31 May 2017
Sevenoaks in action at the Weald Bridge Tournament
Weald Community Primary School hosted the very first West Kent inter-schools bridge tournament on Friday 19 May. Approximately 50 under 14 year-olds competed from local primary and secondary schools, including Sevenoaks students Katie Willis and Zac Raymond.
The English Bridge Union (EBU) supervised the tournament, and we were honoured when English Bridge Champion Helen Erichsen attended to hand out 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 Mini-bridge 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 the EBU, 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.’