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Please note the new Host System and arrangemnts for activating the host (see Box).

The Club Player of the Year 2013-2014 is Bob Jones, with Malcolm Lewis 2nd & Frank Wright 3rd.  Steve Auchterlonie achieved the highest average but narrowly failed to qualify on number of times played.  The Club Partnership of the Year is Richard Browne & Bob Jones, with Malcolm Lewis & Frank Wright 2nd & Bob Jones & Dot Servante 3rd.  See right hand box.

Winners of the 2013-2014 Ladder Competition are Richard Browne & Bob Jones, with Linda Radford & Bob Shilling 2nd, Isabelle Dubuisson & Frank Wright 3rd.  Full results & analysis can be viewed by clicking the right hand box.  The 2014-2015 Ladder will start on 3rd Tuesday in September.

Winners of the Mixed Pairs, Men's Pairs & Women's Pairs Championships were  Colin Mahrer & Christine Owen;  Richard Browne & Mike Field;  Beverley Embleton & Christine Owen.  And congratulations, Christine, on the "double".

 

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Change of Venue for Thursday sessions

Following from the incident at the bridge session on Thursday 19th February, the Club will no longer be meeting at the Ashford International Club.  From February 26th until further notice, our Thursday sessions will be held at the Ashford Golf Club, Sandyhurst Lane, TN25 4NT. 

Directions as follows:  From the M20: Exit at Junction 9 (West Ashford), take the A20 toward the town (first exit when approaching from Junction 10 or from Folkestone) to the next roundabout (about 200 yards), then take the 4th exit onto the A20 toward Charing & Lenham.  Go ahead at the next roundabout and Sandyhurst Lane is the next right turn just before the road becomes single carriageway.  The Golf Club entrance is on the right about 400 yards from the A20 immediately after passing over the motorway.  Time from the Junction 9 is approx 5 minutes.  If approaching from the A20 toward the town, turn left immediately after the road becomes dual carriageway.  There is also an entrance into Sandyhurst Lane at the edge of town from the A251 Faversham Road. 

The Golf Club venue may not be available on a permanent basis, and the Club Committee will be investigating alternative venues.

Club Members success at Lanzarote

Congratulations to Isabelle Dubuisson & Frank Wright and to Shirley Goldwin & Brian Crack, who won events at the recent EBU Congress at Lanzarote. Isabelle & Frank won the Open Pairs event;  Shirley & Brian were in the team of 4 who won the Pivot Teams event.  Both pairs also finished in top 10 positions in the Swiss Pairs.

Ashford Swiss Teams 31st January 2015
Ashford Swiss Teams 31st January 2015

The team of Molly Cooke, John Walker, Pauline Ballard & Georgina Howe were winners for the second consecutive year of the Charlton Brooks Cup at the annual Ashford Swiss teams on 31st January.  In a close finish between 2nd & 5th places, the runners up were Bob Jones, Richard Browne, Adrian & Judi Judd.  See Results section for the full results and the hands.  16 teams competed in the competition. 

Christmas Party 2014: Trophy Presentations

See News Page for photographs of the Trophy Presentations at the Club Christmas Party 2014.  Player of the Year: Bob Jones;  Partnership of the Year & Ladder:  Richard Browne & Bob Jones;  Womens Pairs: Beverley Embleton & Christine Owen;  Mens Pairs: Richard Browne & Mike Field;  Mixed Pairs:  Christine Owen & Colin Mahrer.  The raffle raised £98 for the Ashford Hospice. 

New Arrangements for the Host System

In accordance with the vote at the 2013 AGM, the host system will be revised as follows.  A host duty list will be published as at present, 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 5.30 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 5.30 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 host list for 2014.  

 

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.  From February 26th 2015, our Thursday sessions are temporarily at the Ashford Golf Club, Sandyhurst Lane, TN25 4NT.  Both sessions start at 7.15 prompt.  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
Host List 2015

The host list for 2015 is now avaliable.  Click this link to view.. Please note the host arrangements shown in the centre box..

LADDER COMPETITION 2014 / 2015

Click to see the latest Ladder positions and a full analysis of results.  The 2014-2015 Ladder Competition runs from Sept 2014 to Aug 2015.

Calendar for 2014-2015

The Club calendar of events to August 2015 can be viewed by clicking the "Calendar" option on the home page.  

COMPETITION WINNERS 2013-2014

Competition winners 2013-2014 were:

Player of the year: Bob Jones;  Partnership of the year: Richard Browne & Bob Jones

Ladder: Richard Browne & Bob Jones;  Mens Pairs: Richard Browne & Mike Field

Womens Pairs: Beverley Embleton & Christine Owen;  Mixed Pairs: Christine Owen & Colin Mahrer

Click link to see other leading positions. 

Player of the Year & Partnership of the Year 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 competition (Sept 2013 - Aug 2014) is now complete. Click this link to view the final positions in these competitions.

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
3rd March 2015
Pairs
5th March 2015
Pairs
10th March 2015
Club Mens' & Womens' Pairs
Results
26th February 2015
Pairs
Director: Bob Jones
Scorer: Bob Jones
24th February 2015
Pairs
Director: Linda Radford
Scorer: Bob Jones
17th February 2015
Larsky Q Heat & Ladder Round 6
Director: Bob Jones
Scorer: Bob Jones
12th February 2015
Pairs
Director: Linda Radford
Scorer: Bob Jones
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