MAIDSTONE PARTNER-FINDING SERVICE
LOOKING FOR A PARTNER ?
RING JOHN WALKER
Non Members & Visitors are welcome to call John for a game and he will do his best to find you a partner.
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
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.
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)
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.
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 email@example.com or phone 07986 989764 for further information.
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".