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Non Members & Visitors are welcome to call John for a game and he will do his best to find you a partner.

 
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Last updated : 8th Feb 2017 11:16 GMT
MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB

Maidstone Bridge Club has three sessions of Bridge each week:
Tuesday at the Bearsted Club opposite Bearsted Green
Wednesday and Thursday at the Civil Service Club, Recreation Close, Maidstone near junction 7 of the M20 Motorway.
The Club is EBU affiliated and operates the Pay to Play system.
The Annual Membership is £12 with a reduced pro rata fee available for new members joining later in the year.

Wednesday night is for beginners and the less confident players with help available throughout the evening and a partner guaranteed for your first few sessions if you come on your own. Start time is 7.15pm with free tea/coffee available as well as use of the Club Bar. Play normally finishes around 10.15pm. 20/22 boards are usually played and Master Points awarded

Tuesday and Thursday nights are for the more experienced players. Play starts at 7.00pm on Tuesdays and 7.15pm on Thursdays. The first Thursday in every month is a Teams event. Guests are welcome but if you do not have a partner please check beforehand (see our contact page).

DUPLIMATE HANDS AND BRIDGEMATES ARE USED

Last updated : 12th Apr 2017 12:08 BST
BEARSTED
BEARSTED

 The Bearsted "arm" of Maidstone Bridge Club meet every Tuesday night at 1900 hours in the Club Committee Room above the Bearsted and Thurnham Club. Players are permitted to buy drinks at the Club bar and Coffee is available in the bridge room. Food is no longer provided although refreshments can be obtained from the Bar if required. Table money is £3.00. 

Last updated : 28th Oct 2015 10:49 GMT
BRIDGE ETIQUETTE

​Players have asked for a reminder about Table Etiquette and the Annoucing and Alerting Rules. By clicking on this article you will be taken to a copy of the Table Card that was produced a couple of years ago and left on tables at the time.

Last updated : 30th Jul 2016 12:08 BST
 
Welcome to Maidstone's Bridge Clubs
BRIDGE IN FRANCE

The Club has received the following invitation. If you are interested details of how to enter are given.

Bridge Club Malouin (BCM) is pleased to invite you to participate in its 2nd International Bridge Festival on September 2 and 3 in Saint-Malo, France.

Saturday Sept 2, 14h00: Ladies/Mixed Pair Tournament, to be followed around 18h00 by a prize ceremony and a cocktail.

Sunday Sept 3, 14h00: Open Pair Tournament, to be followed around 18h00 by a prize ceremony and the final cocktail.

Total prize value over 10.000 Euros will be distributed to winners and all participants, including 600 to the winning pairs and special prizes to international players.

To facilitate your trip, Bridge Club Malouin has agreements with Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries whereby special packages are offered to bridge players coming from the UK to the Saint-Malo bridge Festival.

You will find all information and a registration template on our web site www.bridgeclubstmalo.fr or feel free to contact us at  contact@bridgeclubstmalo.fr

Hoping to see you in Saint-Malo early September,

Best regards

Gérard COLLIN - Bridge Club Malouin

Last updated : 13th Apr 2017 16:51 BST
NEW START TIME

Following a show of hands at the last teams night the Committee has agreed that in future play should commence on all nights at 715pm (1915), with immediate effect. This change will standardise our start times except on Tuesdays when play will continue to start at 7pm (1900).

Last updated : 12th Apr 2017 12:02 BST
THE CAT'S GOT THE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE CAT'S GOT THE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!

So that's what he's been up to since he left !!!!!!!!

Last updated : 12th Apr 2017 20:26 BST
CLUB RELOCATES TO CIVIL SERVICE CLUB

The Club's trial run at the Maidstone Civil Service Club has been a success so play will continue there from now on.

Please park at the rear of the building where there is ample parking and enter the function room by way of the ramp and side door. Access is also possible by the side door although there are a few steps. Those with mobility issues can park near the side door. The post code is ME14 5AZ Recreation Close Maidstone.

 

 

Last updated : 29th Mar 2017 18:11 BST
CULLINGWORTH TROPHY
CULLINGWORTH TROPHY

Winners of the John Cullingworth Trophy for the most improved pair in 2016 were Rosemary and David Bryden. They were presented with their trophy on a recent Wednesday night by Club Chairman Richard Sissons.

Last updated : 5th Feb 2017 13:00 GMT
HOST SYSTEM

Would members please remember that the Host system is there to provide a partner in the event that your regular "partner" is not available to play or to ensure a newcomer will get a game.  It is NOT there so that you can turn up every week without a partner and expect to "get a game".

Our Club rules work on the assumption that after three weeks you should have managed to find someone to play with on a regular basis as a regular partnership brings long term benefits particularly a greater understanding of the game.

