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News Archive
Larsky Cup Final 9th March 2024

Congratulations to Joe Sivayogan and Ian Draper on winning Larsky Cup 2024 with 58.92% in the 13 table final on the 9th March 2024. In the 2nd place was Christine Kempton and her partner with 57.58% and 3rd was John Hemington and his partner with 56.58%. Larsky Cup is awarded to the winners of of the Premier Kent Pairs Championship.

England win Camrose Trophy 2024

March 2024

Congratulations to Team England on winning the Camrose Trophy, the annual competition between England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The event is played over two weekends different team playing in each weekend. The England Team of Andrew Black, David Gold, Peter Crouch, Simon Cope, Tom Paske, Andrew McIntosh & NPC: Peter Hasenson finished top in the second weekend with a total of 148.44 VPs, thus winning the overall evemt. Also representing England in the first weekend of the Camrose were - John Atthey, Neil Rosen, Graham Osborne, Frances Hinden, Chris Jagger, Derek Patterson (NPC: David Burn).

Camrose Trophy 1st Weekend F2F, 5th -7th Jan 2024

January 2024

Congratulations to Team England who came second in the 1st weekend of Camrose Trophy 2024. From left: Neil Rosen, Frances Hinden, Derek Patterson, John Atthey, David Burn (NPC), Graham Osborne, Chris Jagger.

Fleming Femina - Kent Ladies Pairs - January 2024

Congratulations to Valerie Smith and Mary Kendall who won Fleming Femina, Kent Ladies Pairs, with a score of 58.20% and
to Marian Hunt and Chrissie Kempton who came close second with a score of 57.40%.
Well done Ladies !!

Newton’s Principia Lecture

Message from Charles:
"I have, over the past 20 or so years, translated Newton’s famous masterpiece, The Principia Mathematica, from Latin into English. The translation, which is heavily annotated, is supposed to be intelligible to anyone with a basic training in Mathematics or Physics, and might be of interest to those who are simply curious about these things.  I recently gave a public lecture on The Principia at Lincoln, and am flattered that Derek should have arranged for this film of the lecture to be placed on the Chislehurst Bridge Club website. In case anyone wants to purchase a copy at 30% off the usual price, here is the QR code."

Arnold Cup 2021-2022

Congratulations to:

Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood and John Hemington (playing in the Amor team)

on winning the Arnold Cup, Kent’s premier competition for teams. In the final they beat the Law team that contained Joe Sivayogan by 14 IMPs.  

Aid 4 Ukraine Sim Pairs

Congratulations to Peter Watson and Simon Read on coming 8th out of 619 with 67.73% in Aid 4 Ukraine sim pairs held on Thursday 14th April 2022. 45 clubs played in the competition, mostly from England, but there were also clubs from Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Switzerland and South Africa.

Kent NGS 9-High On-line Pairs

Congratulations to Sue Austin and Helen Kennedy for consistently doing well in Kent NGS 9-High On-line Pairs which are held every Saturday on BBO. On 9th April they were again high placed - 2nd, with 63% - and that's recovering from Covid! Board 6 was spectacular!

Green Point Swiss Pairs 6th March 2022

David Dodd and Adrian Lis
on coming 4th out of 66 pairs in
Kent Green point Swiss Pairs


Did you know that Tuesday 22 February 2022 is both a palindrome and an ambigram?
The date reads the same from left to right, from right to left AND upside down!

Norfolk Congress 2019

March 2019

Congratulations to
Graham Pollack and Andrew Whittome
and their team on winning the

Noel Hill Cup, Green Pointed Swiss Teams,
held on the 17th March 2019 as part of Norfolk Congress. In a strong 33 table competition they beat the three Hacketts to the second place.

Kent Hunter Homines January 2020

January 2020

Stefan Syplywczak & Bill Hirst
on winning the
Kent Men's Pairs (Hunter Homines).

Really Easy Congress 5th-8th August 2019

August 2019

Helen and Ashley

on winning
Swiss Pairs
at the Really Easy Congress in Eastbourne. They were nearly 60VPs ahead of the next pair. They also did brilliantly coming first on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday afternoon, both with scores over 70%.

Cavendish Invitational, Monaco, 3rd to 8th February

February 2019

to Derek and the Black team (Andrew Black, Peter Bertheau, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King, Andrew McIntosh) on coming 3rd in Cavendish 2019 Teams
Watch Derek play 1  2  3)

Fleming Femina 2019

January 2019

Congratulations to Chrissie and her partner Liz Blande who have retained the Fleming Femina (the Kent Ladies' Pairs). This is the fourth time they have won the event in the last ten years.

