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Welcome to Nailsea Bridge Club
Introduction and General Information
Introduction and General Information

Welcome to Nailsea Bridge Club website.  

The Club plays duplicate bridge on Thursday evenings. We are affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU) via the Somerset Contract Bridge Association (SCBA). Nailsea Club members automatically become members of both the EBU and SCBA once they have played 12 times at this club. As an affiliated club all our members are entitled to the benefits of EBU membership which you can read about here.

Hands are computer dealt (duplimated), enabling hand records to be available at the end of play. They are also displayed on this website, together with the evening's results. Master Points are then uploaded to the EBU. 

The Club takes part in SCBA competitions and three annual charity simultaneous pairs, Some of our players do well in county competitions and occasionally at national level. Others just enjoy a pleasant evening's bridge.

Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome.

The Club meets at Mizzymead Recreation Centre, Mizzymead Rise, Nailsea BS48 2JJ. Table money is £3.00 for members and £3.00 for visitors.

There is a new annual Membership User Fee of £20. Once visitors have played three times they would be expected to become members of the Club.  

Please note that we are now using electronic scoring and request members and visitors to arrive by 7.05pm. If you are unable to arrive by then, but intend to play, please let someone know in advance. The director/scorer will then be able to set up the bridge tablets for a prompt start at 7.15pm.  



Brian passed away peacefully at home on 5th September 2022 . His funeral will take place at Bristol South Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd September at 12.45 pm and his family would welcome Brian’s bridge friends there and afterwards at the Masonic Hall in Nailsea.

Mike Powell’s thoughts are as follows:-

“I partnered Brian for about 10 years.

He was a very likeable man, not afraid to show his point of view, but always a gentleman at the bridge table.

We had reasonable success as a partnership, getting our names on Bristol Bridge Club’s Honours Board and in 2007, our biggest achievement, winning the Swiss Pairs at the Wiltshire  Congress.

I know he’ll be fondly remembered by many bridge players.”


West of England Congress 2022
West of England Congress 2022

A bridge player for most of his life, Patrick passed away peacefully on 9th April four months short of his 90th birthday. He will be sorely missed by his many bridge playing friends. 

We all remember his signatory phrase when asked how he was.  “Still alive” was his reply in an upbeat manner.

Patrick started playing bridge over 60 years ago at Reading Bridge Club.  He retired following a career with British Railways and moved to Yatton, playing bridge at Nailsea and Winscombe Clubs and, more recently, at Kingston Seymour.

Patrick, the perfect gentleman, the experienced bridge player, the good natured lovely person will fondly be remembered by us all.

Contributed by:  John Cockram



Your Committee are pleased to welcome you back to the Club on 2nd September.

After much discussion at a recent meeting, it was decided not to impose any restrictions on members. 

Individuals, however, may prefer to continue some.We will, however, be providing hand gel on every table.

Bridgemates will be cleaned prior to each session and only North at each table will be allowed to touch them.

Similarly, bidding boxes will be cleaned prior to each session and given to individuals for their exclusive use.  If members prefer, they may, of course, use their own.

We will be playing Mitchell movements only, thereby reducing the number of people changing tables between rounds.

When possible windows or the outer door to the tennis courts will remain open.


New Mizzymead Arrangements

Mizzymead Recreation Centre has introduced a “User Registration” fee of £20 (UR fee).  This is payable to the Charity whereas in the past members paid a subscription to Mizzymead Social Club which, presently, no longer exists.  The bar is being run by a separate Committee and is closely monitored to ensure that it is breaking even:  it will be closed if it does not.

The UR fee is payable by the members of all sections and regular hirers.  Once paid an electronic card will be issued which will enable access to the premises if they are not staffed.  As we play when the bar is open, members will probably not have the bother of having to use the card readers.  The card needs to be produced when a member purchases items from the bar however as there is two-tier pricing with non members paying 10% more.

Mizzymead would prefer that the separate sections collect the UR fees from their own members and pay over in bulk. They will then not have to deal with numerous individual payments.  Ken Bawdon will collect your £20 either in cash, by cheque payable to Nailsea Bridge Club, or those who use internet banking can make payment direct to:

Account: Nailsea Bridge Club    Sort Code: 20-94-74    A/c No:  60659517

A Registration Form will need to be completed. Club members should have already received this form by email. Alternatively the Form can be accessed by looking under the Information tab on the left hand side of this Home page. It can be downloaded on to your own computer in a word document format for completion. Please complete the Form ready for 2 September 2021 or by the first time you intend to play at the Club again. The new electronic cards will not be issued until the completed Form has been processed by the Mizzymead office.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

2nd February 2023
Open Pairs
9th February 2023
Open Pairs
16th February 2023
Michael Coda Sims/Club Pairs
Open Pairs
Director: Ken
Scorer: BridgeTabs
Club Pairs
Director: Ken
Scorer: BridgeTabs
Open Pairs
Director: Ken
Scorer: BridgeTabs