Founded: May 2016
Meets at: The Main Hall
Langton Green Village Hall
Winstone Scott Avenue
off Langton Green to Speldhurst Road
Times 1.45 pm for a prompt 2 pm start. Finishes around 4.45 pm
Do not enter the building before 1.30 pm
Day Wednesday Afternoons for a two month trial period. Approximately once a fortnight starting on 11 May, then 25 May, 8 June, 22 June and 29 June.
Table money:Gentle Duplicate £4.50 per person. Novice Duplicate £5.00 per person
Annual sub: £0 at present
Activities: There is always supervised gentle duplicate bridge and players can turn up with or without partners.Everyone will be guaranteed a game. There is usually novice duplicate as well, but players should sign up in advance to ensure we reach a minimum of 8 players. Again everybody is guaranteed a game. The results of both sections will usually be calculated within an hour of the end. Click "Results" on the left hand menu to view.
Who should attend:
Gentle Duplicate Players should have completed one year of lessons or be of equivalent or higher standard. For the first few visits, players can use crib sheets as they build up their confidence. Some players are quite experienced but are always very tolerant of the less experienced. The emphasis is on the social side of bridge whilst playing a gently competitive game. About 18 hands are played.
Novice Duplicate. More emphasis only learning in a friendly atmosphere than on winning. Players with less than one year of lessons or who are completely new to duplicate should attend our novice duplicate sessions first. Students from Bridge For Fun lessons, Kent Adult Ed. and other private teachers are very welcome.Players will be introduced to duplicate bridge and will play 12-14 boards a session. Crib sheets can be used throughout. We will help with the scoring and give guidance with bidding and with the first lead. We teach table etiquette and show people who to complete travellers and scorecards, so that the transition to gentle duplicate will be smooth.
Refreshments: Coffee, decaf coffee, tea and biscuits are included in the price. There is a refreshment break of about 10 - 15 minutes.
Parking: Parking is availablefor 100 cars in the Village Hall Car Park
Partners: Players without partners are very welcome and the organiser will match people up or play themselves so that everybody is guaranteed a game.
Visitors: Visitors playing gentle duplicate can just turn up but if they prefer they may contact Stephen Pierce on 07973 207218 beforehand.