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Swiss Pairs (Green Pointed)
21st Feb 2018 17:35 GMT
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21st Feb 2018 10:30 GMT
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EBU's Bridge Shop

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'  is now available.  The February issue is out now.  Registering ensures you receive email notification when new issues are published.

 
Welcome to Kent Contract Bridge Association
New Laws Junior Bridge Archives
Last updated : 20th Feb 2018 22:43 GMT
Larsky Cup Final

Please click here for a list of the 26 automatic qualifying pairs for the Larsky Cup final on Saturday 24th March.
The final is an all-play-all 13 table movement, therefore if any of the qualifying pairs are unable to play reserves will be offered a place.  If you just fell short of qualification please keep the date clear and don't give up hope!

Last updated : 20th Feb 2018 22:24 GMT
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Green Pointed Swiss Pairs at Tunbridge Wells BC

Sunday 4th March 2018 11am, approx finishing time 6.30pm.

Chief TD: Nicole Cook

Please click here to enter online.

If you prefer to download an entry form please click here.

Last updated : 8th Jan 2018 23:08 GMT
George Griffiths (Seniors Pairs)

Seniors pairs open to primary and associate KCBA members.

Sunday 8th April 2018 11am, approx finishing time 6pm.

Chief TD: Paul Gibbons

Please click here to enter online.

If you prefer to download an entry form please click here.

Last updated : 12th Feb 2018 22:35 GMT
Club Events
Tyler Hill BC - Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

Tyler Hill BC are holding a Swiss Pairs event on Sunday 18th March.This event is being held in memory of Keith Rains whose family are kindly providing a buffet lunch. Coffee on arrival, blue points and cash prizes. All profits are being donated to Pilgrims Hospice. Please click here for a copy of the entry form.

Last updated : 14th Jan 2018 22:09 GMT
Bromley North BC - Swiss Teams

Bromley North Bridge Club will be hosting a Swiss Teams competition on Saturday 14th April 2018. There will be 6 x 8 board computer-dealt rounds and printed hand records with prize money to 3rd place. The cost is £72 per team including a buffet lunch.
Please click here to download an entry form with further information.   

Last updated : 14th Jan 2018 22:15 GMT
Surrounding County Events
Hants & IOW Congress

Green Pointed Swiss weekend - 10th/11th March 2018

Otterbourne Hall, Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne, SO21 2ET near Winchester

Please click here for the entry form and more information.

Last updated : 5th Nov 2017 13:15 GMT
Herts/Essex Green Pointed Weekend - July

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.

Last updated : 20th Feb 2018 22:36 GMT
Junior Bridge
Kent Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament

The Annual Kent Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament is taking place on 18th May 12.30-6.30pm.  There will be both Minibridge and 'Open' bridge sessions. Please click here for a flyer with more information or contact Jane Hunter (07885 301590) or Anton and Jessica Mauve (01732 669925).

Last updated : 4th Feb 2018 12:41 GMT
Southern Counties Junior Bridge Camp

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.

 
             If you would like more information or are interested in helping or teaching
                               please contact William Bourne (07876 350650).
Last updated : 4th Feb 2018 12:39 GMT
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
Club Teacher Training in Surrey / Sussex

A teaching programme especially designed for club development

Available courses

Aylesbury (EBU), Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February 2018
Horsham, Thursday/Friday 12/13th April 2018

To book a place on one of these courses, please contact Lisa Miller on 01296 317217

Last updated : 12th Feb 2018 23:12 GMT
Training activities in Surrey

Surrey are organising training activities to help the development of bridge players at all levels. These events hopefully will build upon and compliment training activities held in clubs.

23,24 & 25 February   Balmer Lawn Advanced Bidding Techniques     NGS 8 - J

20 May                      Advanced Seminar Ian Pagan     NGS J - K

Last updated : 13th Jan 2018 11:57 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 : 5th Sep 2017 23:28 BST
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' tabs.
Corbett Cup and Plate
Congratulations to Tunbridge Wells 'A', winners of the Corbett Cup
Left to right - Ravi Athwal, Frances Connell, Jon Thoresen, Steve Barnfield, Helen Erichsen, Colin Wilson, Gerald Soper and Andrew Cairns. Also in the team for the first two sessions were Espen Erichsen, Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans.
Congratulations to Folkestone, winners of the Corbett Plate
Left to right - Steve Auchterlonie, Brian Crack, Chris Lohan, Malcolm Lewis, Shirley Goldwin, Mark Benson, John Ramshoj-Bolton and David Ellerby. Also in the team for the first two sessions was Michael Guy.
Please click here for the VP matrix for both events, and below under results for more detailed analysis (sorry hand copies are not quite correct, BridgeWebs will not display these in the right order)
Tollemache Cup

