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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)

Latest Newsletter

The latest Newsletter is now available and details changes to the website and how to use the new style.  Archive newsletters and other news items are also available - click here or on the "News" item in the top menu

Annual Master Points Champions

Click here for the Club Champions in terms of Master Points.  The full listing is available within the EBU links (top menu on home page) and this is the filtered table of Surrey Clubs only.

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

 
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Dorin Salver Week

The week of 4 to 8 December we ran our annual Dorin Salver Sim Pairs.  To explain some of the history of this competition: the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People was founded in 1932, and in 1948 the Foundation acquired the Dorincourt Estates in Leatherhead.  In 1956 they set up the Banstead Place Rehabilitation Centre (for brain injuries), who presented the Dorin Salver for our bridge competition.  In 1967, all their centres – there is another one in Carshalton  - were amalgamated to become the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for the Disabled, with its headquarters in Leatherhead.

This excellent charity helps people from all over the country and more information can be found here http://qef.org.uk

Click here for the results:  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday

Overall wnners: Ulla Adilz & Joyce Munns (Bookham)

Help needed

The Surrey Committee is a group of people committed to developing the game of Bridge in Surrey across all ability levels, from supporting beginners learning mini-bridge to helping talented individuals represent our County and our Country.  We are all unpaid volunteers. If you are as passionate about developing the game of Bridge as we are then please let me know - email the Chairman HERE

Next Surrey County Events

Click event to enter:

14 January Affiliated Teams of 8
28 January Mixed Pairs
18 February Mens Pairs  &  Ladies Pairs  
8 April County Cup and Plate
22 April Senior Pairs
13 May Mary Edwards Cup

 

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

Nearby Non-County Events (for more details click here)

Director Training at Oxshott:

19 Jan - Book/Judgement Rulings Day 1

23 Feb - Book/Judgement Rulings Day 2

2 Mar - Assessment 

Director Training at Horsham:

21 April- Book/Judgement Rulings Day 1

12 May - Book/Judgement Rulings Day 2

26 May - Assessment 

 

11 Feb - Richmond Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

 
Neighbouring County Events

Upcoming events in our neighbouring counties

 

2018

4 March: - Kent Green Point Swiss Pairs (Website)
10 & 11 March: - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Green Point Congress (Website) (Entry form)
 
19 & 20 May: - Sussex Green Point Swiss Pairs and Teams (Website)
 
16 & 17 June: - Berks & Bucks Green Point Swiss Pairs and Teams (Website)
 
17 & 22 July: - Dorset Green Point Swiss Teams and Pairs (Website)

 

 

 

 

New Laws 2017

The World Bridge Federation updates the Laws of Duplicate Bridge every ten years. The latest edition has been published this summer and the EBU will be applying the new Laws in its events from the 1st August 2017. Clubs in England are required to introduce the 2017 Laws by the end of September, which will allow more time for directors and players to get up to speed with the changes.

In terms of everyday play the key changes with which you need to be most familiar relate to (1) the introduction of the concept of a “Comparable Call” and the implications for proceeding after an Insufficient Bid or a Call out of Turn (incl subsequent lead penalties); (2) Claims and concessions; (3) when the wrong players sit down at a table and play the wrong boards. However there are, as you would expect, a number of minor adjustments in other areas. Of course it will take time for us all to become used to these changes, but you will find that the role of the director should overall have been made a bit easier and players will more often be able to continue play with a minimum of disruption.

EBED has prepared a set of training materials suitable for a ½ day course to explain the changes and provide some practical examples and simulations of how they would apply. Information about these courses can be found on our website. http://www.ebedcio.org.uk/td-training  Additional courses will be added as soon as dates and venues are confirmed. Please encourage your club/county committee to consider hosting one of these sessions – they are welcome to contact me for additional information (see email address below).

Midweek during the Summer Meeting in Eastbourne there will be a range of director and EBUScore training courses available, including a day (Friday 11th August) on the impact of the new Laws. Similarly there will be a new Laws training seminar at the EBU headquarters in Aylesbury on 14th September. If you would like to come, please send me an email at the address given below.

Camberley, Caterham and Woking Bridge clubs are also organising their own training sessions, which are open to non members – and you may be able to find out more information in those cases through the club websites. If not I would be pleased to offer further advice - please email me at richard@ebedcio.org.uk

All EBU directors have been trained already on the Laws and can be contacted to provide further advice. http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/td-list

As well as the ½ day seminars on the new Laws, EBED also runs the following courses

  • Club Director Training (previously 4 days, now 3 days)
  • 'How to Run a club Duplicate' (addresses the organisational aspects rather than how to give rulings)
  • ½- or full-day general 'refresher' courses on a bespoke basis

An online quiz is available which you can use to consolidate your skills: download it here.

