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Archives

New additions are made to the Archive section when there are new trophy and competition winners and when information on past members comes to light.  If you have any old documents or information that could help to expand this section and complete our history please contact Gerald Soper who would be very pleased to hear fom you, thank you.

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Metropolitan Cup - Saturday 28th September 2019

The 2019 Metrolitan Cup is being held on Saturday 28th September, 12noon to 7.30pm. 

This year it is being organised by MCBA in association with B&BCBA and being held in Windsor.

The invited Counties are Berks & Bucks, Essex, Hants & IOW, Kent, London, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex.

Kent is keen to enter a team of eight in each of the three divisions and so lots of players are invited to play.

If you would like to be considered for selection, please contact our County Captain, Jeremy Willans  on 07801600364 or by email address - Jeremy.willans@btinternet.com 

Last updated : 7th Jul 2019 15:43 BST
KCBA AGM and New Committee Members

As usual the KCBA AGM was held during the interval in the Phillimore Cup on Sunday 16th June.

The minutes can be opened by clicking on the title line of this item.

AGM 2019 Chairman Report  AGM 2018 Treasurers Report

Two committee members have stepped down. We give thanks for many years of service from Liz Blande & Mike Rafferty as Competitions Secretary, and thanks for Malcolm Lewis for his service as Chair. 

Norman Inniss has taken over as Chair person. Stephen Brown and Sue Parkins are sharing the Competitions Secretary role with Sue being responsible for checking off entries, and food orders for all Sunday events, Stephen being responsible for the website, regulations, Saturday events, Arnold Cup and all other competitions. Stephen & Sue can be contacted using the KCBAcompetitions@gmail.com email address. Paul Gibbons continues his work with the Larsky and Monica continues as Congress Secretary for the Congress at the end of October 2019.

Last updated : 1st Jul 2019 21:49 BST
EBU Membership Campaign in Kent
EBU Membership Campaign in Kent

The EBU has been developing a membership campaign as we cannot rely on increasing longevity to maintain the numbers playing bridge.

The most important part of the campaign is of course the teaching of bridge to new players. The principal market for this will be empty-nesters, the soon-to-be and the newly retired. However they are the generation which has grown up with the internet and latterly social media. We need to improve our online presence to more easily direct them to their nearest bridge teacher.

We want to create a 'landing page' for these newbie's seeking to find a way into bridge allowing people to enter their postcode or click on a map to be put in touch with their nearest teacher club. There are facilities in our current Bridgewebs software to do some of this but we believe we can achieve much better through creating the landing page outside of Bridgewebs. We are therefore looking for a volunteer who could create such a webpage for us in HTML or other software.

Pilot projects in other areas conducted by the EBU have shown that a significant route to such a landing page is 'Facebook' advertising. We would therefore also welcome help from a volunteer with experience in this area.

Any offers of assistance should be emailed to Paul Gibbons by clicking here.

Last updated : 29th Jun 2019 08:46 BST
EBED Bridge Teacher of the Year 2019
EBED Bridge Teacher of the Year 2019

At the EBED Bridge Teachers’ Conference this weekend, there was a presentation for the inaugural “Bridge Teacher of the Year” award and the board of trustees chose to give it to Chris Lohan. Congratulations.

Last updated : 26th Jun 2019 09:16 BST
Kent Club Events
Tyler Hill BC Swiss Pairs
Tyler Hill BC Swiss Pairs

Tyler Hill BC are holding a Blue pointed Swiss Pairs on Sunday 29th September. Please click here for a copy of the entry form with further information.

Last updated : 20th Jun 2019 19:05 BST
Surrounding County Events
Herts & Essex Green Pointed Weekend
Herts & Essex Green Pointed Weekend

The Herts & Essex Green Pointed Congress is being held over the weekend of July 20th/21st at Wodson Park in Ware.

Click here to be taken to the congress page of the Hertfordshire website from where you can click through to enter online, Swiss pairs on Saturday, Swiss teams on Sunday.

The entry fees have been held at last year's prices - £25 per person per event.

Last updated : 20th Jun 2019 19:08 BST
Surrey Green Point Weekend - September
Surrey Green Point Weekend - September

Surrey Green Pointed Weekend: 14/15 September 2019:   Swiss Pairs    &      Swiss Teams

Venue: Spectrum Leisure Centre, The Parkway, Guildford  GU1 1UP

Last updated : 14th Jul 2019 22:13 BST
Archive Section

A new section has been added to the Archives - National Successes. This document lists National events from as far back as 1946 listing Kent players who have achieved success.  There are many events listed along with the years Kent players achieved success - Gold Cup, Silver Plate, Pachabo, Crockfords and the Garden Cities to name but a few along with Camrose trials and main EBU congresses such as Brighton and Jersey.  Gerald has spent many hours compiling this list and it makes for interesting reading - have a look when you get a moment.

