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THIS CLUB YEAR'S ROLL OF HONOUR.

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......AND CLUB'S GALLERY OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS!
CLUB PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
CLUB PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

Our Club Champions again this year!

Congratulations Sheila and Colin!
PAUL JONES 2017
PAUL JONES 2017

Millie and John A with Richard and Grant.

 

KENNEDY PLATE 2016
KENNEDY PLATE 2016

Congratulations to Alan and Mike.

DILWORTH CUP 2016
DILWORTH CUP 2016

The second year running for Richard. He played with eight different partners over the season, and still had the best average overall! Well done.

WALTER SCOTT MEMORIAL TROPHY. 2016
WALTER SCOTT MEMORIAL TROPHY. 2016

Winning by just one imp!

FAIRLAMB CUP.
FAIRLAMB CUP.

Congratulations Sheila and Colin - 2015 winners of the Fairlamb Cup.

AND 2016!

GARDEN CITY TEAM OF EIGHT FINAL 2016
GARDEN CITY TEAM OF EIGHT FINAL 2016
STEELE TEAMS OF FOUR 2016
STEELE TEAMS OF FOUR 2016

Winners Anona and Valerie, with Sue and Mike L - a new successful combination!

LADIES PAIRS 2016
LADIES PAIRS 2016

Second time for Doreen. Well done!

INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015.
INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015.

Our 2015 Club Champion, new member Dorin, with Christine H runner-up. During the evening they played with twentyfour different partners!

 
HELLO! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
HELLO!  WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

The Taunton Bridge Club is affiliated to the Somerset Contract Bridge Association and to the English Bridge Union.

Our club nights are held on Wednesday and Friday evenings in the Catholic Centre, The Mount, Taunton, TA1 3NR. There is ample free parking in the School car park which is adjacent to the Catholic Centre. We have a spare partner rota operating on all club evenings so players without a partner are guaranteed a game. There isn't normally a spare partner on competition evenings/Sims events. We use Bridgemates to score at the table, so results are available at the end of play. We welcome players of all standards - our aim is to help and encourage.

We like to start play at 7pm prompt and therefore arrival before 6.50pm would be appreciated to enable the Director to organise the movement and Bridgemate can be set up.

Do join us! Visitors are very welcome.

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LADIES AND MEN'S PAIRS.
LADIES AND MEN'S PAIRS.

Congratulations from The Yangzi River to Valerie and Anona and Nigel and Heinz for coming top in their sections in the 2017 Ladies and Men's Pairs event. With fourteen Ladies pairs and ten Men's - and I see....no mixed this year, twelve tables was an excellent turnout. With no outgoing email, I'm very cut off from you all. The Chinese government has blocked all gmail, and many other servers! So....hello, we're here and it's super!

Well done for what looks like a very good evening!   J.

 

DID THE FINESSE WORK FOR YOU?

A bridge mugging – we name the perpetrator!

 

     It has been reported that a bridge mugging took place at Taunton Bridge Club last Wednesday.

The victim was no less than Rob Lawy, probably our best player.

 

He was playing in 4♠ and this was the club suit:

Declarer  ♣ A K 9 4    Dummy  ♣ J 8 2.

 

Having drawn trumps, he led the 2♣ from dummy.

The next hand played the queen and he won with the ace.

Now he can surely make all four club tricks by playing a club to the eight.

 

But, no, the finesse lost to the ten.

The defender had played the queen from Q 10 doubleton and brilliantly fooled declarer!

 

   Independent witnesses confirm that the mugger was Vivienne Bedingham, whose case comes up shortly.                       Colin.

NOVEMBER COMMITTEE MINUTES.

Your committee's minutes for November have now been ratified and ready for you to access in The Minutes Archive. Use your own password for access.

NOVEMBER COMMITTEE MINUTES.
MIXED PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017.

What a close run thing! Only .05% separated Sheila and Colin, our new Mixed Pairs Champions from Jackie W and Les! We are used to seeing Sheila and Colin at the top, but this is the first time in recent history they have won this competition. Well done Sheila and Colin. We had a very full room, including a new visitor and likely new member - another Sheila - with thirteen and a half tables, and nineteen mixed pairs. And, well done also to Lyn and Mary S who gave Sheila and Colin their only bad board! Thankyou to everyone for supporting our Mixed Pairs Championship. 

MICHAEL CODA CUP 2017.

As a result of players' generosity towards The Michael Coda Cup, our County Treasurer Richard has been able to send £487 each to Minehead, Burnham and Weston-Super-Mare RNLI Stations. There is a thankyou letter from Minehead on display on our club notice board.  yes

 

PAUL JONES COMPETITION.

 

We had ten teams on the list for this year's Paul Jones Competition. On the day it became eleven and on the night it went back to ten again! But we can easily cope with that.     'Norths, please make sure on every round that you have the correct pair and the correct boards!' 'North, please make sure you enter the correct board number. You're sharing and the boards may come to you out of order!'.'I'll move the boards!'. This rang out very loud and clear after nearly every round. THANKYOU Richard for keeping us going so successfully this year. He didn't have one 'Director Please'  AND......James had a computer free game as there were no mistakes for him to deal with. Well done everyone. Brilliant!

And despite all the distraction for Richard, he and his team - Grant, and Millie and John A , still came out in the top spot with +45 points! Joint Runners-up were Audrey, Christine H with Rita and Christine L, and   Peter and Colin R with Naomi and Margaret with +25. 

SPARE PARTNER ROTA.

