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About the Club
About the Club

 

We are a friendly bridge club aiming 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, 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 short, 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 19th January and 2nd February.

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

Who should declare?

Published 15 January.

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.

Andrew Robson Bridge Workshops
Andrew Robson Bridge Workshops

 

We are fortunate to have Andrew Robson, England’s No.1 bridge teacher, coming to the club again this year to hold two Bridge Workshops.  These will take place at 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 16th March.  Each will last approximately three hours.  This is the fourth year we will have held these sessions at the club. They are both entertaining and instructive for all levels and have been filled quickly in past years. 

The cost for each session is £10 for members and £15 for non-members.   All are welcome to attend both sessions.  More details on how to book a place and how to pay are on the Club Noticeboard.

What's On In January
Sat 28th January 11am KCBA Mitchell Salver
Sun 29th January 11am KCBA Corbett Cup & Plate - Session 1
Tue 31st January 7.30pm Fifth Tuesday Teams
Competition News
Winners of the Latest Club Competitions

John Murrell and Irvine Caplan won the Autumn Championship Pairs.

Diane Rogers and Colin Wilson won the Maud Corbett Cup

Pat Waters won the Kirk-Greene Cup (Friday evening ladder)

Jessica and Anton Mauve won the Flitch.

Norman Selway and Nick Irens won the Handley trophy (Tuesday Ladder), as the leading pair Gerald Soper and Mike Kingsland  (last year's winners) were ineligible.

Barbara Collins and Ravi Athwal have won the Tatlow and White Salver for the third successive year, this time partnering Gwyneth Davies and Ian Draper

The 2016 ladder competition winners are: Angela Tompson (2), Gerald Soper, Norman Selway and Nick Irens, Colin Wilson, Catherine Hughes, Brian Broadbent, Gerhard Hess, Maurice Allin, David Greene and Jenny Hunt.

           
County and National Successes

Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Norman Selway, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper comprised half the Kent team for the Tollemache qualifier, achieving an excellent 2nd place and qualification for the final.

Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper and their team-mates have also won the Swiss Teams at the Year End Congress.

Congratulations to all

For a full list of 2016 Trophy Winners, and the complete 2016 Ladder Tables, see the Honours Boards and Ladder Tables pages 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.

Andrew Robson Bridge Workshops
Andrew Robson Bridge Workshops

 

We are fortunate to have Andrew Robson, England’s No.1 bridge teacher, coming to the club again this year to hold two Bridge Workshops.  These will take place at 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 16th March.  Each will last approximately three hours.  This is the fourth year we will have held these sessions at the club. They are both entertaining and instructive for all levels and have been filled quickly in past years. 

The cost for each session is £10 for members and £15 for non-members.   All are welcome to attend both sessions.  More details on how to book a place and how to pay are on the Club Noticeboard.

What's On In January
Sat 28th January 11am KCBA Mitchell Salver
Sun 29th January 11am KCBA Corbett Cup & Plate - Session 1
Tue 31st January 7.30pm Fifth Tuesday Teams
Competition News
Winners of the Latest Club Competitions

John Murrell and Irvine Caplan won the Autumn Championship Pairs.

Diane Rogers and Colin Wilson won the Maud Corbett Cup

Pat Waters won the Kirk-Greene Cup (Friday evening ladder)

Jessica and Anton Mauve won the Flitch.

Norman Selway and Nick Irens won the Handley trophy (Tuesday Ladder), as the leading pair Gerald Soper and Mike Kingsland  (last year's winners) were ineligible.

Barbara Collins and Ravi Athwal have won the Tatlow and White Salver for the third successive year, this time partnering Gwyneth Davies and Ian Draper

The 2016 ladder competition winners are: Angela Tompson (2), Gerald Soper, Norman Selway and Nick Irens, Colin Wilson, Catherine Hughes, Brian Broadbent, Gerhard Hess, Maurice Allin, David Greene and Jenny Hunt.

           
County and National Successes

Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Norman Selway, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper comprised half the Kent team for the Tollemache qualifier, achieving an excellent 2nd place and qualification for the final.

Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper and their team-mates have also won the Swiss Teams at the Year End Congress.

Congratulations to all

For a full list of 2016 Trophy Winners, and the complete 2016 Ladder Tables, see the Honours Boards and Ladder Tables pages 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..