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Bridge Courses

For further details contact

Douglas Wright douglaswright@3countiesbridge.com

 

Bridge Taster Sessions

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Bridge Beginners Sessions 

Beginners Bridge Sessions & Next Steps - Croydon 

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Bridge for Beginners - Dorking 

Starting  Tuesday 8th January 2019 Click here to download a Flyer

Beginners Bridge Sessions - Horsham 

Daytime Tuesdays from September 2018 Click here for information

Beginners Bridge Sessions - Sheerwater 

Monday mornings 10.15 to 12.15 at Parkview Centre

For details ring Sue 01932 400009 or email on suehanrahan@outlook.com 

Next Steps 

Next Steps Programme - Caterham

 Click here for information

Move up to Club Bridge - Leatherhead

Leatherhead Bridge Club is offering a 10 week course for improvers on Friday evenings at 7.30pm

Click here to download a Flyer

Click here to go to Leatherhead Bridge Club's Homepage

Transition to Club Bridge - Camberley

Camberley Bridge Club is running a number of sessions on Mondays 2pm-5pm between April & July for those wanting to transition to playing Duplicate Club Bridge.

Click here for Camberley BC's website for more information

Click here to download a flyer

Teaching Programs 

Richmond Teaching Program

Richmond Bridge Club the country's most popular affiliated club have a range of courses designed to meet every need from Beginners to Advanced.

Please click on this link to see what is available

Wimbledon Teaching Program

Wimbledon Bridge Club has a full teaching program.

Click here for information

 

Can you assist us with our Archives

Surrey County is looking to provide as complete an Archive as possible.  To this end, we have set up a menu item with multiple pages and aim to complete as much of these as we can.  If you have any articles, stories, information, results, photos etc - please send to us via the form (Click Here)

Surrey Club Events

Surrey is keen to promote Surrey Club Events.

All Events will be shown in the Club News & Teachers section (Click Here) and the "next" event will be displayed on the Home Page (2nd box)

Did you know, each club is entitled to run up to 2 Blue Point events each year - contact us for details or assistance

- if you would like us to publicise your Club event, please

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. In preparation for this SCBA published a Privacy Notice and Safeguarding Guidelines. These may be found in the SCBA Governance section of our Library or by clicking on the link below.

SCBA Governance

 

Surrey SIMS June 2019 in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice has been selected as this season's SIM Pairs supported charity. Their homepage can be found HERE.

Information on the event and how to enter can be found in the Library or by clicking HERE.

 

Next Surrey County Events

Surrey Events are open to all EBU members regardless of their county affiliation

Click event to enter:

Note that Junior Players (under 25 at the beginning of the calendar year) will now be charged half price for entry to Surrey Events

12 May 1pm Mary Edwards Cup
9 June 1pm

Surrey League & Novice League Finals
(E-mail will be issued to eligible teams)

10 - 14 June Surrey Charity Sim Pairs - Instructions will be in the Library
23 June 1pm Wanborough Cup
30 June 1pm Blue pointed Swiss Pairs +AGM
26 August 11am Surrey Blue Pointed Bank Holiday Swiss Pairs
9 - 13 September Club Pairs Challenge Heats
14 September Green Point Swiss Pairs
15 September Green Point Swiss Teams

 

Click here for more information on these and future Surrey County events

Next Training Activities

We are organising training activities to help the development of bridge players at all levels. These events hopefully will build upon and compliment training activities held in Clubs. If Clubs have training activities which they wish to promote to all players please contact Douglas Wright

 

Click Training Activity to Register:

4 May 2019 10:30 am Paul Mendelson Seminar at Richmond (Website)
20 July 2019 10:30 am Bernard Magee Seminar at Richmond (Website)
11,12 & 13 October 2019 Hilton St Annes Manor Learning Weekend October 2019 - Declarer Play and Slam Bidding

Dates for all director training courses can be found HERE

In addition to club director training, the  EBED (English Bridge Education & Development) with the support of the EBU is organising this year’s advanced director training courses. These are suitable for anyone who has already passed the club director course and has some subsequent experience at their clubs or in other local events. Dates for these courses may also be found in the above link.

Detailed course information on County and National TD training courses can be found HERE

Teacher Training in Surrey / Hampshire / Sussex / Kent

Club Teacher Courses are now Free for members of affiliated Clubs

There are numerous Club Teachers courses which have already been organised in 2019. We are trying to organise some more in Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. In the meantime, you can help your clubs by attending:


Chalfont BC (Buckinghamshire) - Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June
Watford Camelot HQ (Hertfordshire) - Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th July
Bognor Regis BC (West Sussex) - Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July

Free places for affiliated clubs - Some clubs affiliated to the EBU may be able to receive a 'free place' on these courses. They should book on the course as per https://www.ebedcio.org.uk/club-teacher-training , and a club official should email the EBU's Club Liaison Officer - bev@ebu.co.uk - and advise her of the details of the club member who is attending the course, and confirm that the club has approved their attendance on its behalf. Applications for a free place should only be made if it will be used in the spirit for which it is intended – to help a member provide lessons to bring new players in to the club as part of a club-wide effort to grow the membership and help the club thrive. 

Anyone who wishes to discuss becoming a teacher please contact Douglas Wright on 07801 989630

Neighbouring County Events

Upcoming events in our neighbouring counties

 

2019

 
18  May: - Sussex Green Pointed Pairs (Website)
 
19 May : - Kent Green Pointed Swiss Teams (Website)
 
8 & 9 June: - Oxfordshire Congress (Information & Entry)
 
22 & 23 June: - Berks & Bucks Green Pointed Weekend (Website)
 
20 & 21 July: - Hertford Green Pointed Congress (Information and Entry)
 
21 July: - Sussex Green Pointed Teams (Website)

Congratulations - EBU National Pairs Final
2019 EBU National Pairs Final Winners
Jeffrey Allerton & Frances Hinden

Congratulations to Jeffrey Allerton and Frances Hinden, winners of the EBU National Pairs Final. See article on the EBU website.

Congratulations
2019 Mens Pairs Winners
Alan Bailey & Inu Kassam
 
2019 Ladies Pairs Winners
Marietta Andree & Janet Cahm

Click Here for the Hall of Fame

Congratulations - National Masters Pairs
2019 National Masters Pairs Winners
Alick Fraser & Nick Elmslie

Congratulations to Alick Fraser and Nick Elmslie who won the EBU National Masters Pairs in the final held on 24th February. They competed against 242 pairs and recorded 66.15% across the two sessions to claim the Anne Staveley Memorial Trophy.

Prize Double Dummy Puzzle, March 2019

Congratulations to Anthony Quilley on winning our Prize Puzzle.  Tony gains free entry to an Oxshott-based Surrey event of his choice.

We also had correct solutions from Roger Eddleston, John Dagnall, Richard Granville, Graham Sadie, Martin Camina, Roy Westwater & Derek Duerden.



Tony Quilley
For Solution, click picture

Junior Bridge Camp - Bowles Rocks, 6-7 July 2019

Aged 8-21, and play MiniBridge or bridge, or would like to learn?  Click the pic to find out about the 2019 JBC at Bowles Rocks, or here to register.


2018 event at Ardingly College

Keep Bridge Alive Campaign

Click the image above for information on the KBA Campaign

Click here to watch a short video