Maidstone's Bridge Clubs
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MAIDSTONE PARTNER FINDING SERVICE

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 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.

 
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20th Jul 2016 16:32 BST
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23rd Jun 2016 16:04 BST
 
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 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. 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.  

 

 
   
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
SIMON LEONARD

It is with great sadness we report the death of Simon Leonard who had battled with Leukaemia for some time.  A lung infection, which the doctors were unable to treat, finally took its toll.  Simon, who was back at home, passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family close by.  A memorial service will be held in due course.  We send our condolences to Ann and the family.

SAD NEWS

We also give our condolences to the families of other members and former members we have lost recently:

Steve Wileman after a long illness;

Wednesday players Dick Ballinger, Mary Smith and Jeffery Martin;

Miriam Webster who played on Wednesdays and Thursdays;  her family have asked that members are thanked for the collection in her name, which exceeded £700.

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.

HALL OF FAME 2016

DAVID STRETTON      

        

 

 

 

 

 

     

BARRY QUINNELL & ROB CARMEN                                   

                            CHENG & ELIZABETH

 

LIZZIE & SALLY

 

MICK & JEAN EVEREST

       DAVID, MARK (Barretts JLC) & ROY

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". 

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.

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!

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FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2016

 Normal Table Money plus £1.00 extra per player 

Tuesday & Thursday 26, 28 July

Tuesday & Thursday 6, 8 September

Tuesday 4 October

​Children In Need w/c 14 November

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Wed 27th Jul 2016
Count 213 club play
Wed 27th Jul 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Tue 26th Jul 2016
Tuesday British Summer Sims
Thu 21st Jul 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 20th Jul 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 20th Jul 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 19th Jul 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 14th Jul 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 13th Jul 2016
Wednesday Pairs 2016
Wed 13th Jul 2016
Count 213 club play
Calendar
Thu 28th Jul 2016
SIMS/Ladders
Tue 2nd Aug 2016
Club Play
Wed 3rd Aug 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 4th Aug 2016
TEAMS
Tue 9th Aug 2016
Club Play
Wed 10th Aug 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 11th Aug 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 16th Aug 2016
Club Play
Wed 17th Aug 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 18th Aug 2016
Thursday Pairs
Click for the latest results
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS 2016

 Normal Table Money plus £1.00 extra per player 

Tuesday & Thursday 26, 28 July

Tuesday & Thursday 6, 8 September

Tuesday 4 October

​Children In Need w/c 14 November

VISITORS VERY WELCOME

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS
Results
Wed 27th Jul 2016
Count 213 club play
Wed 27th Jul 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Tue 26th Jul 2016
Tuesday British Summer Sims
Thu 21st Jul 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 20th Jul 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 20th Jul 2016
Count 213Club play
Tue 19th Jul 2016
Tuesday Pairs
Thu 14th Jul 2016
Thursday Pairs
Wed 13th Jul 2016
Wednesday Pairs 2016
Wed 13th Jul 2016
Count 213 club play
Calendar
Thu 28th Jul 2016
SIMS/Ladders
Tue 2nd Aug 2016
Club Play
Wed 3rd Aug 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 4th Aug 2016
TEAMS
Tue 9th Aug 2016
Club Play
Wed 10th Aug 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 11th Aug 2016
Thursday Pairs
Tue 16th Aug 2016
Club Play
Wed 17th Aug 2016
Wednesday Pairs
Thu 18th Aug 2016
Thursday Pairs