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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.  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 October 2 to 6

M aft (**):  Gentle pairs in club 1.30 (running)
M aftPairs online (BBO) 2.00 (running assuming 6+ pairs)
M eve:  Pairs in club 7.15 (running)
Tu aft:  Pairs in club 1.30pm  (running)

Tu eve (**):  Pairs or teams in club 7.30 (running assuming 4 or 6+ paurs) 
W aft (**):  Pairs in club 1.30 (running)
W eve 7.30
 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 (Kirk-Greene Cup) 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 (running assuming 4 or 6+ pairs)

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

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 October 2023 or later

Complete Beginners - Thursday 10-12am November 2023

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

Intermediate - Monday 1.15-3.15pm October 2023

Intermediate - Thursday 7.45-9.45pm November 2023

Intermediate Continuation - Monday 1.15-3.15pm March 2024

Intermediate Continuation - Thursday 7.45-9.45pm April 2024

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

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:-

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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.

Kirk-Greene Cup (Friday 6th October 1.30pm)

This event is open to all members but eligibility to win the the trophy is restricted to pairs whose average NGS ranking between the two players does not exceed 9.  Thus two 9s would be eligible, also 10+8, Jack +7, Queen + 6, King +5, AC+4 etc.  The EBU and Kent run 9-high events but the TWBC Bridge Sub-Committee believe this format makes the event more inclusive. 

So please come and support this event where there will be prize money, as well as the glory of having your names engraved on the trophies and on the Honours Board!

If you need a partner then dont forget to try the partner finding service on Pianola.

Enjoy the event and good luck.

Click title above for full up to date information. The 2023 Autumn Junior Bridge Camp will take place at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club on 21st and 22nd October and is for juniors of all ability levels!  Bring your parents or grandparents too!  See  Registration to sign up..

Ever thought of introducing the game we love to your children or grandchildren? If so, this subsidised weekend is ideal.

Please click HERE for a printable poster. 

Committee Meeting

The Committee meeting minutes of 8 September can be viewed in the members only section together with a history of previous minutes.  The next Committee meeting will take place on 20 October 2023.

EBU Promotions for our Members

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

Richard Clark  2 Star Regional Master
Angela Treen  Premier National Master
Barbara Ide  Premier Tournament Master
Ravi Athwal  Premier National Master
Stella Willett  Club Master
Gary Rogerson  1 Star Premier Master
Richard Baxter  Master
Stuart Russell  Area Master
Linda Kenward  Club Master
Sally Anne Parker  Area Master
Bridget Thomas  District Master

Philippa Standley  Club Master
Diane Toseland  Club Master
Imran Zuberi  Club Master
Andrew McIndoe  Local Master
Sandra Richards  Club 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:

Croz Croswell & Ravi Athwal
Frances Connell & Angela Treen
EBU Summer Meeting - Open Pairs 1st
Jeremy Willans & team Brighton Bowl 5th
Ian Draper
Norman Selway
Frances Connell & Gerald Soper
Jill Skinner & Jeremy Willans
Phillimore Cup (Kent Summer Pairs) 1st
Jill Skinner & Jeremy Willans Corwen Trophy 3rd
Helen Erichsen European Open Teams Championship Two bronze medals
Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans
Colin Wilson & Gerald Soper
National Inter-County League Final 
(teams of eight)
Paul Beckenham
Nick Osler
Peter Bibb 
Playing for The Saville Club
in the RAC's 2023 Centenary Cup
Espen Erichsen
Norman Selway
Schapiro Spring Foursomes
Punchbowl Knockout
Espen Erichsen European Winter Games
- Swiss Teams
Jeremy Willans 
Frances Connell and Gerald Soper
KCBA George Griffiths (Seniors) Cup 1st
Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner
Ian Draper
KCBA Larsky Cup 1st


Members' club successes

Congratulations to

 Diane Rogers and Jeremy Blanford

Centenary Cup Won

 Lesley Smith and Linda Souter, Pam Barker and Brian Ping
David Keith
and Jamie Donald

Dymant Trophy

Won NS
Won EW

 Frances Connell and Helen Erichsen, Chris Sandford and Richard Penticost

2009 Centenary Cup Won

 David Holden and June Robinson, John Brown and Bob Fordham

Brian Forty Trophy Won

 Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner, John Gibbons and Jennie Cain

Tatlow & White Rose Bowl

 Jonathan Wittmann and Diane Rogers, John Gibbons and Jennie Cain

Rex Corbett Cup
(Mixed Pairs)

 Lydia Chapman and Peter Bibb

Lushington Cup Won
 Eamonn Courname and Chris Hunt Lushington Plate Won

 Mike Griffiths and Philip Williams, Jonathan Wittmann and Chris Morgan

Winter Cup (Pivot) Won
 Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner Chairman's Cup Won
 Jeremy Willans and Luke Kerr, 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


New Committee Email addresses

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