Maidstone Bridge Club
Release 2.19o
MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB

♠  Find information about Maidstone Bridge Club on this website  ♣ 

60 YEARS OF TOP CLASS BRIDGE IN MAIDSTONE

No club meetings until further notice.
All competitions will be held online


The Club is EBU affiliated:  P2P, master points


 

Last updated : 15th Oct 2020 16:13 BST
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Welcome to Maidstone Bridge Club
David's Funeral

David's funeral will be held on Monday 25th January at 2pm.   If you would like to watch this remotely please email learnbridge@btinternet.com for the link

Last updated : 15th Jan 2021 10:17 GMT
ALL COMPETITIONS NOW ON REAL BRIDGE

All future games will be held on REAL BRIDGE
and will be NGS rated with Master Points

Members can find the link to each game on this website by logging into Members area - Notices.    You can still play without a webcam and audio on your system.     These links will NOT be sent by email so it is up to members to make sure they can log in to the Members's Area and access the links.   Full instructions for logging in are on this website.   If the short link does not work for you, copy and paste the long link into your browser address bar.   You can test your own link by trying to log in to the Real Bridge game and will see a message that the Director has not opened the session yet.

For players new to Real Bridge, go to the Real Bridge website where there is a great deal of information and a webcam/audio test, plus 8 board free trial sessions offered by Real Bridge.    

Club members may bring guests for payment of a small fee - email learnbridge@btinternet.com for further information. 

Late arrivals once competition has started - we can now accommodate these during the play of the first round as the final number of tables is not determined until the end of the first round.   If you or your partner are having technical issues just login and message the Director and wait for his reply. The Director will allocate you to a table or maybe find you another partner if yours can't start.

Payment - for the moment we are still offering games to members for no charge;  we are currently waiting to see what mechanism KCBA will use for payment and hope to use the same system.   Members may be asked to pay the club direct - watch this website for further information.   Fees will not be expensive and probably less than those on BBO.

We do not now need players to register before each game but you can still use the calendar to find a partner.

An information email has been sent to all Club Members (10 Jan 21) - if you have not received yours please check your junk box or email learnbridge@btinternet.com and we will check your details.

Last updated : 15th Jan 2021 22:28 GMT
DAVID BEAL
DAVID BEAL

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of one of Maidstone Bridge Clubs’ longest serving Members.

David Beal passed away yesterday morning in Maidstone Hospital after complications arising from Covid 19 which he had unfortunately contracted a couple of weeks ago. 

David came to the Bridge Club in the mid 70’s and formed a long standing and successful partnership with Jim Manning. He played regularly on Thursdays but also travelled to the Medway Club on Tuesdays where he played with Freda Wilding. After Jim moved away he played more at Tunbridge Wells and had a number of regular partners including Angela Tompson whose book on teaching bridge he helped write. He also developed a successful partnership with John Murrell who he also played with at Maidstone. In more recent times after retiring he returned to Maidstone Bridge more regularly partnering Georgina 2 or 3 times a week and Barry Quinnell. 

David was an “Insurance Man” by trade working for Norwich Union in their Maidstone Branch in Earl Street. After a time he became rather disgruntled with the Company and his work and left to do other things. He started a new business installing kitchens and although this was successful at the time of the mid 90’s recession work was hard to find. He eventually decided to go back to Insurance and with his colleague Adrian set up Beal Insurances in Snodland. The business flourished and they were able to sell up and retire in 2010.

David “did time” on the Maidstone Committee in his earlier years at the Club and he was always a friendly face to meet at the table.He will be sadly missed. His daughter lives in Spain and due to current difficulties and restrictions funeral arrangements will take a while to organise.

Richard Sissons - Chairman

Last updated : 26th Dec 2020 18:14 GMT

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