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Results from the the Club Pairs competitions played on May 29th were:

Mens Pairs:  Richard Browne & Ron Castelino;

Womens Pairs:  Jackie Cooper & Brenda Spragg (winners on a split tie against Ann Balderson & Helen Derry (2nd)

 

Welcome to Ashford (Kent)

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.

Christmas Party & Trophy Presentations 2017
  • Linda Radford (& Margaret Mace): Ladies Pairs
  • Bob Jones (& Andrew Collins): Mens Pairs
  • Christine Owen & Steve Auchterlonie: Mixed Pairs
  • Malcolm Lewis & Frank Wright: Ladder
  • Frank Wright & Bob Jones: Partnership of Year
  • Malcolm Lewis: Player of Year
  • Tony Maltby: Top raffle prize

The annual Christmas party and Trophy presentations took place on Tuesday 9th December.  Linda Radford generously provided the top prize (a luxury hamper).  Proceeds to Ashford Hospice.

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)

Thursday sessions are 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 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. 

Mick Cowey 3.10.37 - 28.6.18

 Mick's funeral took place on 23rd July.  The following eulogy is from Mike Field.

"Manners maketh man" - that was my school motto and it could easily have been Mick Cowey's motto for life.

Bridge is a great game but it does not necessarily breed good manners.  And as we all know, when we reach the table of some players there is a little intake of breath.  But when we arrived at Mick and Dorothy's table we knew we would be greeted politely and with a smile and a little chat before we played.

Mick was blessed with a natural politeness and was one of those people you always looked forward to chatting with and he was always interested in your point of view.

He and Dorothy were firm believers that playing bridge helped to keep the brain ticking over and they not only played regularly at Ashford and other clubs but would often take bridge holidays.

Mick was a keen student of the game and latterly has taken a director's course and became a well organised director at Ashford Club.

He is a great loss to our club and his local community but we are so pleased that Dorothy is continuing to play and we will continue to embrace her and keep |Mick's memory alive in our hearts.

CALENDAR 2017 / 2018

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

he 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.

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

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  

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.

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Ladder Round 12
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