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.
Putney Bridge club is also run by Ned Paul. Meets every Monday except bank holiday at Winchester House, SW15 1JN.
Kingston Bridge club is run by Ned Paul but the host director is usually Victor Lesk. BriAn bridge app scoring in use every week. Meets every Thursday at 7.30pm at Shiraz Mirza Hall, Norbiton, KT2 7AZ.
Now meets for duplicate bridge on the THIRD Tuesday evening of each month at Chiswick Tennnis Club, Burlington Lane. W4 3EU at 7.15pm All welcome and partners found.
Informal Saturday evening bridge in Paddington for all standards. Beginners and refreshers welcome, with help available for new players. Tables available for experienced players too.
At many of our events we use the BriAn scoring app (= Bridge on iPhone and Android), which for players is a free app, easily downloaded from the App Store or Google Play store.
Cafe Bridge is duplicate bridge with a difference. Each set of boards is to be found in a different cafe, restaurant or pub and you tour the venues to play the bridge. You have a route card telling you where to be when and you have lunch at one of the venues during the day.. This is a a popular form of social bridge and makes a good charity fundraiser.
Kit Jackson's very good weekly improvers blog from when we played at the Princess of Wales. Kit still sends out a weekly blog by email. Contact us if you would like to subscribe.