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Kent School of Bridge
 
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WELCOME!
WELCOME!

The Kent School of Bridge was set up by Malcolm Mitchell (who died in 2014), who taught bridge at adult education classes, to give his students some proper competitive play, but in a friendly atmosphere.  After a nomadic existence around various locations in Maidstone, the club settled in Downswood in 1988.  A few years later Malcolm commenced a second session in Bearsted.  Finally a third arm was set up in Lenham in 2006.  The club currently has about 120 members, who can play at any or all of the three venues for one annual subscription.

Where are we?
Where are we?

The Kent School of Bridge is based around the Maidstone area, and has been running for nearly thirty years.  Its three venues are currently at Downswood (Tuesday afternoon), Lenham (Thursday afternoon) and Bearsted (Friday evening).  Click on the Information button for further details.

Best behaviour

Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. The EBU is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. It considers it a fundamental principle that anyone wishing to participate in duplicate bridge, whether as player, official or in any other capacity, should be able to do so in a safe and welcoming environment, and not be subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious or political belief or social class than any other person. 
 
This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table. We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toll and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder. 
 

  • Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round.
  • Be a good “host” or “guest” at the table.
  • Make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.
  • Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents.
  • Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
  • Take care of your personal grooming.
  • Ensure that your mobile phone is turned off.
  • Enjoy the company as well as the game. 

Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director’s ruling, or generally to make any personal and disparaging remark. 

 

Please call the Director if you think you may have been affected by bad behaviour.  You will be helping others as well as yourselves.

 

As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, bad behaviour will be penalized ….
 
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately.  Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A.  Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties.  This can include immediate disciplinary board penalties and may lead to disqualification from the current event. In addition any violation may result in a disciplinary hearing where player(s) future participation in tournaments will be considered. 

English Bridge Union
November 2017 

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Introduction/Disclaimer
Introduction/Disclaimer

Welcome to the Kent School of Bridge!  We are no longer a school, but are in Kent, and we do play bridge.  Our standard could broadly be described as intermediate.  We do not yet use Bridgemate computer scoring.  Although the competition results on this site show Master Points awarded, we do not deal in Master Points, being unaffiliated to the EBU.  If you see the phrase "Master Points", programme your brain to read "Local Points"!

Want to play?
Want to play?

If you are interested in playing at one (or more!) of our three venues, the easiest way to obtain information would be to telephone the club secretary, Keith Rylands, on 01622 891964.  But be warned - he is frequently on holiday!  If he is, please ring another committee member (details under Information - Committee).

Calendar
19th December 2017
Downswood Handicap Pairs
Director: Barry Beavis
  (Partner?)
21st December 2017
Lenham Handicap pairs
Director: Keith Rylands
22nd December 2017
Bearsted Duplicate
Director: Keith Rylands
  (Partner?)
Results
15th December 2017
Bearsted Handicap pairs
Director: Keith Rylands
14th December 2017
Lenham Duplicate
Director: Keith Rylands
14th December 2017
Lenham Duplicate
Click for the latest results
Introduction/Disclaimer
Introduction/Disclaimer

Welcome to the Kent School of Bridge!  We are no longer a school, but are in Kent, and we do play bridge.  Our standard could broadly be described as intermediate.  We do not yet use Bridgemate computer scoring.  Although the competition results on this site show Master Points awarded, we do not deal in Master Points, being unaffiliated to the EBU.  If you see the phrase "Master Points", programme your brain to read "Local Points"!

Want to play?
Want to play?

If you are interested in playing at one (or more!) of our three venues, the easiest way to obtain information would be to telephone the club secretary, Keith Rylands, on 01622 891964.  But be warned - he is frequently on holiday!  If he is, please ring another committee member (details under Information - Committee).

Calendar
19th December 2017
Downswood Handicap Pairs
Director: Barry Beavis
  (Partner?)
21st December 2017
Lenham Handicap pairs
Director: Keith Rylands
22nd December 2017
Bearsted Duplicate
Director: Keith Rylands
  (Partner?)
Results
15th December 2017
Bearsted Handicap pairs
Director: Keith Rylands
14th December 2017
Lenham Duplicate
Director: Keith Rylands
14th December 2017
Lenham Duplicate