in the Corwen Trophy to be played over the first weekend in June. We wish them all the best of luck.

Ravi Athwal & John Amor
John Hemington & John Griffiths
Malcolm Lewis & Steve Auchterlonie
Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner
Last updated : 25th May 2017 12:54 BST
International Events
Bridge Festival - St Malo, France

 

Malouin Bridge Club are holding their 2nd International Bridge Festival       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 : 18th May 2017 10:51 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 : 4th May 2017 15:19 BST
Inter-Schools Tournament

Weald Community Primary School are hosting the Inaugural Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament on 19th May.

Please click here for more information or email Jane Hunter or Anton & Jessica Mauve for more details.

Last updated : 21st Mar 2017 10:51 GMT
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 : 21st Mar 2017 10:49 GMT
Information / News
Club TD Training - Hastings

Club TD training courses are being held at Hastings on the following dates.  Eddie Williams is the trainer.

Essentials Sunday 9th April
Book Rulings Sunday 14th May
Judgement Rulings Sunday 11th June
Assessment Sunday 2nd July

For more information email Richard Banbury  01296 317218 or see the EBED website.

Last updated : 18th May 2017 10:55 BST
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 : 18th May 2017 11:00 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 : 21st Mar 2017 12:00 GMT
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' tab.
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.
Teltscher Trophy 'Senior Camrose'

Many congratulations to Norman Selway and Nick Irens, members of the England team who won the Teltscher Trophy over the weekend of 20/21st May.  Please follow the links below for further information.

EBU report

Results

Green Pointed Swiss Teams
 

Congratulations to Anne Rosen, Ian Draper, Jeremy Willans & Neil Rosen, winners of the KCBA Swiss teams on a split tie with Rob Sheehan, Andrew Cairns, Barry Myers & Sally Brock.

Full results may be viewed by clicking here.

Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Many congratulations to Kent pairs Michael Collins & Keith Ashcroft and Mike Hampton & Michael Prior who finished first and second respectively out of a field of 52 pairs. The full results may be viewed on the Sussex website.

Garden Cities - Regional Final

Many congratulations to the Tunbridge Wells team of Colin Wilson (capt), Gerald Soper, Helen & Espen Erichsen, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield who have won the South East Regional Final of the Garden Cities Trophy.

Tunbridge Wells qualified to represent Kent in this event by virtue of winning the Corbett Cup back in February. They will now go on to play in the final on the 24th June against seven other county teams including London who were second in their heat.

Full results of all heats and cross IMPing info may be found on the EBU's web site or by clicking here.

Lady Milne

Congratulations to Helen Erichsen (far left), part of the England ladies team who won the Lady Milne in Wales over the weekend of 21st - 23rd April.

Full details of the event can be found on the WBU web site, please click here.

George Griffiths

Congratulations to Tony Adams and Jim Wortley on winning Kent's Seniors' Pairs.

Norman Selway and Nick Irens were second, Dave Harper and Jan Whitham were third.

Full results may be viewed here.

Larsky Cup

Congratulations to Ravi Athwal & John Amor on winning the Larsky Cup, Kent's Championship Pairs.

Runners up John Griffiths & John Hemington (pictured below) were just 0.24% behind them.

Along with the third and fourth placed pairs, Malcolm Lewis & Steve Auchterlonie and Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner they will all be invited to represent Kent in the EBU's Corwen Trophy in June.

Full results of the final may be viewed here.

Results
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
19th Feb 2017
Corbett Plate S3
Calendar
25th Jun 2017
Phillimore Cup - Swiss Pairs (& AGM)
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: John Oakland
 Click for more information
1st Oct 2017
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
28th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC
29th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC
14th Jan 2018
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
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' tab.
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.
Teltscher Trophy 'Senior Camrose'

Many congratulations to Norman Selway and Nick Irens, members of the England team who won the Teltscher Trophy over the weekend of 20/21st May.  Please follow the links below for further information.

EBU report

Results

Green Pointed Swiss Teams
 

Congratulations to Anne Rosen, Ian Draper, Jeremy Willans & Neil Rosen, winners of the KCBA Swiss teams on a split tie with Rob Sheehan, Andrew Cairns, Barry Myers & Sally Brock.

Full results may be viewed by clicking here.

Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Many congratulations to Kent pairs Michael Collins & Keith Ashcroft and Mike Hampton & Michael Prior who finished first and second respectively out of a field of 52 pairs. The full results may be viewed on the Sussex website.

Garden Cities - Regional Final

Many congratulations to the Tunbridge Wells team of Colin Wilson (capt), Gerald Soper, Helen & Espen Erichsen, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield who have won the South East Regional Final of the Garden Cities Trophy.

Tunbridge Wells qualified to represent Kent in this event by virtue of winning the Corbett Cup back in February. They will now go on to play in the final on the 24th June against seven other county teams including London who were second in their heat.

Full results of all heats and cross IMPing info may be found on the EBU's web site or by clicking here.

Lady Milne

Congratulations to Helen Erichsen (far left), part of the England ladies team who won the Lady Milne in Wales over the weekend of 21st - 23rd April.

Full details of the event can be found on the WBU web site, please click here.

George Griffiths

Congratulations to Tony Adams and Jim Wortley on winning Kent's Seniors' Pairs.

Norman Selway and Nick Irens were second, Dave Harper and Jan Whitham were third.

Full results may be viewed here.

Larsky Cup

Congratulations to Ravi Athwal & John Amor on winning the Larsky Cup, Kent's Championship Pairs.

Runners up John Griffiths & John Hemington (pictured below) were just 0.24% behind them.

Along with the third and fourth placed pairs, Malcolm Lewis & Steve Auchterlonie and Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner they will all be invited to represent Kent in the EBU's Corwen Trophy in June.

Full results of the final may be viewed here.

Results
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
19th Feb 2017
Corbett Plate S3
Calendar
25th Jun 2017
Phillimore Cup - Swiss Pairs (& AGM)
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: John Oakland
 Click for more information
1st Oct 2017
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
28th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC
29th Oct 2017
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC
14th Jan 2018
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am