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Alan Wins June Ladder

Alan Lewis has won the June segment of the Ruff Club Ladder. This was Roy's second Ladder win and with it comes the £50 bimonthly prize.  The Ladder continues into and Elsa Nelson, who jas yet to have a Ladder win, has a handy lead in the auguest race..

 
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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 in London are:

"Just a note to say thank you for an excellent course. I learned no end and thoroughly enjoyed it all. I was particularly impressed by the effort you put into to making it as enjoyable as possible for us." Clive Newton 2015.

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

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.

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

In play at the Ruff Club.  This is the new hall in Plender Street.

 

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, which is now in a new building at 67 Plender Street, London, NW1 0LB.  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. The building is on the end of the sports playground immediately opposite the old SPCA Centre on Camden Street. 

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 10.30pm. Table money £6.00 per player. Look at the information link on this page to find out more.

Wednesday Night Bridge in Notting Hill

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 Walmer Castle. This is in Notting Hill (58 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AJ). We play duplicate bridge starting at 7.30pm, playing 15-18 boards at a fairly relaxed pace. Former England Junior squad member Mark Dessain 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 £10.  No need to pre-book - everyone is guaranteed a game. 

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

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Contacting the Ruff Club

The  oragniser of the Ruff Club is Ned Paul.  Contact Ned on 020-8892 9429
or 07792 715517 or email to ned@ruffclub.co.uk
See also Ned Paul’s other site at www.aceshi.co.uk

Wednesday Evenings Move to Notting Hill

Wednesday evening gentle duplicate is now at The Walmer Castle Pub in Notting Hill (58 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AJ). The Walmer Castle is about ten minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate Tube Station and has an excellent food and beer selection. Former England squad member Mark Dessain will continue as host.

2017: New Year New Ladder
2017: New Year  New Ladder

Come and join the 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 2016 will roll forward to 2017 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 win your 'Victory Handicap' is 100pts for the first win and for the next two wins a further 200pts handicap will apply.  Thereafter the handicap will rise to 300pts a win.

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

2017 winners:

  • Feb.2017 - Juanita Escudero
  • April 2017 - Roy Cooper
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.

Results
15th Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
13th Sep 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Mark Dessain
Scorer: Mark Dessain
10th Sep 2017
Antwerp Hotel Bridge 2017
Director: Mark Dessain
Scorer: Mark Dessain
8th Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
20th Sep 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Walmer Castle, W11 2AJ 7.15pm
Director: Mark Dessain
22nd Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
St Pancras Comm Asn, NW1 0LB 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
27th Sep 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Walmer Castle, W11 2AJ 7.15pm
Director: Mark Dessain
29th Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
St Pancras Comm Asn, NW1 0LB 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
4th Oct 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Walmer Castle, W11 2AJ 7.15pm
Director: Mark Dessain
Click for the latest results
Contacting the Ruff Club

The  oragniser of the Ruff Club is Ned Paul.  Contact Ned on 020-8892 9429
or 07792 715517 or email to ned@ruffclub.co.uk
See also Ned Paul’s other site at www.aceshi.co.uk

Wednesday Evenings Move to Notting Hill

Wednesday evening gentle duplicate is now at The Walmer Castle Pub in Notting Hill (58 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AJ). The Walmer Castle is about ten minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate Tube Station and has an excellent food and beer selection. Former England squad member Mark Dessain will continue as host.

2017: New Year New Ladder
2017: New Year  New Ladder

Come and join the 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 2016 will roll forward to 2017 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 win your 'Victory Handicap' is 100pts for the first win and for the next two wins a further 200pts handicap will apply.  Thereafter the handicap will rise to 300pts a win.

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

2017 winners:

  • Feb.2017 - Juanita Escudero
  • April 2017 - Roy Cooper
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.

Results
15th Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
13th Sep 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Mark Dessain
Scorer: Mark Dessain
10th Sep 2017
Antwerp Hotel Bridge 2017
Director: Mark Dessain
Scorer: Mark Dessain
8th Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
20th Sep 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Walmer Castle, W11 2AJ 7.15pm
Director: Mark Dessain
22nd Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
St Pancras Comm Asn, NW1 0LB 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
27th Sep 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Walmer Castle, W11 2AJ 7.15pm
Director: Mark Dessain
29th Sep 2017
Main Duplicate
St Pancras Comm Asn, NW1 0LB 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
4th Oct 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Walmer Castle, W11 2AJ 7.15pm
Director: Mark Dessain