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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 Aug 15 - 21

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)
W aft (**):  Pairs in club 1.30 (need more 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)
1st F eve:  Gentle pairs online (RealBridge) 7.30 (not this week)
F eve (**):  Teams or pairs in club 7.30 (need more pairs)

Sun aft:  Duplicake in club 2.00 (running)

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.  

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. 

CoVid and and other infectious Illnesses:

 - We ask that you come to the club only if you have received a full course of Covid vaccinations including a booster at least two weeks before.
 - CoVid is not the only infectious illness where minimising transmission to a vulnerable group is essential. 
 - Please stay away if you are unwell. 
Bridge Classes by Stephen Pierce in 2022

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 June 2022 or later

Introduction to Bridge - 10am-4.15pm Sunday 12 June 2022
Complete Beginners - Monday 1.15-3.15pm September 2022

Complete Beginners - Thursday 7.45-9.45pm September 2022

Intermediate - Monday 7.45-9.45pm September 2022

Intermediate - Monday 10-12am September 2022

Intermediate - Thursday 10-12am September 2022

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.

Sunday DupliCAKE!

The next Sunday DupliCAKE  is on 21 August and has a prompt start at 2pm , limited to level 2 conventions  ( same as Tuesday or Friday afternoons) and for your enjoyment stops for a cake break half way through. There will be 20/21 boards and we aim to finish between 5.15 and 5.30pm.  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. If this continues to go well we will continue on a once a month basis.

World Championships update - Thomas Gardner

Congratulations to TWBC member Thomas Gardner ( England U21 team )  playing in the Junior Euros who has  qualified today for the World Championships. This is after 7 days and 26 matches !

Further details to follow.

Thank you to KCBA for financially supporting Thomas recently in the EBU fundraising and to members of TWBC who contributed via the donate page on the EBU web-site

Committee Meeting

The Committee meeting minutes of 20 July can be viewed in the members only section. The next Committee meeting will take place on 24 August 2022.

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.

Playing Bridge Online with BBO, RealBridge and BCL

TWBC runs regular duplicate sessions on BBO.  For full information please click on the tab in the LH menu. For a list of BBO usernames.pdf click here. 

On RealBridge you can play with video and audio.  You can find information on 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 play on BCL.  You can find details on how to register at the BCL website here.  Once registered, you can see other TWBC members who have registered by clicking Members -> Clubs and pressing the TWBC club link on the R H side. 

Members' county and national bridge successes

Congratulations to Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner who won the Phillimore Cup.
Also to John and Penny Eliot who won the 9-high event at the Oxfordshire Congress
Also to  Angela Treen and Mark Mortimer who came 2nd in the EBU Riviera Congress Swiss Pairs and won the Richmond B C Swiss Pairs.
Also to Colin Wilson, Gerald Soper and Norman Selway who played in the Kent team that won the National Inter-County 'A' League. 
Also to Philip Williams and Mike Griffiths who played in the Kent team that won the Home Counties League (scoring +3.22 IMPs per board on the X-Imp).
Also to Colin Wilson and Diana Avis who came 2nd (twice) and 4th in events at the Jersey Congress.
Also to  Espen Erichsen and his team who won the National Point-a-board Teams.
Also to Tom Gardner who has been chosen to play in England's Under-21 team at the World Youth Championships.
Also to Peter Bibb, Paul Beckenham, Nick Osler ,Charles Mocatta and Jamie Donald who won the Arnold Plate. 
Also to Gerald Soper and Frances Connell, who won the Larsky Cup, and to Jennie Cain who came third.


Members' club successes

Congratulations to Gerald Soper, Jean Paxton, Philip Williams and Mike Griffiths who won the Tatlow & White Rose Bowl.

Also to Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner, George Phillips and Janet Rumsey, who won the Rex Corbett Cup.

Also to Mark and Libby Mortimer, Chris Bowman and David Keith who won the Dymant Trophy.

Also to Jean Smallwood, Richard Clark, William Bourne and Richard Penticost who won the Pivot Teams.

Also to Gary Rogerson and Jim Wortley, who won the Chairman's Cup.

Also to the winners of the second round of mini ladders:  Mon. eve. Jeremy Blanford,  Tue. aft. Libby and Mark Mortimer,  Wed. aft. Helen Erichsen, Fri. aft. Bob Fordham, Diane's Friendly - Susan Williams.

Also to Odette Bibb and Jean van Beek, Richard Clark and Eddie Lucioni, winners of the Warner Cup and Putt Cup respectively.

Also to David Keith and Mike Bryant who won the Abergavenny Cup.

Also to Diane Rogers, Jean Paxton, Angela Treen and Mark Mortimer who won the Podmore Cup