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£0 per 100 local points.  Note: Only MPs for vNIBU141 sessions will be sent to NIBU.


At KM we welcome and attempt to cater for all ranks of bridge players.  To this end the format of our weekly sessions is outlined below.


MONDAY: 7.20pm for 7.30pm UPSTAIRS - Open Pairs

WEDNESDAY: 1.20pm for 1.30pm DOWNSTAIRS – Novice, Intermediate B and Intermediate A especially if playing with a junior player.  KMBC No Fear Bidding System applies which is in the menu aboveNo partner necessary. (TD Colin Jeffries 07946 301661)

FRIDAY: 9.50 am for 10.00am UPSTAIRS – Intermediate B and Novice Pairs.  KMBC No Fear Bidding System applies which is in the menu above. No partner necessary.  


Disabled Parking Bay
Disabled Parking Bay

We have a dedicated disabled car parking bay.  Please leave it free for those who need it.

Welcome to Kelvin Malone BC

WATCH THIS SPACE Our F2F sessions are proving popular with numbers increasing slowly but steadily.  The Board would like to thank all the players who are supporting KMBC either at the table or online.  We are planning to reintroduce our Friday afternoon session early next month.  Full details will follow soon.

Some restrictions will remain in place.

  • Wash or sanitise hands frequently.
  • Wear a mask at the table if requested.
  • If N/S use your bidding box for all rounds, E/W will carry theirs.
  • Only touch your own cards.
  • No refreshments (tap water only) unless you bring your own.

Please be seated by 7.20 to help TD set up the game.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Also,  on Wednesdays 13.30 pm and Fridays 10.00 am  as normal, we will cater for single players at both these sessions. 

We will continue to run the BBO evening sessions on Tuesday and Saturday at 19.15.  

Please circulate the news and if you need further information call me on 074 0272 3600.

Norma Irwin


NIBU sessions on BBO

NIBU are running two online tournaments
Thursday at 7pm -

Sunday at 7pm - vNIBU136

The entry fee will be $2 per person 

Click on  “Competitive” then on “All tournaments” and search for vNIBU to locate tournament.

Results of the NIBU Tournaments can be viewed in the Results Calendar NIBU website


Online Classes for Beginners, Novices & Improvers

Tuesday Morning/ Evening Beginners Tuesday Afternoon Novices
Thursday Morning Improvers
Run by Hilary and John Ferguson

These online classes are still running and further information will be provided when there are likely to be live bridge classes.

You will need to have a computer/laptop /tablet with a webcam microphone also a reasonable internet connection.

We will use zoom( for group teaching, maximum 8 people in each group, and friendly learning where you can ask questions and contribute.

There will be emailed notes and quizzes.
We will use bridgebaseonline for real time supervised play sessions. If you would like further information about the bridge classes 
please get in touch either by email or telephone 07713241694

KMBC club sessions on BBO

Our club sessions on BBO are Tuesdays & Saturdays @ 7.15 pm.  Registration from 5.15 pm, 2$. Look for  vNIBU141

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. If you have been playing in Balmoral/Kelvin tournaments you will already be on our list.  If not you would need to enrol with either 

Joan at or Norma at  

support your club  smiley


FREE TOURNAMENTS balmoral/kelvin : Mon 2pm; Wed 2pm; Thurs 2pm; Sat 2pm courtesy of ROBERTA MADILL

Register with your partner on BBO from 12 noon on the day. Then be online at least 10 minutes before the start time. Be sure to enter the competitive section.To play you will need to join the Kelvin & Malone WhatsApp group - contact Roberta Madill on 07918701755


Are you thinking of playing online @ BBO ?  Would you like some tips on using BBO ?  Here is a link to a very useful Youtube video


 Neither Belfast nor Castlereagh Councils recycle paper or polystyrene cups......

But you can do your bit !!!  Please consider bringing your own





KMBC members & visitors: please ensure you do NOT park in the parking bays of adjacent

properties that have tenants.   YOU MAY BE CLAMPED

  We have 12 bays clearly marked"KMBC" including the disabled parking bay; if they are full, please park either adjacent to Belfast Operatic Company's premises or use other spaces outside unoccupied units. 


At the end of the session ...
At the end of the session ...
Club Rule - Seating Positions at the Table

Members and Visitors are reminded of the following rule:

At ALL Club sessions, prior to the playing of the first board, the tossing of a coin or drawing of lots will determine the NS & EW seating positions if one pair requests it.  Tournament Directors, players who for health reasons prefer to sit or move and those who can’t use the electronic scorers are exempt from this rule and get their choice. 

Barrier Details and Instructions Update – Sainsbury’s Gate Entrance
Barrier Details and Instructions Update – Sainsbury’s Gate Entrance

The Harbour Estate gate at Sainsbury’s (Tillysburn) is now controlled by automatic entrance and exit barriers from approximately 21.00 to 06.00 (Monday to Saturday) and all day Sunday.  If you come to the barrier and it is down drive up to the barrier, stop beside the pedestal, and present your Belfast Harbour plastic pass to the panel with a key on it and the barrier will then magically rise!  If you haven't got a pass press the intercom button and wait for a reply; state that you are coming from or going to Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre and the barrier will then magically rise!

In the event of a problem ring the Belfast Harbour Police on 028 9055 3000 and they will sort it out.

Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre

Is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity.

Company Registration No: NI 615888.  Charity Registration No: NIC101823.

Address and Registered Office: Harbour View Unit A1, Sydenham Business Park, 20 Heron Road, Belfast BT3 9LE.

The Club is affiliated to the Northern Ireland Bridge Union.

Looking for a Bridge Partner?


Join our WhatsApp group: contact Roberta Madill 07918701755

Monday Contact: Sam Tel: 028 9079 5706 or 077 6158 3438

Partners aren't needed for Wednesday and Friday Inter sessions; just come along


Cup Matches/Meetings

Please do not arrange Cup matches or meetings for a Tuesday night or a Friday morning - there are club sessions in both rooms and we cannot guarantee we would have free tables.

Scoring for future internal team events will use Scorebridge
#35577 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen
Wed F2F 29th June
Director: CJ
Scorer: CJ
#31373 Pairs Balmoral/KelvinNIOpen
#28827 Pairs KMBC Tuesday Open Pairs
#19306 Pairs Balmoral P/KelvinNIOpen
Mon F2F
Director: sj
Scorer: drl
#12602 Pairs Balmoral/Kelvin Northern Ireland Open