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Declarer Play - 5th to 7th October
Counting & Competitive Bidding Strategies
23rd to 25th November
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.
Please click here to see a copy of the KCBA's Privacy Notice. This is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018.
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.
Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs open to all EBU members.
Sunday 24th June 2018 11am, approx finishing time 6pm.
Chief TD: Steve Foster
Please click here to enter online.
If you prefer to download an entry form please click here.
Kent's 'B' team won their group of the Metropolitan Cup last October. The team will now go on to represent Kent in the national teams of 8 competition being held in Coventry on 24th June.
The team (in no particular order) is -
John Hemington & Jon Chapman
Michael Collins & Keith Ashcroft
Steve Barnfield & Frances Connell
Ravi Athwal & Jon Thoresen
For more information on the event please click here.
Remember to sign up (children / grandchildren) for the Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp, places are limited and the first 11 juniors to sign up from Kent will be subsidised (where else can you get a weekend of bridge, including competitions and Junior Award Scheme tuition, accommodation and meals for just £15!!).
Essex are holding a blue pointed Swiss Teams for the George Curtis Memorial Trophy (the event may be multiple teams depending on the number of teams entering) on Sunday 17th June at Barleylands, CM11 2UD from 13.00 to 20.00 just £36 per team. The online entry form may be found on their website www.essexbridge.co.uk
The London Congress (green pointed weekend) is being held over the weekend of 14th-15th July at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club.
Click here to be taken to the LMBA website or here to go straight to the brochure with more information.
Swiss Pairs - Saturday 21st July
Swiss Teams - Sunday 22nd July
Venue: Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware SG12 0UQ
Both days start at midday
Click here to be taken to their website with more information and links to the entry forms.
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
3rd International Festival of Bridge
Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September
Generous cash prizes - €600 to the winners.
See their website for further information.
Junior bridge camp to be held over the weekend of
7th/8th July at Ardingly College, Haywards Heath.
For more information please click here for the flyer
or click here to go to the online booking page.
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.
Chris Lohan is running a two training course for anyone interested in teaching bridge. The course will be held at West Faversham Comuity 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
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.
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 (London) 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.
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.
Congratulations to the North West Kent League team of Norman Inniss (capt), Christine Kempton, Pat McBain & Colin Game who beat Richard Sisson’s Mid Kent League team (Richards Sissons, David Beal, Georgina Howe & Jenny Kendall) in the Brooke Shield.
The Brooke Shield is the end of season event contested by the winning teams from the four area leagues. League results and area secretaries contact info may be found under the Area Leagues tab, previous winners are listed in the archives section.
We are always looking for new teams to join the leagues. If you are interested please contact your Area League Secretary.
Congratulations to Brian Crack, Shirley Goldwin, Diana Avis & Colin Wilson who won the Midweek Teams, Brian & Shirley also won the midweek Pairs Championship.
Full results for all events available here.
Congratulation to Pat & Bernie Waters who finished third overall in the fourth set of the World Wide Bridge Contest with a score of 71.13%. In their set there were 517 pairs playing at 36 clubs in 19 countries. There are eight sets in total with four still to be played. Details of clubs holding heats are on the ECatsBridge website. Pairs finishing first and second gain automatic qualification to the 24 pair final in China. With eight further places to be filled Pat and Bernie stand a good chance with their high percentage score.
Congratulations to David Stern and Howard Jennings, winners of the Swiss Pairs on Saturday.
Full results are on the SCCBA website.
Many congratulations to the Tunbridge Wells team who have won their regional final of the Garden Cities Trophy. Seven counties competed with the top two teams going forward to the final on 23rd June. They won five of their six matches scoring 86 IMPs out of a possible 120, finishing well clear of Reading in second place on 69. Full results of all four regional finals are available on the EBU's web site.
Many congratulations to David Body and Valerie Reeves, winners of the George Griffiths Cup.
It was very close at the top but they came through in the end with a margin of 0.3% in a strong field of a record 44 pairs.
Congratulations also to Lesley & Roger Pechey who came second. Jean Smallwood and Eddie Lucioni were third.
Click here for the full results.