2019 Camrose Trophy 1st Weekend

January 2019

Congratulations to Derek and his team Andrew Black & Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King & Andrew McIntosh and Derek's partner Gerald Tredinnick on coming top in the first weekend of the 2019 Camrose Trophy. This competition is between the teams of the 'home nations', and it was hosted by the Welsh Bridge Union in Mold, North Wales from 4th - 6thJanuary. Derek's  team was representing EBU. 
The final weekend takes place in Coventry, England, 1st-3rd March.

EBL Champions Cup, November 2018

November 2018

Congratulations to Derek and his team Andrew Black, David Gold, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King & Andrew McIntosh on winning the bronze medal at the EBL Champions Cup in Eilat, Israel, where they were representing England, playing against national champions of other European nations.

Children in Need Sim Pairs 13th November 2018

November 2018

In Children in Need Sim Pairs we have raised £188.15
Click here to see results.

Ladder Shield


Rodney and Tony B
on winning the

Ladder Shield 2018-2019

Kent Congress October 2018

October 2018

Congratulations to
David and Hilary
on winning the Gentry Trophy for married couples at Kent Congress.

Summer Festival 2018

August 2018

Congratulations to Derek and his team (Gunnar Hallberg, Andrew McIntosh & Phil King) for coming shared second, just 4VP behind the winners, in the Summer Festival Four Star Teams competition on the 19th August. Derek and his partner Gunnar Hallberg were also topping the XIMP Pair Ranking for the event.

2018 Really Easy Congress, Warwick

August 2018

Congratulations to Helen and her partner on winning Welcome Pairs in the Really Easy Congress held in Warwick on the 10th August.

Pat and Marco

April 2018

Congratulations to
Pat and Marco
on their Golden Wedding Anniversary


Premier Grand Master

April 2018

Congratulations to
on becoming Premier Grand Master
the EBU highest masterpoint rank.

Commonwealth Nations Bridge Competition

February 2018

Well done to Derek and his partner Paul Hackett for coming 3rd in Cross-imps in Gold Coast International Invitational Pairs, part of 5th Commonwealth Nations Bridge Competition held on Gold Coast in Australia from 13th to 18th February.

Knock-Out Teams

January 2018

Marian, Brad, Stuart and Gerald
on winning the
Knock-out Teams Final.

Gold Cup 2016/2017

November 2017

Congratulations to
Derek and his team Willie Whittaker, Andrew Black, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King and Andrew McIntosh who have won Gold Cup 2016/2017. Splendid victory. Well deserved. Wow!

Children in Need Sims

November 2017

In the heat of Children in Need Sim Pairs held on Tuesday 14th November we have raised
Big thank you to all who contributed.
Click here to see the results on Ecats.

Surrey Swiss Pairs, August 2017

August 2017

Michael Prior and Mike Hampton
who won the Surrey Swiss Pairs on 28 August. Also well done to
Phil Jones and Keith Ashcroft 
who were 3rd.

Tollemache Cup Qualifier

November 2017

Congratulations to Derek and the Kent team Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Michael Prior, Phil Bailey, Pat Collins, Mike Hampton, Bill Hirst, Peter Law, Norman Selway and Kay Preddy - who won their section of the Tollemache Cup Qualifier (County teams of 8), 18-19th November.  The top two teams from each of the four sections will play in the final held over the second weekend in February. See EBU website for results.

Venice Cup, Lyon, 2017

August 2017

England's Women have won the silver medal in the Venice Cup at the World Championships. This great result means that England's Women have won medals in the last three Venice Cups - the only country to do so since 2003 - and in seven of the last eight major World and European competitions. 
Congratulations to: Sally Brock & Fiona Brown; Catherine Draper & Nicola Smith; Sandra Penfold & Nevena Senior; Coach David Burn and our Derek as NPC.
Read some highlights from Derek's blog:

Eastbourne Seniors Congress

August 2017

Marian, Brad, Christine and Norman

for coming an excellent 4th in the Eastbourne Seniors Congress Teams, in a very strong field of 22 teams, rubbing shoulders with international players and winning £80 of prize money.

Phillimore Cup 2017

June 2017

Congratulations to Pat Collins and Bill Hirst for coming close second in Phillimore Cup (KCBA Swiss Pairs) and to Mike Hampton and Michael Prior for coming third. Also well done to Colin Shaw and Rodney Meredith for coming 8th in a very strong field of 38 pairs. Click here for full results.

