Maidstone Bridge Club
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MAIDSTONE PARTNER-FINDING SERVICE

LOOKING FOR A PARTNER ?

 RING JOHN WALKER

07703 439455

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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FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS
for
CHILDREN IN NEED
2017

Tuesday
14 November

Bearsted Club
7pm start

Wednesday
15 November

Civil Service Club
7.15pm start

Thursday
16 November

Civil Service Club
7.15 start

 

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
Last updated : 4th Oct 2017 10:56 BST
MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB
MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB

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The calendar pages show all the club's events

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60 YEARS OF TOP CLASS BRIDGE IN MAIDSTONE

Last updated : 14th Jun 2017 21:24 BST
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
 
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CALENDAR UPDATE

THE LATEST UPDATE TO OUR CALENDAR IS SHOWN BELOW. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE HIGHLIGHTED THESE DATES IN YOUR PERSONAL DIARIES. WE DON'T WANT ANYONE BEING LATE OR WORSE STILL NOT TURNING UP!!

Wednesday 11 October - Leeson Trophy

W/C 14 November - Children in Need SIMS

Thursday 30 November - Riccomini Trophy (Individual)

Wednesday 6 December (at Bearsted 1300 hours) - Brook Trophy

Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 December - NO BRIDGE (but see below)

Thursday 28 December - CHRISTMAS PARTY (at Civil Sevice Club)

Wednesday 3 January 2018 - AGM & Bridge

Last updated : 4th Oct 2017 10:38 BST
WELCOME TO THE MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB WEBSITE

Maidstone Bridge Club has three sessions of Bridge each week:

Tuesday in the Club Committee Room at the Bearsted and Thurnham Club opposite Bearsted Green;
Wednesday and Thursday at the Civil Service Club, Recreation Close, Maidstone ME14 5AZ near junction 7 of the M20 Motorway.


Tuesday (at Bearsted) is for improving players. 7pm start.  [Please note that the committee room is upstairs and may not be suitable for some disabled players]  You are permitted to purchase drinks at the club bar and coffee is available in the bridge room.    Parking - on road (off peak) or at the rear.  Guests are welcome but we have no host available, so if you do not have a partner please check beforehand (see our contact page)

Wednesday (at Civil Service Club) 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.   Free tea/coffee available as well as use of the club bar.   Play normally finished around 10.15pm.   20/22 boards are usually played.

Thursday (at Civil Service Club) is for more experienced players.   Start time is 7.15pm.   The first Thursday of each month is a teams event.  Guests are welcome but we have no host available, so if you do not have a partner please check beforehand (see our contact page).   Free tea/coffee available as well as use of the club bar.  24/27 boards are usually played.

Parking at the Civil Service Club is at the rear of the building (large car park) 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 Club is EBU affiliated and operates the Pay to Play system.
Master Points are awarded at all sessions, including Wednesdays.

Duplimate hands and bridgemates are used

The Annual Membership is £12 with a reduced pro rata fee available for new members joining later in the year.

TABLE MONEY IS £3 FOR MEMBERS;  £3.50 FOR VISITORS
(additional costs on Simultaneous Pairs nights)

 

Last updated : 7th Jul 2017 12:16 BST
HOST SYSTEM on WEDNESDAYS

Would members please be aware that the Host system on Wednesdays 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 and particularly a greater understanding of the game.

Whilst we have not yet turned people away for "abusing" the Host system we will enforce the practise if necessary.  If players turn up regularly without a partner our host will not be available to you and you will need to find another player that night who is also "without". 

Last updated : 30th Jun 2017 10:27 BST
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BEGINNERS BRIDGE LESSONS

Would you like to learn to play bridge?

We are running a course for beginners and anyone wishing to 'have a try'

The course will be run on Tuesdays from 10am - 12noon.   Dates have been changed and are now:
Part A:     24 Oct - 21 Nov 2017
(5 weeks)
Part B:      9 Jan to 6 Feb 2018
(5 weeks)

The venue is YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Melrose Close, Cripple Street, Maidstone, ME15 6BD

(free car park, full disabled facilities, cafe selling drinks and snacks)

The course will be run by EBTA Associate Teachers in line with the Bridge for All learning programme.
Cost is £40 per part course of £75 for whole course.

For further details please contact learnbridge@btinternet.com or phone 07986 989764.

 

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Thu 12th Oct 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 11th Oct 2017
LEESON TROPHY
Tue 10th Oct 2017
Club Pairs
Thu 5th Oct 2017
Teams October
Wed 4th Oct 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Autumn Sim Pairs
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Thursday Pairs
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Pairs
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Thursday Pairs
Calendar
Thu 12th Oct 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 17th Oct 2017
Pairs
Wed 18th Oct 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 19th Oct 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Pairs
Wed 25th Oct 2017
Ladder Pairs
Thu 26th Oct 2017
Ladder Pairs
Tue 31st Oct 2017
Pairs
Wed 1st Nov 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 2nd Nov 2017
TEAMS
Click for the latest results
BEGINNERS BRIDGE LESSONS

Would you like to learn to play bridge?

We are running a course for beginners and anyone wishing to 'have a try'

The course will be run on Tuesdays from 10am - 12noon.   Dates have been changed and are now:
Part A:     24 Oct - 21 Nov 2017
(5 weeks)
Part B:      9 Jan to 6 Feb 2018
(5 weeks)

The venue is YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Melrose Close, Cripple Street, Maidstone, ME15 6BD

(free car park, full disabled facilities, cafe selling drinks and snacks)

The course will be run by EBTA Associate Teachers in line with the Bridge for All learning programme.
Cost is £40 per part course of £75 for whole course.

For further details please contact learnbridge@btinternet.com or phone 07986 989764.

 

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Thu 12th Oct 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 11th Oct 2017
LEESON TROPHY
Tue 10th Oct 2017
Club Pairs
Thu 5th Oct 2017
Teams October
Wed 4th Oct 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Autumn Sim Pairs
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Thursday Pairs
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Pairs
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Thursday Pairs
Calendar
Thu 12th Oct 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 17th Oct 2017
Pairs
Wed 18th Oct 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 19th Oct 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Pairs
Wed 25th Oct 2017
Ladder Pairs
Thu 26th Oct 2017
Ladder Pairs
Tue 31st Oct 2017
Pairs
Wed 1st Nov 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 2nd Nov 2017
TEAMS