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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 an annual Membership User Fee of £22. 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 7.10pm.

Forthcoming Events

At Nailsea:

2nd May: Next Multiple Teams event (if no half-table; pairs to be assigned together randomly).

Somerset (held at Woolavington, details here):

Sunday 21st April: Mixed Pairs
Sunday 21st April: Nine High Pairs

Somerset Nine High Pairs Event

Somerset Contract Bridge Association are holding an event on Sunday 21st April catering purely to those players across Somerset that have an NGS ranking of 9 or below. The tournament starts at 1.00 pm at Woolavington Village Hall  (TA7 8DY, map here). There will be simultaneously be a Mixed Pairs event there and an excellent tea will be available. The Nine High Pairs is a great opportunity to experience a county event without the Masters of the game and to meet like-minded players from clubs across the whole of Somerset. There is a reduced entry fee for this tournament of just £10 per player including tea (paid in advance). Please book here.

Mizzymead User Registration Renewal

The Bridge Club has no membership fee but Mizzymead Recreation Centre charges a User Registration Fee (URF) which is payable by the members of all sections and regular hirers.  Renewals are due on 1 May and the 2024 fee is £22.

Mizzymead 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 £22 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

New (and returning former) members will need to complete a Registration Form available from Ken or under the information tab on the left hand side of this Home page.

Celebrating the Club's 50th Anniversary
Celebrating the Club's 50th Anniversary

At the end of November 2022, the Club celebrated its 50th anniversary. A special event was held attended by more than fifty past and present members.

Two sessions of bridge were played either side of an excellent tea. It was a delight to catch up with a number of our past members and see them playing once again.

Two of our current members were also founder members of the Club. Barbara Parker and Marion Blackhall are shown cutting the cake to mark the occasion.

18th April 2024
Club Pairs
25th April 2024
Open Pairs
2nd May 2024
Open Pairs
Open Pairs
Director: John
Scorer: Bridgetabs
Random Teams
Director: Alan
Scorer: bridgetabs
Open Pairs
Director: Ken
Scorer: BridgeTabs