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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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The 2019 Metrolitan Cup is being held on Saturday 28th September, 12noon to 7.30pm.
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.email@example.com
We are sad to report that Mike De Winter died on 3rd July 2019. He has been our president since 2006 and was presented with the Dimmie Fleming Award in 2005.
Mike de Winter had been involved with bridge for more than 50 years. He was first elected to the Kent CBA committee in 1986 and served as county secretary for 12 years and then served as competitions secretary until 2006. He became a county tournament director in 1991, officiating at a number of county events. He also directed regularly at two clubs and at occasional major events for a third. He was also elected to Farnborough Bridge Club committee In 1969 and Mike has twice served a two year term as chairman. He was treasurer of the club from 1978 until 2004. He was an honorary life member of the Farnborough club.
Click on the heading for more information on Mike and Elizabeth de Winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surrey Green Pointed Weekend: 14/15 September 2019: Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams
Venue: Spectrum Leisure Centre, The Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP
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.
Hilton St Anne's Manor, Bracknell
Declarer Play and Slam Bidding
11th - 13th October
Information and booking form
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.
Congratulations to Malcolm Lewis & Nicky Adamson who finished joint first in the Swiss Pairs at EBU Summer Seniors Congress in Eastbourne. Click for full result
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just 1VP behind on 93VPs were Ian Draper, Anne Rosen, Richard Hillman and Neil Rosen.
Full results available here.