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Changes to the Laws - Directing & Scoring

Please see information under the 'Directing & Scoring' tab for a summary of the 2017 changes to the Laws of Bridge.

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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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Last updated : 15th Nov 2018 21:32 GMT

As usual the KCBA AGM will be held during the interval in the Phillimore Cup (see below).

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.

If you feel you could contribute to helping bridge flourish in Kent then please put your name forward even if you are not able to attend the AGM. To do so or simply to find out more about what is involved please contact the Secretary, Sharon Bayne.

Last updated : 5th Jun 2019 11:27 BST
Phillimore Cup and KCBA AGM

Sunday 16th June - Phillimore Cup (blue pointed Swiss pairs) 11am to approx 6pm.

Entries may be made online or by post - please click here for an entry form or here to enter online.

A two course lunch is available to pre-order.

Last updated : 15th Apr 2019 15:07 BST
Kent Club Events
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 : 14th Jun 2019 12:15 BST
Surrounding County Events
London Congress

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

Last updated : 5th Jun 2019 14:55 BST
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 : 23rd Jan 2019 13:46 GMT
Junior Bridge
Bridge in Schools

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.

Last updated : 12th Feb 2018 21:20 GMT
KCBA Archives and Biographies
Archive - New Lists of International Appearances

Please take the time to have a look at Gerald Soper's newly compiled lists of Kent players who have represented England (GB)  

Last updated : 23rd Jan 2019 13:32 GMT
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
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
Garden Cities National Final

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

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

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.

 

Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
 

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.

Green Pointed Swiss Teams
  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.

Inter Schools Tournament

The Inter-Schools Tournament held at Weald Community Primary School ran two sections - Bridge and MiniBridge.

Congratulations to Tanya Gupta & Bhavana Ratakonda who won the main bridge section, Antoinina and Amelia Mauve were second. Ben Wild and Theo Marchal won the MiniBridge section with Toby Williams & Dana Chang and Carla Burton & Namira Nasir finishing in joint second place.

Please click here for the results from both sections.

Garden Cities

Many congratulations to the Tunbridge Wells team of Espen Erichsen, Helen Erichsen, Jeremy Willans, Jill Skinner, Frances Connell, Steve Barnfield, Matthew Brown and Croz Croswell who won their regional final of the Garden Cities Trophy winning every match.  Sussex finished in second place and will go forward, along with the winners and runners up from the other three regional finals, with TWBC to the National Finals in Solihull on June 15th.

Jeremy, Jill, Espen and Helen topped the X Imps ranking table.  Please click here for results from all four regional finals.

TWBC are the current holders of the trophy and we wish them all the best of luck in the finals.

George Griffiths Cup
 

Congratulations to Kay Preddy and Jeremy Willans, winners of the George Griffiths Cup, Kent's seniors pairs event. Eddie Lucioni and Jean Smallwood were runners up, Konrad Mau and Andrew Shillam finished in third place.

Click here for the full results.

Results
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
Larsky Cup - Semi-final
Director: Paul Gibbons
Calendar
16th Jun 2019
Phillimore Cup - Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs (& AGM)
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
Director: Steve Foster
Assistant: Diane Rogers
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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
26th Oct 2019
Kent Congress Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am
27th Oct 2019
Kent Congress Green Pointed Swiss Teams
Tunbridge Wells BC 11am