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Croydon Bridge Club - Bank Holiday Monday 26th August Event
Croydon Bridge Club - Bank Holiday Monday 26th August Event
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS
The Arnold Cup - County Teams of 4 Competition

Entries are now being taken for the Arnold Cup.  Closing date 30th September.
Entry fee still only £12 per team with
Green Points available for all Cup matches won.
Two matches guaranteed - first round losers are automatically enterered into the Arnold Plate.

Please click here for an entry form containing more information.
Online entries preferred
A list of teams entered is available to be viewed by scrolling to the foot of the online entry page.

Last updated : 27th Jul 2019 15:03 BST
Dyer Smith Cup - Mixed Pairs - 6th October

Kent's Mixed Pairs - TWBC Sunday 6th October

Open to all KCBA primary and associate members, only £13 per player with an optional two course lunch available to book in advance for £11.

Starting at 11am with an approx finishing time of 6pm.
Chief TD: Steve Foster.

Please click here to enter online.
If you prefer to download an entry form please
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Last updated : 27th Jul 2019 11:14 BST
KENT CONGRESS 2019
KENT CONGRESS 2019

Championship Swiss Pairs - Saturday 26th October 2019

Green Pointed Swiss Teams - Sunday 27th October 2019

Entry fee £17 per player for Swiss Pairs, £24 per player for Swiss Teams (£39 per player total if playing in the pairs and teams)

Two course lunch available to pre-order £11 on Saturday only

Please click here for a copy of the Congress entry form which contains more information      

ONLINE ENTRY FORMS :  Swiss Pairs    Swiss Teams       Really Easy Pairs

Real Easy Pairs - Saturday 26th October 2019 starting at 2pm

Entry fee £3 per player (juniors) £5 per player (adults)

Please click here for a copy of the Real Easy Pairs entry form which contains more information

Last updated : 21st Aug 2019 13:04 BST
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 : 12th Aug 2019 10:59 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
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 : 8th Aug 2019 22:25 BST
Herts & Essex Green Pointed Weekend
Herts & Essex Green Pointed Weekend

Green Pointed Congress - Swiss Pairs and Teams
Weekend of September 21st - 22nd at Wodson Park, Ware
This is a joint event between the HBA & the Essex Contract Bridge Association.
click here.. for more infomation and entry forms

Last updated : 6th Aug 2019 09:25 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
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
28th Sep 2019
Metropolitan Cup (inter county event)
Windsor 12:00
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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
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26th Oct 2019
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Stephen Brown, Fred Davis
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26th Oct 2019
Really Easy Pairs at the Kent Congress
Tunbridge Wells BC 2pm
Director: Diane Rogers
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EBU Summer Meeting - Eastbourne August 2019
EBU Summer Meeting - Eastbourne August 2019

FIRST WEEKEND: Congratulations to Norman Selway & Will Roper who came second in the Swiss Pairs (Harold Poster Cup), Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper came 8th - full results

MIDWEEK: Some events had sections at Eastbourne and other clubs. Congratulations to Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner who won the midweek Mixed Pairs (playing at the TWBC) - full results   and to Gerald Soper & Colin Wilson who won the midweek GCH Fox Pairs (playing at TWBC) - full result

SECOND WEEKEND: Well done to  Mike Hampton Croz Croswell (with John Sansom, David Cebbage) who came 3rd= and Jeremy Willans Ian Draper (with Neil Rosen, Anne Rosen) who came 6th in the Brighton Bowl - full result. Also to Espen Erichsen (with Glyn Liggins, Peter Crouch, Simon Cope) who came 3rd and to  Derek Patterson (with Gunnar Halberg, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Black) who came 4th in the Four Star Teams A Final - full result

Steve Barnfield
Steve Barnfield

We are saddened to learn of the death of Steve Barnfield. Earlier this year, he was presented with a silver award for his long service to Regulation and Laws & Ethics, further details in Kent Player News 2019. He was chairman of the L&E for six years and served on the committee before that. He was a referee for some years and he was also until recently the EBU pro bono advisor. He will be sadly missed and we send our condolences to his family. Steve and his wife Frances moved to Kent around 20 years ago. Steve and Frances have been part of the Tunbridge Wells team in the Corbett for quite a few years including Garden Cities win last year. They've won a few other KCBA cups recently including Arnold (2016), Hunter Cup (2017) & Gentry  (2015 & 2016). His long time friend Richard Fleet has written a heartfelt obituary.

ENTRY FORMS
Entry forms are available to download via the 'Calendar' tab. You may also enter online via the 'Online Entry Forms' tabs.
INFORMATION
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.