The Ruff Club
Next Step Learning Weekend In May

Bridge tutor Ned Paul will be running a 'Next Step' learning weekend on Sat./Sun. May 12th/13th. It will be suitable for Year 1 or Year 2 players and also graduates of Ned's 'Leran Bridge in a Weekend' course.  There will be a number of topic units each supported with a series of practice hands to play.

The course will start with a series of 'Consolidating the Basics' deals . Other units likely to be included will be:

  • Responding to 1NT - Stayman & Transfers
  • Opening Two Bids - Weak or Strong?
  • Opening Leads
  • Planning the Play with Trumps
  • Doubles for Penalty & Take Out
  • Trial Bids & Cue Bids

This list is not exhaustive, nor final, and other suggested topics are welcome. The couurse will take place at YC Bridge Club, in Shepherds Bush, W12 8HA, the houres will be 10.30pm to 5.00pm each day and the cost will be £75 per person. Contact for more details.

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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:

  • Sat.Sun. April 7th/8th 2018 - Paddington W2 3BP
  • Sat.Sun. June 9th/10th 2018 - Paddington W2 3BP
  • Click here or email for full details of the course and a registration form.

"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.

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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   Becoming a scorer is fun but entirely optional - extra scoring tablets are always available from the club.

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