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

We now have two sessions of bridge each week for members only namely:-

Monday afternoons face-to-face , arrive by 1.40pm for play from 2pm - 5pm, table money £3, with pre-dealt hands and use of Bridgemates.

Thursday evenings online, alternate months on RealBridge or BBO. Sign up on entry form on website. Play starts at 7pm until about 9.30pm. For Realbridge register from 6.30pm, table money £3; for BBO register after 5pm, table money BBO$4.


On Mondays we play at Folkestone Baptist Church
                                      Hill Road
                                      CT19 6LY

where our facilities include:

♠ Ample on-site parking             Good disabled access 

 Pre-dealt hands

 Bridgemate scoring with results at end of play

Hand records & results on website that evening

See "Covid conditions and requirements" below.

All table money payments will be cashless, with each club member having a personal account at the club using online banking. The arrangements are straight forward and the details are provided in the section below. ("How to set up an account at the club for payment of table money ")



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 September:

5* Premier Master: Chris Lohan

1* Master: Brigid Lavelle

RealBridge online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
Scorer: Sharon
Club Pairs
Director: Shirley Goldwin
Scorer: Brian Crack
RealBridge online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
Scorer: Sharon
29th Nov 2021
Club Pairs
Director: Brian Crack
29th Nov 2021
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Brian Crack
2nd Dec 2021
BBO online pairs
Director: Sharon Bayne
6th Dec 2021
Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby