Heart  Diamond
Kettering Bridge Club
 
Garden Cities Regional Finals

Congratulations to the Kettering (representing Northants) team of:

Keith Nash, Simon Few, Mike Trask, Daniel Baines, Mark Hodgson, Chris Wormleighton, Tony Hough, John Walshaw.

They came second in the Garden Cities Regional Final held at Peterborough on 7th May.

This means that they qualify for the National Final to be held on 25th June in Solihull at the West Midlands Bridge Club.

Good luck!

 

 
Recent Updates
Meetings and Notices
22nd Jun 2016 11:47 BST
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Garden Cities Regional Finals
15th Jun 2016 09:31 BST
 
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Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

From 1 April 2014, table money (£2.50/£3.00) will include tea, coffee and biscuits.  Other refreshments will be charged as indicated on the "Bar List".

KETTERING BRIDGE CLUB

Kettering Bridge Club has its own impressive premises which were extended and updated a few years ago. 
We have two comfortable rooms: 
The upstairs area has room for fifteen tables
Downstairs there are seven tables
If you require a partner
contact Colin Tuton on

01536 502 795

KETTERING BRIDGE CLUB
Upstairs 16 tables
Upstairs 16 tables
Downstairs 7 Tables
Downstairs 7 Tables
 
EBED survey on the benefits of playing bridge

English Bridge Education and Development is undertaking research with Stirling University in to the health and wellbeing benefits of playing bridge. A survey has been produced to gather data to help in this study.

There is a commonly held view that those playing bridge tend to remain alert into their 80s and 90s, but is it true that the game can help maintain brain fitness? This online survey explores the effect of bridge, in tandem with social participation more widely, on wellbeing and quality of life.

They seek responses from everyone:

  • bridge players and non-bridge players
  • over 60s and under 60s

A flier which gives more information is available at the club.

The survey can be taken at: https://stirling.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/social-participation-and-wellbeing-ebu

It should take only 10-15 mins to complete. On completion of the survey any respondents can contact the organisers to enter a draw to win one of two £100 Amazon vouchers.

Hesitations - Do you really understand the law?

Many thanks to Eddie Luck for allowing us to publish the attached article on what we should be doing when a player hesitates.  Eddie's article very clearly explains how it's not just a case of "I reserve my right" or "Your partner can't bid"  - all members should read the article which is available by clicking on this box.

Calendar for 2016/2107

The 2016/2017 Calendar has been updated for our regular events, as follows:

  AFTERNOON EVENING
MONDAY Supervised Play Evening Duplicate
4TH TUESDAY    Laing Trophy
OTHER TUESDAYS   Tuesday Ladder
WEDNESDAY Supervised Play  
3RD THURSDAY   John Walshaw Cup
LAST THURSDAY   Manning Cup and Plate
FRIDAY Kettering Cup Evening Duplicate
SATURDAY   Evening Duplicate
     

Broadly the format is the same as last year with the main change relating to the Manning Cup and the Friendly Teams now being held on the last Thursday of the month as Trophy and Plate competitions.  Detailed competition rules for the Cup and Plate will be published soon.  It is intended that the competitions will be played in the same friendly atmosphere that has been a feature of the monthly Friendly Teams event.

Click on this box for details of the club's programme of events for 2016/2017.  

You can view a copy of a monthly calendar by clicking on " Results" selecting "Calendar Month" and using the arrows to select a month.

KETTERING BRIDGE CLUB
KETTERING BRIDGE CLUB

Corner of Grange Road & Field Street
Kettering
Northants
NN16 8ES

Telephone 01536 519012

Email ketteringbridge@btconnect.com

Click for the latest results
EBU NGS Grades

Click on this box to view the EBU National Grading Scheme Grades for club members.

The grades are updated at the start of each month and reflect the impact of results which have been uploaded onto the EBU grading database.

If your name does not appear on the list, check that your EBU membership number is included in your membership details on the membership section of this web site.

Chairman's Report at 2016 AGM

Please click on this box to read Colin Porch's report at the recent Annual General Meeting.

