Release 2.19n
Results
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Sean Butler
Scorer: Victor Lesk
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
8th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
8th Apr 2020
Walmer Castle Matches
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: India Leeming
10th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
13th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
15th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
15th Apr 2020
Walmer Castle Matches
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: India Leeming
17th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
20th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
22nd Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
22nd Apr 2020
Walmer Castle Matches
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: India Leeming
Contacting the Ruff Club

The organiser of the Ruff Club is Ned Paul. 
Contact Ned on 07792 715517 or email to ned@ruffclub.co.uk 
See also Ned Paul’s other site at www.aceshibridge.co.uk

Ladder Continues
Ladder Continues

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. Win Ladder Points every time you score more than 50%, e.g score 57.75% in the duplicate and you get 7.75 Ladder Points

Scores from 2019 will roll forward to 2020 in full, but handicaps are 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 applies.  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.

Recent winners:

  • February 2020 - Elsa Nelson
  • December 2019 - Tony Gomes
  • October 2109 - Sheila Cooper & Len Dreebin
  • August 2019 - Sean Moruzzi
  • June 2019 - Roy Cooper
  • April 2019 - John Veal
  • February 2019 - Elsa Nelson
  • December 2018 - Juanita Escudero
  • October 2018 - Tony Gomes
  • August 2018 - Alan Lewis
  • June 2018 - Sean Moruzzi
  • April 2018 - Roy Cooper
  • February 2018 - Tony Gomes
  • December 2107 - Elsa Nelson
  • October 2017 - Sean Moruzzi
  • August 2017 - Elsa Nelson
  • June 2017 - Alan Lewis
  • April 2017 - Roy Cooper
  • Feb.2017 - Juanita Escudero
BriAn Electronic Scoring

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.

Ladder Standings

 Click the "Competitions" link in the menu above to see the current position.

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Welcome to The Ruff Club
Ned Paul Bridge Goes Online

Full Programme of Online Tournaments & Seminars

With CV-19 restrictions in force, the Ruff Club, in common with other clubs in Ned Paul's 'stable', is now meeting online.  There are three online Bridge Tournaments a week and on Thursday evenings (scroll down for full details) there is an Open-to-All Zoom Video Conference, in which we will discuss a bridge topic of the week.

Tournaments

We use the bridge playing site https://www.bridgebase.com/ (known as 'BBO') to run these games.  There are three Ned Paul Online weekly BBO tournaments. All members of any of Ned Paul's clubs plus friends may play:

  • Monday 7.15pm
  • Wednesday 1.30pm
  • Friday 7.15pm

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 should be made by bank transfer to Ned Paul Bridge, 30-98-79 ac nr 02108125.  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, you are invited to meet online for a social catch-up followed at 7.30 discussing a bridge topic with Ned Paul and Victor Lesk as hosts.

It's easy to join - just click this link at the right time: https://zoom.us/j/731062415 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 are to include such as:

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

Each seminar costs £8 - please use the same payment details as above. If you haven't got round to paying please just join and catch up payment later.  We would rather see you than not.

Friendly Partnership Duplicate Bridge in Camden London NW1 Friday Evenings 7.15pm
Friendly Partnership Duplicate Bridge in Camden  London NW1 Friday Evenings 7.15pm

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, 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 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.

Wednesday Night Bridge in Notting Hill

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.

Results
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Sean Butler
Scorer: Victor Lesk
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Main Duplicate
Director: Ned Paul
Scorer: Ned Paul
Calendar
8th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
8th Apr 2020
Walmer Castle Matches
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: India Leeming
10th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
13th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
15th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
15th Apr 2020
Walmer Castle Matches
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: India Leeming
17th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
20th Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: Ned Paul
22nd Apr 2020
Ned Paul Online Duplicate
www.bridgebase.com 1.30pm
Director: Ned Paul
22nd Apr 2020
Walmer Castle Matches
www.bridgebase.com 7.15pm
Director: India Leeming
Learn Bridge in a Weekend

Learn Bridge in a Weekend is a complete introduction to bridge for beginners over two days.    Next dates in London are:

  • Sat./Sun.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.

"Just a note to say thank you for an excellent course. I learned no end and thoroughly enjoyed it all. I was particularly impressed by the effort you put into to making it as enjoyable as possible for us." Clive Newton

For other playing and practice sessions see www.aceshi.co.uk.

Great Winter Bridge Bash - Sat. Dec. 7th
Great Winter Bridge Bash - Sat. Dec. 7th

Thirteen tables of players joined the Ruff Club team of Ned Paul, Victor Lesk and India Leeming for an end of year celebration of bridge on Saturday December 7th at the famous Young Chelsea Bridge Club. The assembled company enjoyed food, drink a couple of fun quizzes from Philip Watson.  Oh..and there was bridge as well, both duplicate and socal.  The duplicate winners were Liz Fairclough & Janet Matthews (North/South) and Mehul Shah & Ann Bessell (East/West). Results here.

Enjoyable Swiss Pairs
Enjoyable Swiss Pairs

The Ruff Club's first 'Mini-Swiss' Pairs Evening was a great success. Twenty five pairs 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 evening the winners were John Drummond & Ned Paul ahead of Tony Gomes & Alan Lewis.   We will do it all again possibly in the spring.

Other Events in London

Check out www.bridgewebs.com/eventsinlondon for details of many outisde events that welcome players.