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Annual Subscriptions

Annual subscriptions for 2019 are now due and should be paid by the end of February - preferably by transfer to the club's bank account.

Please contact the Treasurer for our bank details.  Many thanks.

Annual General Meeting

Our next AGM will be held in the Kingston Seymour Village Hall on Tuesday, 29 January 2019, commencing at 6:30pm.

Minutes of our last AGM (held on 30 January 2018), together with the Chairman's report and the Treasurer's financial statement for 2017 can be found by clicking here.

Welcome to the Kingston Seymour Bridge Club - come along and join us!
Introduction and General Information

 

Welcome to the Kingston Seymour Bridge Club website, which we hope you'll find 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.

Education Opportunities

Our 2018 programme is now complete, with an average of 20 people having taken advantage of the six excellent sessions John Cockram and Martin Holcombe ran.  Many thanks to both John and Martin - and all the folk who helped them.

We will be putting another programme in place for 2019 but you can kick-start your New Year's education by booking on the FREE session Caroline Macpherson (another excellent bridge tutor) will be running on 'Bidding with a Fit' at the Ring O'Bells in Nailsea on Saturday, 16 February.  Click here for more information.

Then there's another weekend in Bruton (again taught by Caroline) at the end of March.  Several of our members have attended these weekends over the last three years and found them great value.

Click here for more information and here for the flyer/booking form.

SCBA

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.

Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs 2018

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.

County League

Our teams played their first matches of 2019 on Friday, 11 January, and both performed well.

The 'A' team, respresented by Tricia, Liz, Terry and Ann (Yearsley) played the table-topping team from Street and came away with a very creditable 10-10 draw - bringing Street's 100% record to an end.

The 'B' team, represented by Graham, Tony, Daphne and Glenda (dipping her toes in the water for the first time), beat a team from Wells by just one IMP (recovering from being 18 down at half-time!) and were therefore also awarded a 10-10 draw.

Our next matches are on 25 January; 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.

Calendar
22nd January 2019
Open Pairs
29th January 2019
Open Pairs
5th February 2019
Michael Coda Simultaneous Pairs
Results
Open Pairs
Director: John Cockram
Scorer: Tony Bowler
Open Pairs (Handicapped)
Director: John Cockram
Scorer: Graham Daniel
Open Pairs (& Xmas Party!)
Director: Daphne Patrick
Scorer: Graham Daniel