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. 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.
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.