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Face-to-Face Bridge Resumed

Face-to-face bridge has been resumed following the Coronavirus "Lockdowns".  We are now meeting on a weekly basis for Tuesday afternoon Social Bridge at Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU  (2.00pm-4.30pm) and for live duplicate bridge on Tuesday evenings (start 7.15pm) at the London Mindsports Centre W6 0JD.

Online bridge tournaments remain available - see the panel on this page. Full details and results of online tournaments are available at Ned Paul's home page www.bridgewebs.com/bridgewithned

Weekly Social Bridge - Tuesdays 2.00pm

Weekly Social Bridge - Tuesdays 2.00pm

We  meet EVERY Tuesday afternoon at Chiswick Tennis Club 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. 

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). Our venue is the main function room at Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU. The Club enjoys a good playing ambience and has a solid core of keen and loyal players. New players are always welcome and partners are found for single players. There is no need to pre-book.

Chiswick Tennis Club is situated on Burlington Lane close to Chiswick House Gardens.  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.  Daytime 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
Duplicates Moved To The New Mindsports Centre
Duplicates Moved To The New Mindsports Centre

Duplicate Bridge - Tuesdays 7.15pm - Now At the London Mindsport Centre

The new London Mindsports Centre ("LMC") in Hammersmith is now fully open and provides an attractive and accessible venue for Bridge, Chess and Go. The building was a former Salvation Army hall but has been sympathetically converted to provide to a welcoming venue for bridge and other games. There is a licensed bar for drinks, snacks, tea/coffee, etc

Starting from November 2021 New Chiswick BC evening duplicates have moved to the LMC.  This has resulted in significant boost in attendance and from 2022 we have switched to a weekly schedule. 

Find the MIndsports Centre at 21-23 Dalling Road, Hammersmith, London W6 0JD.  This is three minutes from Ravenscourt Park tube station (District Line) and close to Hammersmith buses including 100, 190, 267, H91 etc.  Street parking is free in the evening and spaces can usually be found nearby.

Start time for the New Chiswick duplicates is 7.15pm on Tuesdays.  We aim to play 24 boards and finish play before 10.30pm.  Table money is £8.00. 

The duplicates are registered with 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.

Ned Paul Bridge Goes Online

Ned Paul Bridge Online

Five Online Tournaments A Week

With Covid restrictions still partially in force, New Chiswick Bridge Club, in common with other clubs in Ned Paul's 'stable', continues to meet online.  We are currently (June 2022) scheduling five tournaments each week, with both daytime and evening games available, 
We use the bridge playing site https://www.bridgebase.com/ (known as 'BBO') to run these games and play between 18 and 21 deals in approximately two hours. All members of any of Ned Paul's clubs plus friends may play: and even if you have not played in any of Ned Paul's clubs you may ask to play.   For full details of current online games, and results of past games, see Ned's other webiste

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.

Results
New Chiswick BC at the LMC
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
New Chiswick BC at the LMC
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
New Chiswick BC at the LMC
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
5th Jul 2022
New Chiswick BC at the LMC
London Mindsports Centre, W6 0JD 7.15
Director: Ned
12th Jul 2022
New Chiswick BC at the LMC
London Mindsports Centre, W6 0JD 7.15
Director: Ned
19th Jul 2022
New Chiswick BC at the LMC
London Mindsports Centre, W6 0JD 7.15
Director: Ned
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.

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In play at Chiswick Tennis Club

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. 

Contact Ned on 07792 715517 or email to bridge@nedpaul.com.
See also Ned Paul’s other site at www.aceshibridge.co.uk

Duplicate Cancelled - June 21st

The duplicate scheduled for Tuesday June 21st has been cancelled.  The train and tube strikes will make moving around London difficult.  We will be back in renewed heart next week (June 28th) and look foward to seeing many of you then.