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We have started playing face-to-face bridge again on Thursday evenings. 

All players are welcome, come with or without a partner - we will pair you up if needed!  Start at 7.30m at our new venue St Pius X Church Hall, The Triangle, Norbiton, Kingston KT1 3RU.   Served by 213 bus from Kingston & Sutton via Worcester Park (and also 57 - Putney-Wimbledon service - to Dickerage Road (5 mins walk).  Norbiton BR station 12-15mins walk. Street parking available. 

Please note that the renewed F2F bridge is in addition to our full ongoing programme of online duplicate bridge.

www.bridgewebs.com/bridgewithned

 

Absolute Beginner

Bridge is an enjoyable game and a great social skill. If you have any experience at all, even not very much and/or a long time ago, then you are welcome to brush up your skills by joining a 'supervised play' game   The KBC Monday afternoon sessions at this level are still currently suspended but one of our bridge directors Ned Paul runs a suitable game on Tuesday afternoons at Chiswick Tennis Club, W4 3EU.  Pleawse enquire if you would like to know more or ring Ned on 07792 715517.

If you are a true beginner Ned Paul teaches the basics in a single weekend course "Learn Bridge In A Weekend"  This 2-day course runs several times in the year in London. You get all of the basics out of the way in one go and the course has been very successful over many years. 

Next dates: 

After the course you will be able to progress by joining a weekly supervised playing session.  Deatils of these will be given during the weekend.

Please email for more info or ring for advice.

New Thursday Ladder Soon

With the resumptionIn in Face-to-Face bridge we will shortly restart the Thursday evening Ladder competition.  Details to follow.

  • December 2019 - Joan Clancy
  • October 2019 - Ernie Baker
  • August 2019 - Claus Werner
  • June 2019 - Asad Ansari
  • April 2019 - Martin Samuel
  • Feb. 2019 - Ernie Baker

Previous Wednesday afternoon winners:

  • Decmeber 2019 - John Page
  • October 2019 - Ann Ingel
  • August 2019 - Sue Perin
  • June 2019 - Adam Emerson
  • April 2019 - Lisa Martini
  • Feb. 2019 - Ann Ingel
BriAn Electronic Scoring

Kingston BC duplicates are scored using the BriAn electronic scoring system.  The BriAn system (= "Bridge on iPhone and Android") uses mobile phone technology to replace traditional tabletop scorers.  Players can use their own smart phones or other devices, such as iPads, or use android scoring tablets supplied by the club.

We believe BriAn is a very player-friendly system that has advantages over other systems.  When results are entered for each deal, the next screen shows the full lay-out of the deal, the available tricks in each suit and a full travelling score slip in a single screen. Results of previous boards and a full table of current rankings can be accessed from any device via a menu. The bridge director can create and modify games, adjust scores if necessary and create final files suitable for posting to the web.

If you have a suitable android or iPhone you can become a scorer simply by downloading the free BriAn Bridge app.  Go to the app shop in the normal way and search for "Brian Bridge". It's free to install and easy to use,  You can read more about BriAn Bridge on the website http://www.brianbridge.net.   Using your own phone, iPad or tablet is fun but entirely optional - extra scoring tablets are always available from the club.

The Kingston BC Ladder
The Kingston BC Ladder

 

Everyone who plays in the main duplicate on Thursday evenings participates in the Kingston Bridge Club Ladder.  Your Ladder score is the percentage by which you beat 50% in any week's duplicate.  Accumulate Ladder points by playing and doing well regularly.  Each two months the current Ladder leader receives a £50 prize, but then gets a handicap sending the winner back down into the field.  You can win more than once but each time you win the handicap becomes greater.  Winners so far:

  • December 2018 - Pauline Finn
  • October 2018 - Sean Butler
  • August 2018 - Carol Clisby
  • June 2018 - Mary Webster
  • April 2018 - Martin Samuel
  • February 2018 - Loulou van Geuns
  • December 2017 - Joan Clancy
  • October 2017 - Asad Ansari
  • August 2017 - Pauline Finn
  • June 2017 - Martin Samuel
  • April 2017 - Asad Ansari
  • February 2017 - Rosemary Vase
  • December 2016 - Ivor McGloughlin
  • October 2016 - Carol Clisby
  • August 2016 - Loulou van Geuns
  • June 2016 - Joan Clancy
  • April 2016 - Mary Webster
  • February 2016 - Loulou van Geuns
  • December 2015 - Carol Clisby
  • October 2015 - Joan Clancy
  • August 2015 - John Turner
  • June 2015 - Les Hough
  • April 2015 - Pauline Finn
  • February 2015 - Rosemary Vase
  • December 2014 - Fauzia Ali
  • October 2014 - Judy Barrett
  • August 2014 - Ivor McGloughlin
  • June 2014 - John Turner
  • April 2014 - Loulou van Geuns
  • February 2014 - Mary Webster
  • December 2013 - Pauline Finn
  • October 2013 - Joan Clancy
  • August 2013 - John Turner
  • June 2013 - Loulou van Geuns
  • April 2013- Joan Clancy
  • February 2013 - Rosemary Vase

Click the "Competitions" link opposite for full standings.

 

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Friendly Bridge Club New Players Welcome
Friendly Bridge Club  New Players Welcome

Above:  In play on Thursday evening at our new venue St Pius Church Hall

NB!  There will be no Thursday evening Bridge at St Pius on Thursday August 11th.  WE will be back on Thursday 18th August. 

Welcome to Kingston's own bridge club.   Post-lockdown, we have now succesfully restarted our Thursday evening club duplicate session at a brilliant new venue, St Pius Church Hall in Norbiton..

