Cancellation of Face-to-Face Bridge

Because we are in a National Lockdown until mid-February, it will not be possible to resume the F2F sessions on Friday afternoons for the foreseeable future.

We will provide further updates as and when we are able to restart these sessions, which we hope will be in the Spring.

Bridge Classes by Stephen Pierce in 2021

We are provisionally scheduling a programme of bridge classes and supervised practice sessions by Stephen Pierce later in 2021.  These will take place in the Club.  Details are below.

Please note that if Government restrictions are still in place the courses may not take place on the dates shown.

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New courses starting throughout the year

A range of courses for complete beginners, improvers, bridge returners and social players who wish to master duplicate bridge.

Starting September 2021 or later

Complete Beginners  - Monday 10-12am September 2021

Beginners The Next Step - Monday 10-12am March 2022

Intermediate  - To be advised

Inter Continuation - Wednesday 7.45-9.45pm September 2021

Inter Continuation - Thursday 10-12am September 2021

Three Weak Twos - Thursday 10-12am October 2021

Tel:- 07973 207218    E-mail:spchair@hotmail.com

Website. www.bridgeforfun.org.uk

Playing Bridge Online with BBO, RealBridge and BCL

TWBC runs regular duplicate sessions on BBO.  They are on Mondays at 7.30pm, and on Tuesday and Friday afternoons at 2pm.  Also we run a gentle session on Thursday afternoons at 2pm.  For full information please click on the tab in the LH menu.

On RealBridge you can play with video and audio, hence it more closely resembles face to face bridge.  You can find information on RealBridge at their website here.  For details of forthcoming TWBC sessions and how to join a session see the menu on the left. 

Some of our members are also playing on BCL.  BCL works differently from BBO and some members prefer it.  You can find details on how to register at the BCL website here.  Once registered with BCL, you can see other TWBC members who have registered by clicking Members -> Clubs and pressing the TWBC club link on the R H side.  If you play on BCL, please see the recent announcement on EBU Master Points here.

'Bridge with Angela' 5th edition
'Bridge with Angela' 5th edition

 

Angela Tompson has updated her guide for students and improvers;  this is the fifth edition following upon the success of the earlier versions. The basics are unchanged but Angela has taken the opportunity to include further conventions currently and commonly played, including Benjaminised Acol, commonly known as "Benji".

This book commences with the very basics of bridge and goes on to describe the essential elements of bidding.  Guidance on play of the cards and defence is included followed by explanations of conventions commonly played.

 

The price is £7.95 and it can be purchased at the club bar or phone Angela on 01892 526716.

Honours Boards
Honours Boards

 

 

 

The Honours Boards for recent years can be viewed as full-size images by going to the relevant item on the left-hand menu.  There you can see the winners of all cups and trophies awarded in Club Competitions for Pairs and for Teams during that year.  They also show the winners of individual trophies in the year.

Membership Subscriptions for 2021 - 37

Subscriptions for 2021 are now due.  If you have not already paid, the preferred method of payment is now by bank transfer to: Sort Code 20-88-13, Account Number 10903280. 

If this is not possible, payment by cheque can still be made (payable to Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, in full please) and sent to the club at 40 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1DL.  Please put your name and membership number on the back of the cheque.  Due to government restrictions, it may not be possible to arrange the banking of cheques for some weeks but your subscription will be recorded as paid on the database. 

Payment in cash is not acceptable.

Kathy Lee

We regret to announce the death of Kathy Lee, after 34 years as a member of the Club.  Kathy died after catching Covid over Christmas.  Many members will have their memories of Kathy, in particular her 'lively' discussions with her partners when they disagreed on bidding or playing!

If any member wishes to make a donation in memory of Kathy, please send it to Hospice in the Weald.

Committee Meeting

The minutes of the Committee meeting who met on 13 January 2021 are now available to view in the members only section.  The next meeting will take place on 10 March 2021.

Charity bridge quizzes in aid of Friends of Sussex Hospices

Commencing 3rd January, there will be three weekly bridge quizzes.  You are invited to take part in aid of this very worthwhile cause. For full details please visit the webpage at: https://www.friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk/andrew-robson-charity-bidding-quiz(click here)

TWBC Events with Bridge Base Online

To view this section, please click on the box in the L H menu.
Click here to view a list of BBO usernames,

Members' online bridge successes

Congratulations to the TWBC members who took almost all the honours in the KCBA Men's and Ladies' pairs.  Hunter Homines:  Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper (1st), Ravi Athwal and James Lee (2nd), Jonathan Wittmann and John Plumpton (4th).  Fleming Femina:  Jean Paxton and Maggie Piazza (1st), Jill Skinner and Chris Jepson (2nd), Jean Smallwood and Jennie Cain (3rd).

Helen Erichsen played for the EBU team in the Lady Milne.  The English team ran out easy winners, while the EBU team won four of their five matches but were just edged out of second place.

Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper played for Kent in the Tollemache qualifier.  Kent came 2nd out of 27 teams, and Norman and his partner Kay were the highest scorers in the whole competition.

Members' Contact Details

A list of members' telephone numbers and e-mail addresses is held within a private area of this website, in accordance with the Club's Privacy Policy.  Members who wish to contact other members can do so by clicking on Members Only above, and logging in.   The Club's Privacy Policy can be viewed within "Information" in the menu on the left.

New Rules of the Club

The new Rules of the Club, as adopted at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 4 March 2020, are now available under "Information" in the left-hand menu.