Maidstone's Bridge Clubs
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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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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. 

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 Hilton Hotel Maidstone by 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 memebers 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 if you come on your own. Start time is 7.30pm with free tea/coffee available and play normally finishes around 10.30pm. 18 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 except on the first Thursday in every month when a Teams event is played which starts at 7.30pm. Guests are welcome but if you do not have a partner please check beforehand (see our contact page).

DUPLIMATE HANDS AND BRIDGEMATES ARE USED

MAIDSTONE'S BRIDGE CLUBS
MAIDSTONE'S BRIDGE CLUBS

FIND INFORMATION ON MAIDSTONE, BEARSTED, AND COUNT 213  BRIDGE CLUBS ON THIS WEB SITE.

THE CALENDAR PAGES SHOW ALL THE CLUBS EVENTS.

MAIDSTONE, BEARSTED AND COUNT213 RESULTS SCORE AUTOMATICALLY.

PLEASE USE THIS INFORMATION TO VISIT THE OTHER CLUBS IN THE AREA.

 

 

THE HILTON HOTEL
THE HILTON HOTEL

The Hilton Hotel has parking control measures in operation.

Please make sure you bring your entry/exit ticket into the bridge room with you where it will be collected. Normally the Exit barrier is placed on "automatic" at the end of play so you do not need a ticket to leave. In the event of an emergency and you need to leave before the end of normal play ask at Hotel Reception for an "Exit" ticket.  

 

 
   
MAIDSTONE START TIME
DONT FORGET !!!!!!!!!!!!!

MAIDSTONE THURSDAY NIGHT SESSIONS NOW START PLAY AT @ 715pm EXCEPT TEAM NIGHTS, THE FIRST THURSDAY IN EVERY MONTH, WHEN PLAY STARTS AT 730pm. WEDNESDAY NIGHT SESSIONS CONTINUE TO START AT 730pm

DONT BE LATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BUILDING A BRIDGE SYSTEM

BUILDING A BRIDGE SYSTEM

Please note that Dick Payne has recently updated, revised and renamed his bidding manual. Click above to have a look.

Anyone interested in further discussion should contact Dick by email Dicks Mail Service

 
MIRIAM WEBSTER

It is with great sadness we report the death of Miriam Webster after a short battle with cancer. Our sympathies go to her family and close friends. Miriam had been coming to Maidstone Bridge Club quite frequently in recent years with her regular partner Brian Adams but she had also played at Rainham and other local Clubs.

The funeral was held on 12 April at the Medway Crematorium and was attended by many bridge players who paid their last respects. She will be greatly missed. 

HALL OF FAME
HALL OF FAME

At the recent AGM the Maidstone's Bridge Club Trophies were on display and presented to the winners. As they had not been engraved for some years the Chairman undertook to have all the trophies updated and handed out again later in the year. It was also agreed to present an additional trophy for the most improved Wednesday Night Ladder Pairs Pair year on year. The Chairman showed a small trophy that was available and it was agreed that this should be named as the John Cullingworth Trophy in recognition of his efforts to encourage new players and generally improve the standards of bridge. The first winners were Lizzie Ballagher and Sally Baker. A full list of all the Trophies together with winners over the last 8 years can be found by clicking on the "Hall of Fame" entry in the adjacent menu or clicking this page.     

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". 

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THAT STARTING TUESDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2015 BEARSTED BRIDGE CLUB WILL START PLAY AT 1900 HOURS (7 o'clock pm). PLAYERS ARE ASKED TO BE READY TO START PLAY PROMPTLY. THIS CHANGE IS BEING MADE IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID LATE FINISHES. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE LATE PLEASE NOTIFY JOHN WALKER SO ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO ACCOMMODATE YOU.

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 PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS OR A MORE SERIOUS GAME ON TUESDAYS OR 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 BASICS AND WANT TO IMPROVE JOHN WALKER, PAULINE BALLARD AND DAVID BEAL RUN LESSONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CONTACT JOHN ON THE TELEPHONE NUMBER SHOWN OR IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IMPROVERS LESSONS
SEE DAVIDS ADJACENT ADVERT OR YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL BY CLICKING ON THIS ITEM. 

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB NEEDS YOU!

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FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2016

 Normal Table Money plus £1.00 extra per player 

Tuesday 3 May

Tuesday & Thursday 26, 28 July

Tuesday & Thursday 6, 8 September

Tuesday 4 October

​Children In Need w/c 14 November

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Thu 28th Apr 2016
Thursday Ladder Pairs
Wed 27th Apr 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 27th Apr 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 26th Apr 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 21st Apr 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 20th Apr 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 20th Apr 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 19th Apr 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 14th Apr 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 13th Apr 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Calendar
Thu 28th Apr 2016
Ladder Pairs
Tue 3rd May 2016
SIM PAIRS
Wed 4th May 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 5th May 2016
TEAMS
Tue 10th May 2016
Club Play
Wed 11th May 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 12th May 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 17th May 2016
Club Play
Wed 18th May 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 19th May 2016
Thursday Pairs
Click for the latest results
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2016

 Normal Table Money plus £1.00 extra per player 

Tuesday 3 May

Tuesday & Thursday 26, 28 July

Tuesday & Thursday 6, 8 September

Tuesday 4 October

​Children In Need w/c 14 November

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Thu 28th Apr 2016
Thursday Ladder Pairs
Wed 27th Apr 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 27th Apr 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 26th Apr 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 21st Apr 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 20th Apr 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 20th Apr 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 19th Apr 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 14th Apr 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 13th Apr 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Calendar
Thu 28th Apr 2016
Ladder Pairs
Tue 3rd May 2016
SIM PAIRS
Wed 4th May 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 5th May 2016
TEAMS
Tue 10th May 2016
Club Play
Wed 11th May 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 12th May 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 17th May 2016
Club Play
Wed 18th May 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 19th May 2016
Thursday Pairs