Whilst we have not yet turned people away for "abusing" the Host system we shall be looking to enforce this practice next year.  If you do continue to turn up thereafter without a partner our regular host will not be available to you and you will need to find another player that night who is also "without". 

Last updated : 20th Jul 2016 16:02 BST
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FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2017

9 May Bearsted 1900

11 May Maidstone 1915

25 July Bearsted 1900

27 July Maidstone 1915

5 September Bearsted 1900

3 October Bearsted 1900

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
SCORERS WANTED ..... PLEASE

MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB DESPERATELY NEEDS MORE SCORERS. ONLY A FEW PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY FULLY TRAINED AND CONVERSANT WITH THE BRIDGEMATE SCORING SYSTEM. WHILST WE MANAGE TO "GET BY" WE REALLY NEED MORE PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD TO OPERATE THE COMPUTER ON A CLUB NIGHT. IDEALLY YOU WOULD BE COMPUTER LITERATE BUT FULL TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN. ANYONE WITH A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF COMPUTERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PICK UP THE BASICS FAIRLY QUICKLY. PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAIRMAN IF YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP.

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY BRIDGE?

If you live in the Maidstone Area and want to play bridge MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB can offer a good practise environment on Wednesday evenings, or a more serious game on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

If you are interested, just come along and introduce yourselves and we will take it from there.   You will need to be undergoing a course of lessons and as a novice it will only be possible to allow you to watch until you have reached an acceptable standard.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE FREE LESSONS ON CLUB NIGHTS

 If you are a complete beginner looking for lessons, or know the basic and want to improve, John Walker and David Beal run lessons at different times of the year.   Contact John on the telephone number shown or if you are looking for improvers' lessons, see David's adjacent advert or you can send an email by clicking here 

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH - MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Results
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Pairs Thyursday
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 19th Apr 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Thu 13th Apr 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 12th Apr 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Thu 6th Apr 2017
Teams April
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Count 213 Duplicate Pairs
Tue 4th Apr 2017
Spring Sim Pairs
Thu 30th Mar 2017
Pairs Thursday
Calendar
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 25th Apr 2017
Pairs
Wed 26th Apr 2017
Ladder Pairs
Thu 27th Apr 2017
Ladder Pairs
Tue 2nd May 2017
Pairs
Wed 3rd May 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 4th May 2017
TEAMS
Tue 9th May 2017
Pairs
Wed 10th May 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 11th May 2017
Thursday Pairs
Click for the latest results
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2017

9 May Bearsted 1900

11 May Maidstone 1915

25 July Bearsted 1900

27 July Maidstone 1915

5 September Bearsted 1900

3 October Bearsted 1900

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
SCORERS WANTED ..... PLEASE

MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB DESPERATELY NEEDS MORE SCORERS. ONLY A FEW PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY FULLY TRAINED AND CONVERSANT WITH THE BRIDGEMATE SCORING SYSTEM. WHILST WE MANAGE TO "GET BY" WE REALLY NEED MORE PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD TO OPERATE THE COMPUTER ON A CLUB NIGHT. IDEALLY YOU WOULD BE COMPUTER LITERATE BUT FULL TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN. ANYONE WITH A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF COMPUTERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PICK UP THE BASICS FAIRLY QUICKLY. PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAIRMAN IF YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP.

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY BRIDGE?

If you live in the Maidstone Area and want to play bridge MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB can offer a good practise environment on Wednesday evenings, or a more serious game on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

If you are interested, just come along and introduce yourselves and we will take it from there.   You will need to be undergoing a course of lessons and as a novice it will only be possible to allow you to watch until you have reached an acceptable standard.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE FREE LESSONS ON CLUB NIGHTS

 If you are a complete beginner looking for lessons, or know the basic and want to improve, John Walker and David Beal run lessons at different times of the year.   Contact John on the telephone number shown or if you are looking for improvers' lessons, see David's adjacent advert or you can send an email by clicking here 

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH - MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB NEEDS YOU!

Results
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Pairs Thyursday
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 19th Apr 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Thu 13th Apr 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 12th Apr 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Thu 6th Apr 2017
Teams April
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Wed 5th Apr 2017
Count 213 Duplicate Pairs
Tue 4th Apr 2017
Spring Sim Pairs
Thu 30th Mar 2017
Pairs Thursday
Calendar
Thu 20th Apr 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 25th Apr 2017
Pairs
Wed 26th Apr 2017
Ladder Pairs
Thu 27th Apr 2017
Ladder Pairs
Tue 2nd May 2017
Pairs
Wed 3rd May 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 4th May 2017
TEAMS
Tue 9th May 2017
Pairs
Wed 10th May 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 11th May 2017
Thursday Pairs