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ALWAYS HAPPY TO LIST YOUR CLUB/COUNTY EVENT HERE.
Just contact scbachair@icloud.com with the information.

London Metropolitan Bridge Association offers a green pointed Swiss teams' event on Sunday July 12th.
All the details are here.

♥ Saturday 20th June (and every Saturday thereafter) Dorset Online Pairs tournament (BBO 2pm)♥ 

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Sunday 21st June (and every Sunday thereafter) HIWCBA Virtual Romsey Pairs 7 (BBO 2pm) ♦ 

CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORS

The SCBA committee has appointed Andy Ridgers as Chairman of Selectors for a two year period commencing immediately.

GET THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS PLAYING

New Bridge Challenge

Are you new to bridge and want to enjoy a friendly game with like-minded players?

The EBU offers games on Wednesdays and  Fridays at 2pm aimed at novice players and students. Boards will be played at a relaxed pace and in a safe and encouraging environment. An experienced teacher will be on hand to answer questions and you will be invited to join a post session discussion on Zoom, where you can meet your fellow bridge players. 

All the details are here.

FUNBRIDGE

WEEKLY SUFFOLK CHALLENGE ON WEDNESDAYS

You can play in EBU competitions on Funbridge. 

In these competitions you will partner one of Funbridge's 'robots', and play against two other robots. You therefore don't need a 'human partner' to take part, and you can play whenever you wish as you don't need human opponents online at the same time. The competitions consist of 20 boards, and you can play them at any time during the competition period, stopping and restarting as often as you wish. Games take place every day and run until midnight (24 hours). Monday and Friday are scored by IMPs. Other days are scored by matchpoints.

Acol is one of the bidding systems available for you to choose (which isn't always the case with some online platforms), and you can set which conventions and carding methods you and your robotic partner play.

The games cost €2 (by charging you in Euros we can charge less than £2), and Master Points can be won. There is also a month-long and year-long competition with cash prizes. 

The games are open to everyone.

BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

In addition to BBO and FunBridge, Bridge Club Live is an online favourite with many players. To find out more click here.

Visit us on Facebook

Why not join our new Facebook group .

ON LINE BRIDGE IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN

AGM

VIRTUAL AGM AND ONLINE 'FELIXSTOWE' CONGRESS CONFIRMED

SCBA 2020 AGM – 6th September 2020

It’s clear that we cannot hold a normal AGM this year, and so have decided to hold the AGM as an online meeting.  The meeting will start at 1:00 pm. Any documents, for instance, the annual accounts, which are normally circulated at the meeting will be made available through the county website at least one week before the meeting.Nominations for members to serve on the Executive Committee and items of any other business relevant to an AGM should be received by the Secretary by August 16thWe will use ZOOM to hold the meeting. You can attend a ZOOM meeting using any desktop, laptop or tablet computer. You do not have to have a camera or a microphone on your computer to attend the meeting – the only requirement is an internet connection. A consequence of holding an online meeting is that we will be able to record the meeting. For those of you unable to attend the meeting, we will make the recording available, either upon request or through the SCBA website.You can join the meeting by clicking on this link

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76876622600?pwd=anlsc3A3MG1mMUxrZlJRUDdhcHNCZz09

If you are already a confident ZOOM user, you can join the meeting with the Meeting ID: 768 7662 2600, and Password: SCBAAGM.
Depending on your technology and your internet connection, it can take a minute or two to join an online meeting like this. We will start the online meeting at least ten minutes before one o’clock, so that everyone can be ready to start the meeting on time. 

Scary Technical Stuff and an Offer of Help
If you haven’t used ZOOM before, or have concerns about using computers for this kind of event, Andy Ridgers has offered to help. Contact Andy on 01749 672338 or andyridgers@gmail.com, and he’ll set up a test event so that you can become familiar with the technology.

Last updated : 6th Jul 2020 10:18 BST
SCBA SPECIAL ON LINE EVENTS

 THESE EVENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL AND GUESTS FROM OTHER COUNTIES WILL BE VERY WELCOME 

BAROMETER PAIRS on SUNDAY JULY 26th starting at 1pm

2x 18 board sessions with a 30 minute interval. This event will be played on BBO and will cost 6BB$ payable on entry. Details of how to to get a BBO user name are on our home page under ON LINE BRIDGE GAMES . Please register your interest in playing here but actual entry is via BBO on the day.

PAUL JONES on SATURDAY and SUNDAY AUGUST 29th and 30th at 1pm each day
 

On Saturday teams of four will play three eight board matches against three other teams in their group. Each member of the team must play one match with each oif the other three players.On Sunday there will be a knock out for the group winners, seconds etc. probably involving a further 3 x8 board matches. It is essential that team captains have the ability to set up team matches on BBO. There is a helpful video here and later on we will have a ZOOM meeting to go through this process with all the captains who need it.