If anyone has any details of missing information from any of the Archive sections please email Gerald Soper with the details so he may add them to the archives, thank you.

Last updated : 14th Jun 2019 12:16 BST

Hilton St Anne's Manor, Bracknell

Declarer Play and Slam Bidding
11th - 13th  October

Information and booking form

Last updated : 9th Jul 2019 18:25 BST
Entry Forms
Entry forms are available to download via the 'Calendar' tab. You may also enter online via the 'Online Entry Forms' tabs.
Results and Successes
Junior Bridge Camp 6-7th July 2019
Jbc2019 priday cup 2nd
Jbc2019 prizegiving
Jbc2019 saturday pairs
Jbc2019 sunday novice pairs
Jbc2019 priday cup winners
Jbc2019 saturday novice
Jbc2019 speedball
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40 juniors aged from 8 to 22 plus assorted parents took part in the South Eastern Counties Junior Bridge Camp 2019 at a new venue on 6th and 7th July.    Bowles Activity Centre was a big success, and the weather was perfect on Saturday for the rock climbing, dry skiing, and pool kayaking.   On the bridge front, we ran four classes and awarded a total of 24 minibridge, bronze, silver, and gold awards.

The competitions were fiercely fought, and the eventual winners of the main Priday Cup were Jacob Potter and Roland Bourne, with .....

..... Woody and Joe Cohen the next juniors in third place.

Jacob Potter also won the Saturday Pairs with Zane Soonawalla .....

..... and Tom and Ben Gardner won the Speedball (where the main complaint was that the adults played too slowly and we weren’t allowed to shout Speedball loudly enough).

The Novice competitions were won by Toby Trusted and Poli Vasileva on Saturday and .....

..... by Amrita Selvaraj and Tanya Gupta on Sunday.

Congratulations to all!

Most importantly, a hugely enjoyable time was had by all, juniors, teachers, parents, and – unusually - even the organiser.  Thank you to Sussex, Kent, and Surrey CBAs for sponsoring.

William Bourne

Phillimore Cup - 16th June 2019
 

Many congratulations to Konrad Mau & Mike Bull, winners of the blue pointed Swiss Pairs. Malcolm Lewis and Frank Wright were runners up with Elaine Cockerell and Denise Baxter just behind them in third place.

Full results may be viewed here.

Garden Cities National Final - 15th June 2019

The TWBC team of Colin Wilson (capt), Gerald Soper, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Helen & Espen Erichsen, Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield finished third in the National Final. Please click here for the full results.

A Kent club has played in the final nine times in the last 20 years, winning the trophy an impressive four times, Farnborough twice, Chislehurst once and Tunbridge Wells last year. Even more impressive is the fact that Ian Draper was in every winning team!

Click here for details of other national successes for Kent teams and players in our archive section.

Corwen Trophy - 1st/2nd June 2019

Many congratuations to Christine Kempton and Norman Inniss who finished in 4th place out of a national field of 94 pairs in the Corwen Trophy.

Please click here for the full results.

Arnold Cup & Arnold Plate May 2019

Congratulations to Gerald Tredinnick and his team, Patrick Collins, Ian Draper & Jeremy Willans, who have won the Arnold Cup (Kent’s teams of four event) beating Jon Chapman’s Team in the final.  Also in Gerald’s team were Derek Patterson and Peter Law.

The Arnold Plate was won by Mike Hampton, Phil Bailey, Michael Prior & Jon Thoresen. They beat Colin Game’s team in the final.

Full results of all matches in both events may be found on the EBU’s web site - Arnold Cup    Arnold Plate.

 

Green Pointed Swiss Teams - 19th May 2019
  Congratulations to the team of Ian Lancaster, Mike Scoltock, Richard Fedrick and Andrew Southwell who won the KCBA's Swiss teams with a total of 96VPs.
  Finishing close behind them on 94VPs were Suren Velayutham, Anojan Pothalingam, Ponnampalam Yogeswaran and Ratnerverl Murugesu.
 

Just 1VP behind on 93VPs were Ian Draper, Anne Rosen, Richard Hillman and Neil Rosen.

Full results available here.

Results
Phillimore Cup - Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (& AGM)
Director: Steve Foster, Diane Rogers
Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Director: Eddie Williams, Kathy Williams, Fred Davis
George Griffiths - Seniors Pairs
Director: Paul Gibbons
Larsky Cup Final - Pairs Championship
Director: Paul Gibbons
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Director: Steve Foster, Diane Rogers, John Oakland
Calendar
29th Sep 2019
Tyler Hill BC Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tyler Hill Memorial Hall 11am
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6th Oct 2019
Dyer Smith/Hunter Cup - Mixed Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Steve Foster
26th Oct 2019
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown, Fred Davis
27th Oct 2019
Kent Congress Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown, John Oakland
12th Jan 2020
Fleming Femina - Ladies Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Nicole Cook, Mike Rafferty