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 concise summary of all the regular weekly sessions we will be offering in 2015, including the type of player each one is suited to, please click here.  

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

From 1st August 2015, a new EBU rule on Master Points will come into force.  This states that Master Points will 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

Interesting Hands

Plan the play.

Published 26 June.

Members' successes
Congratulations to Norman Selway and Nick Irens, who represented England in the Teltscher Trophy (Seniors' Camrose), the team finishing third.
Also to Norman Selway and Jeremy Willans whose team, representing Kent in the Pachabo Cup, came third out of a strong field of 26.
In National competitions, Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Frances Connell, Steve Barnfield, Gerald Soper and Terry Goldsmith reached the final knockout round of the 2014-15 Crockford's Cup and the fourth round of the Gold Cup, overcoming strong opposition en route.  Currently, members' teams remaining in these competitions are Ian Draper's team and Espen Erichsen's team in Crockford's Cup, and in the Gold Cup Espen Erichsen's and Norman Selway's teams.  We wish them continued success.
The South West Kent League(Pearson Cup) has been won this year by Mike Griffiths, Philip Williams, Ian Soutar, Harry Trusted, Ravi Athwal and John Murrell.  Mike, John, Ian and Harry went on to take the Brook Shield.
Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner +2 came second in the Sussex Spring Congress Swiss Teams.
Irvine Caplan and Eddie Lucioni have represented the Sussex 'A' team in the National Inter-Counties Leagues Final, coming second to Manchester, having won the 'A' section of the Metropolitan Cup last year.
In club competitons, Maggie Piazza, Chris Parrish, Jean Paxton and Brian Lippard, retained the Winter Cup (Pivot Teams), and Irvine Caplan and Jean Smallwood won the Rex Corbett Cup (mixed pairs).
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 Decmber 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
3rd Jul 2015
Friday afternoon
3rd Jul 2015
Friday Evening
2nd Jul 2015
thur eve
1st Jul 2015
Wed aft
1st Jul 2015
Dianes Friendly Session
30th Jun 2015
Fifth Tuesday teams
30th Jun 2015
Tuesday pm PE
29th Jun 2015
Monday evening BC
26th Jun 2015
Friday Afternoon
26th Jun 2015
Friday Evening
Calendar
12th Jul 2015
Phillimore Cup and KCBA AGM
11am
24th Jul 2015
Dymant Trophy
1.30pm
26th Jul 2015
TWBC blue-pointed Swiss Teams
11am
27th Jul 2015
BGB blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
30th Jul 2015
BGB blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
4th Sep 2015
Tatlow & White Rose Bowl (teams championship)
7.30pm
Click for the Members Only section
Results
3rd Jul 2015
Friday afternoon
3rd Jul 2015
Friday Evening
2nd Jul 2015
thur eve
1st Jul 2015
Wed aft
1st Jul 2015
Dianes Friendly Session
30th Jun 2015
Fifth Tuesday teams
30th Jun 2015
Tuesday pm PE
29th Jun 2015
Monday evening BC
26th Jun 2015
Friday Afternoon
26th Jun 2015
Friday Evening
Calendar
12th Jul 2015
Phillimore Cup and KCBA AGM
11am
24th Jul 2015
Dymant Trophy
1.30pm
26th Jul 2015
TWBC blue-pointed Swiss Teams
11am
27th Jul 2015
BGB blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
30th Jul 2015
BGB blue-pointed sim. pairs
7.30pm
4th Sep 2015
Tatlow & White Rose Bowl (teams championship)
7.30pm