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LOOKING FOR A PARTNER?

Members looking for a partner for a particular night are encouraged to contact Cyril Wheeler on 01932 351171.

Bridge Lessons

For those keen to improve their Bridge, whatever their level, one of the local teachers is Meena Samani who runs classes in Thames Ditton, and can be contacted on 0208 339 0645

Competition Rules
This page contains details on the club competititions and the rules.
 
 
  The History of the Krauth Cup

Several members of the Club have enquired about the origins of the Krauth Cup and, with the help of Michelle Krauth's daughter, some interesting pieces of bridge history have been discovered.

Michelle Krauth presented the Cup to the Heath Club in 1965 and since the 1990s, when that Club merged with Cobham Bridge Club, it has been competed for annually by our Club.

Michelle Krauth was born in Grenoble, France, and started playing bridge at the age of 12. In 1940 she married an English dentist and settled in Walton-on-Thames.However, it was not until the 1950s and 1960s that she started playing bridge seriously and was obviously a very gifted player.  She won the Ladies Open Pairs in Blackpool in 1952 and began a partnership with Mary Edwards who played for England. In the 1960s she ws selected to play for Surrey 'A' team and won many tournamenets with Mary and also with Jack Boyd-Barrett.  Her partners over the years included G.C. Fox and Tony Priday.

Michelle was a member of the Heath Bridge Club, and for many years she captained the bridge section of Burhill Golf Club.  In later life she continued to play bridge at Cobham-Heath Bridge Club and Burhill Golf Club into her eighties, passing away in 2006 at the age of 94 after an illustrious bridge career.

The connection between Michelle Krauth and Mary Edwards remains to  this day as, each year, the winners of the Krauth Cup are eligible to play for the Mary Edwards Trophy which is presented by Surrey County Bridge Association.

  Krauth Cup

All sessions throughout the year count towards the competition, with the winners being the pair with the highest average, subject to a minimum of 7 sessions, being the winners. The winners will be eligible to represent the club in the Mary Edwards Trophy the following year.

  Platt Salver

All sessions throughout the year count towards the trophy. The winners will be the runners-up to the winners of the Krauth Cup.