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BRIDGE ONLINE FOR NON-MEMBERS

The Club invites non-members to join TWBC in order to play on-line whilst the Club is closed.  If you are interested in this, please email Ian White at tunbridgewellsbc@gmail.com.

HOW MEMBERS CAN PLAY BRIDGE ONLINE WITH TWBC

We have suspended all bridge activities at the Club until further notice. However, on-line bridge is popular and easy to master; members can play on BridgeClubLive, BridgeBaseOnline, Funbridge and other platforms.  The Club has registered with BridgeClubLive to make it easier for members to play with people they know.  Members should have received an email with our attached notes on how to get started with BridgeClubLive, which is an EBU online club.

The links to the the above three platforms are on www.ebu.co.uk/online together with more information on these and other platforms.

Also see https://ebumemberdevelop.org.uk/index.php/2020/03/20/keeping-your-bridge-club-alive-in-difficult-times/  

Bridge Classes
Bridge Classes

We offer a full programme of bridge classes and supervised practice sessions - for both beginners and those wanting to improve their skills.  For more details of our classroom teaching by Stephen Pierce and Chris Morgan, see the Menu on the left.  If you'd like to discuss which courses or sessions may suit you best, please email us or phone us.

To complement the classes and practice sessions, we can also supply a popular book by local bridge teacher Angela Tompson, details of which are shown below.

'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.

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.

Committee Minutes

The minutes of the EGM held on 4 March and the Committee Meeting held on 26 February are now available to read in the Members Only section.

Another Corbett Cup success for our Club Team
Another Corbett Cup success for our Club Team

 

We are delighted to announce that our team of Colin Wilson, Gerald Soper, Espen Erichsen, Chris Morgan, Croz Croswell, Matthew Brown, Ian Draper and Jeremy Willans has convincingly won the Corbett Cup for the club for the fourth successive season.  Many congratulations!  Well done, too, our 'C' team who were runners-up in the Mitchell Salver.

Members' National Successes

 

Congratulations to Croz Croswell, whose team, against opposition of the best pairs in the country, won the open trials for England's team at the World Mind Games (Olympics).  If the games go ahead in July/August, we can look forward to cheering him on. 

Also to Thomas Gardner, who played for the EBU team (effectively England's 2nd under-21 team) that took second place in the Peggy Bayer event, which is part of the Camrose series.

Also to Helen Erichsen, who with her partner Fiona Brown came fourth in the final stage of the National women's trials.  As a result, they may be invited to represent England in the Lady Milne Trophy, but this is not guaranteed.

Also to Espen Erichsen, whose team won this year's National Premier League, Norman Selway, whose team came 2nd in the second division, and Croz Croswell, whose team won the third division.

Also to Norman Selway, whose team won the Gerard Faulkner Salver, and also for his bronze medal in the European Open Championships - Seniors' Teams

Also to our seven members who represented Kent in the Tollemache final:  Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper, Espen and Helen Erichsen, Jeremy Willans, IanDraper and Norman Selway.

Members' County Successes

Congratulations to  Frances Connell and Angela Treen, who won the Fleming Femina and to Linda Souter and Lesley Smith who came third, also to Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper who were narrowly beaten into second place in the Hunter Homines.

Again to Linda Souter and Lesley Smith who also won the Sussex County Ladies' Pairs.

Also to Helen Erichsen and Fredrik Helness whose team won the Kent Congress Green-Pointed Swiss Teams, and to Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Frances Connell and Ravi Athwal who came  third.

Also to Howard Evans and Ian Knight, third in the Really Easy Pairs

Also to Ravi Athwal whose team won the Essex/Herts Swiss Teams

Members' Club Successes

Congratulations to.....

Jean Paxton & Maggie Piazza (Warner Cup)
John Plumpton & Bernie Waters, Dave Voller & David Greene (Putt Cup)
Frances Connell, David Barnfield, Diana Avis and Ann Hunt (Podmore Cup)
Croz Croswell and Matthew Brown, Jean Paxton and Maggie Piazza (Abergavenny Cup)
Croz Croswell & Matthew Brown (Tuesday evening ladder)
and winners of the annual individual points trophies:   Dave Voller and Christine Whyman (Tues aft),
Jeremy Willans (Mon), Gerald Soper (Tues eve), Brian Lippard (Wed aft), Denise & Rod Ashurst (Wed eve), John Plumpton (Thur eve), John Brown (Fri aft), Ian Woodcock (Cadet Cup) and Colin Wilson (Fri eve)

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.