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Face-to-Face Bridge Suspended

All face-to-face bridge has been suspended during the Coronavirus "Lockdown" until further notice. 

Online bridge tournaments are available - see the panel opposite. Full ddetails and results are available at Ned Paul's home page www.bridgewebs.com/bridgewithned

Our Venue - Chiswick Tennis Club
Our Venue - Chiswick Tennis Club

Above:  Pedestrian entrance to Chiswick TC and convenient E3 bus stop.

New Chiswick Bridge Club meets every Tuesday afternoon for social bridge (2.00-pm-4.30pm)  and on the THIRD TUESDAY evening of each month for duplicate bridge. The Club enjoys a very good playing ambience and has a solid core of keen and loyal players. New players of all standards are always welcome and partners are found for single players. There is no need to pre-book.

Our venue is the main function room at Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU.

Chiswick Tennis Club is situated on Burlington Lane close to Chiswick House Gardens.  We play in the main club function room.  The Club is close to Chiswick BR station and is served by buses E3 and 190.  Nearest tube is Turnham Green District Line station, also served by bus E3.  Parking is available without charge in the streets surrounding the club.  To access the clubhouse, enter by the pedestrian street gate and use the path past the tennis courts.

Ladder Continues With June & December Payouts

With the duplicates switching to monthly, the popular Club Ladder competition continues and the jackpot prize is now paid on standings at the end of June and December.  

Click the 'Competitions' link on the menu to see the current standings.

Please remember you don't need a partner to come to New Chiswick Bridge Club.  All games are hosted and single players will be matched up.

Instant Electronic Scoring

New Chiswick BC duplicates are scored electronically, using either Bridgemate standalone scoring terminals or the BriAn mobile app system.  Players can see the progress of the tournament 'in the running' and final results are available as soon as the tornament is complete.  Results are posted promptly to this website. 

 If we use Bridgemate scoring the termanls are supplied by the club.   If we use the BriAn system (= "Bridge on iPhone and Android") mobile phone technology replaces traditional tabletop scorers and players can use their own smart phones or other devices, such as iPads, or use android scoring tablets supplied by the club. You can read more about BriAn at www.brianbridge.net.

Beginning Bridge

If you are interested in learning bridge or brushing up your skills please contact Ned Paul by phone (07792 715517) or email (ned@nedpaul.com). Ned's runs a 2-day course for absolute beginners, “Learn Bridge in a Weekend”, held over a Saturday & Sunday. The two days give you an excellent grounding in bridge and lots of playing practice. Learn Bridge in a Weekend has had excellent results over many years and references are available. After the course why not join our Tuesday afternooon sessions - come along, join in and build up your playing experience in a safe and friendly environment.

Next Dates:

'Next Step' supervised bridge for improvers is also available on Thursday mornings at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 222 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW10 5AN.  All welcome, email for details.

Welcome to New Chiswick Bridge Club
Ned Paul Bridge Goes Online

Ned Paul Bridge Goes Online

Full Programme of 
Online 
Tournaments & Seminars

With CV-19 restrictions in force, New Chiswick Bridge Club, in common with other clubs in Ned Paul's 'stable', is now meeting online.  There are a number of online Bridge Tournaments each week. On Thursday evenings there is an Open-to-All Zoom Video Conference, in which we will discuss a bridge topic of the week. Scroll down for details.

Tournaments
We use the bridge playing site https://www.bridgebase.com/ (known as 'BBO') to run these games.  All members of any of Ned Paul's clubs plus friends may play:  For full details of current online games ,and results of past games, see Ned's other webiste

To play, make sure that you are registered on BBO (free of charge) - then mail me (ned_paul@outlook.com) with your BBO user name, your real name, your EBU number if you have one, and your contact email. You will also need to join as a member Ned Paul Bridge.  The subscription is £25 a calendar month, entitling you to play as many tournaments as you wish.  Payment can be made by bank transfer (email for account details) or by online card payment as below.  On receipt of your details and subscription, I will add you to the list of 'permitted players'.  

To find the tournaments, log on, click 'Competitive', then, 'Tournaments', then 'All Tournaments'.  Scroll down the time-ordered list until you find the 'Ned Paul Online Tourney', Click 'Register' to play.  

