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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.


BEARSTED
BEARSTED

 The Bearsted "arm" of Maidstone Bridge Club meet every Tuesday night at 1915 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 and play starts at 7.15pm 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JOHN CULLINGWORTH MEMORIAL BRIDGE

Due to other commitments it has not as yet been possible to organise an event in John's name but the matter is still under consideration.

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


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MALCOLM HAWKES
MALCOLM HAWKES

(FUNERAL DETAILS SEE ABOVE)

It is with great sadness that I write about my friend Malcolm Hawkes.

Despite having different partners from time to time, we had played as a partnership for over 40 years. I have had only three long term bridge partners in that time, and the fact that ne was my first bridge partner and that I played with Malcolm just one week before he died is a testament to the enjoyment I had from our bridge partnership throughout that period. We always enjoyed playing together particularly when we were defending.

We had played together in County and National events including the National pairs, as well as knockout events including the Gold Cup, and Crockfords Cup. We played together at the former Beverley Bridge Club as well as Medway Towns Bridge Club where many trophies bear his name, and of course Maidstone Bridge Club.  For me, he was always my first choice of a substitute if another partner was indisposed.   

When a few Maidstone Club members asked if I would help them improve their game, I sometimes needed a little extra help with the 3-6 people turning up. Malcolm readily came along, joined the club, and it was not long before Pauline and other friends joined and we soon had seven tables. Malcolm’s willingness to help and cover for me in the earlier days undoubtedly lead to the success of that venture, and the social bridge that evolved from those friendships.   

On the closure of the club, Malcolm took the opportunity to take a break, but avidly followed the results of those who now play on a Wednesday night at Maidstone Bridge Club on the website.

The thought of not playing with him again is very hard to bear.

Geoff Smith

 

DAVE WILMAN

We recently learned of the death of a bridge player in Cornwall who had close connections with the Maidstone Club. Dave Wilman lived in Harrietsham for many years and worked in London commuting by train and joining a regular bridge playing school "on board". In due course he graduated to the Maidstone Bridge Club and struck up a partnership with Brook Spooner Lillingstone which lasted on and off for a number of years. Dave eventually semi retired to the village of Gorran Haven in Cornwall whilst Brook gave bridge lessons at Bearsted Club until his untimely death from cancer a few years ago. Dave continued to play bridge in Cornwall mainly at the Truro Club but kept in touch with his friends in Kent and in particular John Cullingworth. John with Dave's help organised a series of teams of eight matches against Clubs in Cornwall and Dave, apart from arranging the accommodation, also hosted a bridge match in his house which had magnificent views looking out over the Atlantic coast. For those who knew Dave well he will always be remembered for his stories of bridge hands on the train and of course "Henry's Ace"  .

2015 CALENDAR

PLEASE NOTE THE CALENDAR IS NOW UPDATED FOR THE YEAR.

PLEASE ADVISE WEB MASTER OF ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. 

LARSKY PAIRS HEAT 2016
LARSKY PAIRS HEAT 2016

MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB WILL STAGE A HEAT OF THE KCBA LARSKY PAIRS COMPETITION ON THURSDAY 14 JANUARY 2016 STARTING AT THE LATER TIME OF 1930 HOURS. TABLE MONEY WILL BE DETERMINED NEARER THE DATE BUT SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN £5.00 PER PLAYER. VISITORS WILL BE WELCOME BUT, IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU INTEND PLAYING.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS A LATER STARTING TIME FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF PAIRS WHO MAY BE TRAVELLING SOME DISTANCE

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!

Click for the latest results
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2015

 Table Money each player as shown ♠ 

MARCH

10th Bearsted (1915) £4.00

11th Hilton (1930) £5.00

12th Hilton (1915) £5.00

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
ANNUAL LADDER PAIRS COMPETITIONS 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the Club Ladder Pairs Competitions.

WEDNESDAY - Jean and Mick Everest with runners up Ian Bumpsted and Mark Nicholas

THURSDAY - David Stretton and Richard Sissons with runners up Ian Butler and John Walker

ANNUAL TEAMS COMPETITION
ANNUAL TEAMS COMPETITION

Congratulations to Dick Payne, David Stretton, Richard Sissons, Clive Cubbitt and others (including Peter Law and Terry Bird) who have again won the Annual Teams Competition. Everhing hinged on the very last session played on Thursday 4 December and it was a close run thing, Dick's team winning by a slender single imp margin. A number of Teams were waiting in the wings but 2nd and third slots went to teams Captained by David Beal and Molly Cooke.  

RICCOMINI TROPHY

Winner of the 2014 Riccomini Trophy Individual Competition was Rob Carman with runner up Ian Butler. 29 players competed in this annual Competition for Maidstone Bridge Club members which was held for the first time at Bearsted Golf Club. Thanks to John Walker for making the necessary arrangements.

MISSING WEDENESDAY NIGHT SCORE

A number of players have asked about the scores for Wednesday 19 November when the results were "lost" from the computer. It has not been possible to recover any scores other than the first round and those that were entered onto travellers towards the end of the evening. However, these scores have been put together with averages for the boards not available and the results can be accessed as usual by clicking on the results tab on the left of the screen. No master points will be awarded for that night. 

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Thu 26th Feb 2015
Thursday Ladder Pairs
Wed 25th Feb 2015
Wednesday Ladder Pairs
Wed 25th Feb 2015
C213 play
Tue 24th Feb 2015
Bearsted Pairs
Thu 19th Feb 2015
Thursday Pairs
Wed 18th Feb 2015
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 18th Feb 2015
Count213Club play
Tue 17th Feb 2015
Bearsted Pairs
Thu 12th Feb 2015
NATIONAL PAIRS HEAT
Wed 11th Feb 2015
Wednesday Pairs
Calendar
Tue 3rd Mar 2015
Club Play
Wed 4th Mar 2015
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 5th Mar 2015
TEAMS
Tue 10th Mar 2015
STRATIFIED PAIRS
Wed 11th Mar 2015
STRATIFIED PAIRS
Thu 12th Mar 2015
EBU STRATIFIED PAIRS
Tue 17th Mar 2015
Club Play
Wed 18th Mar 2015
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 19th Mar 2015
Thursday Pairs
Tue 24th Mar 2015
Club Play
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