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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 comes 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.

Directing & Scoring

KCBA is committed to supporting and training its County and Club TDs. The County normally organises County TD training once every three years and will support financially any EBU Club TD that wishes to undertake the County TD course organised by EBUTA. It is hoped that TDs that have completed this training will be willing to assist EBU Tournament Directors in directing some county events. If any club TD is interested in assisting at County events, please contact Stephen Brown.

In September 2017, Stephen Brown & Paul Gibbons provided training to learn more about the changes to the Laws.  To keep-up with the evolution of the game, the WBF undertakes a review of the Laws every ten years or so.  The previous 2007 release encompassed many changes, and whilst the latest edition – the 2017 Laws – has fewer changes, it is probably the most comprehensive yet, and the trend towards giving the Director more discretion has continued. The basic purpose of the Laws is still in defining correct procedure when things go wrong, and in general not to punish offenders, but to provide an equitable result acceptable to all competitors. These latest Laws give more emphasis onclarifying the interpretation in certain areas. 

See the 'News Laws 2017' for further information and materials used at training.

Stephen Brown
Kent Chief TD