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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 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.  The most recent results can also be found on the bottom right of this page.

To find out more, whether about future events, our regular sessions or the bridge lessons we offer, please email us at twbridgeclub@btconnect.com.

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 the newly reduced price of £7.95, down from £10.  It is available from the Club Bar, or phone Oliver on 07941 042958.

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

Are you deservedly lucky or undeservedly double lucky?
Published 20 May.

'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.

Host Lists

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.

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.

Summer Parties
As in previous years we are holding two Summer Parties at which you will get a 2-course buffet meal in addition to the usual session of duplicate bridge.  This year the parties are on the following dates:
 
Afternoon Party:  Wednesday 8th June at 12.30 pm
Evening Party:     Monday 20th June at 6.30pm
 

Tickets cost £16 per person.  If members wish to attend, please add your name to the appropriate list on the Club noticeboard, and enter the name of your partner.  Payment is preferably by cheque, which can either be posted in the box in front of the noticeboard or given direct to Rosemary.

What's On In May and June

Tue 31st May

7.30pm

Fifth Tuesday Teams

Wed 8th June 

  Afternoon Summer Party - see above

Fri 10th June

1.30pm

Friday Afternoon Ladder

Mon 20th June

  Evening Summer Party - see above

Sat 25th June

11am

Brook Shield (KCBA area league winners)   (venue to be confirmed) 
Sun 26th June

11am

KCBA Phillimore Cup (Swiss Pairs) & KCBA AGM 
Competition News
Competition News

​Congratulations to the winners of the latest club competitions:  Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield (Rex Corbett Cup), Pat and Bernie Waters (TW & Hawkhurst Pairs Salver), Ian Draper, Gwyneth Davies, Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner (Winter Cup - Pivot Teams), Denise Baxter and Chas Snape (Chairman's Cup - pictured), Norman Selway and Nick Irens (Putt Cup) and Camilla Blackburn and Jean Smallwood (Warner Cup).

Norman Selway and Gerald Soper represented Kent in the Tollemache Cup final, while Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper played in the semi-final.  We congratulate the team on their excellent second position in this national event.

At International level, Norman Selway played for the England Seniors team in the Teltscher Trophy (the "Senior Camrose"), who won all ten of their matches and ran out convincing winners.  In April, Helen Erichsen represented England who came runners-up to Scotland in the Lady Milne Trophy.  Great performances from our members.

At County level, Norman Selway and Nick Irens have won the George Griffiths Cup, with Graham Clements fifth, while Anne McGregor and Jeremy Blanford came fourth in the final of the Larsky Cup.

New Master Point Rule

From 1st January 2016, as a consequence of a new EBU rule, Master Points will be awarded for duplicate pairs events only if competitors are scheduled to play at least 70% of the boards (boards 'sat out' are counted as boards played).  In practice, single section movements of 24 boards can continue to be played for up to 17 tables, as scheduling 24 boards out of 34 meets the criterion.  Directors must not employ 36 boards unless they are sure of playing at least 26 boards.  As a general rule, if there are more than 17 tables, two sections should be played.

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..

Results
27th May 2016
Friday afternoon
27th May 2016
Friday Evening
26th May 2016
Thursday evening GC
25th May 2016
Wednesday Aft - Chris
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.

Summer Parties
As in previous years we are holding two Summer Parties at which you will get a 2-course buffet meal in addition to the usual session of duplicate bridge.  This year the parties are on the following dates:
 
Afternoon Party:  Wednesday 8th June at 12.30 pm
Evening Party:     Monday 20th June at 6.30pm
 

Tickets cost £16 per person.  If members wish to attend, please add your name to the appropriate list on the Club noticeboard, and enter the name of your partner.  Payment is preferably by cheque, which can either be posted in the box in front of the noticeboard or given direct to Rosemary.

What's On In May and June

Tue 31st May

7.30pm

Fifth Tuesday Teams

Wed 8th June 

  Afternoon Summer Party - see above

Fri 10th June

1.30pm

Friday Afternoon Ladder

Mon 20th June

  Evening Summer Party - see above

Sat 25th June

11am

Brook Shield (KCBA area league winners)   (venue to be confirmed) 
Sun 26th June

11am

KCBA Phillimore Cup (Swiss Pairs) & KCBA AGM 
Competition News
Competition News

​Congratulations to the winners of the latest club competitions:  Frances Connell and Steve Barnfield (Rex Corbett Cup), Pat and Bernie Waters (TW & Hawkhurst Pairs Salver), Ian Draper, Gwyneth Davies, Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner (Winter Cup - Pivot Teams), Denise Baxter and Chas Snape (Chairman's Cup - pictured), Norman Selway and Nick Irens (Putt Cup) and Camilla Blackburn and Jean Smallwood (Warner Cup).

Norman Selway and Gerald Soper represented Kent in the Tollemache Cup final, while Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper played in the semi-final.  We congratulate the team on their excellent second position in this national event.

At International level, Norman Selway played for the England Seniors team in the Teltscher Trophy (the "Senior Camrose"), who won all ten of their matches and ran out convincing winners.  In April, Helen Erichsen represented England who came runners-up to Scotland in the Lady Milne Trophy.  Great performances from our members.

At County level, Norman Selway and Nick Irens have won the George Griffiths Cup, with Graham Clements fifth, while Anne McGregor and Jeremy Blanford came fourth in the final of the Larsky Cup.

New Master Point Rule

From 1st January 2016, as a consequence of a new EBU rule, Master Points will be awarded for duplicate pairs events only if competitors are scheduled to play at least 70% of the boards (boards 'sat out' are counted as boards played).  In practice, single section movements of 24 boards can continue to be played for up to 17 tables, as scheduling 24 boards out of 34 meets the criterion.  Directors must not employ 36 boards unless they are sure of playing at least 26 boards.  As a general rule, if there are more than 17 tables, two sections should be played.

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..

Results
27th May 2016
Friday afternoon
27th May 2016
Friday Evening
26th May 2016
Thursday evening GC
25th May 2016
Wednesday Aft - Chris