Pachabo Cup 2017

June 2017

Congratulations to the team representing Kent of Mike HamptonPhil Bailey, Patrick Collins & Peter Law who have won the Pachabo Cup. This is the EBU's teams of four competition, qualification for which is via the Arnold Cup. Derek & Michael Prior played in the team in the earlier stages of the competition. There were 29 counties competing for the Cup over the weekend of 10th/11th June.

Sussex Green Point Swiss Pairs 2017

May 2017

Congratulations to Keith Ashcroft & Michael Collins who won  the Sussex Green Point Swiss Pairs on Saturday 20th May. Also well done to runners-up Michael Prior & Mike Hampton. This was like Ladder all over again! And here are the pretty pictures...

Senior Camrose 2017, Northern Ireland

May 2017

Congratulations to England team Nick Irens, Tony Forester, David Kendrick, Norman Selway & John Holland who won the Senior Camrose this weekend in Belfast, ably lead by Derek as NPC. Colin Simpson was selected for the team but due to ill-health was unable to take part.

BridgePals used in Red Section

March 2017

From 9th March BridgePals are used regularly in the Red Section. They are replacing BridgePads, which have been in use in the club for 9 years now, in the Red Section only for the last five years.

Corbett League 2017

February 2017

Big thank you to all those who represented our club in the Corbett Cup/Plate and Mitchell Salver. We did reasonably well but were unable to win first prize...

Derek smiley

Tollemache Cup Final

January 2017


to Derek and Gerald, Pat Collins and Peter Law, Michael Prior and Mike Hampton for coming equal second as part of the team in the Tollemache Cup Final (National Inter-County Teams of 8). Click here to see full results on the EBU website. Very good cross-imps!!

Kent Men's Pairs 2017

January 2017

Derek and Michael
for winning this year's Hunter Homines (Kent Men's Pairs).

Kent Congress 2016

October 2016

More success for Bill Charlwood & Jon Chapman  at the Kent Congress. They won the Invicta Cup (Swiss Pairs) and the Lukey Cup (Swiss Teams) playing with John Hemington. Congratulations to them all.

Also well done to Michael Prior & Mike Hampton who were equal second in Swiss Pairs.

Gerard Faulkner Salver 2016

September 2016

Congratulations to

Bill Charlwood who was in the team that won the Gerard Faulkner Salver for the EBU Seniors Knockout Teams.
Also, well done to Pat Collins, Bill Hirst and Peter Law who were in the opposition team in a closely contested final.

East Wales Congress February 2020

Congratulations to
Graham Pollack, Andrew Whittome
and their teammates

who won the open teams final in the East Wales Congress, held in Newport on the 8th - 9th February 2020.

European Championship, Budapest

June 2016

Congratulations to England Women's Team on winning the gold medal in the European Teams Championship in Budapest, after an exciting finish. The team were Heather Dondy & Nevena Senior,  Sally Brock & Nicola Smith, Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper, with coach David Burn and our very own Derek as non-playing captain. The team qualifies for the 2017 World Championship Venice Cup in France.

Also well done to England Seniors and our Pat Collins  who were second before the last day, but had a disappointing finish, ending 10th out of 24.

Pictures - Interview - Closing Ceremony

Women's Team Matches:

England vs Poland CR
England vs Poland OR

Netherlands vs England CR
Netherlands vs England OR
Turkey vs England

Senior Team Matches:
Poland vs England OR

Easter Festival London 2016

March 2016


to Gerald Tredinnick and Derek and their teammates Kay Preddy and Norman Selway for coming second in Swiss Teams in Easter Festival in London.


to Naseer Dashti and his partner for coming second out of 56 pairs in the Really Easy Pairs in Easter Festival in London.

Corbett League (Teams of Eight)

February 2016

Congratulations to Chislehurst A team who won the Corbett Cup for the 9th year running. The members of the team were Derek, Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood, Pat Collins, John Griffiths, John Hemington, Peter Law, Michael Prior, Gerald Tredinnick and Stuart Tredinnick (Derek with Bill, Pat and Jon pictured above). The team qualifies to play in the The Garden Cities Trophy, the EBU's inter-county championship for club teams-of-eight.

