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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
Welcome to Maidstone Bridge Club
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
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
Hand error Wednesday 5 September 2018

Board 3 - Wednesday 5 September 2018

It would appear that the N/S hands were switched with the E/W hands in one section some time during the evening.   In fairness to all players scores have been adjusted to reflect how they were actually played.  

Would players in future please take extra care and ensure they put the hands back into the board correctly.   This is the responsibility of ALL players.

Last updated : 12th Sep 2018 12:42 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
GDPR - HOW DO WE LOOK AFTER YOUR DATA

Most players will be aware that there are significant changes to the way Companies and Organisations store and use your personal data from the end of this month. The Club is aware of these changes but you should be aware that we only collect your personal data to pass on to the EBU. The only data the Club holds is that which relates to your individual membership of the Club, that is your name and EBU number. We are currently trying to update our email addresses so we can communicate further with you and this information will be available for you to edit and manage on this Web Site. Any questions please talk to Ian Bumstead our Secretary or Chairman Richard Sissons.

Last updated : 16th Aug 2018 12:00 BST

Maidstone Bridge Club has
EBTA Associate Teachers
who are running courses commencing in October 2018.

Beginning Bridge is for anyone wishing to start learning bridge
Course commences Tuesday 23 Oct 2018   10am-12noon for 10 weeks
Full details here Beginning Bridge.pdf

 

Improvers Course is for people who have undertaken basic lessons and have a good working knowledge of the basics and principles of bidding
Course commences on Friday 19 Oct 2018   10am-12noon for 10 weeks
Improvers Course is now full but please get in touch if you wish us to notify you of any further courses

Full details here Improving bridge.pdf
 

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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FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS
FORTHCOMING SIM PAIRS

 Tuesday 2 October  Bearsted (1900 hours) 

Children in Need Week

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 13, 14, 15 November

VISITORS WELCOME

 

 

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". 

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