Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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Host System

New host list from 20th June now on website

The host system has changed. From now on anyone looking for a partner should contact Tony Bennett tel 01304 827956, mobile 07918 193985, Email: bnnttanthn@yahoo.co.uk by 15.00 on the day. Players will be paired up where necessary and anyone without a partner will play with the host. The host should contact Tony at 17.30 to find out whether they are needed.

It is important that members check the host list to find out when they are on duty and let Tony know well in advance if they need to change their date. There is a copy of the list on this website under "Information" and another on the noticeboard.

 

 
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Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on 20 February at 6.30pm. Nominations for the committee and resolutions to be considered should be sent to Lynda no later than 10 February

We play duplicate bridge every Monday, 7.00 pm for 7.10 pm start, at

Folkestone Baptist Church
Hill Road
Folkestone
CT19 6LY

At the end of 2015 we moved to our new venue at the junction of Hill Road, Dover Road and Wear Bay Road where there is an on-site tarmacked car park with spaces marked out for 24 cars and also plenty of adjacent on-street parking if required. We play on the ground floor, where there are good disabled facilities and a kitchen where free tea, coffee and biscuits are available.

We use computer pre-dealt boards and Bridgemate scoring at the table.  The results are normally displayed at the club at the end of play. Details of the hands are presented with the results on this website, usually later the same evening.

Our club is affiliated to the EBU and Kent CBA, we follow the EBU's "Best Behaviour at Bridge" policy and aim to ensure that all players experience a friendly and enjoyable game.

Visitors of all standards are warmly welcomed, either individually or with a partner.  We run a Host System except for club competitions and special-event evenings, most of which are on the first Monday in each month, as detailed on the 'Calendar' page.  If in doubt or if you wish to find a partner before attending, please call Tony Bennett, 01304 827956, who will be pleased to help.  We aim to ensure that single players and visitors will all be assured of a game.

While our club-member competitions are run on the majority of the first Mondays in each month (when you need to bring your own partner), we also run a number of Simultaneous Pairs events to which pairs of visitors are warmly invited.  (For details of events see the 'Calendar' page).

Bridge Classes and Gentle Duplicate

Our professional EBU teacher, Chris Lohan, runs the following classes:

IMPROVERS - Tuesdays       10 am until noon

BEGINNERS - Wednesday    10 am until noon

Tel: 01303 891162,  Email:  oakrise@uwclub.net

 

Our EBU Associate teacher, Gill Cordell, will be starting new classes:

BEGINNERS - Thursdays     11 am until 1 pm, commencing 20th April 2017

New students welcome

Tel: 01303 230876.
 

Gentle Duplicate for less experienced players runs alongside the main movement on Monday evenings.  Anyone wishing to join in should contact Chris in advance.

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Club Competitions

Congratulations to Shirley & Brian on winning the Pairs Championship for the Jubilee Cup.

 

The competitions programme for 2017 can be seen under "Calendar". A copy is also on the noticeboard.

Rules for all competitions can be found under "Competitions". Please note that at its meeting on 11 January 2017 the committee amended the calendar and the rules relating to the Championship and Mixed Pairs and the Goodall Salver and Multiple Teams Trophy.

Master Point Promotions

The following members received masterpoint promotion in December

3* Premier Master: Chris Lohan

1* Master: Tony Bennett, Paul Fox

County Master: Carol Dampier

Area Master: Chris Allsworth, Tina Cuminetti

Club Master: Roger Harmer

Local Master: Geoff Butler, Ruth McMurtry

Kent Teams of Eight

Our team for the Mitchell Salver (division 3 of the Kent Teams of 8) Malcolm & Mark B, Chris & David E, John R-J & Anne B, and Shirley & Brian came second out of 9 teams and have gained promotion to division 2.

National Inter-Club KO

In the first round of the NICKO our team of Chris, David E, Shirley and Brian beat Tunbridge Wells B by 16 imps. They received a bye in the second round and now play Tunbridge Wells A, a seeded team, in the third round

Results
13th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Shirley Goldwin
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
13th Feb 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Shirley Goldwin
Scorer: Brian Crack
6th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
Calendar
20th Feb 2017
AGM and Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
20th Feb 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
27th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby
27th Feb 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: David Ellerby
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Club Competitions

Congratulations to Shirley & Brian on winning the Pairs Championship for the Jubilee Cup.

 

The competitions programme for 2017 can be seen under "Calendar". A copy is also on the noticeboard.

Rules for all competitions can be found under "Competitions". Please note that at its meeting on 11 January 2017 the committee amended the calendar and the rules relating to the Championship and Mixed Pairs and the Goodall Salver and Multiple Teams Trophy.

Master Point Promotions

The following members received masterpoint promotion in December

3* Premier Master: Chris Lohan

1* Master: Tony Bennett, Paul Fox

County Master: Carol Dampier

Area Master: Chris Allsworth, Tina Cuminetti

Club Master: Roger Harmer

Local Master: Geoff Butler, Ruth McMurtry

Kent Teams of Eight

Our team for the Mitchell Salver (division 3 of the Kent Teams of 8) Malcolm & Mark B, Chris & David E, John R-J & Anne B, and Shirley & Brian came second out of 9 teams and have gained promotion to division 2.

National Inter-Club KO

In the first round of the NICKO our team of Chris, David E, Shirley and Brian beat Tunbridge Wells B by 16 imps. They received a bye in the second round and now play Tunbridge Wells A, a seeded team, in the third round

Results
13th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Shirley Goldwin
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
13th Feb 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Shirley Goldwin
Scorer: Brian Crack
6th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
Calendar
20th Feb 2017
AGM and Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
20th Feb 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
27th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby
27th Feb 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: David Ellerby