We are a large friendly bridge club with over 500 members. We aim 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. 01892-530739.
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 the 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.
Email us to find out more, whether about future events, our regular sessions or the bridge lessons we offer.
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.
Which finesse or no finesse?
Published 17 May
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 £7.50 It is available from the Club Bar, or phone Oliver on 07941 042958.
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.
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..
All members are welcome to attend. Full details are on the Club Noticeboard.
Reserve your place by adding your name to the list on the Noticeboard.
Tickets £16 each including 2 course buffet and duplicate bridge
Tickets must be paid for by the date shown to guarantee a place.
Our Corbett Cup team: Helen Erichsen, Jill Skinner, Steve Barnfield, Jeremy Willans, Colin Wilson (Capt), Croz Croswell, Gerald Soper and Frances Connell.
Also, our Corbett Plate winning team: Diana Avis (Capt), Chris Morgan, Ann Hunt, Chris Parrish, Jean Smallwood, Maggie Piazza, Eddie Lucioni and Jon Wittmann.
Congratulations to our team of Andrew Cairns, Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans, Espen and Helen Erichsen who have won the "NICKO" competition for the second year running.
Also to Norman Selway who played in England's "Senior Camrose" team who won the Teltscher Trophy this year
......and who also came fourth nationally in the Portland Pairs
Also to the following members who represented Kent in the 2018-19 Tollemache Cup regional semi-final, which they won:
Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Norman Selway, Espen and Helen Erichsen, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper
Some of us will remember former members Rod and Sue Oakford who have come second in the National Pairs.
Club members achieved the following creditable results in the London Easter Festival: Croz Croswell 3rd and Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper 7th in the Swiss Teams, Andrew Cairns and Espen Erichsen 8th in the Swiss Pairs, Espen Erichsen 10th in the Championship Pairs, and Rod Ashurst and Emmanuel Di Bona 5th in the Jack High Swiss Pairs. All of these performances earned prizes
Congratulations also to Chris Morgan and Jonathan Wittmann who came third in the final of the Larsky Cup, and Gerald Soper fifth. From amongst the leading pairs, Mark Mortimer has been selected to represent Kent in the Corwen Trophy.
Congratulations to Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Vida Bingham and Diane Rogers, winners of the Winter Cup (Pivot Teams), to Richard Clark and Eddie Lucioni (NS) and Angela Treen and Colin Manley, winners of the Chairman's Cup, and to Angela Treen and Frances Connell who have recovered the Tunbridge Wells & Hawkhurst Pairs Salver for Tunbridge Wells
Also to Jennie Cain and Jean Smallwood (NS) and Maggie Piazza and Jean Paxton (EW) who won the Warner Cup ------>
while Ravi Athwal and John Thoresen (NS) and Steve and David Barnfield (EW) won the Putt Cup
Congratulations also to.......
Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans (NS) and Jennie Cain and Mike Griffiths (EW) who won the Abergavenny Cup
...and Colin Wilson, Steve Barnfield, Ann Hunt and Diana Avis who won the Podmore Cup
Members can view the minutes of past AGMs and Committee Meetings by clicking here. If not already logged in, you will need to do so before you can view them.