The club really appreciates the goodwill of the many members who regularly make their contribution to the club by being The Spare Partner. It's a vital service we provide. New members coming along on their own feel welcomed and new partnerships develop. Players who have had a cancellation are still able to come along and have a game. However, it is becoming more and more difficult to complete the calendar. Therefore the committee has made the decision to increase the exclusion limit for Spare Partners to 15 miles, although we do realise that some members living further way than this already fill a spot and do their spares nights. Secretary Lesley has requested you confirm you are willing and able to do a spare partner night, and if you have a preference for Wednesday or Friday Sheila will try and accommodate this. Those living quite a distance may prefer to do their nights during the lighter evenings to enable them to get home in daylight. Again, please let us know. Thankyou for your support, and fingers cossed we can keep the list complete.    yes

 

GARDEN CITIES TROPHY.
GARDEN CITIES TROPHY.

Our Team of Eight travelled North to compete in the Garden City Trophy Final. Playing against some of the top teams in the country, they came fourth out of eight teams, winning four matches and only just losing a fifth. Well done to Colin and Rob, Richard and Norman, Sheila and Roger, and JackieW and Heinz - who stepped in to the breach to complete the team!

And.....a note from Colin.......There were lots of slams. On this hand:    Q 8 7 5,    A K J 8 7 5 4,    A,    7,  the hearts never got mentioned!
Partner overcalled the 3
 opener with 3. The most practical bid now is 4NT, Key Card Blackwood and partner shows three 'Aces'.
That must be the A
 and A, K and, with a 9-card fit in spades, 7 must be odds on. It duly rolled home for a good swing to Taunton.

Colin

 

 

 

 

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LATEST RESULTS!

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FORGOTTEN WHEN YOU'RE SPARE PARTNER?

Check to see when you're 'The Spare' by looking in Calendar. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US.
To contact us, look in the menu under 'Information' and either 'Contact Us' or 'Where and When' - or - if you've registered as a member of our club in the member's area, leave a message for everyone in there!
OUR CLUB'S MASTER POINTS PROMOTIONS FOR FEBRUARY.
 
Meg Stephens - 2 Star Master.
Congratulations Meg!
 
 
 
ALL TIME EBU RANKING 2016.

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SOMERSET CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
Click here to link to the Somerset Contract Bridge Association website, and enter County competitions online.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATES TO THINK ABOUT!

Club Events - 

Friday 26th. May - Ladies and Men's Pairs.

And County -

Sunday 7th. May - County Percentage Final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY SUCCESS!

Swiss Pairs - 

1st. Roger with Colin Juneman

 

 

 
WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS

West of England Congress entries are now being accepted by entering online through the Somerset County Website. AND the good news is, the event is being held at The Winter Gardens  again this year. But the numbers will be restricted, so get your entry in early.

See the full details on SCBA web-site.
WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS
MONTHLY FRIDAY EVENING IMPROVER'S RESULTS AND COLIN'S NOTES.

Colin's comments about Friday 5th. May our 'early Friday' session for our Improvers, and notes looking at declarer's play, and counting the cards, and 'The Crunch'

 

Instructions on how to access our club night results can be found by clicking here and looking at the first item on the page.

 

Results
Fri 26th May 2017
Ladies Pairs
Scorer: James Woodman
Fri 26th May 2017
MENS AND LADIES PAIRS
Director: James
Scorer: James Woodman
Calendar
Wed 31st May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Sally
Scorer: James
Spare Partner: Meg Stephens
Fri 2nd Jun 2017
WBF WORLD SIMS and Club Percentage
Director: James
Scorer: James
Spare Partner: NO SPARE PARTNER
Wed 7th Jun 2017
Club Percentage
Director: Nigel
Scorer: James
Spare Partner: Mike Leach
Click for the Members Only section
LATEST RESULTS!

Scroll down this page for easy access to our latest results - and view other items on the way!

FORGOTTEN WHEN YOU'RE SPARE PARTNER?

Check to see when you're 'The Spare' by looking in Calendar. 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US.
To contact us, look in the menu under 'Information' and either 'Contact Us' or 'Where and When' - or - if you've registered as a member of our club in the member's area, leave a message for everyone in there!
OUR CLUB'S MASTER POINTS PROMOTIONS FOR FEBRUARY.
 
Meg Stephens - 2 Star Master.
Congratulations Meg!
 
 
 
ALL TIME EBU RANKING 2016.

Click here.

SOMERSET CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
Click here to link to the Somerset Contract Bridge Association website, and enter County competitions online.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATES TO THINK ABOUT!

Club Events - 

Friday 26th. May - Ladies and Men's Pairs.

And County -

Sunday 7th. May - County Percentage Final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY SUCCESS!

Swiss Pairs - 

1st. Roger with Colin Juneman

 

 

 
WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS

West of England Congress entries are now being accepted by entering online through the Somerset County Website. AND the good news is, the event is being held at The Winter Gardens  again this year. But the numbers will be restricted, so get your entry in early.

See the full details on SCBA web-site.
WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS
MONTHLY FRIDAY EVENING IMPROVER'S RESULTS AND COLIN'S NOTES.

Colin's comments about Friday 5th. May our 'early Friday' session for our Improvers, and notes looking at declarer's play, and counting the cards, and 'The Crunch'

 

Instructions on how to access our club night results can be found by clicking here and looking at the first item on the page.

 

Results
Fri 26th May 2017
Ladies Pairs
Scorer: James Woodman
Fri 26th May 2017
MENS AND LADIES PAIRS
Director: James
Scorer: James Woodman
Calendar
Wed 31st May 2017
Duplicate
Director: Sally
Scorer: James
Spare Partner: Meg Stephens
Fri 2nd Jun 2017
WBF WORLD SIMS and Club Percentage
Director: James
Scorer: James
Spare Partner: NO SPARE PARTNER
Wed 7th Jun 2017
Club Percentage
Director: Nigel
Scorer: James
Spare Partner: Mike Leach