What's App Groups


A 'whatsapp' Group has been set up to help players find a partner or arrange a match against other Club Members.

This makes for a much better experience when playing online.

To join the Group contact Malcolm Schofield or Roger Markwick

A second Group is now in place for Dunkirk Players. Contact Roger if you wish to join this Group

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We meet regularly to play friendly Duplicate Bridge in the evenings (7-10 pm) at three venues with free parking (click here for details):

For Beginners and Improvers we run a Supervised  Session on Wednesday Afternoons ( 1 - 4pm ) at Dunkirk Village Hall


1)  Monday: Pettman House Hanover Square Herne Bay ( Over 60's Club )  

2)  Wednesday Afternoon 1-4pm  Dunkirk Village Hall 

3)  Wednesday Evening : Swalecliffe Community Centre 

4)  Friday : St Dunstan's Church Hall, Canterbury 


We play pre-dealt hands with printouts available at the end of each session. We abide by EBU rules, issue EBU Masterpoints and follow EBU guidelines regarding 'Best Behaviour at Bridge'.

Table money (including light refreshments) is £3 for members and £4 for visitors, annual membership is £5. All ages and abilities are welcome.


We operate a ' Find a Partner ' system for all evening venues


On a Monday and Wednesday  please phone Kate Amos on 01227 375827  - ( Before 4pm ) if you would like to play that evening.

On a Friday, please phone Roger Markwick on 07714575298    (Before 4pm) if you wish to play that evening


David Cox Memorial Trophy


Priscilla Cox presents the Trophy to the inaugural winner, Gerry Whiteing at the recent AGM 


Chairman's Cup 2018/19 Winners Ron Davis and Lynne Emmett



Ron Davis receives the Cup from Chairman Chris Hiorns

Air Ambulance Donation 500

A huge thank you to all Members who helped raise this sum. 



         aa letter.pdf                <<<click here to read letter of thanks


Monday 18th February Beaken Shield


The Club Apologises for last night's non-event.

Accordingly, the Mixed Pairs Competition will now be held next Monday.

Please do make every effort to arrive in good time and to make sure you have the correct boards before playing them.

Also please help the Director and Scorer by remaining patient when it is necessary to change the movement.

Next Monday will therefore be a FREE evening. 


Roger Markwick

Hon. Secretary

Ian Ottley Trophy Winners


Congratulations to David Warry & James Brown

Robert Reid Cup Winners


Congratulations to Eric Short and Norma Wilson


Babette Price Cup Winners


      Frances Gerth and Jenny Vening

Beaken Shield Winners 2018

Congratulations to Pat Sainsbury and David White who finally received their Trophy

Hampton Cup Winner 2017/18

Congratulations to Malcolm Schofield who has retained the Cup for the second successive year.                            


Chairman Nick Turner Retires

Nick was thanked by the Members for his many years service and presented with £340 Amazon Vouchers  

Chairman's Cup Winners 2017/18

Congratulations to Nicky Adamson and Malcolm Lewis who have completed a hat-trick of wins.



2018 AGM Agenda




Hampton Duplicate Bridge Club


Monday 23rd April

6.00 pm Age UK. Herne Bay



  1. Apologies for Absence

  1. Minutes of AGM 24th April 2017

  1. Matters Arising

  1. Chairman’s Report

  1. Secretary’s Report

  1. Treasurer and Auditor Reports

  1. Election of Officers

  1. Consider Proposal to Change the Club name to Herne Bay Bridge Club

  1. Selection of Charities to benefit from Christmas Party Fundraising

           10. Presentation of Trophies and Awards            



APOLOGIES ................Received from, Helen & Crombie McNeil, Tony & Hilary White, James Brown, Malcolm Schofield, Sue Wood, Sophie Scott, Andrew Burchill


2015 AGM MINUTES ...............Unanimously approved and signed as a true copy.

MATTERS ARISING .................There were none


CHAIRMANS REPORT ............Duncan, resplendent in his red trousers gave a comprehensive report on his year in office. He reminded the Members of their need to display exemplary behaviour at all times and that it had been necessary for the Club to invoke its Disciplinary powers during the year.

Duncan thanked all Members who had freely given their time to assist in the smooth running of the Club, particularly those Committee Members who were standing down from roles they had occupied for many years, John Tyrrell, Nick Turner and Hugh Fido. 

Duncan commented on the success of initiatives to encourage new members, the mentoring service initiated by Hugh and Carol Fido and the Wednesday Afternoon Club for beginners and improvers.


TREASURER and AUDITOR REPORTS ..............Nick Turner reported a surplus of £1000 for the year. The major expense in replacing the dealing machine was covered by The Club's insurance. Club funds at the year end were £5710.72.


AMENDMENTS TO CLUB COMMITTEE AND CONSTITUTION....................These are detailed in the attached Schedule A. Principal changes being the creation of Club President and removal of Senior Club Director from the Committee and Constitution. All changes with the exception of the removal of the Senior Club Director position were unanimously agreed. The latter going to a vote and being passed by 25 votes to 12.

Schedule a part 1.pdf                        schedule a part 2.docx.pdf


ELECTION OF LIFE PRESIDENT.....................John Tyrrell was unanimously elected.


ELECTION OF OFFICERS......................The following were elected unanimously:-


CHAIRMAN.......................Nick Turner              HON. SECRETARY................Roger Markwick

HON. TREASURER...........David Warry             COMMITTEE MEMBER.......Hilary White

COMMITTEE MEMBER...Jo Williams               COMMITTEE MEMBER.......Chris Hiorns

HON. AUDITOR................Eric Rochester



Presented by Life President John Tyrrell


CHAIRMANS CUP..................................................Nicky Adamson & Malcolm Lewis

HAMPTON CUP.....................................................David Cox

BEAKEN SHIELD...................................................Pat Sainsbury & Roger Markwick



John then presented awards to Members who had helped with the smooth running of the Club during the Year:-  




The meeting closed with a Presentation to John Tyrrell by Karenza Craven.  Full details and pictures are on a new page created  to thank John for all his hard work for the Club.  


