What have these 4 been up to ...
Whatever it is - WELL DONE
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SCBA Learning Bridge Initiative
This course is sponsored by Somerset County Bridge Association and in our area is being organised by the following three clubs:
For further details -
please click here
Ray Walder firstname.lastname@example.org
01935 426 683
07845 128 029
Barry Blight email@example.com
01963 440 351
The EBU have produced a series of videos showing how to deal with common rulings which may occur at the table.
Click in the box to view
The EBU Shop has been rebadged and is now called The Bridge Warehouse. Please select the link to view the shop.
Club Chairman: David Steele 01935 428776 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday 2nd and 23rd May 2019
The Committee regrets that Johnson Park will not be available for Bridge because of the Council Elections on 2nd May and proposed European Elections on 23rd May. Bridge as usual on 9th and 16th May with TEAMS moving to 30th May. Teams will remain on the 30th even if we exit the EU before then. ( I suppose there is a chance that Pigs might Fly!!!)
(Sad to see BREXIT interfering with our Bridge!)
At a Committee meeting held at Johnson Park on Tuesday 12th March 2019 the following idea was proposed:
Switch the Thursday Evening Pairs to Thursday Afternoon.
Keep the Thursday Teams event as it is to an evening event.
The committee feels that this might help some members who don't like the late finishes and also that it might encourage a higher attendance.
Members are asked to give this proposal some thought. The Chairman will soon be in touch to elicit your response.
New Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017
The following is an extract from the EBU Website:
The big change that will affect players is the introduction of the new concept in Law 23 of a comparable call:
A call that replaces a withdrawn call is a comparable call, if it:
1. has the same or similar meaning as that attributable to the withdrawn call, or
2. defines a subset of the possible meanings attributable to the withdrawn call, or
3. has the same purpose (e.g. an asking bid or a relay) as that attributable to the
For a more detailed explanation click here:
(Check the Summary Poster)
Bridge sessions start at 7.00 p.m. promptly. Members are asked to be seated by 6.55 p.m. thus giving the Scorer a chance to set up the movement.
Your help with this would be most appreciated. Thank you.
There has been some concern that players who volunteer to play as a host may sometimes have their NGS Grading affected by playing with a new partner.
Please click here to read a note from the Chief Tournament Director of the EBU who explains this subject in a little more detail. NGS.pdf
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As you may (or may not) know the EBU NGS scheme went live on 1st March 2012. ( see here: NGS Scheme )
This scheme aims to provide members with an overview of a players current playing ability rather than the Master Point grade achieved over a players playing career.
For a full explanation of the scheme see here:
or for an overview see here: NGS-Docs
If you just want to check your own grade or someone else's grade go here:
In the Search box enter a Surname followed by a comma then an Initial or First name eg Smith,A
Most of the displayed fields are self-explanatory but as to the meaning of the grades, you will have to read one of the documents above for an explanation.
Hopefully, this short article will have whetted your appetite to go to the EBU website to check out this new Grading System.
If you are directing, it would be appreciated if you could :
1) arrive by 6.50 and organise dealing of boards
2) at the end of the session, remove all score slips (if used) and put boards in the box in numerical order. Also ensure Name Slips have been filled in (if used) and placed with the score slips.