Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club
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.  01892-530739.

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.

Sunday Bridge for Kids

The Club hosts Bridge Sessions for Children aged 10-18 on Sunday mornings.  Click here for details.

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

Should you be bold or not?

Published 25 July.

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.

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.

Celia Rankin, Hazel Norris and Janet Lazell

We regret to announce the following deaths:

    Celia Rankin on 3rd July.

    Hazel Norris on 8th July

    Janet Lazell on 11th July

More details are on the Club noticeboard.

What's On In July and August
Thu 27th July 7.30pm BGB Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
Fri 28th July 1.30pm Dymant Trophy
Thu 3rd August 1pm Gentle Duplicate
Thu 17th August 1pm Gentle Duplicate
Tue 29th August 7.30pm Fifth Tuesday Teams
Members' National Successes
Many congratulations to Norman Selway and Nick Irens, members of the England team who won the Teltscher Trophy at the 'Senior Camrose' which took place in Belfast over the weekend of 20/21st May.
Our team of eight who won the Corbett Cup (Jeremy Willans & Ian Draper, Steve Barnfield & Frances Connell, Espen & Helen Erichsen, Colin Wilson & Gerald Soper)  continued their success by winning the Regional Final of the Garden Cities Trophy and by coming 4th (just 4 Victory Points behind 2nd) in the National Final.  Helen and Espen Erichsen put in a particularly strong performance.
Helen Erichsen (on the left) was a member of the English team which won the Lady Milne Trophy

 

Members' County Successes

Congratulations to Kay Preddy and Norman Selway, winners of the Phillimore Cup (KCBA Swiss Pairs) with a score of 96 VPs

Also to Mark Mortimer and Camilla Blackburn who came 4th in a large, strong field at the Berks & Bucks Swiss Pairs.

 

 

Congratulations to Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Nick Irens and Espen & Helen Erichsen on winning the Arnold Cup, Kent's knockout teams competition.

 

 
In the latest Kent green-pointed Swiss Teams, the teams who tied for first place both contained at least one TWBC member - so congratulations to Ian Draper (second fom left), Jeremy Willans (third from left) and Andrew Cairns.  
Congratulations to Tony Adams and Jim Wortley on winning the George Griffiths Cup (Kent's Seniors' Pairs), and to Norman Selway and Nick Irens who came second.  

Congratulations 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 represented Kent in the EBU's Corwen Trophy.

 
     

 

Members' Club Successes

The Rex Corbett Cup for Mixed Pairs was won by Diane Rogers and Mike Griffiths

The Pivot Teams (Winter Cup) was won by Colin WilsonDiana Avis, Ann Hunt and Mike Kingsland
The Chairman's Cup 2017 was won by Nick Osler and Peter Bibb

The 2017 winners of the Putt and Warner Cups were John Plumpton and Bernie Waters, Gwyneth Davies and Jill Skinner - all pictured above

Ravi Athwal and Jon Thoresen  have won the Abergavenny Cup

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

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.

Celia Rankin, Hazel Norris and Janet Lazell

We regret to announce the following deaths:

    Celia Rankin on 3rd July.

    Hazel Norris on 8th July

    Janet Lazell on 11th July

More details are on the Club noticeboard.

What's On In July and August
Thu 27th July 7.30pm BGB Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
Fri 28th July 1.30pm Dymant Trophy
Thu 3rd August 1pm Gentle Duplicate
Thu 17th August 1pm Gentle Duplicate
Tue 29th August 7.30pm Fifth Tuesday Teams
Members' National Successes
Many congratulations to Norman Selway and Nick Irens, members of the England team who won the Teltscher Trophy at the 'Senior Camrose' which took place in Belfast over the weekend of 20/21st May.
Our team of eight who won the Corbett Cup (Jeremy Willans & Ian Draper, Steve Barnfield & Frances Connell, Espen & Helen Erichsen, Colin Wilson & Gerald Soper)  continued their success by winning the Regional Final of the Garden Cities Trophy and by coming 4th (just 4 Victory Points behind 2nd) in the National Final.  Helen and Espen Erichsen put in a particularly strong performance.
Helen Erichsen (on the left) was a member of the English team which won the Lady Milne Trophy

 

Members' County Successes

Congratulations to Kay Preddy and Norman Selway, winners of the Phillimore Cup (KCBA Swiss Pairs) with a score of 96 VPs

Also to Mark Mortimer and Camilla Blackburn who came 4th in a large, strong field at the Berks & Bucks Swiss Pairs.

 

 

Congratulations to Kay Preddy, Norman Selway, Nick Irens and Espen & Helen Erichsen on winning the Arnold Cup, Kent's knockout teams competition.

 

 
In the latest Kent green-pointed Swiss Teams, the teams who tied for first place both contained at least one TWBC member - so congratulations to Ian Draper (second fom left), Jeremy Willans (third from left) and Andrew Cairns.  
Congratulations to Tony Adams and Jim Wortley on winning the George Griffiths Cup (Kent's Seniors' Pairs), and to Norman Selway and Nick Irens who came second.  

Congratulations 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 represented Kent in the EBU's Corwen Trophy.

 
     

 

Members' Club Successes

The Rex Corbett Cup for Mixed Pairs was won by Diane Rogers and Mike Griffiths

The Pivot Teams (Winter Cup) was won by Colin WilsonDiana Avis, Ann Hunt and Mike Kingsland
The Chairman's Cup 2017 was won by Nick Osler and Peter Bibb

The 2017 winners of the Putt and Warner Cups were John Plumpton and Bernie Waters, Gwyneth Davies and Jill Skinner - all pictured above

Ravi Athwal and Jon Thoresen  have won the Abergavenny Cup

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