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New Wednesday Venue And Ladder Winners
New Wednesday Venue And Ladder Winners

The new Wednesday afternoon venue at the United Reformed Church right in the heart of Kingston

Congratulations to Joan Clancy whai has won the Kingston BC Main Duplicate Ladder in December 2019.  With the win comes the £50 bi-monthly prize. The Ladder has run almost since the Thursday night duplicates started and the full list of winners is below. Rosemary Vase takes over as leader in for the next segment.

In addition to the Thursday evening Ladder the Wednesday afternoon players now have their own Ladder. The December leader John Page wins £40. The starting handicap system has been adjusted slightly to ensure that repeat wins are not so easy.

Recent Thursday Evening Winners  (For the full list click on 'News' above):

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

Recent Wednesday afternoon winners:

  • D.ecmeber 2019 - John Page
  • October 2019 - Ann Ingel
  • August 2019 - Sue Perin
  • June 2019 - Adam Emerson
  • April 2019 - Lisa Martini
  • Feb. 2019 - Ann Ingel

Click the "Competitions" link opposite for full standings.

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 join our Monday afternoon sessions.

If you are a true beginner one of our bridge directors 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 at different venues 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 the Monday (or even the Wednesday) Kingston BC sessions.

Please email for more info or advice.

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   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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