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The competition rules and programme for 2022 are now on the website under "Competitions". Most of the events will be held in the last quarter of the year in the hope that we will be back to something like normal by then.

Welcome to Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club
Welcome to Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club Website

We have returned to play face-to-face on Mondays, starting at 2.00 pm at Folkestone Baptist Church. The wearing of masks is optional, at the discretion of individuals.Our Thursday evening sessions alternate monthly between BBO (even numbered months) and RealBridge (odd numbered months) Both Realbridge and BBO sessions start at 7pm.Table money will be 3 for f2f and Realbridge and $4 for BBO. Visitors are welcome on Mondays (Table money 4) and guests of members are welcome online.

Message from the Chairman

Our 2020 competition year was so gracelessly interrupted by covid and its lockdowns . Only two of our competitions were completed , namely the Womens Pairs which was won by Susan Brown and Roma Keogh and the Mens Pairs which was won by Michael Guy and the late John Ramshoj-Bolton So now, between September and December, we are about to complete the year of competitions, including two new online competitions , as follows

Handicap Pairs ( online RealBridge): This will be played on Thursday evening 15 September . This is played as a normal session ( with entry and registration in the usual way ) but with the final % score for each pair adjusted upwards / downwards according to the pair's handicap . Each player's handicap is based on his/her average % score in our RealBridge sessions over the past 12 months and the pair's handicap is calculated as the average of the two partners' averages .Mixed Pairs: This will be played on Monday afternoon 3 October.Handicap Pairs ( online BBO ) : This will be played on Thursday evening 6 October. Played in the same way as the RealBridge competition above but based on the average scores in our BBO sessions over the past 12 monthsChildren in Need Simultaneous Pairs : These will be played on Monday afternoon 7 November and Thursday evening 10 NovemberChampionship Teams : This will be played over two sessions, namely Monday afternoons 14 and 21 November.Championship Pairs : This will be played over two sessions, the first on Monday afternoon 5 December being a qualifier for the second and final session on Monday afternoon 12 Decem



Partner Finding Service

We have introduced a partner finding service to replace the previous host system. If you want a partner for a Monday afternoon face-to-face or a Thursday evening online, please email Tony Bennett  ( by noon on Monday for face-to-face or by 3.00 pm on Thursday for online.The earlier you let Tony know, the more likely it is that a partner will be found for you .

You will be notified by Tony either by noon on Monday or by 3.00pm on Thursday with your partner's details. In the case of online on a Thursday, please ensure that you enter on the website by 4.00 pm.

Tony will also assist you if you are looking for a partner for more than a single session - or even for the long term.

Bridge Classes and Gentle Duplicate

Chris and Shirley are continuing to teach online during the current crisis. New participants are welcome, whether beginners or improvers, and do not need to be members of the club.

Regular classes will be resumed when the present situation is at an end.
Our Professional EBU Teacher, Chris Lohan, runs the following classes:


Tuesdays       10.00am to 12.00 noon INTERMEDIATE

Wednesday    10.00am to 12.00 noon IMPROVERS

Tel: 01303 891162,  Email:


Our EBU Associate Teacher, Shirley Goldwin, runs classes in her home in Mersham. Please contact Shirley for further details on 01233 501871 or


Gentle Duplicate for less experienced players runs alongside the main movement on Monday afternoons.  Anyone wishing to join in should contact Chris in advance.

Master Point Promotions

The following received a masterpoint promotion in July:

Area Master: Stewart Coltart

Local Master: Erica Geurts

Club Pairs
Director: David Sllerby
Scorer: Frank Wright
RealBridge online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
Scorer: Sharon Bayne
Online Handicap Pairs - Realbridge
Director: Sharon Bayne
Scorer: Sharon Bayne
29th Sep 2022
RealBridge online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
3rd Oct 2022
Mixed Pairs for John Masters Cup
Director: Brian Crack
6th Oct 2022
Online Handicap Pairs - BBO
Director: Sharon Bayne
7th Nov 2022
Children in Need