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Coronavirus

The club continues to be closed for face-to-face play during the coronavirus pandemic and will only be reopened when there's every reason to be confident that it's safe to do so. 

Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.  Stay safe!

Annual General Meeting

We didn't let coronavirus beat us and our AGM was held on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 - on Zoom of course!

Notes from the meeting, together with the Chairman's report, the Treasurer's financial statement for 2020 and the competition report can be found by clicking here.

Annual Subscriptions

We agreed at our AGM that members who had paid their full annual subscriptions in 2020 should pay no further fee for 2021 and that there would be a £5 fee for anyone joining the club at any time this year.

Welcome to the Kingston Seymour Bridge Club - come along and join us!
Introduction and General Information
Introduction and General Information

Welcome to the website of the

  Kingston Seymour   Bridge Club

We hope you'll find it both interesting and informative.

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The club meets in the Village Hall, Kingston Seymour, near Clevedon, where duplicate bridge is played once a week on a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:15pm - although we ask players to arrive by 7:05pm so that the number of tables and movement can be established and play started promptly.

We usually play 24 boards, have a tea and biscuit break half-way through the evening and aim to be packed up and out of the hall by 10:30pm at latest.

We use computer generated hands and BridgeTabs electronic scoring devices.  Results are usually available at the end of the evening and are also published on this website, together with hand records and optimum contract information.

We like to think of ourselves as being a pretty friendly bunch, with an enjoyable evening being as important (and more achievable for most of us!) as topping the table.

Table money is £2.00 for members and £3.00 for guests and visitors, with the tea, coffee and biscuits included at no additional charge.


Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome but we do ask that they contact one of our committee members (whose details are in the 'club information' section) in advance - in order to check we'll have room for them and to enter their details in our electronic scoring system!

We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU) via the Somerset Contract Bridge Association (SCBA) and as such all of our members are entitled to the benefits of EBU membership as described here.

Master points are awarded for all events except improvers evenings.

Last updated : 6th Mar 2021 16:05 GMT
Education Opportunities

Improve your Bridge in 2021 - as the restrictions relax!

After such a long period of inactivity due to coronavirus, we're delighted to be able to offer some great training opportunities, courtesy of RealBridge in association with some
of the UK's finest bridge experts.

Andrew Robson was the expert in the first four events, which many of our members took advantage of in April.  Next in line is David Bird, one of the world's most prolific bridge writers (with more than 150 books to his credit) and a past bridge correspondent of
the Mail on Sunday and the London Evening Standard.

David's session (played on RealBridge) addresses one of those things we've all experienced as declarer; winners in your own hand or in dummy - but you can't get to them!

The session comprises four hands demonstrating different aspects of planning your entries, followed by a 10-minute video on two of the hands and a text commentary on all of them.
It should take no more than 45 minutes in total - and it's free-of-charge!

Tricia Ewing is planning the event and will confirm the date and time - but you should definitely plan to attend!  Do ask Tricia to put your name on her list.

Please watch this page for details of future events and let Tricia know if there are any topics you'd particularly like us to cover in them.

Last updated : 2nd Jun 2021 16:16 BST
Help with Using BBO

Adam Wiseberg and Paul Gipson have each produced some excellent YouTube videos which can help with many aspects of using BBO - from initial registration through to the complexities of creating a team match and using sample hands for a teaching session.

You can click here to see Adam's videos and here to see Paul's.

Our thanks to Adam and Paul for creating these videos and for allowing us to use them.

Last updated : 31st May 2021 20:49 BST
Michael Coda Simultaneous Pairs 2021

Those of our members who can remember playing face-to-face (!!) will know that, for several years, we've taken part in the SCBA's annual Michael Coda Cup event in aid of local charities.

This year, whilst we had to to play online, the event still took place and an incredible 250 pairs took part, playing at one of eleven 'virtual clubs' across the county.  More than 20 of our members took part in the heat hosted by the Clevedon & Portishead club on 3 February.

A magnificent total of £3376 has been raised for CLIC Sargent.

A wonderful effort by the bridge players of Somerset.

Last updated : 31st May 2021 20:53 BST
SCBA

The SCBA (Somerset Contract Bridge Association) are very active, we work closely with them and get a great deal of support from them.

Click here to go to their website and see what they're up to.

Last updated : 8th Feb 2021 16:38 GMT
SCBA West of England Congress
SCBA West of England Congress

After an enforced (but successful) online event last year, fingers are tightly crossed that this year's Congress can return to the favoured face-to-face format and players can meet old friends again.

Click here for more details on the SCBA website.

Last updated : 31st May 2021 20:47 BST
SCBA County League

Both of our teams have now played their final matches of the SCBA's 2021 Spring League (on line of course), both played the teams which were top of their respective divisions and they came away with rather mixed success!

Our 'A' team, represented by Tricia Ewing, Liz Hale and Daphne and Joe Patrick, played a team from Frome and suffered an 18-2 defeat.

The 'B' team, represented this time by Graham Daniel, Tony Bowler, Tim Mather and David Sands played the best of several teams from Weston-super-Mare and inflicted their only defeat of the season on them, winning by an excellent 15-5 margin.

Both teams finished the season in a comfortable mid-table position and our congratulations go to them.

Click here to see the third division table and details of the matches played by our 'A' team and here to see the fourth division table and details of the matches played by our 'B' team.

Last updated : 21st Jun 2021 12:13 BST
Calendar
22nd June 2021
Club Pairs (on RealBridge)
Director: Graham Daniel
29th June 2021
Club Pairs (on RealBridge)
Director: Tony Bowler
6th July 2021
Club Pairs (on RealBridge)
Director: Liz Hale
Results
Club Pairs (on RealBridge)
Director: Tricia Ewing
Club Pairs (on RealBridge)
Director: Liz Hale
Club Pairs (on RealBridge)
Director: Tim Mather