CCTV
CCTV

We now have CCTV in operation outside of the club.

Click on this box for a detailed explanation of how the CCTV works and what to do in the event that you need access to the recordings. 

CLUB LETTINGS

Contact

Jo Henbury

01536 392 902

Tea & Coffee Included
Computer Dealt Hands with Printouts

Bridge Sessions
Please note that our bridge sessions start as follows:
  • Afternoon sessions - 1:30pm
  • Evening sessions Monday to Friday - 7:15pm
  • Evening sessions Saturday - 7:00pm
We ask that you are seated 10 minutes before the start of play.
  
Unless otherwise advertised, table money is 2.50 for members and 3.00 for visitors.
Find a Partner
If you want to play bridge at a particular session, but have no partner, there are various alternatives available to you:
  • you can contact the club
  • you can simply turn up for the sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons
  • you can phone likely partners using the telephone list available to members
  • and now, you can use the "Find a Partner" option in the Membership Area of the web site 
Click on this box to find out how to access the Membership Area of the Web Site, and what is included in this area.
1 No Trump Opening
Please note that it is no longer a requirement, at our bridge club sessions, to announce "12 - 14" in response to a 1 No Trump opening bid.  Any other opening range should be announced by the opener's partner.
Web Administrators

Colin Tuton

Carol Fellows

Calendar
Mon 29th August 2016
Evening Duplicate
7:15pm
Mon 29th August 2016
Supervised Play
1:30pm
Tue 30th August 2016
Kettering Ladder
7:15pm
Wed 31st August 2016
Supervised Play
1:30pm
Results
Sat 27th August 2016
Charity Salver
Fri 26th August 2016
Kettering Cup
Fri 26th August 2016
Evening Duplicate
Thu 25th August 2016
John Manning Trophy and Plate - Round 5
Click for the latest results
EBU NGS Grades

Click on this box to view the EBU National Grading Scheme Grades for club members.

The grades are updated at the start of each month and reflect the impact of results which have been uploaded onto the EBU grading database.

If your name does not appear on the list, check that your EBU membership number is included in your membership details on the membership section of this web site.

Chairman's Report at 2016 AGM

Please click on this box to read Colin Porch's report at the recent Annual General Meeting.

CCTV
CCTV

We now have CCTV in operation outside of the club.

Click on this box for a detailed explanation of how the CCTV works and what to do in the event that you need access to the recordings. 

CLUB LETTINGS

Contact

Jo Henbury

01536 392 902

Tea & Coffee Included
Computer Dealt Hands with Printouts

Bridge Sessions
Please note that our bridge sessions start as follows:
  • Afternoon sessions - 1:30pm
  • Evening sessions Monday to Friday - 7:15pm
  • Evening sessions Saturday - 7:00pm
We ask that you are seated 10 minutes before the start of play.
  
Unless otherwise advertised, table money is 2.50 for members and 3.00 for visitors.
Find a Partner
If you want to play bridge at a particular session, but have no partner, there are various alternatives available to you:
  • you can contact the club
  • you can simply turn up for the sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons
  • you can phone likely partners using the telephone list available to members
  • and now, you can use the "Find a Partner" option in the Membership Area of the web site 
Click on this box to find out how to access the Membership Area of the Web Site, and what is included in this area.
1 No Trump Opening
Please note that it is no longer a requirement, at our bridge club sessions, to announce "12 - 14" in response to a 1 No Trump opening bid.  Any other opening range should be announced by the opener's partner.
Web Administrators

Colin Tuton

Carol Fellows

Calendar
Mon 29th August 2016
Evening Duplicate
7:15pm
Mon 29th August 2016
Supervised Play
1:30pm
Tue 30th August 2016
Kettering Ladder
7:15pm
Wed 31st August 2016
Supervised Play
1:30pm
Results
Sat 27th August 2016
Charity Salver
Fri 26th August 2016
Kettering Cup
Fri 26th August 2016
Evening Duplicate
Thu 25th August 2016
John Manning Trophy and Plate - Round 5