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The women's weekend is running on September 1st and 2nd and will take place at Gwent Bridge Academy in Newport at 11.30 both days.


Saturday -  Pairs all day followed by an optional meal in North Cardiff.  We take over a restaurant and there is a limited choice but it is really good fun and nice food.

Sunday -  Teams followed by a small reception at the venue.


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CORNWALL CONGRESS 2018 September 14th - 16th
Details are here.

OXFORD FESTIVAL OF BRIDGE 2018 September 18th-21st
Details are here.

DORSET are holding a TRY A TOURNAMENT-NINE HIGH EVENT on September 30th for players with a NGS grade  of 9 or lower. Details are here.

WoE Details
  The West of England Congress 2018
The West of England Congress 2018


The Winter Gardens Pavilion
Weston Super Mare
BS23 1AJ

The West of England Congress will again take place at the wonderful Winter Gardens Pavilion in Weston and we look forward to welcoming you for some good bridge over the last weekend in September. We have been oversubscribed in recent years so please book early to make sure of your place. You can find all the details here but please feel free to cotact the Congress Organiser .

Also, please note the arrangements that have been made with the Royal and Lauriston hotels for discounted rates for congress players. Both also offer free parking  and are in walking distance of the venue. Details are in the Hotels and parking section further down this page.

Yours sincerely

Congress Chairman


Send your Entry & cheque made out to SCBA to: Tony Russ, 15 Horsecastles Lane, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6BX

or email to & make an electronic payment via Telephone or Internet Banking to:

Somerset CBA, Bank Sort Code 30-98-45, Account No. 03080007  using your name as the reference.

You can also just print an Entry Form in the usual way. (see below)

We look forward to seeing you and hope you have a succesful and enjoyable Congress.


  Print Online Form

To view and print a Congress Entry Form - Click here,

  Programme of Events


Friday 28th September

Event Time Code Per Player
Ladies Pairs 1.45pm A £7.00
Men's Pairs 1.45pm B £7.00
Mixed Pairs 1.45pm C £7.00
Championship Pairs 7.15pm D £8.00

Saturday 29th September

Event Time Code Per Player
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs   E £24.00
1st Session  (4 x 7 Board Matches) 1.00pm    
2nd Session (3 x 7 Board Matches) 7.00pm    

Sunday 30th September

Event Time Code Per Player
Green Pointed Swiss Teams   F £24.00
1st Session 11.30am    
2nd Session 3.00pm    


Full Congress - Code G - £58.00 per player

  Payment Details

The Congress organisers will make every effort to make up incomplete teams, but this cannot be guaranteed

Please make cheques payable to "S:C.B.A." and forward them, together with the completed Entry Form, to the Congress Secretary:

Tony Russ

15 Horsecastles Lane






Tel: 01935 816566; Mobile: 07764 336725

Alternatively, electronic payments may be made to: Somerset CBA

Bank Sort Code: 30-98-45

Account No: 03080007

Please let Tony have details of your entry, either by e-mail or post.

  Hotels & Parking

There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs, many of which can be found on the Somerset Tourist Board website:

The Royal Hotel Tel: 01934 423100 offers a special rate for bridge players.

Double room B&B £110 per room per night.
Double room B&B single occupancy £100
Single room B&B £78

The Lauriston Hotel 01934 620758 also offers a discounted rate of £142 for two nights B&B.

Both of these hotels are an easy walk from the bridge venue and the price includes parking.

Please ask for the bridge congress rate when booking.


Limited parking (for disabled only – and which must be pre-booked) will be available at the venue.
Alternatively, the multi-storey car park next door to the Winter Gardens in St Margaret’s Terrace costs £5 for up to 12 hours.  Non-residents can park in the Royal Hotel car park at a cost of £6 for up to 12 hours (prices correct at time of printing).  These are closest to the venue.  There are others within a short distance.
There should be no problem with on-street parking on Sunday.


  Misc Notes (incl Cancellation Fee)
No. Notes
1 All events will be played under the laws of Duplicate Bridge as adopted by the English Bridge Union. Permitted Conventions up to and including level 4 may be used
2 The Organisers reserve the right to modify the programme if necessary, or to alter the venue. Any alteration to the programme will be posted on the notice board.
3 A player may not transfer the use of his/her ticket at any session. 
4 Trophies to be held by the winners for one year.
5 An administration fee of £2.50 per player will be charged for cancellations.