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Welcome to Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club
About the Club
About the Club

 

We are a large friendly bridge club with over 500 members.  We aim to cater for all standards of players, from beginners to internationals.  Whatever your experience, we have a session to suit you, and visitors are always welcome. 

Duplicate and rubber sessions are held on weekdays at the Club House, 40 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1DL. 

In our large and comfortable premises we also offer refreshments and bar facilities.  We host many Kent County events and Charity Bridge Days, and we are affiliated to the EBU.

To view a summary of all regular weekly sessions we offer, including the type of player each one is suited to, please see the Weekly Timetable on the left.

To see all Results, including a personal analysis for the sessions you've played in, plus a full Calendar of Future Events, please use the menu on the left.  A link to the Latest Result can also be found on the top right of this page.

Email us to find out more, whether about future events, our regular sessions or the bridge lessons we offer.

Gentle Duplicate on Thursday Afternoons

We now have a Gentle Duplicate session on Thursday afternoons, usually on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.  These sessions are intended as an introduction to Duplicate for new members and to cater for more experienced players who want a shorter, more relaxed session.

Please note that the bridge sessions start promptly at 1pm

  • Just turn up, no partner required
  • Start 1.00pm and finish 4.00pm
  • Bar open from 12noon / Sandwiches available
  • Play 18/21 boards
  • Break for tea and cakes

Table money £3.50 members and £4.50 non members.  All are welcome to attend.

The next sessions of Gentle Duplicate are on 30th March and 6th April.

Bridge Classes

We offer a full programme of bridge classes and supervised practice sessions - for both beginners and those wanting to improve their skills.  For more details of our classroom teaching by Stephen Pierce and Chris Morgan, see the Menu on the left.  If you'd like to discuss which courses or sessions may suit you best, please email us or phone us.

To complement the classes and practice sessions, we can also supply a popular book by local bridge teacher Angela Tompson, details of which are shown below.

Interesting Hands

A choice of plans.

Published 17 March.

History of the Club
History of the Club

 

Gentlemen and Players by Oliver Kinsey traces the development of the Club and its fine building since its foundation in 1872. 

Click here for a review of Oliver's book in the EBU Magazine.

The book can be purchased for £7.50  It is available from the Club Bar, or phone Oliver on 07941 042958.

'Bridge with Angela' 5th edition
'Bridge with Angela' 5th edition

 

Angela Tompson has updated her 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, commonly known as "Benji".

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 it can be purchased at the club bar or phone Angela on 01892 526716.

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Members' Contact Details

A list of members' telephone numbers and e-mail addresses is held within a private area of this website.  Members who wish to contact other members can do so by clicking on Members Only above, and logging in.

Clare Costello

We regret to announce the death on Friday 17th March of Clare Costello. 

More information is available from Chris Reece, who has posted a fuller announcement on the Club Noticeboard, including details of the funeral which is on Friday 31st March.

Corbett Cup Success
Congratulations to the Tunbridge Wells A Team who have won the Corbett Cup for the first time since 2005.
Congratulations also to Andrew Cairns who played in the first round.
The full result is on the KCBA website at http://www.kcba.org.uk/

 

What's On In April
Sun 2nd April 11am KCBA Senior Pairs - George Griffiths Cup
Fri 7th April 5.30 - 7pm Volunteers Reception
Mon 10th April 6.30pm AGM followed by Chairman's Cup
Sun 23rd April 10.30am CAB Bridge Event with Lunch
Thu 27th April 7.30pm

Simultaneous Event with Hawkhurst BC (Pairs Salver). which is also

 a heat of the World Wide SIMS (£5 members, £6 non-members)

Competition News
Winners of the Latest Club Competitions

The 2017 winners of the Putt and Warner Cups were

John Plumpton and Bernie Waters

Gwyneth Davies and Jill Skinner

Ravi Athwal and Jon Thoresen  have won the Abergavenny Cup.

Stephen Pierce, Jean Paxton, Maggie Piazza and David Jones won the Podmore Cup.           

County and National Successes
The club's Corbett Cup success is advertised above.

 

Congratlations to Ravi Athwal and his partner John Amor, winners of the 2017 Larsky Cup, Kent's Championship Pairs.

Along with the fourth placed pair,  Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner. Ravi and John will be invited to represent Kent in the EBU's Corwen Trophy in June.

Helen Erichsen (second from the left) & Fiona Brown have won the trials to represent England in the 2017 Lady Milne competition.

They dominated the event, finishing with a XIMP score of 160.43.

 

Nick Irens, Norman Selway and team won the Seniors Trials in December and will represent England in the 2017 Seniors Camrose.

Mark Mortimer has achieved the distinction of leading the Kent table  (level 4) of master point winners in  2016, with a total of 8627 LPs. and   was also named as "club champion" ahead of David Greene and Duncan Cox.   Peter Bibb and Anton Mauve were also  prizewinners in the Kent master point tables.

Seven TWBC members are now rated above 66% in the National Grading System of the EBU. As at 1st March, Colin Wilson led with 68.9%, also Espen Erichsen, Norman Selway, James Lee, Jon Thoresen, Jeremy Willans and Odin Svendsen.

