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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

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:
Running the sessions marked (**) depends on numbers, and we strongly encourage you to add your names to the list via the "TELL US" tab if you would like to play, as this makes it more likely that the session will run.   However, please tell us (or re-enter adding the word "cancelled") if you subsequently have to withdraw.
This list has been updated for Mar 27 to 31

M aft (**):  Gentle pairs in club 1.30 (running)
M aftPairs online (BBO) 2.00 (running)
M eve:  Pairs in club 7.15 (running)
Tu aft:  Pairs in club 1.30  (running)

Tu eve (**):  Teams or pairs in club 7.30 (running assuming 4 or 6+ pairs)
W aft (**):  Pairs in club 1.30 (running assuming 6+ pairs)

W eve:  Diane's friendly session in club 7.30 (running)
Th aft:  1st, 3rd, 5th Thursdays gentle pairs in club 1.00  (running)

Th eve:  Pairs online (BBO) 7.30 (running)
F morn:  Chicago 9.45 - 11.45 am (running)
F aft:  Pairs in club 1.30 (running)
F eve:  Gentle pairs in club 7.00 in weeks when no Th aft. gentle (not this week)
F eve (**):  Teams or pairs in club 7.30 (need more pairs)

Sun aft:  DupliCake in club 2.00  (not this week)

Please help us to predict numbers by informing us in advance (specifically, by 10am 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.  Please also tell us if you have to withdraw, particularly if the numbers registered for that session are low.

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. 

If you or your partner have an infectious cough or are sneezing do not come to the club until you are well. 

Bridge Classes by Stephen Pierce in 2023

We are scheduling a programme of bridge classes by Stephen Pierce.  These will take place in the Club.  Details are below.


New courses starting throughout the year

A range of courses for complete beginners, improvers, bridge returners and social players who wish to improve their bridge results.

Starting March 2023 or later

Introduction to Bridge - 10am-4.15pm Saturday 25 March 2023

Introduction to Bridge - 10am-4.15pm Sunday 11 June 2023

Complete Beginners - Thursday 10-12am September 2023

Beginners, The Next Step - Monday 1.15-3.15pm March 2023

Beginners, The Next Step - Thursday 10-12am March 2023

Beginners, The Next Step - Thursday 7.45-9.45pm March 2023

Intermediate - Monday 1.15-3.15pm September 2023

Intermediate - Thursday 7.45-9.45pm September 2023

Intermediate Continuation - Monday 10-12am March 2023

Intermediate Continuation - Monday 7.45-9.45pm March 2023

Three Weak Twos - Monday 10-12am March 2023

Three Weak Twos - Monday 7.45-9.45pm March 2023

Bid Better Slams - Wednesday 7.45-9.45pm May 2023

Improve Your Competitive Bidding - Monday 10-12am September 2023

Tel:- 07973 207218    E-mail:-

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'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.

EBU Promotions for our Members

Congratulations go to the following members who have obtained EBU promotions listed here during February 2023


Mark Mortimer  National Master
Hilary Gould  Area Master
Richard Heis  County Master

Philippa Standley  Local Master
Shirley Spurgeon  Club Master
Claire Robinson  Local Master
Imran Zuberi  Local Master

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.

Members' county and national bridge successes

Congratulations to:

Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner
Ian Draper
KCBA Larsky Cup 1st
Norman Selway KCBA Green-pointed Swiss Pairs 1st
William Bourne Tom Bradley Award (promotion of
junior bridge)
Espen Erichsen National Premier League team
(will play for England in the Camrose)
Tom Gardner Channel Trophy: England U21 team  1st
Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper,
iane Rogers and Frances Connell
Seniors Congress, Swiss Teams  2nd
Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper
Espen and Helen Erichsen
Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner
Ian Draper and Gwyneth Davies
Corbett Cup (Kent clubs teams of 8) 2nd
Peter Bibb and Nick Osler
Mark Mortimer and Angela Treen
Richard Pentocost, William Bourne
Terry Goldsmith and Sue Morgan
Corbett Plate 1st
Frances Connell and Ravi Athwal
Jonathan Wittmann, Chris Morgan
Jean Smallwood and Jennie Cain
Gerhard Hess and Brian Lippard
Corbett Plate  2nd
Helen Erichsen Fleming Femina  1st
Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper,
Jeremy Willans
Hunter Homines



Espen Erichsen Highest ranked performance 2022
nationally (Gold Points)
Helen Erichsen Lady Milne trials 6th
Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper,
Diane Rogers 
and Frances Connell
EBU Seniors Congress, Swiss Teams 2nd


Members' club successes

Congratulations to

 Jeremy Willans and Luke Kerrr, Mike Bryant and David Keith Putt Cup Joint
 Jean Paxton and Angela Treen Warner Cup Won

 Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner, Frances Connell and Gerald Soper

Podmore Cup Won
 Jon Thoresen and Ravi Athwal, Arthur and Nikki Thomasson Abergavenny Cup Won
 Mark Mortimer
 Libby Mortimer
"Club champion 2022" (most
master points in club events)
 Helen Erichsen and Jon Thoresen, Jon Wittmann and Chris Morgan Tatlow & White Salver Won
 Ravi Athwal and Jon Thoresen, Jeremy Willans and Tom Gardner Autumn Championship Pairs Won