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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.  The most recent results can also be found on the bottom 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

An unbalanced hand.
Published 27 April.

 

'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 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.

Bank Holiday Mon 2nd May

Please note there will be no afternoon session on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May

What's On In April and May
Fri 29th April 7.30pm

Free session for all who wish to attend

Tue 3rd May 7.30pm

EBU Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)

Thu 5th May 7.30pm

Regular duplicate (not Sim.Pairs as previously advertised)

Fri 13th May 1.30pm

Friday Afternoon Ladder

Fri 13th May 7.30pm

Pivot Teams (Winter cup)

Tue 24th May 7.30pm

Summer Mixed Pairs (Rex Corbett cup)

Tue 31st May 7.30pm

Fifth Tuesday Teams

New Master Point Rule

From 1st January 2016, as a consequence of a new EBU rule, Master Points will be awarded for duplicate pairs events only if competitors are scheduled to play at least 70% of the boards (boards 'sat out' are counted as boards played).  In practice, single section movements of 24 boards can continue to be played for up to 17 tables, as scheduling 24 boards out of 34 meets the criterion.  Directors must not employ 36 boards unless they are sure of playing at least 26 boards.  As a general rule, if there are more than 17 tables, two sections should be played.

Competition News
Competition News

​Congratulations to the winners of the latest club competitions:  Denise Baxter and Chas Snape (Chairman's Cup - pictured), Norman Selway and Nick Irens (Putt Cup) and Camilla Blackburn and Jean Smallwood (Warner Cup).

Norman Selway and Gerald Soper represented Kent in the Tollemache Cup final, while Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper played in the semi-final.  We congratulate the team on their excellent second position in this national event.

We wish Helen Erichsen well as she represents England playing for the Lady Milne Trophy, and Norman Selway when he plays for the England Seniors team.

At County level, Norman Selway and Nick Irens have won the George Griffiths Cup, with Graham Clements fifth, while Anne McGregor and Jeremy Blanford came fourth in the final of the Larsky Cup.

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..

Results
29th Apr 2016
Friday afternoon BCF
28th Apr 2016
Thursday evening Hawkhurst Sims GC
27th Apr 2016
Wed afternoon Chris
27th Apr 2016
Dianes Friendly Session
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.

Bank Holiday Mon 2nd May

Please note there will be no afternoon session on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May

What's On In April and May
Fri 29th April 7.30pm

Free session for all who wish to attend

Tue 3rd May 7.30pm

EBU Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)

Thu 5th May 7.30pm

Regular duplicate (not Sim.Pairs as previously advertised)

Fri 13th May 1.30pm

Friday Afternoon Ladder

Fri 13th May 7.30pm

Pivot Teams (Winter cup)

Tue 24th May 7.30pm

Summer Mixed Pairs (Rex Corbett cup)

Tue 31st May 7.30pm

Fifth Tuesday Teams

New Master Point Rule

From 1st January 2016, as a consequence of a new EBU rule, Master Points will be awarded for duplicate pairs events only if competitors are scheduled to play at least 70% of the boards (boards 'sat out' are counted as boards played).  In practice, single section movements of 24 boards can continue to be played for up to 17 tables, as scheduling 24 boards out of 34 meets the criterion.  Directors must not employ 36 boards unless they are sure of playing at least 26 boards.  As a general rule, if there are more than 17 tables, two sections should be played.

Competition News
Competition News

​Congratulations to the winners of the latest club competitions:  Denise Baxter and Chas Snape (Chairman's Cup - pictured), Norman Selway and Nick Irens (Putt Cup) and Camilla Blackburn and Jean Smallwood (Warner Cup).

Norman Selway and Gerald Soper represented Kent in the Tollemache Cup final, while Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper played in the semi-final.  We congratulate the team on their excellent second position in this national event.

We wish Helen Erichsen well as she represents England playing for the Lady Milne Trophy, and Norman Selway when he plays for the England Seniors team.

At County level, Norman Selway and Nick Irens have won the George Griffiths Cup, with Graham Clements fifth, while Anne McGregor and Jeremy Blanford came fourth in the final of the Larsky Cup.

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..

Results
29th Apr 2016
Friday afternoon BCF
28th Apr 2016
Thursday evening Hawkhurst Sims GC
27th Apr 2016
Wed afternoon Chris
27th Apr 2016
Dianes Friendly Session