Colin Wilson, Gerald Soper and Norman Selway played in the Kent team which came joint 2nd in the Tollemache Cup.

Ian Draper and partner earned a prize by coming 5th (out of 74) in the regional final of the National Pairs.

Eddie Lucioni and his team came 4th (out of 63) in the Swiss Teams at the Harrogate Spring Congress.

In the Regional Masters Pairs, Eddie Lucioni came 5th in the Premier Grand Masters event, while three TW pairs took top 20 places (in a field of 99) in the Masters Pairs:  Jonathan Wittman and John Plumpton, Molly Perham and Barbara Ide, and Peter Bibb and Nick Osler.

Helen Erichsen and Frances Connell won the Fleming Femina, with Jean Smallwood and partner 2nd, while Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper came 2nd in the Hunter Homines.

Congratulations to all

For a full list of 2016 Trophy Winners see the Honours Boards via the Menu on the left.

Honours Boards
Honours Boards

 

 

The Honours Boards for recent years can be viewed as full-size images by going to the relevant item on the left-hand menu.  There you can see the winners of all cups and trophies awarded in Club Competitions for Pairs and for Teams during that year.  They also show the winners of individual trophies in the year..

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Members' Contact Details

A list of members' telephone numbers and e-mail addresses is held within a private area of this website.  Members who wish to contact other members can do so by clicking on Members Only above, and logging in.

Clare Costello

We regret to announce the death on Friday 17th March of Clare Costello. 

More information is available from Chris Reece, who has posted a fuller announcement on the Club Noticeboard, including details of the funeral which is on Friday 31st March.

Corbett Cup Success
Congratulations to the Tunbridge Wells A Team who have won the Corbett Cup for the first time since 2005.
Congratulations also to Andrew Cairns who played in the first round.
The full result is on the KCBA website at http://www.kcba.org.uk/

 

What's On In April
Sun 2nd April 11am KCBA Senior Pairs - George Griffiths Cup
Fri 7th April 5.30 - 7pm Volunteers Reception
Mon 10th April 6.30pm AGM followed by Chairman's Cup
Sun 23rd April 10.30am CAB Bridge Event with Lunch
Thu 27th April 7.30pm

Simultaneous Event with Hawkhurst BC (Pairs Salver). which is also

 a heat of the World Wide SIMS (£5 members, £6 non-members)

Competition News
Winners of the Latest Club Competitions

The 2017 winners of the Putt and Warner Cups were

John Plumpton and Bernie Waters

Gwyneth Davies and Jill Skinner

Ravi Athwal and Jon Thoresen  have won the Abergavenny Cup.

Stephen Pierce, Jean Paxton, Maggie Piazza and David Jones won the Podmore Cup.           

County and National Successes
The club's Corbett Cup success is advertised above.

 

Congratlations to Ravi Athwal and his partner John Amor, winners of the 2017 Larsky Cup, Kent's Championship Pairs.

Along with the fourth placed pair,  Jeremy Willans & Jill Skinner. Ravi and John will be invited to represent Kent in the EBU's Corwen Trophy in June.

Helen Erichsen (second from the left) & Fiona Brown have won the trials to represent England in the 2017 Lady Milne competition.

They dominated the event, finishing with a XIMP score of 160.43.

 

Nick Irens, Norman Selway and team won the Seniors Trials in December and will represent England in the 2017 Seniors Camrose.

Mark Mortimer has achieved the distinction of leading the Kent table  (level 4) of master point winners in  2016, with a total of 8627 LPs. and   was also named as "club champion" ahead of David Greene and Duncan Cox.   Peter Bibb and Anton Mauve were also  prizewinners in the Kent master point tables.

Seven TWBC members are now rated above 66% in the National Grading System of the EBU. As at 1st March, Colin Wilson led with 68.9%, also Espen Erichsen, Norman Selway, James Lee, Jon Thoresen, Jeremy Willans and Odin Svendsen.

Colin Wilson, Gerald Soper and Norman Selway played in the Kent team which came joint 2nd in the Tollemache Cup.

Ian Draper and partner earned a prize by coming 5th (out of 74) in the regional final of the National Pairs.

Eddie Lucioni and his team came 4th (out of 63) in the Swiss Teams at the Harrogate Spring Congress.

In the Regional Masters Pairs, Eddie Lucioni came 5th in the Premier Grand Masters event, while three TW pairs took top 20 places (in a field of 99) in the Masters Pairs:  Jonathan Wittman and John Plumpton, Molly Perham and Barbara Ide, and Peter Bibb and Nick Osler.

Helen Erichsen and Frances Connell won the Fleming Femina, with Jean Smallwood and partner 2nd, while Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper came 2nd in the Hunter Homines.

Congratulations to all

For a full list of 2016 Trophy Winners see the Honours Boards via the Menu on the left.

Honours Boards
Honours Boards

 

 

The Honours Boards for recent years can be viewed as full-size images by going to the relevant item on the left-hand menu.  There you can see the winners of all cups and trophies awarded in Club Competitions for Pairs and for Teams during that year.  They also show the winners of individual trophies in the year..