All bridge players are welcome to play at the Ruff Club. Partners are guaranteed for all single players. There is no annual membership fee.
Come and join the Ruff Club Prize Ladder! No entry fee and a prize every two months! Everyone who plays at the Ruff Club is automatically included.
Scores from 2018 will roll forward to 2019 in full, but new handicaps have been applied to those who have already won. This makes it more challenging to win again. For your first win your 'Victory Handicap' is 100pts for the first win and for the next two wins a further 200pts handicap will apply. Thereafter the handicap will rise to 300pts a win.
Click on the News Page to read in full how the Ladder works, and on the Competitions link to see the current standings.
Ruff Club duplicates are often 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. Becoming a scorer is fun but entirely optional - extra scoring tablets are always available from the club.
Click the "Competitions" link in the menu above to see the current position.
In play at the Ruff Club. This is the new hall in Plender Street.
The Ruff Club is a friendly club for playing duplicate bridge close to central London. We meet every Friday at the St. Pancras Community Centre, which is now in a new building at 67 Plender Street, London, NW1 0LB. The Centre is a short walk from Mornington Crescent or Camden Town underground stations (Northern Line) and there is reasonable on-street parking in the evenings.
New players and visitors to London are always welcome; partners are guaranteed for single players.
We play a full 24 board duplicate game with instant scoring using electronic scoring - either the standalone Bridgemate system or the BriAn mobile phone app. Results posted promptly to this website.
Our start time is 7.15pm and we aim to finish by 10.30pm. Table money £7.00 per player. Look at the information link on this page to find out more.
While Friday remains the main night at the Ruff Club we are also now running a secondary game on Wednesday evenings. This is at a pub called The Walmer Castle. This is in Notting Hill (58 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AJ). We play duplicate bridge starting at 7.30pm, playing 15-18 boards at a fairly relaxed pace. The games at the Walmer Castle are hosted by a rota of some of the Club's advanced players, including India Leeming, Victor Lesk, Ned Paul or Kit Jackson.
This is very much a social game for refreshers, returners and improvers. The host acts as Tournament Director and is also available for impartial advice and support as needed. Single players are always welcome, especially players who may not have played much (or any!) duplicate before. Bridge fee is £10. No need to pre-book - everyone is guaranteed a game.
Food is available at the pub so you can have supper during the evening as well.
The organiser of the Ruff Club is Ned Paul. Contact Ned on 020-8892 9429
or 07792 715517 or email to email@example.com
See also Ned Paul’s other site at www.aceshi.co.uk
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The Ruff Club team of Ned Paul, Victor Lesk, India Leeming and Kit Jackson invite you to join us for an end of year celebration of bridge on Saturday December 7th at the famous Young Chelsea Bridge Club.
There will be food (hot and cold buffet) as well as bridge, and the venue has a bar so if you all come we can have a really convivial Saturday evening. There will be social bridge in parallel with a duplicate bridge tournament. We'd like lots of you to come and enjoy the evening, so we have kept the price right down. Tickets are £15 in advance, £16.50 on the door, including food and bridge. We'll open the doors about 6.00pm. Bridge can start as soon as four players are in and social bridge will continue on an ad hoc basis until late. For the duplicate players we will aim to get the tournament going around about 7.30. You play with the same partner throughout in the tournament so either come double-headed or, since there will be lots of spare players, we can pair you up on the night. email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
The Ruff Club's first 'Mini-Swiss' Pairs Evening was a great success. 25 enjoyed a great evening's bridge accompanied by wine and cheese refreshments The players played short matches against pairs with similar overall scores to their own, going up and down the league according to their results. At the end of the evenin were John Drummond & Ned Paula ahead of Tony Gomes & Alan Lewis. We will do it all again possibly in the spring.
Check out www.bridgewebs.com/eventsinlondon for details of many outisde events that welcome players.