Minutes of 2018 AGM now appear under the Information tab.
Welcome to Nailsea Bridge Club website. We hope that you find it both interesting and informative.
The club plays duplicate bridge on Thursday evenings. We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU) via the Somerset Contract Bridge Association (SCBA). Nailsea Club members automatically become members of both the EBU and SCBA once they have played 12 times at this club. As an affiliated club all our members are entitled to the benefits of EBU membership which you can read about here.
Hands are computer dealt (duplimated), enabling hand records to be available at the end of play. They are also displayed on this website, together with the evening's results. Master Points are then uploaded to the EBU.
The Club takes part in SCBA competitions and three annual charity simultaneous pairs, Some of our players do well in county competitions and occasionally at national level. Others just enjoy a pleasant evening's bridge.
The club meets at Mizzymead Recreation Centre, Mizzymead Rise, Nailsea BS48 2JJ as social members at a cost of £15 per annum. Table money is £2.00 for members and £2.50 for visitors.
Please note that we are now using electronic scoring and request members to arrive by 7.05pm. If you are unable to arrive by then, but intend to play, please let someone know in advance. The director/scorer will then be able to set up the bridge tablets for a prompt start at 7.15pm.
Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome.
Playing in the top division of the county league, and after a very poor start to the season, Nailsea had a fabulous late run to finish second equal, their highest ever position. Tom Gibbard, John Cockram, Joe Patrick and Michael Whittaker deserve a special mention. As a quartet they were unbeaten throughout the season, winning all five matches they played in.
Michael Whittaker playing with Roger Sweet (Taunton) had a very good weekend. Their team narrowly won their semi final of the county team’s knock out event, and then on the following day they performed very well in the county pairs championship. After winning the qualifier they could not quite repeat the feat in the final eventually finishing in 4th place.
Other club members who also reached the county pairs final were Gina Howard, Mike Powell, John Cockram and Tom Gibbard.
Mike and Marie were our only representatives in the recent county restricted pairs event, and finished top of their stratified group. They also won the county's Lundie Rees trophy for lower ranking non expert pairs, and were awarded it by Frank Coltman at the club. Congratulations to both of them.