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The host list to the end of 2018 is now on the website. A copy is also on the noticeboard

GDPR - A copy of the club's privacy notice can be seen under "Information". A copy is also on the noticeboard.

Reminder from the Directors

Reminder from the Directors


Dummy's Rights


To try to reduce the number of revokes by declarer, the directors wish to draw attention to the following rights that dummy has:


  1. Dummy may ask declarer (but not a defender) when declarer has failed to follow suit whether (s)he has a card of the suit led.

  2. Dummy may try to prevent any irregularity by declarer eg. leading from the wrong hand.

  3. Dummy may draw attention to any irregularity but only after play of the hand is concluded.


There are also limitations on what dummy can do. In particular:


  1. Dummy should not initiate a call for the Director during play unless attention has been drawn to an irregularity by another player.

      2 Dummy may not call attention to an irregularity during play

      3 Dummy must not participate in the play nor communicate anything about the play to declarer

     4 After dummy's hand is faced, dummy may not touch or indicate any card (except for purposes of arrangement) without instruction from declarer.


Welcome to Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club

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

Folkestone Baptist Church
Hill Road
CT19 6LY

Our venue is at the junction of Hill Road, Dover Road and Wear Bay Road where there is an on-site tarmacked car park and 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 contact Tony Bennett -, 07918 193985 or 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 click Calendar).

Bridge Classes and Gentle Duplicate

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


Tuesdays       9.45am to 11.45am INTERMEDIATE

Wednesday    9.45am to 11.45am  IMPROVERS

Tel: 01303 891162,  Email:


Our EBU Associate teacher, Gill Cordell, runs the following classes:

BEGINNERS - Thursdays     11 am until 1 pm

New students welcome

Tel: 01303 230876.


Our EBU Associate Teacher, Shirley Goldwin, runs classes in her home in Mersham. Please contact Shirley for further details on 01233 501871 or


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

Club Competitions

Congratulations to Chris & Shirley and to John & Michael G on winning the Women's and Men's Pairs respectively.


The competitions programme for 2018 can be seen under "Competitions". A copy is also on the noticeboard.

Rules for all competitions can be found under "Competitions".

Kent Teams of Eight

Congratulations to our  team of  Malcolm, Mark B, Steve, Chris, David E, John R-J, Michael G, Shirley & Brian who have won the Corbett Plate, the second division of the Kent teams of 8 and have gained promotion to division 1.

Master Point Promotions

The following members received masterpoint promotion in August:

District Master: Roger Harmer

Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby
Scorer: Brian Crack
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
Men's Pairs
Director: Brian Crack
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
24th Sep 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: David Ellerby
1st Oct 2018
Handicap Pairs
Director: Brian Crack
1st Oct 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Brian Crack
8th Oct 2018
Club Pairs