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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.  A link to the Latest Result can also be found on the top 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

What to do with a three-loser hand?

Published 18 August.

'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 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.

Friday Afternoon Hosting

Hosting is being introduced on Friday Afternoons from 1st September.  This will operate in the same way as hosting on Tuesday Afternoons.  For a list of hosts see the menu on the left. 

Please note that the cut-off time for contacting the host is now 10am not 11am.

Friday evening duplicates - last opportunity to "vote"

After a promising fortnight and a disappointing third Friday the table count for August stands at 14.  As we have set a target of 18 tables for the month, we now look to members to fill 4 tables on 26th August to preserve a full weekly Friday evening programme.  Fail, and we shall reduce the number of Friday evening sessions to two per month - the 1st and 3rd Fridays - from September.  Either outcome will be subject to periodic review.

What's On In August and September
Tue 30th August 7.30pm Fifth Tuesday Teams
Thu 1st September 1pm Gentle Duplicate - see below
Mon 5th September 7.30pm EBU Sim Pairs (blue-pointed)    £5 members £7.50 guests
Tue 6th September 7.30pm EBU Sim Pairs (blue-pointed)    £5 members £7.50 guests
Fri 16th September 7.30pm Tatlow and White Rose Bowl (Teams)
Thu 15th September 1pm Gentle Duplicate - see below
Fri 23rd September 7.30pm Kirk-Greene Ladder Competition commences (12 weeks)
Thu 29th September 12.30pm Lushington Cup / Plate (Rubber competition - 3p per 100)
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 1st September and 15th September.

Competition News
Competition News

Winners of the latest club competition are: (Dymant Trophy - pictured) - Soledad Sprackling & Sheila Marsh (EW) and Frances Rae & Ann Jones (NS).

At County level, Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans  won the Phillimore Cup, while the Beckenhams and Bibbs took fourth and fifth places (congratulations to the ladies who pipped the men!).

Eddie Lucioni and his partner came second in the Championship Pairs at the Northern Midweek Congress, while Stephen Pierce and Monica Aitken came second in the Summer One Day Swiss Pairs.

Congratulations to all.

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.

Friday Afternoon Hosting

Hosting is being introduced on Friday Afternoons from 1st September.  This will operate in the same way as hosting on Tuesday Afternoons.  For a list of hosts see the menu on the left. 

Please note that the cut-off time for contacting the host is now 10am not 11am.

Friday evening duplicates - last opportunity to "vote"

After a promising fortnight and a disappointing third Friday the table count for August stands at 14.  As we have set a target of 18 tables for the month, we now look to members to fill 4 tables on 26th August to preserve a full weekly Friday evening programme.  Fail, and we shall reduce the number of Friday evening sessions to two per month - the 1st and 3rd Fridays - from September.  Either outcome will be subject to periodic review.

What's On In August and September
Tue 30th August 7.30pm Fifth Tuesday Teams
Thu 1st September 1pm Gentle Duplicate - see below
Mon 5th September 7.30pm EBU Sim Pairs (blue-pointed)    £5 members £7.50 guests
Tue 6th September 7.30pm EBU Sim Pairs (blue-pointed)    £5 members £7.50 guests
Fri 16th September 7.30pm Tatlow and White Rose Bowl (Teams)
Thu 15th September 1pm Gentle Duplicate - see below
Fri 23rd September 7.30pm Kirk-Greene Ladder Competition commences (12 weeks)
Thu 29th September 12.30pm Lushington Cup / Plate (Rubber competition - 3p per 100)
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 1st September and 15th September.

Competition News
Competition News

Winners of the latest club competition are: (Dymant Trophy - pictured) - Soledad Sprackling & Sheila Marsh (EW) and Frances Rae & Ann Jones (NS).

At County level, Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans  won the Phillimore Cup, while the Beckenhams and Bibbs took fourth and fifth places (congratulations to the ladies who pipped the men!).

Eddie Lucioni and his partner came second in the Championship Pairs at the Northern Midweek Congress, while Stephen Pierce and Monica Aitken came second in the Summer One Day Swiss Pairs.

Congratulations to all.

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..