About the Club
About the Club

We are a large friendly bridge club with over 500 members.  We aim to cater for all standards of players, from beginners to internationals.  Whatever your experience, we have a session to suit you, and visitors are always welcome. 

Duplicate sessions are held on weekdays at the Club House, 40 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1DL.   Contact us on 01892-530739 or by email to tunbridgewellsbc@gmail.com.

In our large and comfortable premises we normally offer refreshments and bar facilities.  We host County and other events, and we are affiliated to the EBU.

Please also refer to Information and Weekly Timetable on LHS.  The latest position on our regular sessions is explained below.

Schedule of bridge sessions

The following sessions WILL be run, unless stated otherwise:
(**) look for confirmation after 10am on the day before the event  

M aft:  Supervised pairs in club 1.30;  pairs online (BBO) 2.00
M eve:   Pairs in club 7.30.
Tu aft:   Pairs in club 1.30.

Tu eve (**):  Teams or pairs in club 7.30 (4 pairs listed so will 
play.  6 pairs would be good but 5 is not encouraged)

W aft (**):  Pairs in club 1.30  (8+ pairs; will run)
W eve:  Diane's friendly session in club 7.30
Th aft:  1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays gentle pairs in club 1.00. 

Th eve:  Pairs online (BBO) 7.30
F aft:  Pairs in club 1.30;  pairs online (BBO) 2.00 until 15th Oct
F eve:  Gentle pairs in club 7.00 in weeks when no Th aft. gentle.

Other F eves:  Gentle pairs online (RealBridge) 7.30
F eve (**):  Teams or pairs in club 7.30  

Please help us to predict numbers by informing us in advance (specifically, by 9am on the previous day), via the "TELL US" tab on the LHS, if you hope to play in a particular session - even if you have no partner.  

If a session is running, you are welcome to come whether you have told us of your intention or not - but please read the health warning below. 

CoVid and and other infectious Illnesses:

 - We ask that you come to the club only if you have received a second Covid vaccination at least two weeks before.
 - CoVid is not the only infectious illness where minimising transmission to a vulnerable group is essential. 
 - Please stay away if you are unwell. 
 - We may check your temperature and enquire about your health before you enter. 
 - Note that masks must be worn when moving around, although not at the bridge table or when drinking in the bar.
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

Complete Beginners  - Monday 7.45-9.45pm September 2021

Beginners The Next Step - Wednesday 7.45-9.45pm March 2022

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

Intermediate  - To be advised

Improve Your Competitive Bidding - Thursday 10-12am January 2022

Three Weak Twos - Thursday 10-12am October 2021

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

Website. www.bridgeforfun.org.uk

'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.

Committee Meeting

 The minutes of the Committee meeting on 15 September can be viewed in the members only section, and the next Committee meeting will be held on 10 November.

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.

Playing Bridge Online with BBO, RealBridge and BCL

TWBC runs regular duplicate sessions on BBO.  For full information please click on the tab in the LH menu. For a list of BBO usernames click here. 

On RealBridge you can play with video and audio.  You can find information on 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 play on BCL.  You can find details on how to register at the BCL website here.  Once registered, you can see other TWBC members who have registered by clicking Members -> Clubs and pressing the TWBC club link on the R H side. 

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.

Members' online bridge successes

Many congratulations to Norman Selway, winner of the Phillimore Cup, the  London Metropolitan Swiss Pairs, the Hubert Phillips Bowl and the EBU Online Knockout.  Norman also came 8th out of 106 in the Corwen Trophy.   Mark Mortimer and Angela Treen came 5th in the Swiss Pairs.

Also to our team of eight who were narrowly beaten into 2nd place in the final of the Garden Cities Trophy:  Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper,  Espen Erichsen and Fredrik Helness,  Jeremy Willans and Ian Draper,  James Lee  and Ravi Athwal.   Espen and Fredrik registered the best pair performance in the competition.

Members' club successes

Congratulations to Philip Williams and Mike Griffiths who won the Chairman's Cup.