Annual subscriptions for 2019 are now overdue and should be paid as soon as possible - preferably by transfer to the club's bank account.
Please contact the Treasurer for our bank details. Many thanks.
Our third full AGM was held on Tuesday, 29 January 2019.
Notes from the meeting, together with the Chairman's report and the Treasurer's financial statement for 2018 can be found by clicking here.
Welcome to the website of the
Kingston Seymour Bridge Club
We hope you'll find it both interesting and informative.
The club meets in the Village Hall, Kingston Seymour, near Clevedon, where duplicate bridge is played once a week on a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:15pm. We usually play 24 boards, have a tea and biscuit break half-way through the evening and aim to be packed up and out of the hall by 10:30pm at latest.
We use computer generated hands and BridgeTabs electronic scoring devices. Results are usually available at the end of the evening and are also published on this website, together with hand records and optimum contract information.
We like to think of ourselves as being a pretty friendly bunch, with an enjoyable evening being as important (and more achievable for most of us!) as topping the table.
Table money is £2.00 for members and £3.00 for guests and visitors, with the tea, coffee and biscuits included at no additional charge.
Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome but we do ask that they contact one of our committee members (whose details are in the 'club information' section) in advance.
We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU) via the Somerset Contract Bridge Association (SCBA) and as such all of our members are entitled to the benefits of EBU membership as described here.
Master points are awarded for all events except improvers evenings.
An average of 20 people took advantage of the six excellent training sessions John Cockram and Martin Holcombe ran in 2018 and our 2019 programme kicked off in Kingston Seymour on 4 February, when John delivered a session on limit bids.
Four more dates are now in the diary (see the club calendar) for sessions to the end of June. The first of those is Monday, 25 March, when Martin will present a session which follows on from the one on limit bids. We're calling it 'Further into the Auction' or 'Opener's Re-bids' as it will cover where one player has opened and their partner has responded with a bid which isn't a limit bid - so that opener has to bid again. The session will also touch on what happens if the opposition interfere.
All of these sessions will start at 2:00pm in the Kingston Seymour Village Hall and will be charged at £2 for members or £3 for non-members, to include refreshments.
Advance booking is essential so that we can make sure we have enough copies of the handout paperwork and practice boards. Please click here to email your booking.
We had a fabulous turnout for our heat of the Children in Need charity event on 13 November, with ten full tables raising a total of £195 - and with gift aid adding 25% to that. The village hall committee kindly agreed to waive their normal hire fees for the night, helping us to ensure that every penny of the table money could go to the charity.
At the time of writing this article, Daphne and Joe were lying seventh out of 1921 pairs taking part that night and more than £52,000 had been raised across the country - taking the total over the years past the magic £1million mark!
We look forward to helping raise even more next year.
Click here to see the national results and here to see the hand commentary, if you didn't pick up one of the booklets.
Click to see the Club Handbook - it's full of useful bits and pieces, with the Etiquette/Code of Conduct section being the most important one to read and inwardly digest on a regular basis!
Click to see a list of club and county events.
Click to see the latest blog.
The SCBA (Somerset Contract Bridge Association) are very active, we work closely with them and get a great deal of support from them.
Click here to go to their website and see what they're up to and can potentially offer you - and click here to see the minutes of their AGM held on 27 May 2018.
Both of our teams played in Woolavington on Friday, 22 February.
The 'A' team, respresented by Tricia, Liz, Terry and Julie, came close to beating a team from Yeovil, eventually losing by an 11-9 margin.
The 'B' team, represented by Graham, Tony, Daphne and Salma, had a disappointing (although very enjoyable) evening, suffering a 16-4 reverse against a team from Street.
The 'B' team, this time represented by Graham, Tony, Christine and Andrew, have since played a re-arranged match against a high-riding team from Cheddar, kindly hosted by the Chew Valley club in Chew Stoke. Another enjoyable evening with a disappointing result - this time a 17-3 reverse, leaving us fifth in the table.
Both teams play their final matches of the season in Woolavington on Friday, 12 April. Watch this space!
Click here to see the third division table and details of the matches played by our 'A' team and here to see the fourth division table and details of the matches played by our 'B' team.