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Welcome to Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club
Message from the Chairman

As we move into our fifth month without face-to-face bridge, a very big " Thank You " to Brian Crack, our director of bridge, to our committee members, to Sharon Bayne, our Monday evening director, and to those at the EBU and BBO whose efforts and skills have enabled us to play online.FDBC runs two members only online events, namely pairs every Monday evening ( entry fee BB$3 ) and a teams league, now in Season 3, every Thursday evening ( no entry fee ) .We have already welcomed new members since moving to online bridge and we'd be very happy for others to join us. This is easily done by completing our membership application form, which can be obtained by clicking on the box on the left hand side of our Home Page.The only cost of joining is our £10 annual subscription which entitles members to:(1) playing in our Monday evening pairs (2) playing in our teams league on Thursday eveningsand (3) one year's subscription, as and when we return to face-to-face bridge.

David Ellerby

FDBC Chairman 




Our next virtual club pairs event on BBO for members only will be on Monday 10th August at 7:15pm, directed by Sharon Bayne.

To assist her with the movement, if you intend to play in the event, please enter using the form below. PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES WILL CLOSE AT 4pm ON THE DAY.Only one member of a pair needs to fill it in and please do not refresh the page as it may enter you twice. We will be charging BB$3 for the event.

You will need to log on to BBO by 7:00pm at the latest to register in the event.  Please make sure you have sufficient funds in your BBO account.

Sharon will send you an email on the day of the event with joining instructions. Please note when you log on to BBO for 7.00pm, please move straight to 'FEATURED AREAS',  then 'Virtual Clubs', then 'EBU-England', then look for 'Pairs Folkestone BC .... Click on the event (not the host) to register with your partner (you type in their BBO name to invite them and they must accept for you to be registered) and wait to be automatically moved to your first table and opponents at 7.15pm.


Welcome to Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club Website

The club is currently closed for face-to-face bridge as a result of the covid 19 pandemic.


We play duplicate bridge every Monday, 6.55 pm for 7.10 pm start, at

Folkestone Baptist Church
Hill Road
CT19 6LY


Our facilities include:

♠ Ample on-site parking             Good disabled access

Free tea, coffee & biscuits       ♣ Host system

               ♠ Pre-dealt hands

              Bridgemate scoring with results at end of play

               Hand records & results on website that evening

             ♣ Gentle duplicate for less experienced players

               ♠ Bridge classes

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 evenings.  Anyone wishing to join in should contact Chris in advance.

Competition Evenings

We run competition evenings for club members only on the majority of the first Mondays in each month. We also run a number of Simultaneous Pairs events to which pairs of visitors are warmly invited.  (For details of events click Calendar).

Host System

Members or visitors requiring a partner for the evening should contact Tony Bennett ( or tel. 01304 827956) before 3pm on Monday. Tony will inform the host by 3pm on Monday whether or not they are required.

Online Teams League

Congratulations to Brian, Shirley, Liz & Eric on winning season 2.

A new season of the teams league commenced on Thursday 23 July, playing 7 x 12 board matches and starting at 7.15pm.

The current table for season 3 may be found at







Members successes

Kent NGS 9 & under

1 August: Liz & Eric 1st N/S, Brigid & Michael 2nd E/W

25 July: Paule & Roger 1st N/S, Jenny & Sally 2nd N/S


3rd BBO Teams League Round 3
Online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
3rd BBO Teams League Round 2
10th Aug 2020
Online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
13th Aug 2020
3rd BBO Teams League Round 4
17th Aug 2020
Online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
20th Aug 2020
3rd BBO Teams League Round 5