Prospects of Face-to-Face Bridge

If the Government's predictions regarding the relaxation of restrictions become reality, it should be possible to resume our Friday afternoon F2F sessions on 21st May.   As in October, play would be subject to the "rule of six"  and social distancing would be observed.

Subsequently, should people be allowed to meet freely from 21st June, we would like to recommence our normal schedule of F2F bridge.   We may still have to take certain precautions, and running a full schedule would also be dependent on the January 2020 rota of directors providing their services once again.

We will provide updates whenever further information is to hand.

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 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

'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 2021 AGM has been postponed until July when we hope that Covid-19 restrictions will have been lifted and a proper meeting will be able to take place at the clubhouse.          Please read the minutes of the Committee meeting who met on 10 March 2021 and are now available to view in the members only section.  The next meeting will take place on 5 May 2021.

TWBC Events with Bridge Base Online

To view this section, please click on the box in the L H menu.
To open a list of othe players' BBO usernames, click here

Members' online bridge successes

Congratulations to Benjamin and Thomas Gardner, who won the special EBU Easter / Young Chelsea Junior Pairs.

Also to Frances Connell and Gerald Soper, who won the Kent green-pointed Swiss Pairs (98 pairs), and to Robin George who came third.

Frances and Gerald also came second in the Larsky Cup.  As a result they, as well as Philip Williams and Mike Griffiths (fourth), will be eligible to play in the Corwen Trophy.

Congratulations also to Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans, Ian Draper, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper  who played in the Kent team who won the Tollemache Cup.

Also to Helen Erichsen who, with her partner Fiona Brown, convincingly won the trials for the Lady Milne and will accordingly represent England in April.

Also 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).

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.