New Chiswick Bridge Club
 
Adrian Is New Ladder Winner

With the duplicates switching to monthly, the popular Club Ladder competition continues and the £40 jackpot prize is now paid on standings at the end of June and December. First winner under the new system was Adrian Haberberg.  And after Adrian has been handicapped back into the field, the early leader in the new (end-December 2017) segment is Jeremy Hart.  Click the 'Competitions' link on the menu to see the current standings.

Please remember you don't need a partner to come to New Chiswick Bridge Club.  All games are hosted and single players will be matched up.

 
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BriAn Electronic Scoring

New Chiswick BC duplicates are often 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.

 
Friendly Duplicate Bridge Tuesdays - 7.15pm

Welcome to New Chiswick Bridge Club,   For 2017 the duplicates will now run monthly on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month.  Start time will continue to be 7.15pm.  Bridge at New Chiswick is friendly duplicate bridge.  We aim to play 24 boards and finish play by 10.30pm.  Duplicates include a short break at half-time for coffee and cake. 

Our venue is the main function room at Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU. New players and visitors are always welcome at no extra charge and we operate a host system so that single players are guaranteed a partner.

Table money is £6.50.  The Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union, so master points are awarded and the games are eligible for the National Grading Scheme ('NGS').  The table money includes the EBU "Pay-to-Play" levy. 

We use electronic scoring - either by Bridgemate II electronic scorers, or the BriAn (Bridge on iPhone & Android) mobile phone app. Hand records are available at the end. Fully detailed results are posted promptly on the results page - see “Latest Result” above right, or the “Results” link in the menu, left.

Our Venue - Chiswick Tennis Club
Our Venue - Chiswick Tennis Club

Above:  Pedestrian entrance to Chiswick TC and convenient E3 bus stop.

Chiswick Tennis Club is situated on Burlington Lane close to Chiswick House Gardens.  We play in the main club function room.  The Club is close to Chiswick BR station and is served by buses E3 and 190.  Nearest tube is Turnham Green District Line station, also served by bus E3.  Parking is available without charge in the streets surrounding the club.  To access the clubhouse, enter by the pedestrian street gate and use the path past the tennis courts.

Beginning Bridge

If you are interested in learning bridge or brushing up your skills please contact Ned Paul by phone (07792 715517) or email (ned@nedpaul.com).    My standard beginner course is a 2-day weekend course “Learn Bridge in a Weekend” held over Saturday & Sunday. 

Next Dates:

Please enquire about other dates and formats. 

'Next Step' supervised bridge for improvers is available on Tuesday afternoons at Chiswick Tennis Club, and on Monday afternoons (excl. Bank Holidays) at Kingston Riverside Tennis Club, Kingston KT2 5UY or on Thursday mornings at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 222 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW10 5AN.  All welcome, email for details.

Bridge Director - Ned Paul

The bridge director of New Chiswick Bridge Club is Ned Paul, who runs many other bridge clubs in London, including Putney & Kingston Bridge Clubs.  Ned has over 10 years experience as a full time bridge club host and organiser.  New Chiswick Bridge Club welcomes all players who wish to play and improve in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. 

Blue Point Events A Success
Blue Point Events A Success

Teams in play on Sunday during the recent New Chiswick BC "Blue Pointed" Bridge Weekend

New Chiswick Bridge Club's first venture into hosting higher level events was a great sucess.  We joined forces with one of London most promiment bridge clubs, the Young Chelsea BC - now located in Shepherds Bush, to stage a Pairs event on Saturday July 2nd and a Teams-of-4 event on Sunday July 3rd 2016.  

Thirty pairs of all standards played in the pairs on the Saturday which was run on the Swiss principle - at each round you play against a pair with a similar score to your own.  This format sorts the players very effectively and the winners were the favourites on paper, Allison Green and Nicola Smith.  Earlier this month Nicola played on the winning English Ladies team at the European Championships held in Budapest and our event was honoured by her presence. 

The following day nine teams played a complete round robin teams game.  The winning team included a quartet of prominent players -  Janet de Botton, Nick Sandqvist, Thor Erik Hoftaniska and Tom Townsend

Thanks to Nick Sandqvist of YCBC for co-hosting the event, and to Nicole Cook for directing both days' bridge.  Full results are in the Results Calendar - click link opposite.

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


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

Click for the latest results
On This Page - Please Scroll Down
  • Latest Results Round-Up
  • New Chiswick Ladder Latest
  • BriAn Bridge Scoring - Duplicate Bridge scored on your mobile!
  • Vu-Bridge. Hands to download and play.  Instructional and entertaining.

For enquiries ask for Ned Paul
020-8892 9429 / 07792 715517
or email bridge@nedpaul.com

In play at Chiswick Tennis Club

Duplicates Are Now Monthly

For 2017 the Club switched to a monthly schedule for Tuesday evenings.  Duplicates are now held on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month. The Club enjoys a very good playing ambience and has a solid core of keen and loyal players but we have sometimes struggled to maintain the game size.  Since the change there has been good support for the monthly dates and attendances have improved.  The next scheduled dates are:

  • Tuesday August  15th 2017 - 7.15pm
  • Tuesday September 19th 2017 - 7.15pm
  • Tuesday October 17th 2017 - 7.15pm

Maintaining the game in this way means that we  we can of course return to weekly games when it is right.  

