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Wesley Methodist Church

Wesley Slope

Frome BA11 1HA

Looking for a partner


If you are looking for a partner contact

Margaret Donkin
01373 671 835


Welcome to Frome Bridge Club
Somerset CBA West of England Congress 2024
Somerset CBA West of England Congress 2024

Full details of the congress may be found on the Somerset CBA website.

A new innovation is an event for players with an NGS rating of 9 or less.

 It is intended to run this event on Friday evening. It will will be 18-20 boards.

Frome Bridge Club
Frome Bridge Club

Welcome to the Frome Bridge Club web site. The club is affiliated to the EBU and aims to provide friendy but competitive duplicate bridge for members and visitors.

Boards are electronically duplimated and Bridgemate scoring is used meaning that results are available as soon as the last board is completed.

Frome is a pleasant Somerset market town and is situated 12 miles South of Bath.

The club meets every Monday at 7.00pm in Wesley Methodist Church at Wesley Slope, Frome for Face-to-Face play.

In addition, we provide lessons followed by assisted play on Thursday mornings from 9.30 to noon.

For further details contact:  John Perry on 01373 467508.

Morning Closure of Park Road from Thursday 25th April

This is a reminder that, as from Thursday 25th April 2024,

Park Road, which leads to the car park at Wesley Church, will

be closed from 8.25 to 8.55 each morning during term time.

This will impact us each Thursday morning.

Please time your arrival to allow for this closure.

Those who park at the Memorial Theatre should have no problem

but may be delayed by traffic congestion,


Bridge Lessons at Frome Bridge Club


Courses for both Improvers and Beginners are well established at Frome Bridge Club.

During the Summer months we offer friendly Assisted Play sessions..

 Sessions take place each Thursday from 9.30 to 12 noon

Lessons at various levels are scheduled to restart in early October 2023.


Full details can be found by contacting:

John Perry on 01373 467508 or


Bridge at Frome

As at May 2022 the bridge provided at Frome consists of:

1. A competitive Face-to-Face Duplicate session on Monday evenings at the Club's venue in Wesley Church, Frome.

2. Face-to-Face Assisted Play on Thursday morning

For further details about lessons please contact

Marianne Lewin on 01373 451989 or

John Perry on 01373 467508



Best Behaviour at Bridge

Asking for explanations and not bidding.

Do not ask what a bid means unless you are intending to bid. Asking for explanation without bidding could, in certain circumstances, be construed as passing unauthorised information to one‘s partner. If one doesn‘t intend to bid, questions of the opponents, should be made after the auction has concluded.   


What are Master Points and the Ranking System?

Master Points(MP) and the Ranking system

After each Monday session the results for the evening are uploaded to the EBU.

The EBU allocates MPs to each player in the top ranks for that evening

depending on the number of tables in play.

For example, on Monday 3rd Sept. there were 8 tables so MPs were awarded

to the top three pairs for both N/S and E/W.

The ranks start with:

Local Master              100 MPs

Club Master                 200 MPs 

Area Master                500 MPs

District Master           1000 MPs

County Master           2500 MPs

Master                        5000 MPs
and then upward

Somerset County League 2024-2025


The 2024-25 County League will be played on-line using Realbridge.

The matches are played on Fridays at 7.15 pm with the first match on 13th September (see calendar on SCBA web site for other dates).

New teams and new players for teams who have played in previous years are very welcome,

so if you are interested in entering a team or wish to join an existing team please contact Bob Warrender ( as soon as possible.

Teams may consist of players from a single club or from any number of clubs.

EBU Master Points Promotions

Congratulations to the following for their master point promotions as at the end of April 2024:


 Raymond Nicholson on his promotion to 3 Star Regional Master

Frank Thomas on his promotion to Advanced Master

Christine Arnold on her promotion to Advanced Master

David Clayton on his promotion to Master

Sue Dunn on her promotion to County Master

Judith Smart on her promotion to Club Master

Roger Smart on his promotion to Club Master

Chrissie Abrahams on her promotion to Local Master.

Redfern Strong on his promotion to Local Master

Hendrick Payne on his promotion to Local Master













Recent Winners of Duplicate Sessions


Monday 20th May

N/S Eve Barwell & Stan Christie

E/W Ray Nicholson & David Brown

Monday 27th May

1st Gayle & Colin Webb

2nd David Thackaberry & Ian Bell

Monday 3rd June

N/S Mike Porteous & Ian Bell

E/W Judith & Roger Smart

Monday 10th June

1st  Marianne Lewin & Christine Arnold

2nd  Val Smith & Chris Bailey-Green

Congratulations to all the winning pairs.

17th June 2024
Duplicate Pairs 7pm Start
Director: Stan Christie
Scorer: David Clayton
20th June 2024
Assisted Play 9.30 to 12 Noon
Scorer: John Perry
24th June 2024
Duplicate Pairs 7pm Start
Director: David Alsford
Scorer: Steve Douglas
Assisted Play 9.30 to 12 Noon
Director: John Perry
Scorer: Marianne Lewin
Duplicate Pairs 7pm Start
Director: Steve Douglas
Scorer: David Clayton
Assisted Play 9.30 to 12 Noon
Director: Marianne Lewin
Scorer: John Perry