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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.
To e-mail us: click here

To view a concise summary of all the regular weekly sessions we will be offering in 2014, including the type of player each one is suited to, please click here.  
Forthcoming events

Please note that Thursday evening's duplicate session (24th April) will be the half-yearly event run jointly with Hawkhurst D B C, playing for the TW and Hawkhurst Pairs Salver.

Tuesday 29th will be the popular 'fifth Tuesday teams' competition, and on Friday 16th May our annual Pivot Teams competition, for the Winter Cup.  An entry list will soon be posted in the hall. 

Finally on Tuesday 27th May, our summer mixed pairs competition for the Rex Corbett Cup.

Club trophy competitions are open to members only; and unattached pairs cannot be accommodated (unless there are two!) for the team events. 

The club's new Committee

At the AGM held on Monday 7th April, the five nominations for the new Committee were ratified, and the new roles agreed at the Committee's subsequent meeting on 9th April were as follows:

John Stobo (Chairman and leader of House Committee)
Barbara Collins (Vice Chairman)
Rosemary Holland (who has agreed to continue to serve on the Committee as Treasurer)
Judy Green (leader of Development and Social Sub-Committee)
Mike Griffiths (leader of Bridge Sub-Committee)
Ian White (Secretary)
Friday afternoon partner finding

If you wish to find a partner for the Friday afternoon duplicate session, please contact Sue Holden by telephone or e-mail or her assistant Rosemary Holland.. 

Interesting Hands

Here's the second of my "last hand of the session" disasters.
As a bonus issue, there's a second hand which looks at the bidding aspects of competing over 1NT.
Whether or not you agree with the ideas I suggest, I hope they will give you food for thought.

(Published 12 April)

Members' successes
Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club now boasts the only two players in the country with "mature" NGS grades exceeding 70%:  Jeremy Willans and Espen Erichsen.   (A half dozen prominent players are graded more highly, but on the basis of insufficient data to justify a "mature" grade.)
Congratulations to Jean Smallwood and Eddie Lucioni, who won their regional final of the National Pairs and achieved a mid-table position in the 'A' final, and also to the following:
Norman Selway, who with his partner Kay won the local heat of the Portland Pairs AND the Maidstone green-pointed Swiss Pairs.
Following their success in the 'B' flight of the Metropolitan Cup last year, Irvine Caplan and Eddie Lucioni have been chosen to represent Sussex in the National County Inter-Leagues Final.  Also, by winning all their matches in the South-West Kent League, Irvine and Eddie, together with Jean Smallwood, Gavin Park and John Murrell, have retained the Pearson Cup and have thus earned the right to compete in Kent league winners final for the Brook Shield.
Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner won the Larsky Cup, with Espen Erichsen and Nick Irens coming third and Gerald Soper (playing with Terry Goldsmith) fourth.
Norman Selway and Nick Irens won the George Griffiths Cup.
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 January to July 2014
Please click here to view the calendar for January to July 2014.
Host lists and directors' rota

The current Monday and Friday evening host lists for 2014, together with the Tuesday afternoon host list, 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
22nd Apr 2014
Tuesday afternoon BCF
22nd Apr 2014
Tuesday Evening 4994A
21st Apr 2014
Monday evening 5004a
18th Apr 2014
Friday Afternoon
18th Apr 2014
Friday Evening 4985
17th Apr 2014
Thursday eve 5005
16th Apr 2014
Wedneday Afternoon
15th Apr 2014
Tuesday afternoon 4992
15th Apr 2014
Tuesday Ladder 5002
14th Apr 2014
Mon aft supervised
24th Apr 2014
Joint event with Hawkhurst BC
25th Apr 2014
Celebration lunch party and duplicate
29th Apr 2014
Fifth Tuesday teams
8th May 2014
EBU Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
16th May 2014
Pivot Teams (Winter Cup)
27th May 2014
Summer Mixed Pairs (Rex Corbett Cup)
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