Many congratulations to the Kent team captained by Jeremy Willans who have won the Tollemache Cup. The Tollemache is the Inter-County Championships for teams of eight.  Kent have won the trophy five times, see the archive section for team line ups in previous years.  Kent have finished in 2nd place in three of the past four years so it is great to see them triumph again.

Congratulations also to Jeremy and Ian who topped the X IMP table.  Full results are on the EBU's web site.

(Left to right) Patrick Collins, Helen Erichsen, Phil Bailey, Kay Preddy, Espen Erichsen, Mike Hampton, Jeremy Willans (Capt), Norman Selway, Ian Draper and Peter Law.

Derek Patterson, Michael Prior and Bill Hirst were part of the team who qualified for the final back in November finishing top of their section.

Mitchell Salver

Many congratulations to the Farnborough 'D' team who have won the Mitchell Salver (3rd tier of the Corbett League) by a margin of 14 VPs, winning all seven of their matches. Team members were Roger & Lesley Pechey, Gillian & Allan Foster, Valerie Smith & Ken McClements and Tom Smith & Mike Penney. 

The Bromley North 'A' team of David Parkinson & Peter Cox, David & Hilary Powell, David Harper & John Gibbons and Robert Middledith & Barbara Jackson were runners up.

Both teams have now gained promotion to the Corbett Plate.  Full results may be viewed here.

Fleming Femina & Hunter Homines
 

Congratulations to Liz Blande & Christine Kempton, winners of the Ladies pairs. Angela Treen & Geraldine Harland-Fisher were close runners up.
Click here for the full results.

 

Congratulations to Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, clear winners of the Men's pairs. John Hemington & Jon Chapman were the runners up.
Click here for the full results.

Senior Camrose (Teltscher Trophy) Trials

Congratulations to Norman Selway, playing with Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester & David Kendrick on winning the trials and therefore being selected to play for England. This will be the fourth year running that Norman is representing England in this event.

For further information and the results of the trials please see the EBU’s web site.

Sussex Chairman's Cup

Congratulations to Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans, winners of the Chairman's Cup.

Sussex invite two pairs from Kent who have won events to play in the Chairman's Cup. Jill and Jeremy were invited as they had won the Sussex Swiss Pairs earlier in the year.

Click here for the full results.

Results
19th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Farnborough
Director: Stephen Brown
18th Feb 2018
Corbett Cup - Club Teams of Eight
Director: Paul Gibbons, Ryan Garritty, Fred Davis
18th Feb 2018
Corbett Plate - Club Teams of Eight
Director: Paul Gibbons, Ryan Garritty, Fred Davis
14th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Tunbridge Wells
Director: Stephen Brown
11th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Bekesbourne 1
Director: Paul Gibbons
11th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Bekesbourne 2
Director: Stephen Brown
8th Feb 2018
Larsky Semi-final Maidstone
Director: Paul Gibbons
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Cup - IMPs for session 1 & 2
Director: Paul Gibbons, Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Plate - IMPs for Sessions 1&2
Director: Paul Gibbons, Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Plate - Predicted VPs after 2 sessions
Calendar
4th Mar 2018
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: Ryan Garritty, Diane Rogers
 Click for more information
18th Mar 2018
Tyler Hill Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tyler Hill BC
10.30 for 11.00am
 Click for more information
24th Mar 2018
Larsky Cup Final - Pairs Championship
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: TBC
8th Apr 2018
George Griffiths - Seniors Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne
 Click for more information
14th Apr 2018
Bromley North BC Swiss Teams
Director: Mike Rafferty
Scorer: Liz Blande
 Click for more information
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' tabs.
Corbett Cup and Plate
Congratulations to Tunbridge Wells 'A', winners of the Corbett Cup
Left to right - Ravi Athwal, Frances Connell, Jon Thoresen, Steve Barnfield, Helen Erichsen, Colin Wilson, Gerald Soper and Andrew Cairns. Also in the team for the first two sessions were Espen Erichsen, Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans.
Congratulations to Folkestone, winners of the Corbett Plate
Left to right - Steve Auchterlonie, Brian Crack, Chris Lohan, Malcolm Lewis, Shirley Goldwin, Mark Benson, John Ramshoj-Bolton and David Ellerby. Also in the team for the first two sessions was Michael Guy.
Please click here for the VP matrix for both events, and below under results for more detailed analysis (sorry hand copies are not quite correct, BridgeWebs will not display these in the right order)
Tollemache Cup

