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Surrey County Bridge Association

The Surrey County Bridge Association seeks to publicise the Bridge events of Surrey Clubs, neighbouring Counties and local charity Bridge events. For further information go to



Whilst play in our local bridge clubs is suspended, many of us will be missing the enjoyment of duplicate bridge and may like to play on-line.  If you are interested please go to the main menu and view "Online play"


Chris Lewis, Chairman

Surry County Bridge Association Summer Schedule 2020
SCBA have provided a schedule of their Summer competitions which are available to view under 'Competitions'


AGM 2020

Following the postponement of the AGM, you will find my Annual Report and reports from the Directors and the No Fears Section in the main menu on the left of this page under the heading "AGM 2020"

Youwill have received information from Alex Kemp relating to your BridgeSection subscription renewal. This new renewal schedule reflects the uncertainty surrounding our return to playing at the club and ensures that you
will not be paying for facilities which are not available to you. I hope you find Alex' note clear but if you need any further explanation, please feel free to get in touch.

Chris Lewis, Chairman

Summer League Round 2


The first Summer League online Teams competition was completed last week, won by Janice Hambly's team of her, Prim Penny, Chris Tibbott and Maggie Ingham. It seems this was enjoyed by all the players in the 6 teams and Summer League Round 2 begins w/c June 8th, this time with 8 teams. As before, I will be pleased to present prizes to the winners.

My thanks to Sue Higgins for organising this and keeping everyone in order

This competition will take us almost to the end of July at which point we will reassess the playing situation


Results of Summer League Round 2, 2020 
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Played Total Points Avg
1 Hilary Havelock x 13 11 6  0     13 5 43 8.6
2 Chris Lewis  7 x  12 10   14 10   5 53 10.6
3 Shuna King  9 8 x 10   20 15   5 62 12.4
4 Janice Hambly 14 10  10 x 1      20 5 55 11.0
5 Ian Murray 20      19 x 18 14  9 5 80 16.0
6 Margaret Wilkinson    6 0    2 x  1  16 5 25 5.0
7 Sue Higgins    10  5   6 19 x  8 5 48 9.6
8 Dave Wright  7      0  11 4 12 x 5 30 6.8




As the 2020 Bridge Section AGM has had to be postponed I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2019/2020 Bridge Section competitions:

Nancy Beament Pairs: Ian Rae & Susan Taylor

Hutton Shield:  Helen Mitchell & Tony Philpott

Daphne Baker Trophy:   Maddy Tubb

Chairman’s Cup for Championship Teams of Four: Ian & Loraine Rae, Derek Payne & Ian Murray

Winter Teams League Sue Higgins, Derek Gittins, Susan Taylor, Yvette Bailey, Annette & Doug Dungate

Many congratulations to all concerned and I hope that it won’t be too long before we are all playing bridge in the Club.

Chris Lewis, Chairman.

Welcome to the BOURNE BRIDGE CLUB - Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible
Welcome to the BOURNE BRIDGE CLUB - Normal Service will be resumed as soon as possible

The Bourne Club Bridge Section – known as The Bourne Bridge Club - is a friendly and comfortable place where many of its 130 members will be found enjoying themselves on Monday and Thursday evenings every week. These competitive - but non-confrontational - duplicate sessions start promptly at 7.20 pm and end about 10.30 pm. 

All hands are computer dealt and Bridgemates are used for scoring. All results are posted on our Website immediately after play has finished. The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and the "Best Behaviour at Bridge" code of practice is observed as far as is humanly possible by everyone.

Throughout the year Duplicate and Teams competitions are held. Winners qualify to represent the club in Surrey Finals.

On Friday evenings some members of the Bourne Club meet at 7.20 pm for a very relaxed session of ‘No Fear’ bridge.

Prior to applying to join the club potential members may visit the club on up to six times to see if they think that our club might be right for them. At the same time Club Committee members decide if they think that the person applying will fit in generally with the ethos of the club.

Visitors pay a Guest Fee of £1.50 plus £1.00 Table Money. Should they subsequently accept an invitation to join they will be required to pay a one-off Joining Fee of £25 after which the Annual Subscription of £148.00 entitles the member to play in any bridge session at the Bourne Club. Table Money for Members is £1.00 per session on Mondays and Thursdays and just 60p for the relaxed session on Fridays.

To find out more about playing bridge in the friendly atmosphere at the Bourne Club ring the Chairman, Chris Lewis on 01483 502244.


          Many thanks to Derek Gittins for

        the weekly quiz

        For past quizes please main menu   


                  Quiz 17: 9 July

                 ♠ A 8 7 5 4
                 A 4
                 ♣ A Q 10 5 4

                 ♠ K Q J 10 9 6
                 A 9 6
                 9 6
                 ♣ 9 6

A tricky one last week see if you find this easier. This time South is in 6 Spades. West leads the ♥K and East follows with the ♥3. Can South make the contract against any distribution?     

      ♠   ♣ ♠   ♣ 


  Quiz  16  2 July
             ♠ A K
            7 6 5 4 3 2
             A J 10
            ♣ A 10

    W                    E
  ♠ Q J 10 9 8     ♠ -
  ♥  Q J 10 9 8      -
  ♦ 2                  Q 7 6 5 4 3
  ♣ Q J               ♣ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3

           ♠ 7 6 5 4 3 2
            A K
          ♦  K 9 8
          ♣ K 2

This time South plays in 4 No Trumps and West leads ♦2. Can you lead South to success?


Solution Quiz 16

The solution to this is quite ingenious and not easy to describe.  I hope it all makes sense

South plays ♦J from Dummy and ducks East’s ♦Q with the ♦8 in hand (key play).  East has now two choices – either lead a Club or lead a Diamond.

  1. If East leads a Club.  South wins with ♣A in Dummy and returns to hand with ♣K.  South now leads ♦9 from hand and watches what major suit West discards from.  If it is a Heart, South throws his ♦10 (leaving his ♦A as an entry to Dummy’s Hearts) while if it is a spade then South overtakes ♦9 with his ♦A (leaving his ♦K as an entry to his Spades in hand).

South can now cash the Ace and King of West’s shorter major and cross back (to hand or to Dummy) with his recently promoted entry. He can now lead West’s shorter major for West to win.  West must now lead his other major which is taken by declarer who promptly plays the opponent’s shorter major again.  West takes the trick with his last card in that suit and has to return the lead to declarer who can now cash the last two cards in the major that he has at last promoted.

  1. If East leads another Diamond.  This time South takes the trick with the ♦A and plays back to the ♦K.  East has to discard his two Clubs in order to protect his majors.  Now South can use the same strategy as before using his Clubs instead of Diamonds.  He leads the ♣2 from hand and (if West discards a Heart) he throws the ♣10 from Dummy leaving the ♣A as an entry.  However, if West discards a Spade, South overtakes the ♣2 with the ♣A in Dummy leaving the ♣K in hand as an entry.  The play then continues in the same manner as above.

Note:  There is no point in East ducking Dummy’s ♦J at the beginning because declarer will merely cash his ♦A and then his ♦K and continue as above giving declarer a free trick in the process.

South makes 2 Club tricks, 2 Diamond tricks and 6 tricks in the majors. 

   ♠   ♣ ♠   ♣ 








Duplicate Pairs
Director: Hilary Havewlock
Scorer: Ian Rae Z 18
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Ian Rae
Scorer: Margaret Deal Z15
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Mike Tettenborn
Scorer: Margaret Z16
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Yvette
Scorer: Derek Deal Z14
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Hilary Havelock
Scorer: Ian Rae Z 13