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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.  
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.

Computer v Hand Dealt Hands

I was interested to hear that there were grumbles about the unfair points distribution in the hands on Monday 19 October.  Several N/S’s felt the computer had been unfair to them.  I wonder what they would have said if they’d had E/W’s hands on Wednesday 21 October which were dealt at the table.  Take a look at the analysis below (only the 32 computer dealt hands are included for Monday)





No. of boards in play



N/S’s average point count

18.8    (47%)

21.8     (54.5%)

E/W’s average point count

21.2    (53%)

18.2     (45.5%)

No. of boards declared mostly by N/S

13   (40.6%)

20    (71.4%)

No. of boards where declarer split 50%-50%


2      (7.2%)

No. of boards declared mostly by E/W

19      (59.4%)

6    (21.4%)

I was North on Monday and East on Wednesday:  lucky me!

Interesting Hands

When to develop your longest suit.

(Published 28 October).

Members' successes
Congratulations to Norman Selway and his partner, who won the Kent Mixed Pairs Championship (Dyer-Smith Cup), and to Diane Rogers and Eddie Lucioni who came 4th.
Also to Espen Erichsen and Nick Irens, 4th in the KCBA Congress Swiss Pairs, + Brian Lippard and Ravi Athwal 5th.
Finally to those who won club competitions in October:    David Greene (Friday ladder), Frances Rae and Ann Jones, Gerhard Hess and Muriel Haselwood, Brian Lippard and Tom Pigott (2009 Centenary Cup) and Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner (Centenary 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 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
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Monday aft supervised
27th Oct 2014
Monday evening
24th Oct 2014
Friday Evening 5117
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23rd Oct 2014
Thursday evening BCF
4th Nov 2014
Brian Forty Cup (pairs)
4th Nov 2014
Autumn Championship Pairs
7th Nov 2014
Children In Need Sim Pairs
10th Nov 2014
Children in Need Sim Pairs
11th Nov 2014
Children in Need Sim Pairs
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