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Want to Learn Bridge?

Please ask for details of Beginning Bridge courses.  Ned Paul, bridge director at Kingston BC, is also a local teacher.  Ned's speciality is Learn Bridge In A Weekend, a 2-day course that runs several times in the year at different venues in the London area.   You get all of the basics out of the way in one go. 

Next course:

  • May 17th/18th 2014 - St John's Wood, NW8 9NU. 
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BriAn Electronic Scoring

Kingston BC duplicates are scored using the BriAn electronic scoring system.  The BriAn system (= "Bridge on iPhone and Android") uses mobile phone technology to replace traditional tabletop scorers.  Players can use their own smart phones or other devices, such as iPads, or use android scoring tablets supplied by the club.

We believe BriAn is a very player-friendly system that has advantages over other systems.  When results are entered for each deal, the next screen shows the full lay-out of the deal, the available tricks in each suit and a full travelling score slip in a single screen. Results of previous boards and a full table of current rankings can be accessed from any device via a  menu. The bridge director can create and modify games, adjust scores if necessary and create final files suitable for posting to the web.

If you have a suitable android or iPhone you can become a scorer simply by downloading the free BriAn Bridge app.  Go to the app shop in the normal way and search for "Brian Bridge". It's free to install and easy to use,  You can read more about BriAn Bridge on the website http://www.brianbridge.net.   Becoming a scorer is fun but entirely optional - extra scoring tablets are always available from the club.


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Above:  The Main Weekly Duplicate at Shiraz Mirza Hall  (Thursdays 7.30pm)

Welcome to Kingston's own bridge club.   We meet three times a week:

  • Thursday evenings: , Shiraz Mirza Hall, Norbiton, KT2 7AZ.  Full 24-board club duplicate.  Start at 7.30pm and finish promptly by 10.30pm. New players always welcome. Partners found for single players; everyone guaranteed a game. Electronic scoring; results posted promptly to the internet.
  • Monday afternoons:  Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5UY. 1.15pm- 3.45pm. Social bridge with a teaching element. Suitable for newer players, improvers and refreshers.  Come with or without a partner; everyone guaranteed a game.
  • Wednesday afternoons:  Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5UY. 2.00pm-4.30pm. Gentle duplicate bridge, Play up to 18 boards. New players always welcome - suitable for first time duplicate players. Partners found for single players; everyone guaranteed a game.

Friendly & Sociable Club

Everyone is welcome at Kingston Bridge Club, including those new to duplicate. There is no membership fee: you simply pay 'table money' for those sessions you attend.  Kingston Bridge Club aims to be a friendly and sociable bridge club. We look forward to welcoming you to our games.

Duplicate Bridge at Kingston Bridge Club

All Welcome: Partners Found

In duplicate bridge you play as pairs, playing with the same partner throughout the session.  There is a host system at all of our games so single players are always welcome and will be paired up. Our duplicates are professionally directed, usually by either Victor Lesk or Ned Paul.

Great Venues

We use two different venues.  Our main Thursday game is at Shiraz Mirza Hall, right beside Norbiton station.  There is good access by public transport or reasonable parking nearby.  Refreshments - tea/coffee and biscuits - included in the table money.

On Wednesday afternoons we meet at the delightful Kingston Riverside Club.  KRC is a tennis club near Canbury Gardens on the north side of Kingston.  It's within walking distance of Kingston town centre or close to the 65 bus route.  Parking in the club park for those with limited mobility; otherwise plenty of street parking.  We play in the club lounge:  licensed bar, tea/coffee, drinks and snacks available at very reasonable prices.

See the Information page - link opposite - for more details of  the venues.

Supervised Practice on Monday Afternoons

If you are new to bridge or only play socially, then start by coming to our Monday afternoon sessions at the lovely Kingston Riverside Club. We play in the Club's lounge overlooking the tennis courts.  There is a licensed bar and drinks, snacks, tea and coffee, etc. are available at very reasonable prices. 

Our Monday game is aimed at those wanting to improve and polish their game.  The sessions vary but are a blend of teaching and play. You should know a little of the basics to join the game; absolute beginners are recommended to Ned Paul's beginner lessons including his highly successful "Learn Bridge In A Weekend" - see dates opposite. But if you do know the basics please don't be shy in coming along - support and advice from an experienced tutor will be available throughout.

Our recommended bidding system is modern Acol with a  weak NT, as widely taught in England, but other bidding systems are equally welcome.  We encourage players to learn and use modern conventions such as Weak Two opening bids and Transfer Responses to 1NT and 2NT.  If you would like to upgrade your game to include these and other modern ideas come along and we will support you throughout the learning process.  The group is very sociable and welcoming.

Contact Us
Need to know more.  Ring Ned Paul on 020-8892 9429 or 07792 715517
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Shiraz Mirza Community Hall, Norbiton, one of our venues
Latest Session - April 17th

Davaid Wooldridge & Jenny Meier won tonight with Ladder leader Loulou van Geuns consolidating her lead in the current segment of that competition.  The Ladder leader at the end of April will win a £40 prize..  Welcome also to new player Ian Stewart. Click the Latest Result link for current results and the Competitions link opposite for the Ladder standings.

Macmillan Cancer Care Charity Event

The duplicate on March 20th 2014 was a heat of the national Charity Challenge 'Simultaneous Pairs', organised by Anna Gudge of Ecatsbridge (www.ecatsbridge.com/sims).  The same hands were played on the same evening in many other clubs.  As a club we raised £96 for Macmillan Cancer care, contributing to a grand total raised by Ecatsbridge of ariound £5,000. Well done everyone and thank you!

The Kingston BC Ladder
The Kingston BC Ladder

Everyone who plays at Kingston Bridge Club participates in the Ladder.  Your Ladder score is the percentage by which you beat 50% in any week's duplicate.  Accumulate Ladder points by playing and doing well regularly.  Each two months the current Ladder leader receives a £40 prize, but then receives a handicap sending the winner back down into the field.  You can win more than once but each time you win the handicap becomes greater.  Winners so far:

  • February 2013 - Rosemary Vase
  • April 2013- Joan Clancy
  • June 2013 - Loulou van Geuns
  • August 2013 - John Turner
  • October 2013 - Joan Clancy
  • December 2013 - Pauline Finn
  • February 2014 - Mary Webster

Click the "Competitions" link opposite for full standings.

 

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Saturday April 13st:
Keep plodding on
by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

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The Missing Jack
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Results
17th Apr 2014
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
16th Apr 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
10th Apr 2014
Main Duplicate
Director: Victor Lesk
Scorer: Victor Lesk
Calendar
23rd Apr 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club KT2 5UY
2.00pm-4.30pm
24th Apr 2014
Main Duplicate
Shiraz Mirza Hall KT2 7AZ 7.30pm
Director: Victor Lesk
30th Apr 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club KT2 5UY
2.00pm-4.30pm
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