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Sarum Bridge Club aims to provide competitive but friendly duplicate bridge in pleasant surroundings.  It is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association.

The Club meets each Monday and Wednesday evening in the Reading Room, Stratford Sub Castle, Salisbury.  It is nearly opposite St Lawrence Church.  On the 2nd week of each month the club meets on Thursday instead of Wednesday.  

Social duplicate bridge takes place on Thursday afternoons at 1520hrs.

Hands are duplicated and Master Points awarded.

New Members and Visitors are always welcome.  The club has a stewarding system so single players are very welcome - no partner is necessary except on EBU competition evenings and Bank Holidays.

For further information about Sarum Bridge Club contact 

Directors Corner

Unauthorised Information - Making a ruling at the end of the hand

To adjust a score for Unauthorised Information (UI) the Director needs to believe that:

  1. The player was in receipt of unauthorised information from his partner.
  2. The action he took subsequently was suggested by the unauthorised information.  Sometimes in a complicated auction partner hesitates, but it by no means obvious what his problem was, in that there is no USEFUL UI to his partner.  The Director cannot allow opponents to argue that any successful action he takes is automatically taken away from him.  The most common scenarios that would give rise to useful UI after a hesitation are:
  1. If partner hesitates and then passes, there is the implication that he would welcome a bid or double from you.
  2. If partner hesitates and then doubles, he usually would not be unhappy if you removed the double.
  3. If partner hesitates and then signs off, he would not be unhappy if you bid on.
  1. There was no logical alternative to the action taken.  For the class of player, his methods and his possible alternative actions this was so clear cut as to be “no contest”.

If the Director decides to adjust the score for UI then law 12C1 states it should be an assigned adjusted score.  This will be a real contract like 4 H making, not an artificial score like 60/40%.

Club Honours Board


Club Champions - Andy Tilling and Alan Burroughs

Ladies Pairs - Joan Wycherley and Jeanne Waller

Mens Pairs - Clive Ashton and Dave Hale

Mixed Pairs - Brian Johnson and Sue Hands

Random Teams Trevor Moore, Mike Brand, Penny Mason and Tim Webber

Handicap Teams - Brian Johnson, Sue Hands, Peter and Elizabeth Stephens

Handicap Pairs - John Summerhayes and Jeanne Waller


Any member requiring a partner should advertise their availability by using the "find a partner" option on the left hand menu.   Detailed instructions of how to register and the "Member Registration Code" have been sent to all members by personal email.  This system will supplement and not replace the Club stewarding system.   



Congratulations to Fiona Kempsen and Gillian Nolan who came 52nd from 800 pairs with 60.87% at the British Spring Monday Pairs on 7 Apr 14.  Sue Hands and Jenny Coates were second placed pair finishing 60th with 60.27%

Congratulations to Andy Tilling and Alan Burroughs who are the Club Champions for 2013/14 with 62.57%. 

2nd place went to Dave Hale and Colin Jones with 60.92% and 3rd was Brian Johnson and Sue Hands with 60.03%. 

A full list of the combined results is shown under the News tab on the left hand side. 

23rd Apr 2014
21st Apr 2014
16th Apr 2014
14th Apr 2014
10th Apr 2014
Thu 24th Apr 2014
Easter break
Mon 28th Apr 2014
7 pm
Director: Nigel Lewis
Steward: Clive Ashton
Wed 30th Apr 2014
7 pm
Director: Clive Ashton
Steward: Stanley Tolson
Thu 1st May 2014
Social Duplicate
Director: Clare Wigmore
Mon 5th May 2014
Bank Holiday
7 pm
Director: Doug Rackham
Steward: No Steward
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