  • Thursday evenings: St Pius X Church Hall, Norbiton, KT1 3RU.  Good standard club duplicate, playing 24 boards.  Start at 7.30pm and finish promptly by 10.30pm. New players always welcome. Partners found for single players; everyone guaranteed a game. Electronic scoring; results posted promptly to the internet.

The pre-pandemic afternoon games remain in suspension at present.

Friendly & Sociable Club

Everyone is welcome at Kingston Bridge Club, including those new to duplicate. There is no membership fee: you simply pay 'table money' for those sessions you attend.  Kingston Bridge Club aims to be a friendly and sociable bridge club. We look forward to welcoming you to our games.

Bridge during the outbreak

Full Programme of
Online Tournaments

With many players still concerned about attending public events, Kingston Bridge Club, in common with other clubs in Ned Paul's 'stable', is meeting online as well as live.  We mainly use the bridge playing site https://www.bridgebase.com/ (known as 'BBO') to run these games. The BBO programme includes two daytime games a week and three evening games a week.  These games are open to all but we require your BBO username and if appropriate your EBU membership number.  Online tournaments last about two hours.

  Monday evening  - 7.30pm
* Wednesday daytime - 12.30pm  Wednesday evening  - 7.30pm
* Friday daytime - 12.30pm  * Friday evening  - 7.30pm

 

For complete details, including cost, and results of past games, see Ned's other website

 

Duplicate Bridge at Kingston Bridge Club

All Welcome: Partners Found

In duplicate bridge you play as pairs, playing with the same partner throughout the session.  There is a host system at all of our games so single players are always welcome and will be paired up. Our duplicates are professionally directed, usually by Ned Paul.

Bridge for Improvers

Our Kingston programme of informal afternoon bridge is currently suspended for the pandemic. However a sister game at New Chiswick BC IS running live on Tuesday afternoons (2.00pm-4.30pm).   This takes place at Chiswick Tennis Club, W4 3EU which is located up the A316 behind Chiswick House Gardens (and NOT in central Chiswick).   

The bridge is supervised social bridge and is aimed at those wanting to improve and polish their game. You should know a little of the basics to join the game; absolute beginners are recommended to Ned Paul's beginner lessons including his highly successful "Learn Bridge In A Weekend" - see dates opposite. If you do know the basics, even from a long time agio or from internet play please don't be shy in coming along - support and advice from an experienced tutor will be available throughout.

Our recommended bidding system is modern Acol with a weak NT, as widely taught in England, but other bidding systems are equally welcome.  We encourage players to learn and use modern conventions such as Weak Two opening bids and Transfer Responses to 1NT and 2NT.  If you would like to upgrade your game to include these and other modern ideas come along and we will support you throughout the learning process.  The group is very sociable and welcoming. Please trust us: we have a lot of exeprience in helping new players find their 'bridge legs' and going on to enjoy the game.

Results
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Calendar
11th Aug 2022
No Bridge Tonight
Missing One Week Only
18th Aug 2022
Main Duplicate
St Pius Church Hall, KT1 3SB 7.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
25th Aug 2022
Main Duplicate
St Pius Church Hall, KT1 3SB 7.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
1st Sep 2022
Main Duplicate
St Pius Church Hall, KT1 3SB 7.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
Contact Us

For any enquiry please telephone Ned Paul on 07792 715517 or email ned@nedpaul.com 

For info on lessons, scroll down.

How To Find Us
How To Find Us

Location of St Pius X Church Hall

By Foot

The church is located in The Triangle, Norbiton. From Kingston this is at the end of Kenley Road. From New Malden it is at the end of Clarence Avenue.

By Train

St Pius X Church is about 15 minutes walk from Norbiton BR station. This has a regular service from Waterloo, Richmond, Kingston, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. Or take the 213 bus from New Malden BR station.

By Bus

The 213 stops at The Triangle from Kingston or Sutton via Worcester Park. The 57 from Putney or Wimbledon stops at the top of Dickerage Road, about 5 minutes walk.

By Car

There is limited public parking in The Triangle and surrounding streets.  It's available without charge after 6.30pm.

Christmas Party Duplicate
Christmas Party Duplicate

The Club held a successful and well attended Christmas Party duplicate on Thursday December 16th 2021.

Xmas party 2019
Xmas party 2019

Merry Xmas to all at Kingston Bridge Club! Photos from our party at Shiraz Mirza Memorial Hall on Thursday 19 December can be found here.

'Swiss Pairs' Evening - July 25th
'Swiss Pairs' Evening  - July 25th

Thanks to all those who competed in our inaugural Swiss Pairs wine and cheese evening, especially Pauline and Rosemary who organised the food so well.

Congratulations to winners Ann and Lisa who took £100 first prize in a close finish. Full results can be accessed from the Results Calendar link int he menu opposite

Looking forward to the next one! 

Kingston Bridge Club Open Day - Nov. 4th 2017
Kingston Bridge Club Open Day - Nov. 4th 2017

Kingston Bridge Club Open Day

Thanks to everyone who particpated in Kingston Bridge Club Open Day on Saturday November 4th. We had been invited to hold the event by SieMatic by Project Kitchens of Wood Street, Kingston in their kitchen showroom in the middle of Kingston town centre.  Interested shoppers, and those attracted by our publicity, werre able to come in and try bridge between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

A big thank you to all the club members who came and helped.  We have definitely made contact with new players who will join us in the future.  Thank you to Mike Sewell of SieMatic for coming up with the idea and to enthusiastic showroom manager Sarah Goebel for hosting us, proviiding refreshments and making the day work so well.

Results
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul