Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club

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.
Or e-mail us at twbridgeclub @ btconnect.com

To view a summary of all regular weekly sessions we are offering in 2015, including the type of player each one is suited to, please click here.  

Forthcoming teams competitions
Please note that one of our annual team of four championships - the Tatlow & White Rose Bowl - will be contested on Friday evening, 4th September.  Entry is restricted to club members.  Please sign up on the list in the hall.  We would also draw your attention to the National Inter-Club Knockout ('NICKO'), in which our experts' team narrowly failed to reach the final in 2014.  Members are invited to enter teams and thereby represent the club - for conditions see the list in the hall.  Finally, expect to see information about the Arnold Cup (KCBA teams championship) and Pearson Cup (SW Kent league) in the near future.
 
Friday Evening Partner Matching

Liz Greaves has offered to organise a partner matching service for Friday evening.
Any member wishing to play but without a partner can telephone or email Liz during the week and she will try to arrange pairings.

New Master Point Rule

The EBU had intended to introduce a new rule from 1st August 2015, whereby Master Points would only be awarded for pairs events in which all competitors are scheduled to play at least 75% of the boards, which can include sit-outs.  For more details, see http://www.ebu.co.uk/newsletters/?id=29   There have, however, been difficulties in implementation, and the change has been deferred to January 2016. 

Interesting Hands

A wagon load of monkeys!
Published 26 August.

Members' successes
Congratulations to Norman Selway and Jeremy Willans, whose team finished a close 3rd in the Pachabo Cup.
Ian Draper's team has reached the last 8 of Crockford's Cup.
In the Brighton Congress to date (17th Aug), Norman came 4th in the Harold Poster Swiss Pairs, and Jeremy 6th in the Friday 'Speedball'.  The team of Monica Aitken, Angela Treen, Rodney Meredith and Chris Morgan came 2nd in the 'A' final of the Sunday 'Bracketed Teams', while Colin Wilson and Diana Avis' team won the 'B' final..
Club members featured in the first three placed teams in our own blue-pointed Swiss Teams.  Congratulations to the winners, Frances Connell, Steve Barnfield, Colin Wilson and Diana Avis.
Also to Pamela Barker and Brian Ping, Sheila Marsh and Emmanuel Di Bona, who have won the Dymant Trophy. 
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 June to December 2015

Please click here to view the calendar for June to December 2015.

Host lists and directors' rota

The current Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon host lists 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
Results
28th Aug 2015
Friday afternoon
28th Aug 2015
Friday Evening
27th Aug 2015
Thursday evening GC
26th Aug 2015
Wednesday Afternoon - Chris
26th Aug 2015
Dianes Friendly Session
25th Aug 2015
Tuesday afternoon BCF
25th Aug 2015
Tuesday Evening
24th Aug 2015
Mon aft supervised
24th Aug 2015
Monday evening CM
21st Aug 2015
Friday Afternoon 21st Aug
Calendar
4th Sep 2015
Tatlow & White Rose Bowl (teams championship)
7.30pm
7th Sep 2015
EBU blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
8th Sep 2015
EBU blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
18th Sep 2015
Kirk-Greene ladder competition commences
7.30pm
24th Sep 2015
Lushington Cup and Plate (rubber bridge)
12.30pm
29th Sep 2015
Fifth Tuesday teams - Tatlow & White Salver
7.30pm
Click for the Members Only section
Results
28th Aug 2015
Friday afternoon
28th Aug 2015
Friday Evening
27th Aug 2015
Thursday evening GC
26th Aug 2015
Wednesday Afternoon - Chris
26th Aug 2015
Dianes Friendly Session
25th Aug 2015
Tuesday afternoon BCF
25th Aug 2015
Tuesday Evening
24th Aug 2015
Mon aft supervised
24th Aug 2015
Monday evening CM
21st Aug 2015
Friday Afternoon 21st Aug
Calendar
4th Sep 2015
Tatlow & White Rose Bowl (teams championship)
7.30pm
7th Sep 2015
EBU blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
8th Sep 2015
EBU blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
18th Sep 2015
Kirk-Greene ladder competition commences
7.30pm
24th Sep 2015
Lushington Cup and Plate (rubber bridge)
12.30pm
29th Sep 2015
Fifth Tuesday teams - Tatlow & White Salver
7.30pm