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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.

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
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CHILDREN IN NEED 2018
CHILDREN IN NEED 2018

Just a quick reminder to everybody that we will be playing bridge and raising money for Children in Need during the week commencing 12 November 2018. As usual there will be no fixed table money that week, just pay what you would like. All the money we raise will be donated to Children in Need and the Civil Service Club have already agreed to waive the room hire that week.

Please help the Club raise as much money as possible as the total amount raised by ECATS (the Bridge Clubs organiser) is now nearing the 1 million pounds mark. I hope we as a Club can help them achieve this target. As they say "Please give generously!!!!" 

Last updated : 20th Oct 2018 20:35 BST
LARSKY PAIRS HEAT 2019

The first round Larsky Pairs heats this year will be held on the dates given below at the Club. Players must score 50% or better to proceed to the regional heat to be held at the Maidstone Civil Service Club on Tuesday 19 February 2019.

This is the Kent Premier Pairs Competition and winners of the Kent final, which will be held on 16 March at a location to be determined, leads to the National Final in Bromsgrove in June 2019.

Please note it is quite possible that members will play in more than one qualifying heat but you can only play with one partner in the regional heat. Dates for initial heats to be held :

Tuesday 11 December - 1900 Bearsted

Wednesday 28 November - 1915 Maidstone CSAC

Thursday 22 November - 1915 Maidstone CSAC

 

Last updated : 26th Aug 2018 14:56 BST
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND NEW YEAR!!
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND NEW YEAR!!

The Christmas party will be held on Friday 28 December at the Civil Sevice Club. The cost will be £10 including a light buffet and your choice of drink (one only!!) from the bar. We will be playing a normal bridge movement so bring your favourite partner (or anyone you fancy!). As usual there will be a quiz and there will be prizes for the winners of both the quiz and bridge. The maximum number we can comfortably accommodate is 18 tables or 72 people so we will be collecting payments in advance starting in November. Guests will be welcome but priority may need to be given to members if we get near our limit.

There will be no bridge on 25, 26, 27 December or 1or 2 January. The New Year will start with a combined Wednesday/Thursday night teams session on 3rd January 2019 when we will also hold the AGM and distribute trophies played for during the year. 

Last updated : 20th Oct 2018 20:37 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 may be available during winter months 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 on the first Wednesday of each month and a partner guaranteed for your first few sessions if you come on your own.  Players are expected to know at least the basics of duplicate bridge;  those who do not should take tuition/lessons first as a courtesy to other players.   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 : 16th Aug 2018 12:09 BST
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.  

Last updated : 5th Sep 2018 23:54 BST
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

Children in Need Week

Tuesday at Bearsted

Wednesday & Thursday at Maidstone

13, 14, 15 November

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

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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