Maidstone's Bridge Clubs
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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 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 7.30pm 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.

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.

 
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MAIDSTONE CLUB SUCCESS AGAIN !!!!!!

Members may recall that at the end of the "SIM PAIRS YEAR" all Club Heat Winners and Clubs are entered into prize draws for additional prizes which are drawn at the EBU AGM held in November.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Maidstone Bridge Club has again been successful on two counts in these prize draws. Firstly, the Club itself has won a runners up prize of £100 for staging the events throughout the year, and also David Stretton and Chris Coleman have won a £100 pairs prize for winning the Thursday night Summer SIMS Event. 

Congratulations to everyone who took part but remember you can't win a prize unless you participate. Details of the first SIM Pairs events next year are shown in the adjacent column.   

CALENDAR UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS TO THE CALENDAR

 

WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER

BROOK TROPHY INDIVIDUAL (BEARSTED CLUB) 1pm to 5pm

WEDNESDAY 28 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS PARTY (BEARSTED GOLF CLUB) 6pm Start

£5 deposit to be collected from 1 November

Also DON'T FORGET...... Leeson Trophy (Pairs Event)

5th Wednesday 30 November. 

 

 

 

 

RUTH MOORE

It is with great sadness we have to report the death of Ruth Moore. Ruth was a long standing and supportive member of the Beverley Club but had been ill for many years and did not recover from a recent illness. We extend our condolences to her family.

The funeral will take place at Vinters Park Crematorium Maidstone on 12 December at 1400 hours.

HORRAY PUDSEY!
HORRAY PUDSEY!

It is pleasing to report that the Tuesday night Bridge Club collected £70, and the Wednesday and Thursday night Clubs a further £470 in aid of Children in Need. The Hilton Hotel in Maidstone again waived their room hire fees which enabled us to boost our contribution. Thank you Hilton and all the players. Your generosity has been acknowledged by ECATS Bridge the organisers and the BBC.

LARSKY PAIRS HEAT 2017
LARSKY PAIRS HEAT 2017

MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB WILL STAGE A HEAT OF THE KCBA LARSKY PAIRS COMPETITION ON THURSDAY 26 JANUARY 2017 STARTING AT THE LATER TIME OF 1930 HOURS. TABLE MONEY WILL BE NORMAL PLUS 50p PER PLAYER. VISITORS WILL BE WELCOME BUT, IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU INTEND PLAYING.

 

GOODBYE GEOFF!
GOODBYE GEOFF!

Maidstone's Wednesday night Bridge Club has said farewell to its creator and mentor Geoff Smith in a couple of ceremonies recently. Firstly, as pictured, members enjoyed with Geoff a slice of cake specially prepared for him by Jean Archer and presented by Colin Bennett. A week later Chairman Richard Sissons handed Geoff a card and John Lewis tokens collected and signed by the membership. Those present then enjoyed a farewell drink courtesy of the Club as a thank you for all Geoffs hard work over the years.

Geoff has moved to Cornwall where he has had a "weekend retreat" for many years and no doubt he will be persuing his diving activities with renewed vigor. In his farewell response he did say he hoped to return to Maidstone during the course of next year as his family are still resident in the area and we look forward to seeing him from time to time.

And this was not the only recent celebration! An anonymous person very kindly left three bags of choclates at the Hilton Reception for members to enjoy during bridge this week(19 October). Thank you whoever you are, they were greatly enjoyed!

MIXED AND CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS

Winners of the 2016 Club Mixed Pairs were Jane Hargraves and Rob Carman with the married couple trophy going to Audrey and John Chambers. The 2016 Club Championship Pairs, held the next day, was won by Geoff Smith and David Stretton. Congratulations to those players.

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". 

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FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2017

10 January - Bearsted

12 January - Maidstone

14 March - Bearsted

15 & 16 March Maidstone

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 1st Dec 2016
Teams December
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Leeson Trophy
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 29th Nov 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 24th Nov 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
Count 213 ladder
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 17th Nov 2016
CIN SIMS
Wed 16th Nov 2016
Count 213Club play
Wed 16th Nov 2016
CIN SIMS
Calendar
Tue 6th Dec 2016
Club Play
Wed 7th Dec 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 8th Dec 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 13th Dec 2016
Club Play
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 15th Dec 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 20th Dec 2016
Club Play
Wed 21st Dec 2016
Wednesday Ladder Pairs
Thu 22nd Dec 2016
Ladder Pairs
Tue 27th Dec 2016
Club Play
Click for the latest results
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2017

10 January - Bearsted

12 January - Maidstone

14 March - Bearsted

15 & 16 March Maidstone

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 1st Dec 2016
Teams December
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Leeson Trophy
Wed 30th Nov 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 29th Nov 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 24th Nov 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
Count 213 ladder
Wed 23rd Nov 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 17th Nov 2016
CIN SIMS
Wed 16th Nov 2016
Count 213Club play
Wed 16th Nov 2016
CIN SIMS
Calendar
Tue 6th Dec 2016
Club Play
Wed 7th Dec 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 8th Dec 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 13th Dec 2016
Club Play
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 15th Dec 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 20th Dec 2016
Club Play
Wed 21st Dec 2016
Wednesday Ladder Pairs
Thu 22nd Dec 2016
Ladder Pairs
Tue 27th Dec 2016
Club Play