The Civil Engineers' Club
Institution of Civil Engineers

Contract Bridge

The Civil Engineers’ Club organises two annual Contract Bridge competitions- the James Jones Cup for Swiss pairs and the Brunel Trophy for teams. 

             James Jones Cup                                                                                      Brunel Trophy

The most recent competition for the James Jones Swiss Pairs Cup was held on Saturday 30 July 2022 at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club in London. It was a close competition with the lead changing often throughout the day. The worthy winners were (the holder from 2019) Gitte Hecht-Johansen and her partner Szczepan Smoczynski with 67.8%. For more details of the event click on the link below:

James Jones Cup 2022

The James Jones competition will next be held on Saturday 1 July 2023. 

The Brunel Trophy was held on 7 October 2022 at the Institution of Civil Engineers. The worthy winners were team Gitte, consisting of Gitte Hecht-Johansen and her partner Lone Liaer and Szczepan Smoczynski & partner Jeppe Juhl. Thus Gitte did the double in 2022! For a report on the event click below:

Brunel Report 2022

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!

The Brunel Trophy will next be held on Friday 6 October 2023.

Peter Richardson
Contract Bridge Secretary

mobile: 0770 390 7283



Previous reports on Brunel Trophy and James Jones Cup competitions:

Brunel website report 2019

James Jones Cup Report 2019

Brunel website report 2018

James Jones Cup Report 2018

Brunel website report 2017

Brunel website report 2016

Brunel website report 2015

Brunel website report 2014

Brunel website report 2013

Brunel website report 2012

Brunel website report 2011

Brunel website report 2010

Brunel website report 2009

Brunel website report 2008

Brunel website report 2007

Brunel website report 2006

Brunel Website Report 2005

Brunel website report 2000