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The Ashford Swiss Teams (Charlton Brookes Cup) will be on Saturday 17th February at Givaudan Social Club, starting at 1.30 pm.  Entry forms will be available in January.

The new club programme for 2017-18 and the host list for 2017-2018 are now available for dowload (see right hand boxes).

Please note the modified requirements for the host and the means of activating the host (centre box).

 

 

 
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Welcome to Ashford (Kent)
A.G.M.

The Club A.G.M. will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 5th December.  Please send proposals for discussion or for election of Club officials (Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Member) with a proposer and seconder to Dot Servante.

Congratulations to Dot Servante who has been awarded the post of Honorary Vice President of the KCBA in recognition of her work in founding and helping to run Ashford Bridge Club for over 45 years.

Arrangements for the Host System

The host system is as follows.  A host duty list will be published but the HOST will need to be activated.  Anyone wishing to play on a Tuesday evening and requiring a partner should telephone Bob Jones on 01233 756362 or phone / text to 07747 860342 by 5 pm on the day.  If more than one person needs a partner, you will be paired up.  Otherwise you will play with the host.  The host should telephone Bob Jones after 5 pm on the day to find out whether or not they are required, therefore avoiding a wasted journey or allowing time to make alternative arrangements for a partner.  As a result, it is expected Club Members previously excused host duty because of traveling long distance or shared travel will now do host duty.  Click to view the current host list.  

 

Directions to Ashford Indoor Bowls Club (Thursday Sessions from April)

From April 2nd our Thursday sessions will be held at the Ashford Indoor Bowls Club, Jemmett Road, TN23 4QD, starting at 6.40 pm sharp. 

Directions as follows:  From the M20: Exit at Junction 10, then take the southern orbital road to the Designer Outlet roundabout.  Turn left toward South Ashford, ahead at the next roundabout, then turn right at the lights (next to the Ashford International Club) into Beaver Road.  Turn immediately left into Bond Road.  Go ahead to the T-junction, then turn right into Jemmett Road.  The Indoor Bowls Club is about 1/4 mile on the left at the start of Victoria Park.  Distance from the Designer Outlet roundabout is about 1 mile.  Please note that the clubhouse is a large single level building with an adjacent free car park.  If you use SatNav this will incorrectly tell you your destination is on the right.  You may alternatively reach Jemmett Road from Brookfield Road, but there is no access from the town centre.

 

ASHFORD SWISS TEAMS 11th MARCH 2017
ASHFORD SWISS TEAMS 11th MARCH 2017

 Congratulations to the team of Shirley Golwin, Brian Crack, Frank Wright & Malcolm Lewis (pictured), winners of the 2017 Ashford Open Swiss Teams for the Charlton-Brooks Cup.  Full results are shown in the Results section.

ASHFORD KENT BRIDGE CLUB

 

The Ashford Bridge Club meets twice a week for Duplicate Bridge. Our Tuesday sessions are at the Givaudan (formerly Quest) Social Club, Kennington Road. start time 7.00 prompt. Our Thursday sessions are at the Ashford Indoor Bowls Club, Jemmett Road, TN23 4QD start time 6.40.  A host system operates on Tuesdays but not on Thursdays.  The Club is affiliated to the EBU.  Visitors are welcome. 

Click for the latest results
Janet Murray

It is with great sadness that we report that Janet Murray passed away on November 10th.  Janet has been a club member since the club was founded in the early 70's and has continued as a valued member of the club up to 2 months ago.  Our condolences to Dick and to other members of her family.  We will announce funeral details when known. 

CALENDAR 2017 / 2018

The Club Calendar of Events for 2017 / 2018 is now available to download.  Please note the following: 

The Ashford Swiss Teams (Charlton Brookes Cup) will be held on Saturday 17th February.

The Club Pairs (replacing the former Mens & Womens Pairs) and Mixed Pairs will take place over 2 sessions in consecutive months.  Winners will be the bext combined score for those partnerships playing both sessions.  See calendar for details of dates.

Host List 2017-2018

The host list for 2017-2018 is now avaliable.  Click this link to view.  If you have a problem fulfilling your host duty, please contact Bob Jones on 01233 756362, so that alternative arrangements can be made. Please note the host arrangements shown in the centre box..

Player and Partnership of the Year 2016-2017

The Club Competition Year (Sept-Aug) is completed for 2016-2017.  The Player of the Year Competition was won by Malcolm Lewis with Frank Wright (2nd), Linda Radford (3rd), Bob Jones (4th), Ron Castelino (5th), Richard Browne (6th).  To qualify you had to play at least 25 times.  Partnership of the Year was won by Bob Jones & Frank Wright, with Frank Wright & Malcolm Lewis (2nd), Bob Jones & Richard Browne (3rd), Linda Radford & Ron Castelino (4th), Bob Jones & Mike Field (5th), Helene Ford & Richard Browne (6th).  To qualify you had to play at least 10 times as a partnership, and each player had to play at least 25 times  

LADDER COMPETITION 2016 / 2017

The Ladder Competition 2016-2017, running from Sept 2016 to Aug 2017, was won by Malcolm Lewis & Frank Wright.  Second place Molly Cooke & Colin Mahrer;  third place Richard Browne & Bob Jones;  fourth place Alan Kinchin & Tony Maltby;  5th place Linda Radford & Bob Shilling.  Click the link to see the full listings.  Note that your final score is the best of 10 results, with the lowest result(s) eliminated if you played more than 10 times.

