Wed & Fri afternoons, Play will commence by 1.30pm
Mon Supervised Play will commence by 1.45pm
Thurs evenings, Play will commence by 6.45pm
Please ensure you are seated at least 10 minutes earlier, so the movement can be set. Joining the session cannot be guaranteed after this time.
Table money is £3.00 per Member and £3.50 per Visitor which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
Congratulations go to the following people for the month of:
We now have a new message board if anyone would like to use it. Any information entered will be on open internet access for all to see. A great way to find a partner if you want one. Try it out on the menu bar above.
Tuesday Evening Social Bridge is being introduced on the 1st, 3rd, and if applicable 5th Tuesday of the month, to compliment Broadstairs BC's Social Bridge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening of each month.
To mesh with Broadstairs BC's sessions, the Table Money will be £2.50 for all players, and Players must be seated by 6:50pm, so Play can start by 7:00pm
Play will be gentler to suit novice and intermediate players, with possibly fewer boards, and slower play than a normal sesstion. Director: Paul Gibbons
See Calendar for future dates.
This Session is Hosted so no partner is required.
Special event on Tuesdays 22nd and 29th October. Over these two weeks our Gentle Duplicate will be Swiss Pairs, where it is just the normal pairs scoring with which you are familiar, but where almost everyone can win masterpoints. Even if you can only come one week or play with different partners each week you can still win masterpoints for the matches you win but if you play with the same partner both weeks you can win even more.
Round 1 Pairs should contact the first named other Pair with the same letter and agree a date, time and venue to play each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Pairs with (H) next to their names are the Host Pair, but this can be revised to allow for player mobility or travel needs. Hosts are only required to have a suitable table and seating for play, and offer tea and biscuits during a comfort break. Play can be at Northdown House if required.
The only play needs are 2 packs of cards and 2 score cards. Bidding boxes are not essential, but can be used if available. Any needs can be borrowed from the Club, by arrangement.
Play is as normal during club play, Vulnerability as per Scorecard, Dealer rotates Hand 1 North, Hand 2 East etc, and Scoring per Hand as normal allowing for vulnerability. Cards are shuffled and cut before each Deal. With at least 24 hands played, play should take 3 hours or less.
Thanet Bridge Club is approved as a Thanet Good Cause by Thanet Community Lotto. We benefit from Lotto Tickets bought where Thanet Bridge Club is selected as your Good Cause.
Each weekly draw has a £25,000 top prize, plus other prizes, and each ticket has a 1in50 chance of winning a prize.
You can buy at the Thanet Bridge Club's Supporter page on Thanet Community Lotto website. Click Here
or ring 01843 610101
The Committee have agreed to reward Members who are Thanet Bridge Lotto Supporters.
All tickets registered before the end of November 18, and held for a year, will receive:
a full credit of their 2019-20 membership, for the first ticket
and a choice full credit for the 2020 Winter Lunch or 2020 Fish & Chip Supper, for extra tickets.
Tickets registered after the end of November will receive a £1 credit per complete month held.
Monday's Winners Cup - Mary Langham & Peter Webster
Wednesday's Winners Cup - Marlene Berry & Shelagh Norvill
Thursday's Winners Cup - Mary Langham & Peter Webster
Friday's Winners Cup - Mary Langham & Anne Kearsey-Jones
Sophie Pearce Challenge Salver - Chicago Competition - Maureen Tatham & Jacky Bowler
Presidents Shield - For Services to the Club - Kenneth Walker
Chairman's Cup - Best SIMs Result - Maureen Tatham & Jim Martin
Charity Cup - Shelagh Norvill & David Mann
Club Championship - Marlene Berry & Shelagh Norvill
All Trophies need to be returned to the Club for 2018 engraving before Christmas 2019
The Club has a new Entry Buzzer for entry through the Front Door
Press the Top Button on the Right of the Door
2018-19 Membership Subscriptions of £12.50 were due 1st November 2018.
To pay your overdue Subs, please make cheques for £12.50 payable to Thanet Bridge Club and give to Ken Walker or the Session Director as soon as possible.
Starting - Tuesday 5th February - 2pm to 4pm
Thanet Bridge Club at Northdown House,
Northdown Park Road, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 3TP
Lessons by Joyce Saker
Qualified & experienced English Bridge Union Teacher
Ten lessons for £50
Telephone 01843 319908
The Championship will include all full Club sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Championship will be in the form of a Ladder of the Average % for each Pair, taken from their 30 Best Scores during the full year at Club level, and any Individual will ranked for each Pair they have been a member of. If you have 3 partners, you will be listed 3 times.
Please look at the current Year to Date Championship Ladder in Competitions on the left hand side.
If you know you will need a partner call and leave a message, or text Peter Webster on 07710 419241, or email him on email@example.com. Please leave contact details, dates, and any preferences. He will co-ordinate the service, keeping a list for all partner requests for upcoming sessions, and notify you if a suitable partner is available.
Please try to register your partner requests at least 24 hours in advance, as on-the-day requests may be difficult to match.
If anybody does not regularly play a particular session, but is happy to consider occasional games with those seeking a partner at short notice, please register an interest.
On Monday afternoons at 1:45, Paul Gibbons is running Supervised Play sessions.
These sessions are aimed at players who want to practice their Bridge skills, and to be able to discuss their hands, correct plays, and solve problems etc. in a relaxed atmosphere. Table money £3, including refreshments.
If you don't have a partner, just come on your own, or contact the Partnering Service who should be able to match you up.
As Supervised Play, there will be no EBU Master Points awarded.
Thanet Bridge Club, Northdown House, Northdown Park Road, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 3TP.
The club has been established over 25 years and over that time we have moved from The Royal Temple Yacht Club in Ramsgate to Northdown House in Cliftonville, then to Margate Football Club and we have now returned to Northdown House. The venue is large enough for all of our tables in the Red and Gold rooms, both of which are on the ground floor. Ample car parking is also available.
The club, which is EBU registered, meets at 6.45pm on Mondays and Thursdays every week for regular pairs competitions. Our Wednesday and Friday afternoon sessions start at 1.30pm. We hold social events including two dinners each year.
Visitors and new members are most welcome to our friendly club. Please contact the Secretary, Nigel Thomas on 01843 600363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year in 2017, we had 17 members listed. This year we have 21 of the 300 places available in Kent. Well Done!
The following Thanet Club Members received a Master Point Promotion in:
Premier Life Master
These players earned the most local points in sessions played at Thanet Bridge Club.
See bottom of Centre Column for Club Top 20 & Kent Top 50 by Category
Click on "Latest Result" in the top right hand corner to see how you got on. You will find a lot of detailed information there - not just the final scores but your own personal scores on each hand and all the travellers with scores and match points entered.
Master Points are now transmitted to EBU electronically, and all club members are also EBU members and have an EBU number.
Allan and Brenda Kelsall runners-up for the Thanet.
For full results and more pictures click here