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Learn Bridge in a Weekend

Learn Bridge in a Weekend is a complete introduction to bridge for beginners over two days.    Next dates are:

  • Nov. 8th/9th  2014 - Bridgwater, Somerset (in partnership with Somerset CountyBridge Ass'n)
  • Jan. 17th/18th  2015 - St John's Wood, London NW8.

See www.aceshi.co.uk for full details.

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BriAn Electronic Scoring

Ruff Club 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.

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Friendly Partnership Duplicate Bridge in Camden London NW1 Friday Evenings 7.15pm
Friendly Partnership Duplicate Bridge in Camden  London NW1 Friday Evenings 7.15pm

The Ruff Club is a friendly club for playing duplicate bridge close to central London. We meet every Friday at the St. Pancras Community Centre, 30 Camden Street, London, NW1 0LG.  The Centre is a short walk from Mornington Crescent or Camden Town underground stations (Northern Line) and there is reasonable on-street parking in the evenings.

New players and visitors to London are always welcome; partners are guaranteed for single players.

We play a full 24 board duplicate game with instant scoring using electronic scoring - either the standalone Bridgemate system or the BriAn mobile phone app. Results posted promptly to this website.

Our start time is 7.15pm and we aim to finish by 10.40pm or a little before. Table money £6.00 per player. Look at the information link on this page to find out more.

Contacting the Ruff Club

Ruff Club organiser is Ned Paul. You can contact me as follows:

daytime 020-8892 9429
mobile 07792 715517 or email on bridge@ruffclub.co.uk. See also Ned Paul’s other site at www.aceshi.co.uk

Wednesday Night Bridge in Holland Park

While Friday remains the main night at the Ruff Club we are also now running a secondary game on Wednesday evenings.  This is at a pub called The Academy.  This is in Holland Park (57 Princedale Road, W11 4NP), a short(ish) walk from the Central Line tube station. We play duplicate bridge starting at 7.30pm but play only until approx 10pm, playing 15-18 boards at a fairly relaxed pace. Kit Jackson is the host and is available as a fount of wisdom that can be tapped for impartial advice.  Food is available at the pub so you can have supper during the evening as well.

Single players are always welcome and we especially like to include players who may not have played much (or any!) duplicate before. All necessary support will be available.  Bridge fee is £8.  No need to pre-book - everyone is guaranteed a game.

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Oct. 31st

A good attendance tonight on Halloween and a second consecutive win fo Sue Bedford. Kenneth Hynes, despite continued absence, sealed the win in the October segment of the Ladder and with it scoops the £50 prize.   Juanita Escudero will take over the lead in the new December Ladder with Kate Hynes close behind.    Click the Results link for fully detailed scores and the Competitions link opposite for latest Ladder standings.

Ladder: Repeat Win For Kenneth

Ken Hynes has won the October segment of the Ruff Club Ladder. Ken wins the £50 bimonthly prize but now receives a handicap sending him back down the field.  Early leader in the next segment which will run until the end of December, is Juanita Escudero, going for her first win.

Click on the News Page for more details of how the Ladder works.

2014: New Year — New Ladder
2014: New Year — New Ladder

Come and join the new Ruff Club Prize Ladder! No entry fee and a prize every two months! Everyone who plays at the Ruff Club is automatically included.

Scores from 2013 have been rolled forward to 2014 in full, but new handicaps have been applied to those who have already won. This makes it more challenging to win again. For your first wi your 'Victory Handicap' is 100pts for the first win and for each subsequent win a further 200pts handicap will apply.

Click on the News Page to read in full how the Ladder works, and on the Competitions link to see the current standings.

Christmas Party - The Academy - Dec. 10th

A lovely occasion; thank you all for coming.  Well done to winners Tim Wilson & Christopher Tolley and Jan Deterding & Chris Watkinson.  Full results below.

All Welcome

All bridge players are welcome to play at the Ruff Club.  Partners are guaranteed for all single players. There is no annual membership fee.

31st Oct 2014
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
29th Oct 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Kit Jackson
Scorer: Kit Jackson
24th Oct 2014
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
5th Nov 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Academy, W11 4NP 7,15pm
Director: Kit Jackson
7th Nov 2014
Main Duplicate
St Pancras Comm Asn, NW1 0LG 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
12th Nov 2014
Gentle Duplicate
Academy, W11 4NP 7,15pm
Director: Kit Jackson
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