Also very well done to Chislehurst C team who came second in the Corbett Plate. The members of the team were Adrian Lis, Pat Alcalay, Marco Alcalay, Brian Davies, Roy Lambert, Bob Middleditch, David Powell and Barbara Schultz.

Well done also to Chislehurst D team for their brave effort in the Mitchell Salver division. After a great start they came 2nd after the first half, dropping down to the 6th place at the end. They say they thoroughly enjoyed the event. The members of the team were Chris Clegg, Jim Cormack, Peter Cox, John Hunt, Barbara Jackson, Eleanor Keeley, Graham King and Diana Potter.

Tollemache Cup

February 2016


to Derek and the rest of the Kent team (including our members Gerald Tredinnick, Mike Hampton, Patrick Collins, Peter Law) who came second in the Tollemache final (national inter-county teams of eight).

Children in Need Sims 2015

November 2015

We raised a total of
Big thank you for all donations. Congratulations to the countrywide overall highest placed pair from each section who qualify for a small prize.This is Paul & Nick from Green Section, currently 24th and Rick & John from Red Section, currently 35th out of 2069 pairs.
Click here to see  the results on Ecats.

Well done Chis!

Tollemache Cup Qualifier

November 2015


to Derek and the whole of Kent Team for coming top in Group A in the Tollemache Cup Qualifier, thus qualifying for the Final in February 2016. The team was Derek playing with Gerald Tredinnick (topping the Ximp table!), Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, Kay Preddy & Norman Selway and Peter Law & Pat Collins.

Premier League

November 2015


to Derek and his team Andrew Black, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King, Andrew McIntosh and Gerald Tredinnick on winning Premier League Second Division. They had a very strong finish to the event, scoring 58.55 out of a possible 60 in the final three rounds, and won by 19.29 VPs. The team is promoted to the First Division in the next season.

World Bridge Teams Championships 2015

October 2015

Congratulations to the England Ladies Team on winning the bronze medal in the Venice Cup at the World Championships  in Chennai.

The members of the team were:
Sally Brock  & Nicola Smith; Fiona Brown & Catherine Draper; Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Coach: David Burn with Derek as non-playing captain.

Derek wrote blogs throughout the championship. You can read them here.
Look at reports and photos on EBU website.

Kent Congress 25th October 2015

October 2015

to Pat, Barbara, Dave and Marco on coming a spectacular 4th in a very strong field in the Kent Congress Swiss Teams. They won the ascenders prize - a bottle of champagne each.
From Paris With Love

September 2015

Well done to the English Ladies team who won by 164 IMPs in a friendly match against the French Ladies national team in Paris. Playing were Catherine Draper, Fiona Brown, Sally Brock and Nicola Smith with some help from their captain Derek Patterson playing with coach David Burn. This was a successfull warm up exercise for the World Team Championships - Venice Cup in India at the end of September.

Farewell Omar

July 2015

He can see through the backs of the cards anywayWe were sad to hear that the great film and bridge star Omar Sharif passed away at the age of 83.
Do any of you remember seeing him in the Macallan International Bridge Pairs Championship 1999? This was a star studded competition held in the White House Hotel in London. Omar was a real star there, he played bridge for the audience, some of the audience being us from our local bridge clubs.
(June, Brigid, Joyce, Eth, Marco, Ron, Jonsey and more - apply to webmaster to have your name added/removed)
I still have the brochure, hand records and my notes  about bidding, play and the conversation at the table.
Here is one hand where Omar played against two German ladies champions, Sabine Auken and Daniela von Arnim. They were dressed to kill. Omar, wearing a rose in his button hole, said that he should be having dinner with them, not play bridge. Sabine and Daniela responded with Mona Lisa smiles.

Sabine   Daniela

 Hand 6             Dealer East                  E/W Vul
   ♠ Q 2
 ♥ A K
  A J 9 2
 ♣ Q 8 4 3 2

♠ A K 10 8 4
♣ A K J 10 9 6 5
 W             E
♠ 6 3
Q J 8 4 2
K Q 10 8 6 3
♣ -
  ♠ J 9 7 5
10 9 7 6 3
7 5 4
♣ 7

N/S:  Omar Sharif and Christian Mari (France)
E/W:  Sabine Auken and Daniela von Arnim


- pass pass 1♣ 
1NT 2  pass 4♠ 
all pass




Omar: "Is 2  a transfer?"
blush: "No, it is natural."
Omar: "And 4♠ now shows spades and clubs?"
blush: "I hope so." 
(Macallan rules state that bidding should be as natural as possible)
Lead: A 

Aat trick two was ruffed by declarer and she then led J♣ which held, discarding from dummy. Then 10♣ was led and ruffed by South. South returned a  , declarer ruffed and played A♠  and K♠. Now top clubs and  the contract was over - South had to either ruff with his last trump and lead to dummy's winners, or duck and then be put on lead with declarer's last trump.
If Omar led K  at trick two, life would have been much more complicated for the declarer and she would have to struggle to make even 9 tricks. At least that's how it looks to me when I run the hand through Bridge Solver. Perhaps Omar thought that continuing with K  would setup heart winners in dummy for a possible diamond discard, so he tried to cash A  while he could.