This event will cost £5 per player. Please enter here. Further details will be sent to the captains of teams that have entered.

Last updated : 24th Jun 2020 10:10 BST

IT IS LIKELY THAT BRIDGE CLUBS WILL NOT REOPEN FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND DURING THIS PERIOD ONLINE BRIDGE IS REALLY THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN.  WE CAN HELP YOU SET UP AS A VIRTUAL CLUB AND NOW HAVE THE EXPERTISE TO TRAIN YOUR CLUB TO RUN AS A VIRTUAL CLUB SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH TONY TO GET INVOLVED OR TO ORGANISE TRAINING.

The Clevedon & Portishead Bridge Club was the first Somerset club to take up the launch of a virtual bridge club on BBO and have now been followed by Coxley, Ilminster & Crewkerne, Fivehead, Wells and Taunton. The latest club is a combination of Wedmore, Cheddar and Winscombe known as Axe Virtual Bridge Club.

Last updated : 7th Jul 2020 20:57 BST
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BBO

There is a series of videos here giving the full low down on how to enjoy Bridge Base Online. Thanks to Paul Gipson for these.

Last updated : 19th May 2020 22:03 BST
LOCKDOWN LEAGUE 2

The second edition of the summer lockdown league is now complete. 

Locvkdown League 3 starts in early July.

LEAGUE TABLES

DIVISION 1

DIVISION 2

 

ONLINE GAMES ETHICS

Last updated : 3rd Jul 2020 15:21 BST
EBU SCORE TRAINING

If you need help using EBU score then our county scorer, Andy Ridgers, is available to help. He may be contacted at andyridgers@gmail.com

Last updated : 11th Mar 2020 16:39 GMT
Notifcation of Somerset events by Email

Please complete this form to include your email address in future county email communications. If you are currently receiving emails from the county there is no need to fill out this form.

FORM
Last updated : 14th Jan 2020 11:52 GMT
VIRTUAL MASTER SWISS TEAMS

Following the success of our recent event we shall be doing it again on

TUESDAY JULY 28th at 7.00pm

Please register your interest  in this event by sending the real name, BBO user name and NBO number of each player to Tony.

The first 20 teams to register will be invited to pay (£20 per team) and play.

Congress 2020

We are very sorry to announce that following consultation with the Winter Gardens, the West of England Congress at Weston has been cancelled for 2020.  We will instead be holding a virtual congress and plans for this will be announced shortly. In the meantime please put October 1st-3rd 2021 in your diary for WOE Congress 2021.

Starting on Monday 3rd August, the SCBA will be running a Summer Swiss Pairs event open to all players from all clubs anywhere. As our bridge clubs are closed for the foreseeable future, this will be taking place on Bridge Base Online and master points will be awarded based on each pair’s final position. The event will run for 3 weeks and each pair will play 2 x 8 board  matches a week. Entry will cost £5 per player and entry may be made through this web site here. 

Please click here for more details.

How to organise multiple casual tables on BBO

I am grateful to Chris Catchpole for these documents setting out how he organises multiple tables for play on BBO.
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Overview
Table set up with random hands
Table set up with VuGraph hands

Results
#3933 Pairs Somerset
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online imps game
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online Swiss Pairs
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Masters Swiss Teams
Director: Nicole
Scorer: Mitch
Somerset Online
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Calendar
8th Jul 2020
Somerset Online
1pm
9th Jul 2020
Somerset Online Swiss Pairs
1pm
10th Jul 2020
Somerset Online 18 boards
1pm
10th Jul 2020
Somerset Online 24 boards
1pm
26th Jul 2020
Barometer Pairs
BBO 1pm
Barometer Pairs Entry Entry costs 6BB$ payable at the time of registration for the event on BBO but to be included players must register here first. FORMAT If the number of entries allows this event will be of two sesssions. Session 1 will be an open qualifier after which the top 4 or 5 tables (depending on numbers) will play an all play all final and the nion qualifiers will play a swiss pairs. Each session will cost 3BB$.
 Click for more information
3rd Aug 2020
Summer Swiss Pairs starts
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29th Aug 2020
Paul Jones Groups
BBO 1pm
On Saturday teams of four will play three eight board matches against three other teams in their group. Each member of the team must play one match with each oif the other three players.On Sunday there will be a knock out for the group winners, seconds etc. probably involving a further 3 x8 board matches. It is essential that team captains have the ability to set up team matches on BBO. There is a helpful video here and later on we will have a ZOOM meeting to go through this process with all the captains who need it.
 Click for more information
30th Aug 2020
Paul Jones KOs
BBO