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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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60 YEARS OF TOP CLASS BRIDGE IN MAIDSTONE

Last updated : 14th Jun 2017 21:24 BST
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2017

25 July Bearsted 19:00

27 July Maidstone 19:15

5 September Bearsted 19:00

3 October Bearsted 19:00

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
Last updated : 7th Jul 2017 13:11 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 30 August - Mixed Pairs

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

Don't forget Sim Pairs on Tuesday 3 October 2017. 

 

 

Last updated : 12th Aug 2017 17:50 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.

 

SCORERS WANTED ..... PLEASE

Maidstone Bridge Club will be organising a Computer Scoring session at Bearsted Club shortly. If you are interested but have not been personally invited please contact the Chairman as soon as possible. A Monday afternoon is the likely date in August. 

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Thu 17th Aug 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 16th Aug 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Thu 10th Aug 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 9th Aug 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Tue 8th Aug 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 3rd Aug 2017
Teams August
Wed 2nd Aug 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Tue 1st Aug 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 27th Jul 2017
British Summer SIM Pairs
Wed 26th Jul 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Calendar
Tue 22nd Aug 2017
Pairs
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
Ladder Pairs
Thu 24th Aug 2017
Ladder Pairs
Tue 29th Aug 2017
Pairs
Wed 30th Aug 2017
MIXED PAIRS
Thu 31st Aug 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 5th Sep 2017
SIMS
Wed 6th Sep 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 7th Sep 2017
TEAMS
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Pairs
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.

 

SCORERS WANTED ..... PLEASE

Maidstone Bridge Club will be organising a Computer Scoring session at Bearsted Club shortly. If you are interested but have not been personally invited please contact the Chairman as soon as possible. A Monday afternoon is the likely date in August. 

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Thu 17th Aug 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 16th Aug 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Thu 10th Aug 2017
Pairs Thursday
Wed 9th Aug 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Tue 8th Aug 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 3rd Aug 2017
Teams August
Wed 2nd Aug 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Tue 1st Aug 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 27th Jul 2017
British Summer SIM Pairs
Wed 26th Jul 2017
Pairs Wednesday
Calendar
Tue 22nd Aug 2017
Pairs
Wed 23rd Aug 2017
Ladder Pairs
Thu 24th Aug 2017
Ladder Pairs
Tue 29th Aug 2017
Pairs
Wed 30th Aug 2017
MIXED PAIRS
Thu 31st Aug 2017
Thursday Pairs
Tue 5th Sep 2017
SIMS
Wed 6th Sep 2017
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 7th Sep 2017
TEAMS
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Pairs