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Face-to-Face Bridge Suspended

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

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Host and Organiser

Putney Bridge Club organiser is Ned Paul. If you have any questions or need any information about Putney Bridge Club please phone or text Ned on 020-8892 9429 or 07792 715517 or email bridge@putneybridgeclub.net

Ned is a well-known teacher and bridge director and also runs New Chiswick Bridge Club which meets on Tuesday evenings;  Kingston Bridge Club, which meets on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings; and the Ruff Club, which meets on Friday evenings in Camden Town, NW1 0LB. 

Lessons For Beginners

If you are interested in learning bridge or brushing up you skills please contact Ned Paul.   Ned's speciality course for absolute beginners is  “Learn Bridge in a Weekend”.  This course is a complete introduction to bridge over two days and is held several times a year in London.

Next dates: 

  • April 18th/19th 2020- Paddington W2 3BP - POSTPONED!

Click here or email ned@nedpaul.com for full details of the course and a registration form.  Phone or text for more information - 07792 715517.

Bridge Improvers

We welcome all standards to our duplicate sessions. However if you would like to improve your skills in bidding and card play, we offer a Thursday morning session in Sheen.  The bridge is non-competitive, advice and tuition is available as needed, and each week there is a short formal lesson.  You don't need a pre-arranged partner.  Venue: Church Hall, Our Lady Queen of Peace, 222 Sheen Road, TW10 5AN.  Buses from Putney, Richmond, etc,  Parking available in the church car park,  The hall is at the rear of the site behind the church.  9.15am for  9.30  every Thursday morning.  We play until 12.00 noon. No need to book but email or text appreciated (see contact details above) before your first visit.

New Chiswick Bridge Club

A Master Point duplicate is available on on the THIRD TUESDAY evening of each month at Chiswick Tennis Club in West London.  Start time is 7.15pm. All are welcome. The tennis club is on Burlington Lane, W4 3EU. This is near to Chiswick House Gardens.   Parking is available in surrounding streets, especially the non-residential part of nearby Staveley Road. There are trains to Chiswick BR Station (3 mins walk)  and the E3 bus runs every 5 minutes from  Chiswick town centre and Turnham Green tube station, or the 190 from Richmond. The playing room is a large very suitable airy room.   As always pre-dealt hands and hand records, electronic scoring, partners found for singles and free tea/coffee. Results promptly uploaded to www.bridgewebs.com/newchiswick.  The game is EBU affiliated and master points are awarded.

Welcome to Putney Bridge Club
Coronavirus

Full Programme of Online Tournaments & Seminars

With CV-19 restrictions in force, Putney 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 onlines 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 deatils 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 Conferencing 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)

If you haven't got round to paying please just join and catch up payment later.  We would rather see you than not.

Good Standard Friendly Duplicate Bridge Every Monday - 7.30pm
Good Standard Friendly Duplicate Bridge Every Monday - 7.30pm

Putney Bridge Club is a well established duplicate bridge club near the River Thames in South West London. Our venue is Winchester House, 10 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1JN.

We meet every Monday, (except Bank Holidays) at 7.30pm prompt and finish play by 10.40pm.

Table money is £8.00. New players and visitors are always welcome at no extra charge and we operate a host system so that single players are guaranteed a partner.

Scoring is instant using Bridgemate II electronic scorers. Hand records are available at the end. Fully detailed results are posted promptly on the results page - see “Latest Result” above right, or the “Results” link in the menu, left.

Our Venue - Winchester House
Our Venue - Winchester House

Winchester House is a beautiful Queen Anne riverside building, currently used by a private members club, the Winchester House Club. The venue is also used for weddings and corporate hospitality events.

We play in the first floor ‘River Room’ with views over the Thames. A licensed bar is available.

We are proud of this delightful venue and think it one of the best for duplicate bridge in London.

Please note the Club have asked the bridge players to observe a minimum dress code of ‘smart casual’. No jeans, no trainers, no T-shirts in the bar please!

Contact Us

For enquiries ask for Ned Paul
07792 715517 or email
bridge@putneybridgeclub.net

Ladder Continues Into 2020
Ladder Continues Into 2020

Well done Giles Duncan for winning the first (end of Februaray) 2020 segment of the Putney BC Ladder competition.  Giles wins the £40 bi-monthly prize but has now been handicapped back into the field to make a repeat win more challenging.  

The  competition works like this:  Everyone who plays in the main duplicate on Monday evenings participates in the Putney 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.  You can win more than once but each time you win the handicap becomes greater. 

Ladder Winners 2019:

  • February 2020 - Giles Duncan
  • December 2019 - E;izabeth Gibson
  • October 2019 - Cara Howard
  • August 2019 - Jacqui Pearson
  • June 2019 - John Sheppard
  • April 2019 - Ivor Snowden
  • February 2019 - Elizabeth Gibson
Results
Weekly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Weekly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Weekly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Weekly Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Weekly Duplicate
Director: Victor Lesk
Scorer: Victor Lesk