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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.  
TWBC and the EBU

For an explanation of TWBC’s affiliation to the English Bridge Union (EBU), and what this means for Members, look in the menu on the left under "Information"

Stan Trowell

We regret to announce the death recently of Stan Trowell.  Funeral arrangements will be posted on the Club Noticeboard when they are known.

Forthcoming events

The next special event is one of the club's two major teams of four championships, the Tatlow & White Rose Bowl.  It will be held on the evening of Friday September 5th.  There will be no host on that evening.  It will help others to judge who might be available to form teams if you sign on the list on the notice board.  Members only please.

Next, there are two simultaneous pairs events on the evenings of Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September.

The Kirk-Greene Cup will be contested on 12 successive Friday evenings commencing 12th September.  The aim is to achieve high percentage scores with four different partners.

Rubber bridge players will be contesting the Lushington Cup and Plate on the afternoon of Thursday 25th September.  All members are welcome to come and challenge the rubber experts, but only the 'regulars' will be eligible to win the cup.

Finally, we are adding some spice to the September fifth Tuesday teams (Sept. 30th), by putting up the Tatlow & White Salver  as an incentive.

National and County teams competitions

It's that time of year again!  If you want to enter teams for the Gold Cup, Crockford's Cup, Hubert Phillips etc you should act soon.  If you would like to represent the club in the National Inter-Club Knockout (NICKO), please read the notice on the board.

The KCBA is now inviting entries to its premier knockout competition, the Arnold Cup.  Details of how to enter can be found in the entrance lobby.  For information about the SW Kent league, the Pearson Cup, please contact Mike Griffiths.

Team captains may apply to play any match in the club for a fee of £28 (i.e. 8 x normal table money), which includes tea/coffee and biscuits and use of bridge equipment.  It is common for the host to provide more substantial fare to share with their opponents.  All the club requires is that one club member, or member of staff, should be present.

Car Parking Guidelines

The updated car parking guidelines have been posted on the notice board. It is important that these guidelines are followed especially at the changeover between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Interesting Hands

Accurate Bidding

(Published 27 August.

Members' successes
Congratulations to Andrew Cairns, Espen and Helen Erichsen, Erlend Skjetne, Norman Selway and Jeremy Willans, who have taken "Tunbridge Wells A" to the semi-final of the National Inter-Clubs Knockout (NICKO).  Their next opponents will be the Hackett family, Brian Senior and Anita Sinclair, and we wish them the best of luck.
Ian Draper's team and Espen Erichsen's team  have both reached the last eight in the Crockford's Cup.  We wish them further success.
Ian Draper's team reached the semi-final of the Hubert Phillips Bowl.
At the Brighton Congress, Norman Selway was 8th and Espen Erichsen 10th out of 287 in the Swiss Pairs.  Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans were 9th out of 104 in the Swiss Teams.  Finally, a win!  Colin Wilson, Diana Avis and team won the "BSM Bracketed Teams".
Last but not least, Angela Tompson's team won our own mini-Congress Swiss Teams (Chalybeate Cup).  Our own club members filled the next 3 places:  (2) Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Gerald Soper, Chris Parrish (Garton-Lee Cup), (3) Jeremy Willans, Jill Skinner, Ian Draper and Gwyneth Davies, (4)  Christine Whyman, Elaine Cockerell, Denise Baxter and Chas Snape.
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 2014

Please click here to view the calendar for June to December 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
29th Aug 2014
Friday afternoon BCF
29th Aug 2014
Friday evening JB 5074
28th Aug 2014
Thursday evening 5091
27th Aug 2014
Wed Aft
26th Aug 2014
Tuesday afternoon BCF
26th Aug 2014
Tuesday Evening 5085
25th Aug 2014
Monday evening
22nd Aug 2014
Friday Evening 5086
22nd Aug 2014
Friday afternoon
21st Aug 2014
Thursday evening 5081
5th Sep 2014
Teams championship: Tatlow & White Rose Bowl
8th Sep 2014
EBU Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
9th Sep 2014
EBU Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
12th Sep 2014
Kirk-Greene ladder competition commences
25th Sep 2014
Lushington Cup (rubber bridge)
30th Sep 2014
Fifth Tuesday teams - Tatlow & White Salver
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