The Civil Engineers' Club
Institution of Civil Engineers

Contract Bridge

The Civil Engineers’ Club now organises two annual Contract Bridge competitions- the Brunel Trophy for teams and the James Jones Cup for pairs. Events this year are of course subject to change due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s competition for the James Jones Swiss Pairs Cup is due to be held on Saturday 30 July at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club in London, starting at 11.00am. We are most pleased to announce that entry is free for all Club members, which includes tea, coffee and lunch. For more details and/or application form click on the link below:

James Jones poster 2022

The Brunel Trophy is due to be held this year on Friday 7 October in the Palmer Room at the Institution of Civil Engineers, starting at 10.00am.

Unfortunately both competitions for the James Jones Swiss Pairs Cup and the Brunel Trophy were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the Coronavirus epidemic.

On Saturday 22 June 2019 the competition for the James Jones Cup was held for the second time at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club in London. James Jones was a founder member of the ICE and its first Secretary. This is a Swiss Pairs event over two sessions and all are welcome. This year the Cup was won by Gitte Hecht-Johansen and her partner Neeraj Tanna. For more details see the report below:

James Jones Cup Report 2019

James Jones Cup

The  Brunel Trophy is a handsome cut glass crystal bowl which has been contested for every year since 1990 when it was presented to the club by Travers Morgan. The format is a multiple teams-of-four event held over two sessions during the daytime.

In the evening there is a meal taken at a nearby restaurant. This is the best time for the organiser!

Brunel Trophy

Brunel Trophy

The most recent event was on Friday 4 October 2019 in the Palmer Room at the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George St, SW1P 3AA.  The clear winners were the RAC Morgan team with 118 VP’s. They comprised Marina Chaning Pearce (captain), Terry Smith, Andrew Kisiel and David Glass. For the results and a report on the day please click here

Brunel Report 2019

Competition Reports

Peter Richardson
Contract Bridge Secretary

mobile: 0770 390 7283

email: [email protected]

email: [email protected]