Come on, ladies, let's listen to Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago.

NW Kent League Division 2

June 2015

Congratulations to
Pat & David
Marco & Dave
on winning the
North West Kent League Division 2

Crockfords Cup

June 2015

Congratulations to Derek's team Andrew Black, Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King and Willie Whittaker who qualified for the Crockfords Cup Final. We wish them all the best in Final which is held in September.

Garden Cities Trophy

June 2015

Well done to Chislehurst team for coming third in the Garden Cities Trophy Final in a very strong field behind Manchester and Cambridge. The team were Derek, Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood, John Hemington, Bill Hirst, Peter Law, Michael Prior and Gerald Tredinnick. Also well done to the other members of the team Keith Ashcroft, Pat Collins and John Griffiths who took part in the earlier stages of the competition.

Fleming Femina & Hunter Homines 2017

Congratulations to Christine Kempton & Liz Blande, on winning the Kent Ladies pairs.
Also well done to John Hemington & Jon Chapman on coming second in the Men's pairs. 

20th Anniversary

June 2015

Derek opened Chislehurst Bridge Club 20 years ago on Tuesday 6th June 1995. We celebrated with bridge, cake and prizes on Thursday 18th June and Tuesday 23rd June.
Big thank you to Barbara Roberts who kindly donated two magnificent cakes.


Here are a few memories...

A story from the Blue Section

There was an evening in the club which I shall never forget. I was playing in the Blue Section. This is where complete novices were playing, mainly pupils from Derek's class, getting used to club play. We played first few rounds, gaining in confidence as the play progressed. Then my partner Mair (she's always been a bright spark!) announced: "I've played this hand before!" Derek looked at the hands and said "Reshuffle please!" It turned out that all boards were the same. They were the boards used in the lessons and we didn't reshuffle them before the evening play started...

Bridge Weekend Powdermills 2002

...Those were the days my friends...

(see Bridge weekend results on the website)

  • Bill and Wendy
  • Eleanor and Jim
  • Eth and JohnH Winners of Championships Pairs
  • Jenny, Debby, Janet and Gill
  • Marco
  • Swiss Teams winners John, Mirna, Margaret and Ralph with Derek

In the club - Queen's Golden Jubilee

  • Tea People
  • These cakes are nice!
  • Tea People had some lovely cakes on sale
  • Quiet Please!
Play it Again Sam

May 2015

John's double dummy Bridge Solver is now hosted on Bridgewebs. Click on the 'Play it again' button under the hand diagram and then on 'BS Online'. Bridge Solver is also still available via the 'Play it again' button on our own style results pages.

New Website

May 2015

We have moved our website to Bridgewebs, thus joining a thousand or so other clubs already on that system.

To see Thursday Ladder and Master Points Ladder, click on Competitions on the menu.

To see results click on Results. You will see two lots of results:

  • Results List - our own style results, with bar charts and historical data
  • Results Bridgewebs - Bridgewebs style results, familiar to those playing in other clubs hosted on Bridgewebs.

Use the ones you like best, or both!

If you use mobile, there is a Switch to Desktop - Switch to Mobile button. You can use either style of the website on the mobile.

BridgePals Introduced

November 2011

BridgePals, Android based electronic scoring units (designed by John and Mirna), introduced in the Green Section. BridgePads moved from the Green Section to the Red Section.

BridgePads Introduced

September 2008


BridgePads electronic scoring devices introduced in the Green Section.

Dealing Machine Purchased

June 2007

Technology arrived in 2007. We acquired a dealing machine - australian made Dealer4. This was one of the first machines of this kind in the country. Unlike well known Duplimate machine which needs bar coded cards, Dealer4 can read ordinary cards. There was some doubt about true random nature of the deals ("Too many singleton Kings!"), but statistical analysis of the deals put any doubts at rest.