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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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FANTASTIC NEWS !!!!!

We've done it again! Maidstone Bridge Club have won the £1000 First Prize in the EBU Annual draw for Clubs that participate in the Simultaneous Pairs events during the year. The Club won £100 a few years ago but this time we hit the jackpot and won the top prize. Thank you to everyone who supported these events during the year. The Committee will be considering what to do with the prize money and members can have their say at the AGM on 3 January 2019.  

Last updated : 30th Nov 2018 09:50 GMT
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND NEW YEAR!!
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND NEW YEAR!!

PLEASE NOTE AS OF 5 DECEMBER WE HAVE ROOM FOR JUST ONE MORE PAIR!! 

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. Play will start at 1900 hours with abreak midway during the evening.

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 : 6th Dec 2018 10:34 GMT
LARSKY PAIRS HEAT 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. The final heat takes place on Tuesday 11 December at 1900 at Bearsted. 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.

 

 

Last updated : 30th Nov 2018 09:40 GMT
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
RICCOMINI CUP

The Riccomini Individual Trophy was won by Margaret Harris and Richard Sissons with equal scores. The trophy will go to Richard who wins the split tie by having one more score over 50% than Margaret. 

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

Results
TEAMS
Wednesday Pairs
Tuesday Pairs
Riccomini 2018
Ladder Pairs
Tuesday Pairs
Ladders Pairs
Wednesday Pairs
Pairs
Children In Need Sims Pairs
Calendar
Tue 11th Dec 2018
Pairs
Wed 12th Dec 2018
Wednesday Pairs
Wed 12th Dec 2018
Brook Trophy
Bearsted 1300
Thu 13th Dec 2018
Thursday Pairs
Tue 18th Dec 2018
Pairs
Wed 19th Dec 2018
Ladder Pairs
Thu 20th Dec 2018
Ladder Pairs
Tue 25th Dec 2018
NO PLAY
Wed 26th Dec 2018
NO PLAY
Thu 27th Dec 2018
NO PLAY