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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:

  • Tuesday April 21st 2020- 7.15pm
  • Tuesday May 19th 2020 - 7.15pm
  • Tuesday June 16th 2020 - 7.15pm

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Welcome to New Chiswick Bridge Club
Bridge during the outbreak

Full programme of seminars and online tournaments

I am delighted to offer a full programme of online tournaments and video conference social and learning sessions while the restrictions are in force.

Online Tournaments: Using BBO - Weekly, at 2pm on Wednesday and 7.15 on Friday. To play, firstly make sure that you are registered on BBO (this is gratis) - then mail me (ned_paul@outlook.com) with your BBO user name, your real name and your contact email.

Video conference seminars: Every Thursday evening at 7.15pm - a social catch-up followed at 7.30 by me discussing a bridge topic with Victor Lesk as host. It's easy to join - just click this link at the right time: https://zoom.us/j/731062415 and follow the prompts do download the Zoom app. You will be able to see and hear others, and be seen and heard if you wish. Topics include

  • Defence to 1N
  • Doubles
  • Slam conventions including Blackwood and Roman Blackwood
  • Two suited overcalls - Michaels, Unusual NT
  • Carding: Signalling and discards
  • The losing trick count

This programme will be free for the first week, then a subscription will be charged. In this way we stay in touch with each other, you get some bridge and I get a small amount of income.

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.

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.

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. 

Results
EBU Club Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
EBU Club Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
EBU Club Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
21st Apr 2020
EBU Club Duplicate
Chiswick Tennis Club, W4 3EU 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
19th May 2020
EBU Club Duplicate
Chiswick Tennis Club, W4 3EU 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
16th Jun 2020
EBU Club Duplicate
Chiswick Tennis Club, W4 3EU 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul

In play at Chiswick Tennis Club

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

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.

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:

  • Tuesday February 19th 2019 - 7.15pm
  • Tuesday March 19th 2019 - 7.15pm
  • Tuesday April 16th 2019 - 7.15pm

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