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Carol wins the ladder

Well done to Carol on winning the September/October ladder, her second ladder prize.  Each Ladder segment runs for two months with the winner receiving a £50 prize before being handicapped back down the field. 

 
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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.   Using your own phone, iPad or tablet is fun but entirely optional - extra scoring tablets are always available from the club.

Absolute Beginner

Bridge is an enjoyable game and a great social skill. If you have any experience at all, even not very much and/or a long time ago, then you are welcome to join our Monday afternoon sessions.

If you are a true beginner one of our bridge directors Ned Paul teaches the basics in a single weekend course "Learn Bridge In A Weekend"  This 2-day course runs several times in the year at different venues in London. You get all of the basics out of the way in one go and the course has been very successful over many years. 

Next course:  Sat.Sun. December 10th/11th 2016 - Shepherds Bush W12 8HA.

After the course you will be able to progress by joining the Monday (or even the Wednesday) Kingston BC sessions.

Please email for more info or advice.

 
Friendly Bridge Club New Players Welcome
Friendly Bridge Club  New Players Welcome

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.
  • Wednesday afternoons:  Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ. 1.30pm-4.00pm. Social duplicate bridge, Play 16-20 boards in two-and-a-half hours. Partners found for single players; everyone guaranteed a game.
  • Monday afternoons:  Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ. 1.15pm- 3.45pm. Gentle duplicate bridge.  New players always welcome - suitable for first time duplicate players. Suitable also for newer players, improvers and refreshers.  This is our entry level game.  We are very welcoming and advice and support always available as you find your 'bridge legs'.  Come with or without a partner; 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 Monday and  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 car 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.

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play 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

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

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December 1st One-off change of venue

On Thursday 1st December the KBC evening main duplicate will meet at the Minima Yacht Club, 48A High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HN. This is due to the use of our habitual venue as a polling station for the parliamentary by-election.

Click here for a google map of for how to get there.

Thanks to Brian Cheetham who runs the yacht club for agreeing to host us.

Christmas Party - 15th December

This year's KBC Christmas Party will be on the 15th December. There will be wine and Christmassy contributions - be ready to play your best seasonal bridge.

4th Anniversary

Thanks to all who came, baked and helped us celebrate four years of fire, flood, foxes and finesses at Kingston Bridge Club!

Contact Us

For any enquiry please telephone Ned Paul on 020-8892 9429 or 07792 715517 or email ned@nedpaul.com

Parking at Shiraz Mirza Hall

There is limited parking at Shiraz Mirza Hall.  Up until recently we had the use of the neighbouring Hannover House office block car park.  However Hannover House now has the NHS as a tenant and the car park is being used in the evening.  Wedge in where you can and we will double park you if necessary but for easier parking why not go to Norbiton Avenue and other streeets on the OTHER SIDE of Norbiton station.  Park here for free and then just walk through the station underpass.  Easy and hassle free.

Shiraz Mirza Community Hall, Norbiton, one of our venues

The Kingston BC Ladder
The Kingston BC Ladder

 

Everyone who plays in the main duplicate on Thursday evenings participates in the Kingston Bridge Club 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 £50 prize, but then gets 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:

  • October 2016 - Carol Clisby
  • August 2016 - Loulou van Geuns
  • June 2016 - Joan Clancy
  • April 2016 - Mary Webster
  • February 2016 - Loulou van Geuns
  • December 2015 - Carol Clisby
  • October 2015 - Joan Clancy
  • August 2015 - John Turner
  • June 2015 - Les Hough
  • April 2015 - Pauline Finn
  • February 2015 - Rosemary Vase
  • December 2014 - Fauzia Ali
  • October 2014 - Judy Barrett
  • August 2014 - Ivor McGloughlin
  • June 2014 - John Turner
  • April 2014 - Loulou van Geuns
  • February 2014 - Mary Webster
  • December 2013 - Pauline Finn
  • October 2013 - Joan Clancy
  • August 2013 - John Turner
  • June 2013 - Loulou van Geuns
  • April 2013- Joan Clancy
  • February 2013 - Rosemary Vase

Click the "Competitions" link opposite for full standings.

 

Results
8th Dec 2016
Main Duplicate
Director: Victor Lesk
Scorer: Victor Lesk
7th Dec 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
5th Dec 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
1st Dec 2016
Main Duplicate
Director: Victor Lesk
Scorer: Victor Lesk
30th Nov 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
28th Nov 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
12th Dec 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.15pm
Director: Ned Paul/Meena Samani
14th Dec 2016
Social Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
15th Dec 2016
Christmas Duplicate
Shiraz Mirza Hall, KT2 7AZ 7.30pm
Director: Victor Lesk
19th Dec 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.15pm
Director: Ned Paul/Meena Samani
21st Dec 2016
Social Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
22nd Dec 2016
Main Duplicate
Shiraz Mirza Hall, KT2 7AZ 7.30pm
Director: Victor Lesk
Click for the latest results
December 1st One-off change of venue

On Thursday 1st December the KBC evening main duplicate will meet at the Minima Yacht Club, 48A High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HN. This is due to the use of our habitual venue as a polling station for the parliamentary by-election.

Click here for a google map of for how to get there.

Thanks to Brian Cheetham who runs the yacht club for agreeing to host us.

Christmas Party - 15th December

This year's KBC Christmas Party will be on the 15th December. There will be wine and Christmassy contributions - be ready to play your best seasonal bridge.

4th Anniversary

Thanks to all who came, baked and helped us celebrate four years of fire, flood, foxes and finesses at Kingston Bridge Club!

Contact Us

For any enquiry please telephone Ned Paul on 020-8892 9429 or 07792 715517 or email ned@nedpaul.com

Parking at Shiraz Mirza Hall

There is limited parking at Shiraz Mirza Hall.  Up until recently we had the use of the neighbouring Hannover House office block car park.  However Hannover House now has the NHS as a tenant and the car park is being used in the evening.  Wedge in where you can and we will double park you if necessary but for easier parking why not go to Norbiton Avenue and other streeets on the OTHER SIDE of Norbiton station.  Park here for free and then just walk through the station underpass.  Easy and hassle free.

Shiraz Mirza Community Hall, Norbiton, one of our venues

The Kingston BC Ladder
The Kingston BC Ladder

 

Everyone who plays in the main duplicate on Thursday evenings participates in the Kingston Bridge Club 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 £50 prize, but then gets 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:

  • October 2016 - Carol Clisby
  • August 2016 - Loulou van Geuns
  • June 2016 - Joan Clancy
  • April 2016 - Mary Webster
  • February 2016 - Loulou van Geuns
  • December 2015 - Carol Clisby
  • October 2015 - Joan Clancy
  • August 2015 - John Turner
  • June 2015 - Les Hough
  • April 2015 - Pauline Finn
  • February 2015 - Rosemary Vase
  • December 2014 - Fauzia Ali
  • October 2014 - Judy Barrett
  • August 2014 - Ivor McGloughlin
  • June 2014 - John Turner
  • April 2014 - Loulou van Geuns
  • February 2014 - Mary Webster
  • December 2013 - Pauline Finn
  • October 2013 - Joan Clancy
  • August 2013 - John Turner
  • June 2013 - Loulou van Geuns
  • April 2013- Joan Clancy
  • February 2013 - Rosemary Vase

Click the "Competitions" link opposite for full standings.

 

Results
8th Dec 2016
Main Duplicate
Director: Victor Lesk
Scorer: Victor Lesk
7th Dec 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
5th Dec 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
1st Dec 2016
Main Duplicate
Director: Victor Lesk
Scorer: Victor Lesk
30th Nov 2016
Social Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
28th Nov 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
12th Dec 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.15pm
Director: Ned Paul/Meena Samani
14th Dec 2016
Social Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
15th Dec 2016
Christmas Duplicate
Shiraz Mirza Hall, KT2 7AZ 7.30pm
Director: Victor Lesk
19th Dec 2016
Gentle Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.15pm
Director: Ned Paul/Meena Samani
21st Dec 2016
Social Duplicate
Kingston Riverside Club, KT2 5AJ 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
22nd Dec 2016
Main Duplicate
Shiraz Mirza Hall, KT2 7AZ 7.30pm
Director: Victor Lesk