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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.


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.

 

 

REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL!
REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL!

ON TUESDAYS, WHEN BRIDGE IS PALYED AT THE BEARSTED CLUB, LIGHT REFRESHMENTS ARE USUALLY INCLUDED. COFFEES AND DRINKS CAN BE PURCHASED AT ATTRACTIVE PRICES AT THE DOWNSTAIRS BAR.

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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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BRIDGE ON 30 DECEMBER

THERE WILL BE BRIDGE ON TUESDAY 30 DECEMBER AT BEARSTED BRIDGE CLUB. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A GAME AMIDST THE CELEBRATIONS PLEASE COME ALONG, 1915 START. 

NATIONAL PAIRS HEAT
NATIONAL PAIRS HEAT

MAIDSTONE WILL STAGE A HEAT OF THE NATIONAL PAIRS COMPETITION ON THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2015 STARTING AT THE NORMAL TIME OF 1915 HOURS.TABLE MONEY WILL BE CHARGED AT £4.00 PER PLAYER. (VISITORS WILL BE WELCOME BUT PLEASE LET US KNOW, IF POSSIBLE, IF YOU INTEND TO COME).

Brook Trophy 2014
Brook Trophy 2014

Pictured is Barry Quinnell Chairman of Bearsted Bridge Club presenting the Brook Trophy for this years Individual Competition played on 3rd December. Jane beat 23 other players for the title including Eugene Hood, Brian Barrett and David Stretton who were all equal 2nd.

MAIDSTONE CLUB SUCCESS!!!!!
MAIDSTONE CLUB SUCCESS!!!!!

Members may remember that the EBU British Summer Pairs was won by Dick Payne and David Stretton who collected a cash prize of £25 each. However, 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 this year on 26 November.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Maidstone Bridge Club has 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, but also Jean Letley and John Walker have also won a £100 pairs prize for winning the Autumn heat at Bearsted. Congratulations to everyone who took part and hopefully more players will be encouraged to participate next year knowing that prizes can be won. Details of the first events are listed in the column on the right.   

CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR 2014/5

                                     
Don't forget our party bridge night on Wednesday 17 December including a light buffet meal and a short quiz, price £5.00 (payable in advance) plus table money. Please bring your favourite partner but we will have a host on the night. There will also be the annual Individual Trophy (The Riccomini) to be played on 3 January 2015, starting at 6pm at Bearsted Golf Club, and again there will be a light buffet meal.

There will be no bridge on Wednesdays 24 & 31 December or Thursdays 25 December and 1 January 2015. The new year will start with the AGM on Wednesday 7 January and Thursdays will start with Teams on the 8 January, all subsequent events being one week later in the month which has five Thursdays. Bearsted bridge will recommence on 6 January 2015. Watch the Calendar for any late updates. There will not be a separate Bearsted party this year.

PLEASE REMEMBER - For events played at Bearsted Golf Club a dress code of smart casual applies, jeans are not permitted.

 

 

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!

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

Click for the latest results
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2015

Table Money £4.00 each player 

 JANUARY

6th Bearsted (1915)

FEBRUARY

3rd Bearsted (1915)

MARCH

10th Bearsted (1915)

11th Hilton (1930)

12th Hilton (1915)

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
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.  

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 18th Dec 2014
LADDER PAIRS
Wed 17th Dec 2014
Party
Wed 17th Dec 2014
C213 play
Tue 16th Dec 2014
Bearsted C
Thu 11th Dec 2014
Thursday Pairs
Wed 10th Dec 2014
Wednesday Pairs
Tue 9th Dec 2014
Bearsted B
Thu 4th Dec 2014
Teams December
Wed 3rd Dec 2014
Brook Trophy 2014
Wed 3rd Dec 2014
Wednesday Pairs
Calendar
Tue 23rd Dec 2014
BRIDGE AS USUAL
1915
Wed 24th Dec 2014
NO BRIDGE
Thu 25th Dec 2014
NO BRIDGE
Tue 30th Dec 2014
Club Play
Wed 31st Dec 2014
NO BRIDGE
Thu 1st Jan 2015
NO BRIDGE
Tue 6th Jan 2015
Club Play
Wed 7th Jan 2015
AGM
Thu 8th Jan 2015
TEAMS
1930
Tue 13th Jan 2015
Club Play
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