Welcome to Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club
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 and rubber sessions are held on weekdays at the Club House, 40 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1DL.  01892-530739.

In our large and comfortable premises we also offer refreshments and bar facilities.  We host many Kent County events and Charity Bridge Days, and we are affiliated to the EBU.

To view a summary of all regular weekly sessions we offer, including the type of player each one is suited to, please see the Weekly Timetable on the left.

To see all Results, including a personal analysis for the sessions you've played in, plus a full Calendar of Future Events, please use the menu on the left.  A link to the Latest Result can also be found on the top right of this page.

Email us to find out more, whether about future events, our regular sessions or the bridge lessons we offer.

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.

Notice re Committee Minutes

From 1 August 2019 the Committee Minutes will no longer be emailed to all members.  They will continue to be posted on the Club Noticeboard and they are available on the website in the Members Only area.

Special events to be held on August 6th and 8th

In connection with the EBU Summer Festival, based at Eastbourne, the club will be running the following sessions:
   Tuesday 6th August, 7.30pm:  G C H Fox Championship Pairs
   Thursday 8th August, 7.30pm:  Mixed Pairs Championship
Both are blue-pointed events.  No prior booking is necessary.  The club will charge members £6.50 and non-members £8 (which include a fee of £3 payable to the EBU).

TWBC team finish third in Garden Cities final
Pictured above are our Regional Final-winning team of Helen and Espen Erichsen, Jill Skinner and Jeremy Willans, Steve Barnfield and Frances Connell, Croz Croswell and Matthew Brown. In the final, Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper played in place of Croz and Matthew and Ian Draper in place of Jill.  They were unable to repeat last year's success, but still achieved a creditable third place. (Well done also to our neighbours, the Avenue Club, Hove, who took second place.)
What's On In July
Mon 22 July 7.30pm BGB Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
Thu 25 July 7.30pm BGB Simultaneous Pairs (blue-pointed)
Fri 26 July 1.30pm Dymant Trophy
Fri 26 July 7pm Gentle Duplicate
Mon 29 July 7.30pm Rex Corbett Cup (mixed pairs)
Members' National Successes

Congratulations to Norman Selway, bronze medal winner in the European Open Championships - Seniors' Teams

Also to Ben and Tom Gardner, who have won the David Davenport Cup (a National junior event, participating by invitation)

Also to Roland Bourne, winner of the Priday Cup at the Junior Bridge Camp with
Ben and Tom Gardner fifth.  Ben and Tom won the 'speedball' with Roland second.

Also to our team of Andrew Cairns, Norman Selway, Jeremy Willans, Espen and
Helen Erichsen who reached the fifth round of the "NICKO" competition having
won it for two years running.

At the Summer Seniors Congress, Gerald Soper came third in the Swiss Pairs
and Norman Selway second in the Swiss Teams

 

 

Members' County Successes
Congratulations to Elaine Cockerell and Denise Baxter who came third in the Kent summer pairs (Phillimore Cup)
Also to Jeremy Willans and Jill Skinner, winners of the Sussex green-pointed Swiss Pairs (Norman Selway third), and again to Jeremy Willans who with his partner Kay Preddy (pictured),winners of the George Griffiths Cup, with Jean Smallwood and Eddie Lucioni taking second place

Congratulations also to Chris Morgan and Jonathan Wittmann who came third in the final of the Larsky Cup, and Gerald Soper fifth.  From amongst the leading pairs, Mark Mortimer has been selected to represent Kent in the Corwen Trophy. 

 

 

Members' Club Successes

Congratulations to Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Vida Bingham and Diane Rogers (Pivot Teams),
 to Richard Clark and Eddie Lucioni (NS) and Angela Treen and Colin Manley (Chairman's Cup),
and to Angela Treen and Frances Connell (Tunbridge Wells & Hawkhurst Pairs Salver)

 

 

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.