Minutes of Committee Meetings 1st April 2016 - 31st March 2017


Meetings  ( Click to open )

minutes 25th april.pdf


Age UK 400 Cheque Presentation


Our Life President, John Tyrrell

presents a Cheque for £400 to

Ron Woodward MBE, Vice Chairman of Age UK Herne Bay 


Gala Trophy Winners Presented


Carol and Hugh Fido finally receive their Trophy !



Ian Ottley Trophy Winners


Robert Reid Cup

Congratulations to 

Sue Wood and Jenny Vening

Narrow winners of the Handicap Event

St Dunstan's May Handicap Winners


Doorman rewarded

Hampton Handicap Winners

After 11 Years ...........Eric hangs up his abacus

Chairman's Cup Winners

Hampton Cup Winner

Beaken Shield Winners 2017


Swalecliffe January Handicap Winners


Club News...........Letter of Thanks from Age UK

Chairman Nick Turner and Treasurer David Warry, Present a Cheque for £450 to Ron Woodward, Vice Chairman of Age UK, Herne Bay. 


May Newsletter



New Club Committee and Changes to the Constitution

 The new Committee elected at the AGM on the 18th April

Chairman......Nick Turner          Hon. Secretary......Roger Markwick    

Hon. Treasurer......David Warry        

Committee Members       Jo Williams..........Hilary White..........Chris Hiorns         

Hon. Auditor..........Eric Rochester


The Constitution and Role changes agreed at the AGM have all been updated on the website.



Wednesday Afternoon Club

The new Club is now into its 8th week and has been very well supported. Over 50 players have attended, with average table numbers around 7.

David and I would like to thank those members who have attended regularly to help us launch and run the event.

If you too would like to help, please give me a ring or drop me an e mail so that I can plan to make sure we always have a few bodies to make up tables etc.

If you know anyone who has recently learnt to play or wants to improve their game, ask them to join us on a Wednesday 2-4.45pm. Better still, come along with them.


Club Directors

As you may well be aware 5 Club Members passed the recent Club Directors course at Faversham.  Andrew Montgomery and Roger Markwick will be Directing regularly, Pat Sainsbury and David White will cover absences. Tony White will gain experience over the coming months at Swalecliffe as he will not be taking his assessment until September. Ann Davies was also successful and will direct at Tyler Hill.

We now have 2/3 Directors for each venue so should be well placed as a Club going forward.

Please call for the Director whenever something goes wrong, however trivial. Please DO NOT ATTEMPT to correct the matter yourself.

The Director is there to ensure the smooth running of the Event and to help should anything go amiss.   


Monday Host System

My recent E-Mail to Club Members seems to have fallen mostly on stony ground. I am looking for hosts for the 6th June, 18th July and then for the rest of the year.

There are enough regular players on a Monday evening to ensure that everyone only has to host once a year. Remember you receive a FREE evenings bridge whether or not you are required to host. If you have not yet hosted, please let me have 2/3 dates when you can.

I have also reduced the time frame by ONE HOUR during which players can call on Bridge Days if they are seeking a partner. Calls should now be made between noon and 4pm. The Host on Monday's will be advised at 4pm if they are required to play. This has been amended as I receive few requests after 2pm. 



There have been a number of changes to the website recently. Please let me have any feedback, positive or otherwise. I will be expanding on the teaching side, mainly on tactics and card play and also introducing a Director’s feature to make players more aware of when they should be calling the Director.    


Forthcoming Blue Pointed Events


Saturday....July 16th         1pm           Tyler Hill Swiss Pairs                              

Entry £24 per pair..........Tyler Hill V/Hall CT2 9NJ


Saturday.....August 6th     Noon          Bridge Clubs of Thanet K/O Pairs           

Entry £16 per pair...........Portland Centre Broadstairs CT10 2TR    

up for thecup2016.pdf

( click here for full details and entry form )


John Tyrrell Made Life President at AGM


John was unanimously voted Life President at the Club's AGM on the 18th April in recognition of his many years of service to the Club in so many different roles, having decided to step down from the Committee and Directing at the AGM.  

The Members expressed their gratitude to John at the AGM and presented him with a cheque for £500 and a variety of presents.

These moments are shared below in photographs:-






              Thank you John  




Chairmans Cup and Hampton Cup Winners 2015/16

         Congratulations to the following Winners


Chairman's Cup       Best overall pairs score for pairs having played at least 12 times together over the year to 31st March 2016


Winners                            Nicky Adamson and Malcolm Lewis        


Hampton Cup           Best individual performance where a player has played with 6 or more partners during the year. 6 best scores with different partners to count. 


 Winner                                                     David Cox


March Newsletter



march newsletter.docx

Hampton Christmas Party Charity Presentation 2015


Thanks to the generosity of all who attended the Party we raised £250 for Age UK

Jolly John Tyrrell is seen here making the presentation to Dr Roger Wheeldon, Chairman of Age UK.

Fortunately, there was just sufficient Christmas Spirit in the air for the absence of a cheque to go unnoticed !!    


Christmas Party Cheque Presentation
Christmas Party Cheque Presentation

Many thanks to all who generously contributed to our charity fundraising in aid of 'Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance' at our 2014 Christmas party.

Happy 90th Birthday Jean Pakeman!
Happy 90th Birthday Jean Pakeman!
21st Birthday Party - 30th April 2007
21st Birthday Party - 30th April 2007

Founder member, Jean Pakeman, with knife in hand!