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Please see information under the 'Directing & Scoring' tab for a summary of the 2017 changes to the Laws of Bridge.
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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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.
As usual the KCBA AGM was held during the interval in the Phillimore Cup on Sunday 16th June.
The agenda can be opened by clicking on the title line of this item.
One of the standard items on the agenda is the election of the Committee for the next year. This year owing to retirements there are two vacancies to be filled on the Committee. One was filled, there is still one vacancy,
If you feel you could contribute to helping bridge flourish in Kent then please put your name forward. To do so or simply to find out more about what is involved please contact the Secretary, Sharon Bayne.
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 London Metropolitan Bridge Association is holding its Green-pointed Congress on July 13-14 at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club.
Please click here for more 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.
The Times published an article on 3rd December entitled 'Anyone for bridge? Card games are the latest big deal in schools' highlighting Weald Community Primary School where Kent member Anton Mauve set up a lunchtime club and fellow Kent member Jim Garlinge passes on his knowledge of the game to young enthusiasts.
If you would like help or further information on setting up a club in your local school please contact Anton Mauve, Kent's Youth Office or Stephen Pierce.
Please click here to be taken to the full article in the Times.
Please take the time to have a look at Gerald Soper's newly compiled lists of Kent players who have represented England (GB)
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.
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.
Congratulations to Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner, winners of the Sussex one day Swiss pairs competition.
Please click here for the full results, 52 pairs took part.
Just 1VP behind on 93VPs were Ian Draper, Anne Rosen, Richard Hillman and Neil Rosen.
Full results available here.