Many congratulations to the Kent team captained by Jeremy Willans who have won the Tollemache Cup. The Tollemache is the Inter-County Championships for teams of eight.  Kent have won the trophy five times, see the archive section for team line ups in previous years.  Kent have finished in 2nd place in three of the past four years so it is great to see them triumph again.

Congratulations also to Jeremy and Ian who topped the X IMP table.  Full results are on the EBU's web site.

(Left to right) Patrick Collins, Helen Erichsen, Phil Bailey, Kay Preddy, Espen Erichsen, Mike Hampton, Jeremy Willans (Capt), Norman Selway, Ian Draper and Peter Law.

Derek Patterson, Michael Prior and Bill Hirst were part of the team who qualified for the final back in November finishing top of their section.

Mitchell Salver

Many congratulations to the Farnborough 'D' team who have won the Mitchell Salver (3rd tier of the Corbett League) by a margin of 14 VPs, winning all seven of their matches. Team members were Roger & Lesley Pechey, Gillian & Allan Foster, Valerie Smith & Ken McClements and Tom Smith & Mike Penney. 

The Bromley North 'A' team of David Parkinson & Peter Cox, David & Hilary Powell, David Harper & John Gibbons and Robert Middledith & Barbara Jackson were runners up.

Both teams have now gained promotion to the Corbett Plate.  Full results may be viewed here.

Fleming Femina & Hunter Homines
 

Congratulations to Liz Blande & Christine Kempton, winners of the Ladies pairs. Angela Treen & Geraldine Harland-Fisher were close runners up.
Click here for the full results.

 

Congratulations to Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, clear winners of the Men's pairs. John Hemington & Jon Chapman were the runners up.
Click here for the full results.

Senior Camrose (Teltscher Trophy) Trials

Congratulations to Norman Selway, playing with Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester & David Kendrick on winning the trials and therefore being selected to play for England. This will be the fourth year running that Norman is representing England in this event.

For further information and the results of the trials please see the EBU’s web site.

Sussex Chairman's Cup

Congratulations to Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans, winners of the Chairman's Cup.

Sussex invite two pairs from Kent who have won events to play in the Chairman's Cup. Jill and Jeremy were invited as they had won the Sussex Swiss Pairs earlier in the year.

Click here for the full results.

Results
19th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Farnborough
Director: Stephen Brown
18th Feb 2018
Corbett Cup - Club Teams of Eight
Director: Paul Gibbons, Ryan Garritty, Fred Davis
18th Feb 2018
Corbett Plate - Club Teams of Eight
Director: Paul Gibbons, Ryan Garritty, Fred Davis
14th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Tunbridge Wells
Director: Stephen Brown
11th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Bekesbourne 1
Director: Paul Gibbons
11th Feb 2018
Larsky Cup Semi-Final Bekesbourne 2
Director: Stephen Brown
8th Feb 2018
Larsky Semi-final Maidstone
Director: Paul Gibbons
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Cup - IMPs for session 1 & 2
Director: Paul Gibbons, Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Plate - IMPs for Sessions 1&2
Director: Paul Gibbons, Sharon Bayne & Fred Davis
28th Jan 2018
Corbett Plate - Predicted VPs after 2 sessions
Calendar
4th Mar 2018
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook
Assistant: Ryan Garritty, Diane Rogers
 Click for more information
18th Mar 2018
Tyler Hill Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tyler Hill BC
10.30 for 11.00am
 Click for more information
24th Mar 2018
Larsky Cup Final - Pairs Championship
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: TBC
8th Apr 2018
George Griffiths - Seniors Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons
Assistant: Sharon Bayne
 Click for more information
14th Apr 2018
Bromley North BC Swiss Teams
Director: Mike Rafferty
Scorer: Liz Blande
 Click for more information