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MAIDSTONE PARTNER-FINDING SERVICE

LOOKING FOR A PARTNER ?

 RING JOHN WALKER

07703 439455

Experienced non members are welcome to call John for a game and he will do his best to find you a partner.

Any club member wishing to learn the scoring program, please get in touch with Richard (Chair)

Last updated : 10th Jan 2018 13:30 GMT
MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB
MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB

Find information about Maidstone Bridge Club on this website

The calendar pages show all the club's events

Results are scored autormatically

60 YEARS OF TOP CLASS BRIDGE IN MAIDSTONE

Last updated : 14th Jun 2017 21:24 BST
CORBETT CUP
CORBETT CUP

During the winter months those players who would normally be expected to represent the Club A Team in the Corbett Cup, play in a small league competition sponsored by Dick Payne. The results of these Trials are show in the results tables on this site so that the players can view hand records. Any players/pairs who would like to be considered to play in the league starting in October 2018 for possible selection should contact Richard Sissons in the first instance. Matches normally take place on Wednesday afternoons but may be played at other times.

Last updated : 10th Jan 2018 13:30 GMT
BRIDGE ETIQUETTE

​Players have asked for a reminder about Table Etiquette. This is the table card that is now available on Wednesday evenings.
A guide to Table Etiquette.pdf


Announcing and alerting rules are available on the EBU website or in your EBU diary.

Last updated : 4th Jan 2019 16:52 GMT
Welcome to Maidstone Bridge Club
WELCOME TO THE MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB WEBSITE

Maidstone Bridge Club has three sessions of Bridge each week.   All sessions are open to club members.

Tuesday at the Bearsted and Thurnham Club opposite Bearsted Green, in the Club Committee Room.  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 and tea/coffee at the club bar.    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 information - committee page)

Wednesday at the Civil Service Club*, Recreation Close, Maidstone ME145AZ (near J7 of the M20)   7.15pm start
This session is seen as a more relaxed session for less confident players, with help available on the first Wednesday of each month.   Newcomers are welcome by arrangement and, in fairness to all players, their level of knowledge will be assessed before they are invited to apply to become members.   Please email learnbridge@btinternet.com or phone 07986 989764 to arrange this.   You will be expected to know at least the basics of duplicate bridge, failing which you will be expected to take tuition or lessons before you can attend.
Free tea/coffee available as well as use of the club bar.   Play normally finishes around 10.15pm.   20/22 boards are usually played.
 

Thursday at the Civil Service Club*     7.15pm start
The first Thursday of each month is a teams event with pairs on all other weeks.   Guests are welcome but we have no host available, so if you do not have a partner please check beforehand (see our information - committee 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.   Those with mobility issues can park near the side door but there are a few steps.   Please do NOT park at the front of the building as this is reserved for club members only.

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 £10 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 : 8th Jan 2019 15:37 GMT
LADDER PAIRS WINNERS 2018
LADDER PAIRS WINNERS 2018

Congratulations to this year's Ladders Pairs winners. Wednesday night winners were Pat Jarrett and David Richards whilst Thursday's, after a very close finish, goes again to David Stretton and Richard Sissons. Trophies were awarded at the AGM on 3 January 2019.

Last updated : 4th Jan 2019 16:19 GMT
CHRISTMAS PARTY - THE RESULTS

The results of the Christmas party bridge were distorted due to some players not staying for the final session resulting in the full movement not being completed. Prizes were awarded on the basis of those who remained to the end of the evening and did not necessarily reflect the actual results. After correcting and adjusting for this problem the corrected positions are shown below.

  1  Georgina Howe & Pauline Ballard             65.94
  2  John Walker & Lucy Hampton                   62.81
  3  Khee Cheng Wong & Jenny Kendall         61.25
  4  Margaret Harris & Leonard Harris             60.00

Thanks to Molly Cooke for coming along in case a substitute was needed and Georgina and Richard who took time out on Thursday evening to get the room ready. Also mention should be made of other members of the Committee for the hard work that they put into preparing for the event. 
  

Last updated : 4th Jan 2019 16:18 GMT
Club play sessions with advice

By popular request, commencing in September 2018, the first Wednesday of each month will be used to help players with their bridge.
EBTA Associate Teachers and experienced bridge players will be available to help with any problems encountered during bidding and play.  Please note this is NOT a teaching session and is not a substitute for attending a bridge course.

Last updated : 4th Jan 2019 16:38 GMT

Maidstone Bridge Club offers courses run by EBTA Associate Teachers

Basic Bidding and Play/Defence techniques is for anyone wishing to start learning bridge or to revise the basics.
Next course is planned to start on Friday 22nd February 2019 for 10 weeks
Time 10am to 12 noon

Cost:  £75 for the course plus £22 for the compulsory course handbook (published by EBED)
If you may be interested, please get in touch for further information.


We can also offer an Improvers' Courses for people who have undertaken basic lessons and have a good working knowledge of the basics and principles of bidding.   This course will be run subject to demand, so if you are interested please get in touch.   The course will be on a Tuesday or Friday morning.


If you are interested in attending one of these courses or have any queries, please
email learnbridge@btinternet.com or phone 07986 989764 for further information
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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". 

Click here for more information.ANDREW ROBSON SEMINAR.pdf

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Calendar
Tue 22nd Jan 2019
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