50 Juniors compete in first West Kent inter-schools bridge tournament

Weald Community Primary School hosted the very first West Kent inter-schools bridge tournament on Friday 19th May. Approximately 50 under 14 year-olds competed from local primary and secondary schools. The event was supported by EBED, and England international Helen Erichsen attended, and presented the prizes.

This year’s winning Secondary Schools were Tonbridge Girls Grammar School, with Weald of Kent Grammar finishing in second place. In the Primary School Section both first and second place went to Weald Community Primary School. The Minibridge Section was won by Radnor House.

Anton Mauve, the organiser, said, “it was wonderful to see such courtesy, concentration, and clever play at the bridge table, and the schools represented should all feel very proud of their ambassadors. Our thanks go to EBED, Weald Primary School and the many local bridge-playing helpers and teachers, who do so much to support this activity in the schools. Bridge is a fun way of learning all sorts of skills which are invaluable in later life. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed participating, and we look forward to welcoming a growing group from many more schools in next year’s event.”

If your school is interested in starting a bridge club, please contact Richard Banbury - richard@ebedcio.org.uk