Kind regards

Richard Banbury
English Bridge Education & Development

 

Click here to go to our Library where you can get more information on the new Laws

 

Congratulations

Chairman's Lunch
Directed by Sandra Cape

 

Winners
 

Steve Irwin & David Elvin

(Selsdon)

 

Click Here for the Hall of Fame

Congratulations - Middlesex Congress

Congratulations to Graham Osborne and Frances Hinden who won the Middlesex Congress Swiss Pairs.

Congratulations

EBU Autumn Congress

Congratulations to Richard Granville and Graham Sadie who won the Satellite Pairs final at the EBU Autumn Congress

CONGRATULATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS

 Cafe Bridge comes to Esher

Esher’s pavements and restaurants came alive on Monday 16 October as it hosted its first ever Café Bridge event!  Over 240 players from all around the area descended on Esher to enjoy duplicate bridge throughout the day in some of its wonderful restaurants.

Putting on an event of this nature, which was held in aid of Princess Alice Hospice, requires a huge amount of goodwill, and local restaurants and businesses demonstrated this in spades.  Participating restaurants were

The Bear, Castello, Giggling Squid, Layla, Henry’s Grill,

      Zizzi, Pizza Express, Cote and The Wheatsheaf.

A raffle was held in The Bear with over 100 fabulous gifts generously donated by many local businesses, including a Fourball at Burhill Golf Club.  The whole day was a great success, and a grand total of £4,744.86 was raised for Princess Alice Hospice from the bridge ticket sales and the raffle.

Café Bridge is a unique style of bridge, a concept devised on the continent, and which is taking off in the London area. Events of this scale are enabled by our phone app-based scoring system, “BriAn”, which accumulates results from all the restaurants and allows players to follow their position in real time.

The organisers, Louise Pilcher, Jenny Parsons, Philippa Freeman and Jackie Waller, together with a small army of  local volunteers, are delighted to have introduced Café Bridge so successfully to players from near and far and showing Esher at its best!

To find out more about Café Bridge, and for info on other events in Surrey and London, including next year’s Esher event, please contact tournament director Victor Lesk:

Email: brianplaysbridge@gmail.com;  Mobile :+44 7804 953460, or visit our website: https://www.brianbridge.net/cafe

Congratulations

Chairman's Lunch
Directed by Sandra Cape

 

Winners
 

Steve Irwin & David Elvin

(Selsdon)

 

Click Here for the Hall of Fame

Congratulations - Middlesex Congress

Congratulations to Graham Osborne and Frances Hinden who won the Middlesex Congress Swiss Pairs.

Congratulations

EBU Autumn Congress

Congratulations to Richard Granville and Graham Sadie who won the Satellite Pairs final at the EBU Autumn Congress

CONGRATULATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS

 Cafe Bridge comes to Esher

Esher’s pavements and restaurants came alive on Monday 16 October as it hosted its first ever Café Bridge event!  Over 240 players from all around the area descended on Esher to enjoy duplicate bridge throughout the day in some of its wonderful restaurants.

Putting on an event of this nature, which was held in aid of Princess Alice Hospice, requires a huge amount of goodwill, and local restaurants and businesses demonstrated this in spades.  Participating restaurants were

The Bear, Castello, Giggling Squid, Layla, Henry’s Grill,

      Zizzi, Pizza Express, Cote and The Wheatsheaf.

A raffle was held in The Bear with over 100 fabulous gifts generously donated by many local businesses, including a Fourball at Burhill Golf Club.  The whole day was a great success, and a grand total of £4,744.86 was raised for Princess Alice Hospice from the bridge ticket sales and the raffle.

Café Bridge is a unique style of bridge, a concept devised on the continent, and which is taking off in the London area. Events of this scale are enabled by our phone app-based scoring system, “BriAn”, which accumulates results from all the restaurants and allows players to follow their position in real time.

The organisers, Louise Pilcher, Jenny Parsons, Philippa Freeman and Jackie Waller, together with a small army of  local volunteers, are delighted to have introduced Café Bridge so successfully to players from near and far and showing Esher at its best!

To find out more about Café Bridge, and for info on other events in Surrey and London, including next year’s Esher event, please contact tournament director Victor Lesk:

Email: brianplaysbridge@gmail.com;  Mobile :+44 7804 953460, or visit our website: https://www.brianbridge.net/cafe