The Tuesday afternoon social bridge sessions at the Tennis Club  (2.00-pm-4.30pm) continue on a weekly basis unchanged.

Club Xmas Party - December 20th

It was an excellent party atmosphere to finish 2016 with Christmas crackers, mince pies and prosecco to help the bridge go with a swing!   Thnaks to all for attending.   Martin & Cookie Hoffman took the win.  Giles Duncan secured his second Ladder win an with it the £40 prize.  This will be paid on next appearance. 

 

The New Chiswick Bridge Club Ladder
The New Chiswick Bridge Club Ladder

Everyone who plays at New Chiswick Bridge Club participates in the Club Ladder.  Your Ladder score is the percentage by which you beat 50% in any week's duplicate.  Accumulate Ladder points by playing regularly.

At the end of each cycle the current Ladder leader receives a £40 prize. After receiving their prize, each winner will then be given a handicap sending them back down the field. All other players' scores carry forward, leaving the erstwhile winner to play catch up if they hope to repeat their feat.  You can win more than once but each time you win your handicap becomes greater.  In this way all those who play regularly will in their turn stand a chance of winning.

Winners so far:

  • June 2107 - Adrian Haberberg
  • December 2016 - Giles Duncan
  • October 2016 - Roger Perry
  • August 2016 - Marie Perry
  • June 2016 - Eugene Hertzman
  • April 2016 - Jeremy Hart
  • February 2016 - Henry Kronsten
  • December 2015 - Giles Duncan
  • August 2015 - Eugene Hertzman
  • June 2015 - Sue McLaren
  • April 2015 - David Carhart
  • February 2015 - Ian Whiteman
  • December 2014 - Lynn Arch
  • October 2014 - Mike Landon
  • August 2014 - Chuck Campbell
  • June 2014 - Ian Whiteman
  • April 2014 - Lynn Arch
  • February 2014 - Sue McLaren
  • December 2013 -  Emma Forbes
  • October 2013 - Maggie Christmas

You can see the latest standings by clicking on the Competitions link in the menu on the left of this page.

Results
19th Sep 2017
Scorer: Ned Paul
15th Aug 2017
Monthly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
18th Jul 2017
Monthly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Click for the latest results
On This Page - Please Scroll Down
  • Latest Results Round-Up
  • New Chiswick Ladder Latest
  • BriAn Bridge Scoring - Duplicate Bridge scored on your mobile!
  • Vu-Bridge. Hands to download and play.  Instructional and entertaining.

For enquiries ask for Ned Paul
020-8892 9429 / 07792 715517
or email bridge@nedpaul.com

In play at Chiswick Tennis Club

Duplicates Are Now Monthly

For 2017 the Club switched to a monthly schedule for Tuesday evenings.  Duplicates are now held on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month. The Club enjoys a very good playing ambience and has a solid core of keen and loyal players but we have sometimes struggled to maintain the game size.  Since the change there has been good support for the monthly dates and attendances have improved.  The next scheduled dates are:

  • Tuesday August  15th 2017 - 7.15pm
  • Tuesday September 19th 2017 - 7.15pm
  • Tuesday October 17th 2017 - 7.15pm

Maintaining the game in this way means that we  we can of course return to weekly games when it is right.  

The Tuesday afternoon social bridge sessions at the Tennis Club  (2.00-pm-4.30pm) continue on a weekly basis unchanged.

Club Xmas Party - December 20th

It was an excellent party atmosphere to finish 2016 with Christmas crackers, mince pies and prosecco to help the bridge go with a swing!   Thnaks to all for attending.   Martin & Cookie Hoffman took the win.  Giles Duncan secured his second Ladder win an with it the £40 prize.  This will be paid on next appearance. 

 

The New Chiswick Bridge Club Ladder
The New Chiswick Bridge Club Ladder

Everyone who plays at New Chiswick Bridge Club participates in the Club Ladder.  Your Ladder score is the percentage by which you beat 50% in any week's duplicate.  Accumulate Ladder points by playing regularly.

At the end of each cycle the current Ladder leader receives a £40 prize. After receiving their prize, each winner will then be given a handicap sending them back down the field. All other players' scores carry forward, leaving the erstwhile winner to play catch up if they hope to repeat their feat.  You can win more than once but each time you win your handicap becomes greater.  In this way all those who play regularly will in their turn stand a chance of winning.

Winners so far:

  • June 2107 - Adrian Haberberg
  • December 2016 - Giles Duncan
  • October 2016 - Roger Perry
  • August 2016 - Marie Perry
  • June 2016 - Eugene Hertzman
  • April 2016 - Jeremy Hart
  • February 2016 - Henry Kronsten
  • December 2015 - Giles Duncan
  • August 2015 - Eugene Hertzman
  • June 2015 - Sue McLaren
  • April 2015 - David Carhart
  • February 2015 - Ian Whiteman
  • December 2014 - Lynn Arch
  • October 2014 - Mike Landon
  • August 2014 - Chuck Campbell
  • June 2014 - Ian Whiteman
  • April 2014 - Lynn Arch
  • February 2014 - Sue McLaren
  • December 2013 -  Emma Forbes
  • October 2013 - Maggie Christmas

You can see the latest standings by clicking on the Competitions link in the menu on the left of this page.

Results
19th Sep 2017
Scorer: Ned Paul
15th Aug 2017
Monthly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
18th Jul 2017
Monthly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul