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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.

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.

Committee Minutes

The Minutes of the Committee Meeting on 18 December are now available to view in the Members Only area. 

The next Committee Meeting is on 29 January 2020.

What's On In January and February
Fri 24 January 7pm Gentle Duplicate
Sat 25 January 11am KCBA Mitchell Salver and Buck Cup (if cancelled, then 8 Feb)
Sun 26 January 11am KCBA Corbett Cup & Plate (if cancelled then 9 Feb)
Thu 30 January 1pm Gentle Duplicate
Thu 6 February 1pm Gentle Duplicate
Fri 14 February 7pm Gentle Duplicate
Fri 14 February 7.30pm Podmore Cup (Spring Teams of Four)
Wed 19 February 7.30pm KCBA Larsky Cup Semi-Final
Thu 20 February 1pm Gentle Duplicate
Mon 24 February 7.30pm Abergavenny Cup (Annual Spring Pairs Championship)
Fri 28 February 7pm Gentle Duplicate
Members' National Successes

Congratulations to Helen Erichsen, who with her partner Fiona Brown has qualified for the final stage of the National women's trials.

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 qualifier - and won their group:  Colin Wilson and Gerald Soper, who topped the performance table, 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 the winners of the Autumn Mixed Pairs Centenary Cup:  

Jeremy Blanford & Angela Tompson (EW)

Maggie Piazza & John Plumpton (NS)

and the Brian Forty Trophy:

Mark Mortimer & Christine Whyman (NS)

Jim Sturgis & Margaret Bird (EW)

Congratulations also to.....

Valerie Reeves and Jim Wortley (Tunbridge Wells and Hawkhurst Bridge Clubs Pairs Salver)
Colin Wilson, Diana Avis, Geraldine Harland-Fisher and Gerhard Hess (Tatlow & White Salver)
Helen Erichsen & Fredrik Helness (Maud Corbett Cup)
Reuben Lewis (Friday afternoon ladder)
Lis Cummings & Unni Loveday (Lushington Cup), Mary Bothwell & Chris Hunt (Plate)
Brian Lippard & Gerhard Hess, Helen Erichsen & Frances Connell (2009 Centenary Cup)
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.