Men's & Women's Pairs Championships

Result of the Club Championships with highest average over the 2 sessions on March 14th and April 11th were;

Men's Pairs:  1st Andrew Collins & Bob Jones;  2nd Richard Browne & Ron Castelino

Women's Pairs:  1st Margaret Mace & Linda Radford;  2nd Jacqui Cooper & Brigid Lavelle

Host Arrangements

A host system operates each Tuesday, except for Ladder Competition, Club Championships and Simultaneous Pairs evenings.  If there are problems or changes required for your host duty, please contact Nora Hollands on 01233-610440

There is no host system for Thursdays.  If you require a partner phone Bob Jones on       01233 756362, who will let you know if any other player requires a partner.

Calendar
28th November 2017
Club Mixed Pairs Session 2
30th November 2017
Pairs
5th December 2017
Club AGM
Results
23rd November 2017
Pairs
Director: Mick Cowey
Scorer: Bob Jones
21st November 2017
Ladder Round 3
Director: Bob Jones
Scorer: Bob Jones
16th November 2017
Pairs
Director: Bob Jones
Scorer: Bob Jones
14th November 2017
Children In Need Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Mick Cowey
Scorer: Bob Jones
Click for the latest results
Janet Murray

It is with great sadness that we report that Janet Murray passed away on November 10th.  Janet has been a club member since the club was founded in the early 70's and has continued as a valued member of the club up to 2 months ago.  Our condolences to Dick and to other members of her family.  We will announce funeral details when known. 

CALENDAR 2017 / 2018

The Club Calendar of Events for 2017 / 2018 is now available to download.  Please note the following: 

The Ashford Swiss Teams (Charlton Brookes Cup) will be held on Saturday 17th February.

The Club Pairs (replacing the former Mens & Womens Pairs) and Mixed Pairs will take place over 2 sessions in consecutive months.  Winners will be the bext combined score for those partnerships playing both sessions.  See calendar for details of dates.

Host List 2017-2018

The host list for 2017-2018 is now avaliable.  Click this link to view.  If you have a problem fulfilling your host duty, please contact Bob Jones on 01233 756362, so that alternative arrangements can be made. Please note the host arrangements shown in the centre box..

Player and Partnership of the Year 2016-2017

The Club Competition Year (Sept-Aug) is completed for 2016-2017.  The Player of the Year Competition was won by Malcolm Lewis with Frank Wright (2nd), Linda Radford (3rd), Bob Jones (4th), Ron Castelino (5th), Richard Browne (6th).  To qualify you had to play at least 25 times.  Partnership of the Year was won by Bob Jones & Frank Wright, with Frank Wright & Malcolm Lewis (2nd), Bob Jones & Richard Browne (3rd), Linda Radford & Ron Castelino (4th), Bob Jones & Mike Field (5th), Helene Ford & Richard Browne (6th).  To qualify you had to play at least 10 times as a partnership, and each player had to play at least 25 times  

LADDER COMPETITION 2016 / 2017

The Ladder Competition 2016-2017, running from Sept 2016 to Aug 2017, was won by Malcolm Lewis & Frank Wright.  Second place Molly Cooke & Colin Mahrer;  third place Richard Browne & Bob Jones;  fourth place Alan Kinchin & Tony Maltby;  5th place Linda Radford & Bob Shilling.  Click the link to see the full listings.  Note that your final score is the best of 10 results, with the lowest result(s) eliminated if you played more than 10 times.

Men's & Women's Pairs Championships

Result of the Club Championships with highest average over the 2 sessions on March 14th and April 11th were;

Men's Pairs:  1st Andrew Collins & Bob Jones;  2nd Richard Browne & Ron Castelino

Women's Pairs:  1st Margaret Mace & Linda Radford;  2nd Jacqui Cooper & Brigid Lavelle

Host Arrangements

A host system operates each Tuesday, except for Ladder Competition, Club Championships and Simultaneous Pairs evenings.  If there are problems or changes required for your host duty, please contact Nora Hollands on 01233-610440

There is no host system for Thursdays.  If you require a partner phone Bob Jones on       01233 756362, who will let you know if any other player requires a partner.

Calendar
28th November 2017
Club Mixed Pairs Session 2
30th November 2017
Pairs
5th December 2017
Club AGM
Results
23rd November 2017
Pairs
Director: Mick Cowey
Scorer: Bob Jones
21st November 2017
Ladder Round 3
Director: Bob Jones
Scorer: Bob Jones
16th November 2017
Pairs
Director: Bob Jones
Scorer: Bob Jones
14th November 2017
Children In Need Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Mick Cowey
Scorer: Bob Jones