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Our Venue

The Cricket Club has a bar close to the bridge room.

The director will call a ten minute break at a convenient time. Please resume play promtly when called by the director.

Members will be able join the cricket club (£10.00 per annum) and will then be entitled to a 10% reduction in refreshment costs.

To save time at the break orders can be placed at the bar before the start of play.

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Welcome to Sarum Bridge Club
Welcome to Sarum Bridge Club

Sarum Bridge club meets in the Cricket Club on the Wilton Road in Salisbury three times a week. We are affiliated to the EBU and the Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association and our doors are always open to new members and visitors.

Our premises are disabled friendly (there is a lift to the first floor) and there is a bar where refreshments can be ordered.

There is a large, free car park.      Find our Venue

Monday and Wednesday evenings are competitive evenings and play starts promptly at 19.00. Members are asked to be at the club by 18.45.
On Thursday we hold a social session, starting at 15.00 with members being asked to arrive by 14.45. 

Table fees are £3.00 for members and £4.00 for visitors.
The annual membership fee is £10.00

We run an online stewarding system at all sessions so a game is guaranteed.
Visitors needing a partner should contact the Chair person or secretary. 

On the 6th September the Sarum club reopened for f2f play. There are some Covid precautions in place which I would ask you to read and abide by for the safety of all. 

Happy playing! Contact us

A message from the Chair

Hi Everyone!

Yet again I find myself writing to you whilst sweltering in 30 degrees of heat! What a stalwart lot you are! We had a record 17½ tables this week.......just when I was wondering whether it would be too hot to play! It’s so good to see the number of tables increasing.....surely a good omen for the Autumn.

For those of us who wonder about the future of the game, it was very heartening to read on the EBU news page that, taking part in the 2022 European Youth Championships, the English under 16’s, under 21’s and under 26 youth teams all qualified for the World Youth Championship in 2023 .....the under 16’s winning the silver medal. The EBU has had to cut their financial support to the Youth teams due to Covid and are now actively raising money again from clubs and individuals to give the youth section more support.

Well, stay cool everyone and thank you all for your continued support.

Best wishes to you all.

Fiona

Covid Precautions

For the foreseeable future the following rules have been put in place by the Committee of Sarum Bridge Club. 

  1. We would expect that all our members and visitors have been double [Covid] vaccinated.

  2.  Members are requested not to attend any session if they are displaying any signs of Covid infection.  

  3. The club will ensure the bridge room is well ventilated and members will be advised that extra clothing may be advantageous.

  4. The wearing of masks is an individual decision, but members are free to use them if they prefer.

Members who choose to attend a bridge session must do so at their own risk and neither the Club nor its Committee accept any responsibility for any consequences of catching the virus. 

Club Honours Board 2019/20

Club Champions -    Georgie Dalton and Sonia Blandy

Mixed Pairs -            Pat Ussher and Mike Osullivan

Club Teams -            Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Dave Hale and Paul Wright

Handicap Teams -    Breda and Sid Adcock, Andy Tilling and Alan Burroughs

Handicap Pairs -      Nigel Reid and Jill Carlisle

Mens Pairs -             David Clayton and Sid Adcock

Ladies Pairs -           Sue Hands and Jenny Coates

Subscriptions

Subscriptions for the year 2022 - 2023 will be due from 1st April.

The annul fee will be £10.00 and members are requested to pay Sheila our membership secretary or any committee member as soon as possible, preferably by the end of April.

New members are welcome to join us for any session and may play 3 times as visitors, we hope they will then sign up as members.

The New Stewarding System

The new system will use the “Find a partner page” of the website and will work as follows:

  1. There will still be a stewards list for Monday and Wednesday and members are encouraged to take their turn to be steward.

  2. The steward will log on to the “Find a partner" page of the website at least 24hrs before the event, register as needing a partner and also post a message saying something like “I am steward for the game on Wednesday”.

  3. Members looking for a partner should also log on and register as needing a partner.

  4. At the cut off time of 5.00pm on the day, the steward should check the website.

    • If there are an even number of members looking for a partner they will be able to attend and play with each other. No need for the steward to attend.
    • If there are an odd number of members looking for a partner the steward will attend to make up a pair.
  5. Members should only log on as looking for a partner, if they are certain that they can attend.


Further guidance for members and stewards see this page: Find a partner instructions

Any problems please contact the Steward Secretary

Best Behaviour at Bridge

A gentle reminder to ensure that every member of our club has an enjoyable evening/afternoon. Even when concentration and pressure take their toll these simple guidelines should be followed:

1.   Greet others in a friendly manner prior to the start of each round.

2.   Be prepared to help new players or players who may not understand bidding sequences you may use.

3.   Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.

4.   Do not criticise either your partner or opponents at the table.

5.   Ensure that you help make the session an enjoyable time for all - enjoy the company as well as the game! 

Results
Monday Duplicate
Social Pairs
Weds Duplicate
Monday Duplicate
Social Pairs
Calendar
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Weds Duplicate
CC 1845
  (Partner?)
Thu 18th Aug 2022
Social Pairs
CC 1445
Mon 22nd Aug 2022
Monday Duplicate
CC 1845
  (Partner?)
Wed 24th Aug 2022
Weds Duplicate
CC 1845
  (Partner?)
Thu 25th Aug 2022
Social Pairs
CC 1445