The Inaugural Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament at Weald Community Primary School

On Friday 19 May, five students from Tonbridge Grammar School from Year 7 and 8 attended the Inaugural Inter-Schools Bridge Tournament at Weald Community Primary School. The traditional image of a bridge game of ladies in twinsets and pearls sitting around the kitchen table could not have been further from the truth. For this inaugural event the emphasis for the young people was on keen strategy, mental stimulation as well as being fun and bringing benefits back into the curriculum.

All 5 TGS students received medals and did exceptionally well winning special awards:

  • Sofia & Minna, Year 7, for Excellent Sportsmanship in the Main Bridge Section
  • Rosie, Year 7, for Excellent Sportsmanship in the Mini-Bridge Section
  • Beth & Jess, Year 8, for Exceptional Play in the Mini-Bridge Section

Sofia and Minna won trophies for being Winners of the Secondary School Section and they were also overall winners of the Tournament as well. Prizes were awarded by Helen Erichsen, an English Bridge Champion.

I felt nervous and exited all at the same time. I loved playing; it was amazing to have so much competition and challenge.
— Minna - Year 7

The English Bridge Education and Development and West Kent Youth Bridge Section of the Kent Contract Bridge Association (KCBA) provided support and assistance on the day