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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

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.

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Last updated : 25th Jul 2018 11:05 BST
EBU Summer Festival at Tunbridge Wells BC - August1 6th

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.

Last updated : 9th Aug 2018 11:47 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 : 3rd Aug 2018 13:24 BST
Dyer Smith Cup - Mixed Pairs - 7th October

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
.

Last updated : 3rd Aug 2018 13:23 BST
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
Kent Congress - Blue Pointed weekend plus No Fear Pairs

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.  The 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 8 or less are welcome and all juniors are encouraged to participate.  There will be lots of prizes and a medal for each participant.

Last updated : 11th Aug 2018 11:33 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
Information / News
Club Teacher Training

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.

 

Last updated : 24th Jul 2018 16:02 BST
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
Surrounding County Events
Herts / Essex Green Pointed Swiss Weekend - September

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 : 22nd Jul 2018 20:54 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
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) 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.

Results and Successes
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 & Plate

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.

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
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: .
Assistant: .
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