KCBA Archives and Biographies

Gerald Soper updates the archive pages (further articles in KCBA people section welcome). The following have been updated in the past year:

Committee members, EBU awards, Tony Clark, Pat Dudgeon, John Durden, Albert Farmery, Baroness Knoop in KCBA people, KCBA officers - chief TD


There is a new Blue Book, effective from September 1st.

There are changes to

  • Rules on announcements
  • Rules on strong opening bids
  • Rules on non-strong 2-bids and 3-bids (at Level 4)

For the players, there are news stories

Something similar will appear in September’s English Bridge magazine.

More detail of the new announcements is in the Announcement Summary

Convention Cards using MyEBU
Convention Cards using MyEBU

The EBU has now created a facility for each player to upload system cards to their MyEBU (for use when playing online bridge)

See their instructions.  Players should go to their MyEBU then Utilities....System Cards.

You can store cards with any partner here, choose your own convention card name, and copy the link from MyEBU at any time.

[Any partnership who has already submitted a convention card for Kent competitions may of course continue to use the link they have been sent, but if they wish to update their convention card, please use the EBU facility]


To request any additions / amendment / removal of information, please contact Stephen Brown on

Update your contact details at the EBU and also tell the KCBA. Please would you check your Club Details so they can be updated if necessary. Are there any Bridge Teachers who would like to be included in our listings?  

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Welcome to Kent Contract Bridge Association

Monday 10th April 2023, Improvers Pairs on BBO, as part of the EBU Easter Congress

Open to players who are NGS 9 & below on Saturday 8th April

  • This event is aimed at club players who are interested in taking the first steps into congress bridge but who may have found it daunting to jump straight into a major congress event. 
  • The format will be two 18 board sessions with a break between the sessions. Players can play in either or both sessions.
  • Competition organisers / directors:  Stephen Brown, Paul Gibbons, Sharon Bayne [email via]

Each session is 18 boards, 9x2 board boards. Click: Pre-entry required   10% of entry fees will be given as prizes in BBO$. 

If you are looking for a partner: please submit details here

Full details and programme of the EBU Easter Congress can be found by clicking here

Last updated : 9th Mar 2023 15:22 GMT
George Griffiths - Seniors Pairs

Kent's Seniors Pairs - TWBC Sunday 23rd April 2023

Open to all KCBA primary and associate members, age at least 63, or your 63rd birthday falling in 2023 (i.e. born in 1960)

only £13 per player with an optional two course lunch available to book in advance for £12.50.

Enjoy playing bridge in the confortable surrounds of Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, 

Starting at 11am with an approx finishing time of 6pm.  TD: John Oakland   Competitions Secretary for this event is Stephen Brown

Please click here to enter online.  If you prefer to download an entry form please click here.

Last updated : 9th Mar 2023 16:07 GMT

 The 9-High events will continue every week. The NS/EW winners / Howell winners get a free Saturday game. So please enter for a BBO event. After each event a commentary on the hands is sent out to all players.

The organisers check the NGS grades via an automated check on the EBU database on Friday afternoon and would be grateful if pairs would enter by 12noon on Friday. Any entries after this time need to be manually checked and incur extra work. Many thanks

Please enter here and then register on the day (cost $3) for 1st April: 9-High@ 2.30pm

To play in Kent Saturday events  all players must either be Primary Kent members or Associate Kent Members. Click for more information

Last updated : 25th Mar 2023 15:48 BST
Club Tournament Director training - Pembury :Jan-March 2023
Club Tournament Director training - Pembury :Jan-March 2023

Club Tournament Director training- Pembury  (Pembury Cricket Club, Chalket Lane, Pembury , Kent TN2 4AA )

Day 0 (How to run a club duplicate)  - Saturday 4th February 2023

Day 1 (Book rulings)  -                         Saturday 25th February 2023

Day 2 (Book and judgement rulings)   Saturday  11th March 2023

Day 3 (assessment)                            Saturday 1st  April 2023

The trainer is Stephen Brown.  Price £68.50 per session for EBU members, £75 for non EBU members

 EBU members can book via myEBU, or by calling Lisa Miller (01296 317217)

 More details on the content of these courses is available here: 

or by calling Mark Humphris, Bridge Education and Development Manager, EBED, or *01296 317218

EBED’s TD course calendar can be found here:

Last updated : 5th Feb 2023 16:40 GMT
The Arnold Cup / Plate - County Teams of 4 Competition

15 Teams have entered for the Arnold Cup. SEE ENTRIES

These teams are seeded, based on Gold points, except last year's winners who are seeded 1)

1. (Last years winners): John Amor, John Hemington, Jon Chapman, Bill Charlwood  (bye in round 1)

2. Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Michael Prior, Mike Hampton

3. Peter Law, Gerald Tredinnick, Ian Draper, Joe Sivayogan

Two matches guaranteed - first round losers are automatically entered into the Arnold Plate.
Matches played F2F (but if both teams wish to play online and agree the platform this is fine)

The Draw is made:    SEE DRAW.      REGULATIONS

The Arnold Plate Draw is made.  SEE DRAW,   all 7 teams that lost in the first round entered

Last updated : 2nd Dec 2022 15:19 GMT
EBU Events

EBU Events, click for more information:

You can view all upcoming EBU events and licenced club and county events on the EBU Calendar.

Last updated : 9th Mar 2023 16:00 GMT
Larsky Final
Director: Paul Gibbons
NGS9 & below Online Duplicate
Director: Sharon Bayne
NGS9 & below Online Duplicate
Director: Sharon Bayne
10th Apr 2023
Kent / EBU Improvers Pairs - Session 1
BBO 11am
Director: Paul Gibbons, Sharon Bayne, Stephen Brown
10th Apr 2023
Kent / EBU Improvers Pairs - Session 1
BBO 2.30pm
Director: Paul Gibbons, Sharon Bayne, Stephen Brown
23rd Apr 2023
George Griffiths Seniors Pairs
Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club 11am
Director: John Oakland
Larsky Final - March 2023
Larsky Final - March 2023

Congratulations to the winners of the Larsky Cup County Pairs Final - Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner with 63.9%. The runners up were Ian Draper & Joe Sivayogan. FULL RESULTS


Green Pointed Swiss Pairs - March 2023

Success for Kay Preddy & Norman Selway in the Swiss Pairs at the weekend. There were 24 tables playing F2F at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club. Prizes were awarded to the top 5 pairs and an ascendors prize.



Margery Rumbelow

It is with sadness, but not unexpectedly, we report that Margery Rumbelow passed away yesterday. She played bridge for up to 50 years or more, always in Kent.

Frank (Tim) Wright

It is with sadness that we report that Frank (Tim) passed away on 12th March 2023. He won various trophies in Kent (playing mainly in the Deal and Dover area), won the National Seniors Swiss Pairs with Nicky Adamson in 2015. Tim's funeral is at Barham Crematorium on Monday 17th April at 10.40. Get together afterwards at Broom Park Hotel. Further details of his successes.