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KCBA

The KCBA website has information about County events, news and results.

KCBA Weekly Online Tournaments

KCBA is continuing to hold its weekly tournaments online on a Saturday at 2:30pm on BBO. These are for players who have an NGS grading of 9 or lower.

Details can be found here

Dyer-Smith Cup

The KCBA Mixed Pairs competition for the Dyer-Smith Cup will be held on Saturday 8th October in Maidstone

Full details and entry form can be found on the KCBA website

Green Pointed Congress

Kent and Sussex county bridge associations will be holding a joint Green Pointed Congress over the weekend of 29th and 30th October. This will take place at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club

The Saturday event will be a pairs competition; whilst a teams competition will take place on the Sunday.  There will also be a "Really Easy" pairs event on the Sunday afternoon.

Full details will be available from the KCBA website soon

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Farnborough Bridge Club

The club holds duplicate sessions every Wednesday and Friday at The Village Hall, High Street, Farnborough, Kent. BR6 7BB.  

For a prompt start at 7.30 please arrive by 7.20pm at the latest. Click here for map.

Visitors are welcome unless an event is marked as Members only.  We do not currently run a host system, but visitors should contact the club at FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com if they are looking for a partner.

SmartBridge

Farnborough and Bromley North Bridge Clubs are working together to deliver the new Smartbridge initiative. This will take complete novices, who have no prior experience of bridge, to a level where they are able to play the game.

If you have any friends interested in learning bridge, even if they have no practical experience of the game, please direct them to this website.  The initiative consists of two sessions a week for twelve weeks starting 12 September.  The first session each week will be a Zoom session on Mondays at 2pm, lasting between 60-75 minutes.  The second session will be a supervised play session, building on the material covered in the Zoom, on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 pm starting 14 September at Bromley Common Baptist Church, Gravel Road, BR2 8PE

The cost of the course (all 12 weeks) will be £75 payable in advance.

Please click here for a poster about the course.

NICKO

The National Inter-Club Knockout Competition is for teams-of-four from EBU affiliated clubs. Inital rounds may be played online should both teams agree, but later rounds are face-to-face.  Full details are given here 

The criteria for entry are that all members of any entered team must have been members of the club for at least three months at the time of entry, must also have played regularly at the club, and can only enter for one team and one club. The Comittee has decided that in practice this means that any members wishing to enter must have played at the club six times in the prior competition year and have been members in the years 2021/22 and 2022/23.

The club would encourage anyone who wishes to enter this competition to arrange to create a team of between four and six players (if only four then up to two more can be added later) and then to notify the Chairman and David Stern.  The club has, in the past, agreed to pay half of the entrance fee of £81 for up to three teams. Should more than three teams wish to enter this support will be spread equally amongst all entrants.  Any entrants should notify the two individuals above by 1st October 2022.

Lines Trophy and Friday Cup

The last two competitions in the Club's year have now been completed.

Congratulations to Marian Hunt who won the Friday Cup, finishing clear of Christine Kempton.

Christine Kempton was successful in winning the Lines Trophy, with Norman Inniss in second place.

A  reminder that the new competition year has now started, running until the end of July 2023, so it is time to think about which trophies you intend winning this year.

 

New Competition Year

The new year for club competitions begins on 1st August 2022.  The first club session will be on Wednesday 3rd August and will be the first round of the Jackson Cup for 2022-23.

A wallet-sized card giving details of the dates of all the club competitions, as well as enabling members to keep a record of their partners in the Jackson Cup, is available at the club.

Teaching Bridge

A course training people who wish to become bridge teachers will be held in Sevenoaks on Thursday and Friday 29th and 30th September by Chris Lohan.  The EBU will fund one person on this course, and a combination of Kent CBA and the club would fund a second person between them.

It is hoped/expected that the course will be oversubscribed, so anyone wishing to book a place on the course is asked to contact the club by email as soon as possible, or to contact Mike Rafferty directly, to express interest

Jackson Cup and Rayner Cup

Congratulations to Don Mitchell for winning the Jackson Cup for 2021/22 convincingly.

The Rayner Cup (for the person finishing second in the Jackson Cup) was shared by Mary Kendall and Roger Pechey.

Well done to all!

Home Counties League

Farnborough provided many of the team that competed in the Home Counties League for Kent.  Having won their Division Kent proceeded to comprehensively beat Middlesex (the winners of the other Division on countback) in the final.

Many congratulations to all who represented Kent in the competition.  And in particular to Bill Charlwood & Jon Chapman, Stefan Syplywczak & Phil Jones, Stephen Brown & Michael Collins who were three quarters of the team that represented Kent in the final.

Arnold Cup

Well done to the team of John Amor, Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood and John Hemington who have won the Arnold Cup (the Kent Team of Four Competition).  In the final they beat the team led by Peter Law that contained Joe Sivayogan by 14 IMPs.  

In the Plate competition the team led by Peter Bibb was victorious.

Many congratulations to all the above from the Club.

Results
Wednesday Pairs
Dir: Normann Inniss
Scorer: Hilary Powell
Friday Pairs
Dir: Jan Johnson
Scorer: Hilary Powell
Wednesday Pairs
Dir: David Hudson
Scorer: Hilary Powell
Calendar
Fri 19th Aug 2022
Friday Pairs
Farnborough Village Hall 19:30
Dir: Graham Clements
Scorer: Mike Penney
Wed 24th Aug 2022
Wednesday Pairs
Farnborough Village Hall 19:30
Dir: David Powell
Scorer: Ian Galletti
Fri 26th Aug 2022
Lilian Martin Bowl
Farnborough Village Hall 19:30
Dir: Mike Rafferty
Scorer: Neil Wotherspoon
Host: Mary Richards & Margaret Jones

We are not having formal hosts at present for pairs events.  If you are looking for a partner either use the 'find a partner' in the members only section (you can see who is looking for a partner and update your preferences by clicking the 'hosts' title above), or email the Secretary at FarnboroughBridge@gmail.com and she will put you in contact with other people looking for a partner.

From 1st August 2022 we will have a host pair for the Lilian Martin Bowl (cut-in teams) on the fourth Friday of each month.  This means that participants should plan to play in pairs, as we will not provide individual partners for these evenings.

Hosts

The hosts for the cut-in teams events (Lilian Martin Bowl) in the coming months are:

26th August: Margaret Jones & Mary Richards

23rd September: Jo Lightfoot & Gordon McBride

21st October:  Jan Johnson & Graham Clements

25th November: Bob & Mary Kendall

Please note that players should turn up in pairs for these events.

Members are expected to pay via tokens for all events (visitors may pay in cash - please bring the exact money (£5 per player)). Tokens must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance from the Treasurer via bank transfer (as the club will soon be charged for making cash deposits).  When making online payment please indicate what the payment is for - e.g. Tokens (plus your name) if you are buying tokens. Bank details can be found in the 'information' section (you will have to log in to view these).  For further details e-mail farnboroughbridge@gmail.com

Recent EBU promotions

Click here to view the latest EBU rank promotions.  Congratulations to Ian Galletti on being promoted to a 4 Star Premier Regional Master.

Details of the masterpoint ranks can be found here.