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):
Recent Wednesday afternoon winners:
Click the "Competitions" link opposite for full standings.
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.
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.
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.
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:
You are booking for our first ever Cheese & Wine 'Swiss Pairs', which we are running in association with our sister club New Chiswick Bridge Club . The event is on Thursday July 25th at Shiraz Mirza Hall, 76a Coombe Road, Norbiton, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 7AZ.
Start time is 7.30pm and you will play 5X5-board matches. Table money £10.00pp including the refreshments and master points will be awarded. The winning pair will win a £100 prize.