If you are unfamiliar with BBO, please watch this Youtube video which will guide you through the access process and answer many questions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahu_wyTYGGw

Video Conference Seminars
Every Thursday evening at 7.15pm we hold a video conference on Zoom, hosted by Victor Lesk, the author of the BriAn bridge scoring app. There will be a social catch-up followed at 7.30pm by discussion of a bridge topic of the week with Victor and Ned and the chance to learn by playing real hands. It's easy to join - just click this link at the right time: https://zoom.us/j/731062415 (password 123456) and follow the prompts to download the Zoom app. You will be able to see and hear others, and be seen and heard if you wish. Topics may include such as:

  • Slam conventions including Blackwood and Roman Blackwood
  • Two suited overcalls - Michaels, Unusual NT
  • Carding: Signalling and discards
  • The losing trick count

Payment: Please book your seminars at the club's payment portal brianbridge.net/npo. BACS, Credit/Debit Card and Cheques accepted. Any payment queries should be directed to Victor Lesk (brianplaysbridge@gmail.com)

Weekly Social Bridge - Tuesdays 2.00pm

We  meet EVERY Tuesday afternoon for social bridge, providing a friendly practice environment for new players, refreshers, improvers and basically anyone who would like to polish up their bidding and card play. 

You join an available foursome and deal hands at the table.  A tutor is available to provide advice and support as required and there are occasional short formal lessons.

Players of any standard are welcome at these sessions. Come along and enjoy bridge at your own level, or use these sessions to gain the experience needed to progress your bridge. Session fee £8.00.

Monthly Duplicate Bridge - Tuesdays 7.15pm

We also meet monthly for duplicate bridge on the THIRD TUESDAY evening of each month.  Start time is 7.15pm.  We aim to play 24 boards and finish play by 10.30pm.  There is a short break at half-time for coffee and cake. 

Table money is £7.00. 

The Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union, so master points are awarded and the games are eligible for the National Grading Scheme ('NGS').  The table money includes the EBU "Pay-to-Play" levy. the standard is intermediate to advanced.

Visitors and new players including those new to duplicate are always welcome at no extra charge and we operate a host system so that single players are always guaranteed a partner.

The New Chiswick Bridge Club Ladder
The New Chiswick Bridge Club Ladder

Everyone who plays in the duplicates at New Chiswick Bridge Club participates in the Club Ladder.  Your Ladder score is the percentage by which you beat 50% in any week's duplicate.  Accumulate Ladder points by playing regularly.

At the end of each cycle the current Ladder leader receives a £40 prize. After receiving their prize, each winner will then be given a handicap sending them back down the field. All other players' scores carry forward, leaving the erstwhile winner to play catch up if they hope to repeat their feat.  You can win more than once but each time you win your handicap becomes greater.  In this way all those who play regularly will in their turn stand a chance of winning.

Winners so far:

  • December 2019 - Ian Whiteman
  • June 2019 - Adrian Haberberg
  • December 2018 - Eugene Hertzman
  • June 2018 - Ned Paul
  • December 2017 - Jeremy Hart
  • June 2017 - Adrian Haberberg
  • December 2016 - Giles Duncan
  • October 2016 - Roger Perry
  • August 2016 - Marie Perry
  • June 2016 - Eugene Hertzman
  • April 2016 - Jeremy Hart
  • February 2016 - Henry Kronsten
  • December 2015 - Giles Duncan
  • August 2015 - Eugene Hertzman
  • June 2015 - Sue McLaren
  • April 2015 - David Carhart
  • February 2015 - Ian Whiteman
  • December 2014 - Lynn Arch
  • October 2014 - Mike Landon
  • August 2014 - Chuck Campbell
  • June 2014 - Ian Whiteman
  • April 2014 - Lynn Arch
  • February 2014 - Sue McLaren
  • December 2013 -  Emma Forbes
  • October 2013 - Maggie Christmas

You can see the latest standings by clicking on the Competitions link in the menu on the left of this page.

Bridge Director - Ned Paul

The bridge director of New Chiswick Bridge Club is Ned Paul, who runs many other bridge clubs in London, including Putney & Kingston Bridge Clubs.  Ned has over 10 years experience as a full time bridge club host and organiser.  New Chiswick Bridge Club welcomes all players who wish to play and improve in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. 

Contacting New Chiswick Bridge Club

The  organiser of New Chiswick Bridge Club is Ned Paul.  Contact Ned on 020-8892 9429
or 07792 715517 or email to bridge@nedpaul.com.
See also Ned Paul’s other site at www.aceshi.co.uk

In play at Chiswick Tennis Club

Duplicates Are Now Monthly

Since 2017 the Club has switched to a monthly schedule for Tuesday evenings. Duplicates are now held on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month. The Club enjoys a very good playing ambience and has a solid core of keen and loyal players but we have sometimes struggled to maintain the game size. Since the change there has been good support for the monthly dates and attendances have improved.  The next scheduled dates are:

  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed
  • To be confirmed

The Tuesday afternoon social bridge sessions at the Tennis Club  (2.00-pm-4.30pm) continue on a weekly basis unchanged.

Results
Online duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Online duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
EBU Club Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul