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16th Dec 2014 23:56 GMT
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16th Dec 2014 17:27 GMT
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16th Dec 2014 17:24 GMT
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28th Aug 2014 11:26 BST

Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, Kent.
Rubber and duplicate sessions are held on weekdays at the Club House, 40 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1DL. In our large and comfortable premises we offer bar facilities. We are affiliated to the EBU and host many Kent County events. Tel: 01892 530739.
To e-mail us: click here

To view a concise summary of all the regular weekly sessions we will be offering in 2014, including the type of player each one is suited to, please click here.  
Chistmas and New Year

Please note that the club closes on Wednesday 24th and reopens on Monday 29th December.   There will be duplicate sessions on the afternoon of Wednesday 31st December and on the evening of Thursday 1st January.  We shall also hold the now customary Champagne Party and duplicate on New Year's Eve.

Car Parking Guidelines

The updated car parking guidelines have been posted on the notice board. It is important that these guidelines are followed especially at the changeover between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Interesting Hands

Card reading; and I don't mean Tarot!

(Published 16 December).

Computer v Hand Dealt Hands

I was interested to hear that there were grumbles about the unfair points distribution in the hands on Monday 19 October.  Several N/S’s felt the computer had been unfair to them.  I wonder what they would have said if they’d had E/W’s hands on Wednesday 21 October which were dealt at the table.  Take a look at the analysis below (only the 32 computer dealt hands are included for Monday)





No. of boards in play



N/S’s average point count

18.8    (47%)

21.8     (54.5%)

E/W’s average point count

21.2    (53%)

18.2     (45.5%)

No. of boards declared mostly by N/S

13   (40.6%)

20    (71.4%)

No. of boards where declarer split 50%-50%


2      (7.2%)

No. of boards declared mostly by E/W

19      (59.4%)

6    (21.4%)

I was North on Monday and East on Wednesday:  lucky me!

Members' successes
Congratulations to Espen Erichsen, whose team (Janet de Botton) won the second division of the EBU Premier League, and to Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper and Norman Selway who came third.
Also to Norman Selway and his partner, who won the Kent Mixed Pairs Championship (Dyer-Smith Cup), and to Diane Rogers and Eddie Lucioni who came 4th.
Also to Espen Erichsen and Nick Irens, 4th in the KCBA Congress Swiss Pairs, and Brian Lippard and Ravi Athwal 5th.
Finally to those who won club competitions in October:    David Greene (Friday ladder), Frances Rae and Ann Jones, Gerhard Hess and Muriel Haselwood, Brian Lippard and Tom Pigott (2009 Centenary Cup) and Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner (Centenary Cup).
If you know of any members' successes at major events, please let us know, as simply searching bridge results sites may not reveal everything.
Calendar of events from December 2014 to July 2015

Please click here to view the calendar for December 2014 to July 2015.

Host lists and directors' rota

The current Monday and Friday evening host lists for 2014, together with the Tuesday afternoon host list, are available to view.  Please select from the LH menu. 
If you find you are unable to host on any session for which you have been nominated, please follow the procedure outlined at the bottom of the list.

'Bridge with Angela' 5th edition

Angela Tompson has updated her popular bridge guide for students and improvers;  this is the fifth edition following upon the success of the earlier versions. The basics are unchanged but Angela has taken the opportunity to include further conventions currently and commonly played, including Benjaminised Acol.

This book commences with the very basics of bridge and goes on to describe the essential elements of bidding. Guidance on play of the cards and defence is included followed by explanations of conventions commonly played.


The Price is £7.95 and can be purchased at the club bar or phone Angela on 01892 526716.

History of TWBC and its Members
Oliver Kinsey's book is available for purchase. Click here for more details.
Member's contact details
A list of members' telephone numbers is held within the Members Only area of this website. A facility to communicate via e-mail is also included.
Click for the Members Only section
17th Dec 2014
Wed aft
16th Dec 2014
tue aft
16th Dec 2014
Tuesday Ladder
15th Dec 2014
Xmas 14
12th Dec 2014
Friday Afternoon 12th Dec
12th Dec 2014
Friday Evening
11th Dec 2014
Thursday evening
10th Dec 2014
Wed Xmas Part
9th Dec 2014
tue aft
9th Dec 2014
Tue eve
24th Dec 2014
Club closed; reopens 29th December
30th Dec 2014
Fifth Tuesday teams
31st Dec 2014
New Year's Eve Champagne Party and pairs
5th Jan 2015
BBL Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
6th Jan 2015
BBL Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
11th Jan 2015
KCBA Men's and Women's Pairs (Hunter and Fleming)
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