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BRIDGE IN SOMERSET- AN INITIATIVE - A BRIDGE EVENT

The committee of the SCBA has recently formulated a five year plan for the development of bridge in the county and fundamental to this plan is an understanding that real progress can only be made through the involvement of and co-operation with our clubs whether or not they are affiliated to the EBU.To this end we have organised an event which we hope will be of considerable interest to both club officials and others with an interest in the game and, with this in mind, we would like to invite your club to send as many people as you like to this meeting, details of which are attached. The purpose of the meeting is to set out our plans for the introduction of Fast Track Bridge Learning and to seek the involvement of partner clubs in a pilot scheme for which we are seeking lottery support.  There will be presentations from Bev Purvis the EBU’s Club Liaison Officer, from Terry Collier on changes in the world of bridge, from James Ward on Club Management, from Ceri Pierce and Ned Paul about  learning bridge quickly and from representatives of two local clubs who have inspirational stories to tell. Frank Coltman, our Tournament Secretary, will be there to discuss competitions now and in the future and if you fancy a bridge holiday Val Cornock of First for Bridge, our only sponsor, will be there too.
In addition there will be demonstrations of all the latest scoring, dealing and management technology so you can see it all in action before deciding which way to go.We shall finish with an interactive session at which I hope you will tell us what as President Kennedy nearly said 'ask not what your county can do for you—ask what you can do for your county’. Click the link for details.

BRIDGE IN SOMERSET- AN INITIATIVE - A BRIDGE EVENT

Last updated : 11th Sep 2017 09:44 BST
KO Teams

The draw for the KO teams took place at West of England Congress ~ use menu to view draw.

Last updated : 2nd Oct 2017 17:31 BST
Andrew Robson Seminar

Wednesday 6 December 2017
ANDREW ROBSON

FULL DETAILS ARE HERE!

Last updated : 21st Aug 2017 10:36 BST
Education

 

BRIDGE FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS from October 2nd at Winscombe Bridge Club

Full details are here.

SCBA Club Directors’ Refresher - October 29th  SCBA Ed News

SCBA Seminar with Caroline - November 12th  SCBA Ed News

Last updated : 25th Sep 2017 13:44 BST
STRATIFICATION

In order to produce more winners and thereby encourage more players the committee has decided that from now on all Pairs events will be stratified using NGS grades.
A - open. B <Q   C <10  D <7

N.B. A pair of mixed rank must be assigned the category of the higher-ranked player. 

Last updated : 5th Sep 2017 09:59 BST
The Bridgemate app - live data in your phone/tablet
NEW LAWS 2017

Everyone is required to introduce the new laws by the end of September, but we are intending to use them in Somerset events from the start of our new season whch began with the Barometer Pairs on July 30th.

You can read all about the new laws here but as far as players are concerned the main changes concern comparable calls and claims.

Last updated : 30th Jul 2017 20:28 BST
SCBA 2017/18 booklet

The SCBA 2017/18 booklet is also available here as a download.  If your printer supports duplex printing, the pdf download can be printed as an A5 booklet by choosing the ‘booklet’ option on the print menu.

Last updated : 19th Sep 2017 21:16 BST
SCBA Calendar for season 2017/18

Dates and venues for SCBA and other events until the end of the 2017/18 season are now listed on the calendar.

Last updated : 8th Apr 2017 12:32 BST
Notifcation of Somerset events by Email

Please complete this form to include your email address in future county email communications. If you are currently receiving emails from the county there is no need to fill out this form.

FORM
Last updated : 4th Jul 2017 17:37 BST
Click for the latest results

Winners of the FFB vouchers at the West of England Congress were:

£100   Frances Ind and John Cruickshank
£150   Rose Rogers and Ralph Power
£250   Patsy Ashford and Edward Jones

First for Bridge
SPONSORING BRIDGE SEMINARS at STREET

Winter 2018 Holidays Now on Sale
Click Here for Details

New Blue Point Summer Holiday 2017
Click Here for Details

Results
15th Oct 2017
Western League v Wiltshire (A)
14th Oct 2017
Mixed Teams
Director: Colin Simcox
Scorer: Andy Ridgers
1st Oct 2017
WOE Swiss Teams
Director: Robin, Colin, Frank, Christine
Scorer: Neil Morley
30th Sep 2017
WOE Swiss Pairs
Director: Robin, Colin, Phil & Frank
Scorer: Neil
29th Sep 2017
WOE Ladies' Pairs
Director: Robin, Colin & Frank
Scorer: Neil
29th Sep 2017
WOE Men's Pairs
Director: Robin, Colin & Frank
Scorer: Neil
Calendar
27th Oct 2017
County League 2
Woolavngton
29th Oct 2017
Directors Refresher Course
Victoria Club, Street
 Click for more information
3rd Nov 2017
EBU Seniors' Congress starts
5th Nov 2017
Restricted Inter Club Pairs
Woolavington
 Click for more information
10th Nov 2017
Torquay Congress starts
12th Nov 2017
Bridge seminars with Caroline Macpherson
Victoria Club, Street
 Click for more information
16th Nov 2017
Open meeting for clubs
Cossingtom 10-3
 Click for more information
18th Nov 2017
Tollemache Qualifier
Click for the latest results

Winners of the FFB vouchers at the West of England Congress were:

£100   Frances Ind and John Cruickshank
£150   Rose Rogers and Ralph Power
£250   Patsy Ashford and Edward Jones

First for Bridge
SPONSORING BRIDGE SEMINARS at STREET

Winter 2018 Holidays Now on Sale
Click Here for Details

New Blue Point Summer Holiday 2017
Click Here for Details

Results
15th Oct 2017
Western League v Wiltshire (A)
14th Oct 2017
Mixed Teams
Director: Colin Simcox
Scorer: Andy Ridgers
1st Oct 2017
WOE Swiss Teams
Director: Robin, Colin, Frank, Christine
Scorer: Neil Morley
30th Sep 2017
WOE Swiss Pairs
Director: Robin, Colin, Phil & Frank
Scorer: Neil
29th Sep 2017
WOE Ladies' Pairs
Director: Robin, Colin & Frank
Scorer: Neil
29th Sep 2017
WOE Men's Pairs
Director: Robin, Colin & Frank
Scorer: Neil
Calendar
27th Oct 2017
County League 2
Woolavngton
29th Oct 2017
Directors Refresher Course
Victoria Club, Street
 Click for more information
3rd Nov 2017
EBU Seniors' Congress starts
5th Nov 2017
Restricted Inter Club Pairs
Woolavington
 Click for more information
10th Nov 2017
Torquay Congress starts
12th Nov 2017
Bridge seminars with Caroline Macpherson
Victoria Club, Street
 Click for more information
16th Nov 2017
Open meeting for clubs
Cossingtom 10-3
 Click for more information
18th Nov 2017
Tollemache Qualifier