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Haycocks Trophy

 

A special well done to the 8 members representing Beckenham in the annual match against Farnborough Bridge Club who were leading until board 23 when disaster struck!

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Variety Pairs 

A change has been made to the rules for this competition: the 8 best scores will count instead of 9 as in previous years.

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Welcome to Beckenham Bridge Club
 
 
  Welcome to Beckenham Bridge Club
Welcome to Beckenham Bridge Club
Beckenham Bridge Club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Public Halls, Bromley Road, Beckenham BR3 5JE.

There is wheelchair access and a lift. Parking is available in adjacent streets and there is a car park in St George's Road.

We operate a host system and aim to find visitors a partner, though to avoid disappointment it is advisable to contact a committee member.

Players are asked to be seated by 7.25 pm so that play can commence promptly at 7.30 pm and end at 10.30 pm.

Table money - which includes tea, coffee, cold drinks and biscuits, is £3.00 for members, students £2.00, visitors £4.00

Membership fees are £12 per annum.

  Beginners and Improvers Information

We are planning to run a Beginners class starting on 16 September, subject to sufficient numbers.  

This will run on Mondays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Please let me know if you would like to join this Beginners class, or a future Improvers class.

More information under the Beginners tab. 

Barbara Noble on 020 8658 4825, or beckenham.bridge@gmail.com.

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Improvers Supervised Play

will start on 17 June, and following Mondays from 4.30 to 6.30pm.

The last session is on 9 September. Each session costs £5.

There is no need to book in advance or come with a partner. 

For more information click on the Improvers tab of the Menu on the left.

If you're not currently in our Improvers Class,

please contact Barbara Noble if you are interested. 

 

Please note that Improvers are welcome to join the main bridge club sessions,

provided that:

a) you can play 24 boards in 3 hours

b) there is no competition.

Please check on the Calendar page of the website. 

  Ladder Competition 2018/19

The Ladder Competition is normally held on the fourth Wednesday each month and runs from September through to July.

There are no changes to the rules and scoring for this year.

The Handicapped Ladder Competition is played concurrently with the Ladder using EBU NGS handicaps, which are updated each month.

If you want a bridge partner in advance for a particular evening, or more regularly, please contact Janet Prior.  Janet will email members with your email address and telephone number so anyone interested can contact you directly.

Important:  Please put 'Partner Wanted' as the email subject.  

Click here to send an email: Janet Prior   Telephone: 020 8650 4037or 07855 409045 (Mobile)

  Handicapped results

HANDICAPS

A new Handicapped Variety Pairs competition started in January 2017. We hope this will encourage members to play with a wider variety of partners in this popular competition.  The Handicapped Ladder continues in parallel with the main ladder. In both handicapped competitions, the points are awarded as in the normal competition, but using the handicapped result.

Handicaps are calculated from the gradings of the players on the English Bridge Union National Grading Scheme (NGS).  In order to have a handicap, each player must be on the club database and have an NGS grade.  The handicap is 50 minus the average of the NGS grades of the pair and the original percentage is modified by this amount.  From now on, the results of all pairs events will include the handicapped scores.  

The handicapped scores may be accessed from the "Handicap” button when calling up a result on the web.  The handicapped results will also be printed out at the end of each session.  The intention is to give everyone an equal chance based on their results in the recent past.  The clearest beneficiaries will be the players whose bridge skills are increasing.  It is hoped that improvers will be encouraged by this to enter more competitions and to reap success.

Calendar
17th June 2019
Pairs
Director: David Hudson
Host: Claudine Kanaar
17th June 2019
Improvers Supervised Play
Director: Barbara Noble
19th June 2019
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar
Host: Lindsey Lamb
24th June 2019
Pairs
Director: Chris Lamb
Host: Lawrence White
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Results
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar
Variety Pairs
Director: Ali Imam
Improvers Play Session
Director: Barbara Noble
Pairs
Director: Nick Kanaar