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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 the Membership Secretary† .

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.†

Bridge Classes by Stephen Pierce in 2024

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 April 2024 or later

One-day Introduction to Bridge- Sunday 23 June 2024 10am-4.15pm

Complete Beginners - Monday 10-12am September 2024

Beginners, The Next Step - Thursday 10-12am April 2024

Intermediate - Thursday 10-12am September 2024

Intermediate Continuation†- Monday 1.15-3.15pm April 2024

Intermediate Continuation - Thursday 7.45-9.45pm April 2024

Bid Better Slams - Monday 1.15-3.15pm April 2025

Improve Your Competitive Bidding -†Monday 1.15-3.15pm January 2025

Three Weak Twos†- Monday 1.15-3.15pm April 2024

Three Weak Twos - Thursday 7.45-9.45pm April 2024

Tel:-†07973 207218††† E-mail:-†

Website.† 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 525536.

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.

Sue Holden

We are very sad to advise that Sue Holden, who had been in Pembury Hospital for several weeks, passed away on Sunday evening.
She joined the Club in 2002 and was a very popular member, having been largely responsible for the introduction of Friday afternoon duplicate in 2008.
Her husband, David, is also a member of the club and played regularly with her on Friday afternoons.† She and David have two sons, Richard and Duncan.† Sue and Duncan played regularly on-line on Monday afternoons until recently.† We will provide more details when we can.

Sunday DupliCAKE 28 April 2024

The next Sunday DupliCAKE††is on 28 April with a prompt start at 2pm . As usual it will be†limited to easily explainable conventions† ( same as Tuesday or Friday afternoons) and is a social event for those who want a more relaxed session. For your enjoyment the session stops†for a cake break half way through. To make things easier, these will be available in the Diana Hill room as well as the Centenary room together with tea and coffee facilities. There will be approximately 20/24 boards and we aim to finish between 5.15 and 5.45pm. If you are looking for a partner† one will be arranged†for you when you arrive at the club. Do come along and enjoy the afternoon and register your interest on the "Tell us" tab which is available now.†

April events at TWBC

Monday 8th - Normal evening pairs 7.15pm. Originally was to be Pivot teams, which now moved to Tuesday 28th May.

Sunday 14th - CAB Lunch and bridge (private event) 10.30am.

Friday 19th - Volunteers' reception 5pm-7pm . Relevant members will be emailed shortly.

Sunday 21st - KCBA Seniors Pairs 11.00am (George Griffiths Cup for players born in 1960

or before). Details on

Tuesday 23rd - AGM 6pm, preceded by free buffet at 5pm. Do stay on for the Chairman's Cup starting at 7.30pm.

Wednesday 24th - 4th Wednesday Non-NGS pairs at 1.30pm. Host available.

Sunday 28th - DupliCAKE 2pm.

Tuesday 30th - 5th Tuesday teams 7.30pm.

Also you can see other events from May to end of August on the Calendar (left hand side of our website) -

In the meantime enjoy your Easter!

International bridge festival of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

This year will be the 67th occasion this Festival will be held. The Bridge Festival of Le Touquet is one of the most famous French festivals, one of the oldest ones, with important endowments in cash and in kinds, and, maybe most important, the most friendly Festivals, acknowledged by all the past attendees: "you come once to the Bridge Festival of Le Touquet, you come back every year"!
Easy access, 40 minutes from the Channel Tunnel, nice resort, created by English people more than 100 years ago, Le Touquet is The Favourite Resort of our British friends. Moreover, the English rugby squad had selected Le Touquet, as a hub, to stay during the last year rugby world cup which has been held in France.†
The dates of the 67th INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE FESTIVAL OF LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE:†From Tuesday August 27th to Sunday September 1st, 2024.
3 main tournaments during 6 days of competition, the Festival is sponsored by the French Bridge Federation (FFB) and the Municipality of Le Touquet.†
Do you want to register? Easy! Send us a mail at the following address:†
Do you need help for accommodation? We can help: same e-mail address

EBU Promotions for our Members

Congratulations go to the following members who have obtained EBU promotions listed here during March 2024

Brian Ping† 2 Star Premier Tournament Master
Adrian Lis† 4 Star Regional Master
Liz Mitchell† 3 Star Premier Tournament Master
Penny Eliot† 5 Star Master

John Eliot† 1 Star Master

Charles Mocatta† Master
Julia Burford††District Master
Sarah Rigby††District Master

Peter Avgherinos††Club Master
Sandra Richards††Area Master
Andy Hallett† Area Master

Committee Meeting

The†Committee meeting minutes of 15 March 2024 can be viewed in the members only section together with a history of previous minutes.† The†next†Committee†meeting will†take†place on 19 April 2024.

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:

Ian Draper & partner Larsky Cup (KCBA Pairs) 1st
Jeremy Willans & Norman Selway
Ravi Athwal & partner
KCBA green -pointed
Swiss Pairs
Jeremy Willans & partner
Colin Wilson & Gerald Soper
Hunter Homines
KCBA Men's Pairs
Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans,
Ian Draper & team
EBU National Teams League
(Sep - Dec 2023)† Division One
Croz Croswell & Matthew Brown
Ravi Athwal & partner
Ian Draper & Gwyneth Davies
Angela Treen & Mark Mortimer
Kent / Sussex Congress
Swiss Teams



Frances Connell & Gerald Soper
Ravi Athwal & partner
Kent / Sussex Congress
Swiss Pairs
Espen Erichsen National Player of the Year
Jill Skinner & Jeremy Willans
Jennie Cain & John Gibbons
Dyer Smith (Kent mixed pairs) 1st
Espen Erichsen Gold Cup Finalist
Colin Wilson†& Gerald Soper
Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans
Metropolitan Cup (playing for Kent A
in home counties competition)

Members' club successes

Congratulations to

Croz Croswell & Jon Thoresen

Putt Cup (Men's pairs) Won

Diane Rogers & Angela Treen

Warner Cup (Ladies' pairs) Won

Jill Skinner & Jeremy Willans
†Frances Connell & Gerald Soper

Podmore Cup Won

Mark Mortimer & Mike Griffiths
†Helen Erichsen & Luke Kerr

Abergavenny Cup Won

Jeremy Blanford†

Monday Cup (Mon eve) Won

John Plumpton

Daphne Gilbert Cups (Tu aft, M) Won

Catherine Hughes

Daphne Gilbert Cups (Tu aft, L) Won

Jennie Cain

Tuesday Trophy (Tu eve) Won

Jonathan Wittmann

Dapple Salver (Wed aft) Won

Susan Williams

Points Cup (Diane) Won

Ruth Appleton

Chalybeate Cup (Online, ngs<9) Won

David Greene

Mitchell Cup (Fri aft) Won

Lydia Chapman

Cadet Cup (recent students) Won

John Plumpton& Jonathan Wittmann
Mark Mortimer & Chris Bowman

Winter Cup
(Autumn Championship)

Denise Baxter& Pamela Barker
Richard Carter& Lesley Carter

Garton-Lee Cup
(handicap pairs)

Mark Mortimer& Monica Aitken
†Croz Croswell & Matthew Brown

Maud Corbett Cup Won
New Committee Email addresses

Here are the new email addresses for members of the committee:††††††