All bridge players are welcome to play at the Ruff Club. Partners are guaranteed for all single players. There is no annual membership fee.
Elsa Nelson has won the February 2019 Ruff Club Ladder. With the win came the £50 bimonthly prize. It was Elsa's third win and her handicap now rises to 500pts. The Ladder continues into the next two-month segment. John Veal is the early leader in the new segment for which the prize will be given based on standings at the end of April. Click the "Competitions" link in the menu above to see the current position.
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
For other playing and practice sessions see www.aceshi.co.uk.
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.
Putney Bridge club is also run by Ned Paul. Meets every Monday except bank holiday at Winchester House, SW15 1JN.
Kingston Bridge club is run by Ned Paul but the host director is usually Victor Lesk. BriAn bridge app scoring in use every week. Meets every Thursday at 7.30pm at Shiraz Mirza Hall, Norbiton, KT2 7AZ.
Now meets for duplicate bridge on the THIRD Tuesday evening of each month at Chiswick Tennnis Club, Burlington Lane. W4 3EU at 7.15pm All welcome and partners found.
Informal Saturday evening bridge in Paddington for all standards. Beginners and refreshers welcome, with help available for new players. Tables available for experienced players too.
At many of our events we use the BriAn scoring app (= Bridge on iPhone and Android), which for players is a free app, easily downloaded from the App Store or Google Play store.
Cafe Bridge is duplicate bridge with a difference. Each set of boards is to be found in a different cafe, restaurant or pub and you tour the venues to play the bridge. You have a route card telling you where to be when and you have lunch at one of the venues during the day.. This is a a popular form of social bridge and makes a good charity fundraiser.
Kit Jackson's very good weekly improvers blog from when we played at the Princess of Wales. Kit still sends out a weekly blog by email. Contact us if you would like to subscribe.