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Douglas Wright

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

Recently added Charity Events

Surrey is delighted to promote Charity Events.

The most recently added Charity Events will be listed here


Marie Curie Annual Nationwide Bridge Tournament -- Register by 31 May 2018: -

(Marie Curie Bridge Flyer.pdf)


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. In preparation for this SCBA have 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


Next Surrey County Events

Click event to enter:

Note that Junior Players (under 25) will now be charged half price for entry to Surrey Events

10 June 1pm Surrey & Novice League Finals (entry by qualification)
24 June 1pm Wanborough Cup
25 - 29 June Surrey Charity Sim Pairs - Instructions in the Library
1 July 1pm Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs + AGM
27 August 1pm Surrey Blue Pointed Bank Holiday Swiss Pairs
10 - 14 September 1pm Club Pairs Challenge Heats

22 September 12pm

23 September 12pm

Green Point Swiss Pairs

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:

21 July Richmond Club Training - Penalty Doubles - Bernard Magee
5-7 October Learn & Play Bridge Weekend - Declarer Play
16-18 November Learn & Play Bridge Weekend - Counting & Competitive bidding strategies

Teacher Training in Surrey / Sussex

Club Teacher Training

No training currently scheduled.

Minibridge Teach the Teacher Courses

Horsham BC Thursday 31 May 2018

Wimbledon BC Sunday 24 June 2018

For more details or to book a place on one of these courses click here

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

Neighbouring County Events

Upcoming events in our neighbouring counties



Register by 31 May 2018: - Marie Curie Annual Nationwide Bridge Tournament (Marie Curie Bridge Flyer.pdf)
9 & 10 June: - Oxfordshire Congress (Website
16 & 17 June: - Berks & Bucks Green Point Swiss Pairs and Teams (Website)
17 June & 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.  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

All EBU directors have been trained already on the Laws and can be contacted to provide further advice.

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



Mary Edwards Cup
Directed by Richard Banbury



Ralph Evers & Ronald Wood




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Congratulations to Jeffrey Allerton for winning the trials with Chris Jagger of Cambs & Hunts.  They will be part of England's Open Team at the 2018 European Championships in Ostend in June this year.

Surrey Schools Cup
WINNERS - Friday 2nd Feb18
Event Surrey Schools Cup
Surrey Schools Cup Westminster School
 Oscar Selby & Carlos Lapuerta,
Theo Gillis & Liam Sanderson
Surrey Schools Salver Hampton School
Ben Au Yeung & William Boyce,
Henry Ayers & Thomas Bainbridge
MiniBridge Weydon School, Farnham
William McLeod & Henry Burrage


SCBA Safeguarding Policy

New policy adopted - see Youth, Safeguarding