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The Masters Plate is awarded to the player who has accumulated the highest number of 'Ranking Points' for duplicate pairs played at the club on Thursday evenings. Ranking Points are totalled over the year from Jan 1st till Dec 31st. Ranking Points won at social events are not included. Individual totals are displayed under Masters Plate Competition. The Masters Plate 2017 was won by Jim Wortley
Individual - Kenyon Cup
This cup is awarded to the Club Member who has attained the highest total Ranking Points over the best 4 scores from a maximum of 5 events - played with different Club Members in Individual events held during the year.
Ranking Points scored with non-club members do not count.
Current holder of the Kenyon Cup for 2016-2017 is George Phillips
The Club Championship Pairs event is held during Mid-Summer. Club Championship Pair for 2017 is Jim Wortley and Tony Adams
Wealden Salver 2018
Match between Hawkhurst and Tenterden Bridge clubs for the Wealden Salver. Match drawn. The event was hosted by Hawkhurst Bridge club
As part of the ongoing Twinning/Jumelage arrangments between our two communities - Hawkhurst bridge club enjoyed the company of Bernard Glorie, President of Cercle de Bridge d'Audruicq and 7 of his fellow bridge players who attended a buffet reception at the Golf club on Thursday 28th Nov 13 and later played bridge at the club. 62 players in all played a Mitchell movement with bridge finishing at 10.45pm. Our visitors returned to France immediately after bridge arriving back in Audruicq at 3.00am French time. It proved to be a long day for them as they had included a visit to Rye during the afternoon before arriving in Hawkhurst. This partnership between our two bridge clubs has successfully completed its second year of visits and now looking forward to 2014 arrangements.
10 members from Hawkhurst Bridge club set out for their third Spring visit to Cercle de bridge d'Audruicq. The group were warmly welcomed by their President Bernard Glorie and members of Audruicq bridge club.
Hawkhurst bridge players were invited to play in the Regional Sim pairs - 'Atout Simultane' and aquitted themselves well with all players scoring above 55% at the club. Maggie and John Hunt won the club entry for a second year running. There was a 17 table turnout at the club for this event playing a Mitchell movement
After bridge - Audruicq bridge club toasted our visit over a glass of Champagne before travelling on to the nearby village of Ardres - where dinner had been pre- arranged. Nine members of Audruicq joined our group to make it a special social occasion.
The party used the Folkestone to Calais Shuttle service and arrived back Hawkhurst at 10.30pm. Hawkhurst Bridge club now look forward to the return visit from Audruicq - sometime in the Summer.
Bernard Glorie, President Cercle de Bridge d'Audruicq and partner Francoise Desmidt teamed up with Ann Cox and Valerie Golding to win top prize at the Christmas event.
A party of four players were greeted at Hawkhurst bridge club and joined in the club's social bridge evening.
The group left the bridge club at 10.30pm to return to France catching the Ferry after midnight -after a very long day
12 players from Hawkhurst Bridge club set off from Hawkhurst on Friday 26th April 2015 to play bridge in Audruicq (which is twinned with Hawkhurst).
We arrived in the market square in time for lunch at the local Cafe Restaurant de la Mairie and were joined by Bernard Glorie, President of Cercle de bridge d' Audruicq and two members of the Committee
Our bridge players were invited to play in the regional Atout Simultane pairs and acquitted themselves well in the N/S & E/W placings - with Maggie & John Hunt (E/W) repeating their success of previous years and George Phillips and Valerie Frearson topping the N/S spot.
Our group of players were warmly received by Bernard Glorie and Committee and later enjoyed a light buffet and cocktail which included meeting Francois Bedu, President of the Jumelage Twinning committee and Nicole Martinache. We were invited to meet Ms Chevallier, The Mayor of Audruicq who keenly supports the exchange visit and local cultural activities of the community.
The mini bus arrived back at Hawkhurst at 8.30pm after an enjoyable day
A group of 8 players from Cercle de bridge d'Audruicq bridge headed by Bernard Glorie the club's President paid a visit to Hawkhurst Bridge club on 31st March. This is the first Spring visit of Audruicq to Hawkhurst and enabled them to view the setting of the bridge club within the grounds of the Golf club during daylight hours. The party were made welcome with some light refreshment and a glass of bubbly before bridge commenced. The top East/ West placing went to Elisabeth Marquerre and Bernard Glorie and North/ South to Tony Adams and Jim Wortley. Some of the French bridge players returned to France immediately after bridge finished.