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

WILTSHIRE are running a BBO Swiss Teams on October 18th. All players are welcome to play and all the details are here.

Sheree Pavey Article

Our secretary Sheree Pavey has written an article about her experience of the progressive congress section of the EBU's Virtual Summer Meeting. It is inspirational and I hope will encourage other less experienced players to follow her example by playing some online events particularly in our own upcoming West of England Congress. You can read the article here.

CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORS

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

STEPBRIDGE

Stepbridge is a new online platform for both players and clubs. Details are at stepbridge.co.uk

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.

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.

Visit us on Facebook

Why not join our new Facebook group .

ON LINE BRIDGE IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN

Congress 2020 September 26th-October 4th

 

Click here for the congress programme

 If you plan to enter any of the pairs’ events this weekend please go here and enter user name, real name and EBU number so that we can convert user names to real names and see that you get your master points and NGS data. You only need to do this once and not at all if you have been playing Somerset on line games including virtual clubs. 

 

FIRST WEEKEND

Saturday September 26th at 1pm

 CONGRATULATIONS TO KEITH RAYFORD AND JOHN BRANDON-JOYCE WINNERS OF THE OPEN PAIRS  
AND
♠ CAMILLA AND THOMAS GRUNDY WINNERS OF THE RELAXED PAIRS♠ 

MIDWEEK AFTERNOON PAIRS WINNERS
 Monday  N/S Jason Frost & Michael Friis  E/W Sue & Stephen Custance-Baker 
♠ Tuesday  Janet & Barbara Cohen♠ 
 Wednesday N/S Colin Simcox & Frank Coltman  E/W Hilary Anthony & Richard Feetenby 

Sunday September 27th

BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROY FRANCE AND KATHERINE HODGSON

 

 MIDWEEK PAIRS at 1pm each day , registration from 11am 

 

SECOND WEEKEND

Saturday October 3rd at 1pm

GREEN POINTED CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS 
Qualifying round at 1pm 12BB$
FINALS at 4.30pm 3BB$

Registration open from 11am for the qualifier. You will be told which section to enter for the finals

and

RELAXED PAIRS 18 boards 5BB$ at 2pm

 

Sunday October 4th

GREEN POINTED SWISS TEAMS at 1pm sponsored by First for Bridge (4x £75 vouchers to the winning team)

7x6 board matches with a break after 4

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF ENTRIES AND THE JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

There is no pre- registration for pairs' events. Log onto BBO/COMPETITIVE/ALLTOURNAMENTS and search for West of England  Event. Then register with your partner ensuring both are online when the invitation is issued.
To enter the Swiss Teams and or Midweek KO teams please send your entry by email to Tony. Payment for teams events should be made to Somerset Contract Bridge Association  30-98-45  03080007
To send us your real name/user name/EBU number please click  here. 

Congress results will be at bridgewebs.com/somerset  

Looking for a partner? Email Tony with details of your request e.g. Event, NGS?

Last updated : 30th Sep 2020 19:50 BST
ONLINE BRIDGE FOR LESS EXPERIENCED PLAYERS

What's on offer:

TOURNAMENTS on BBO with FEEDBACK from top of the range bridge teacher Lou Hobhouse. (See elsewhere on this page for details)

RELAXED 9 HIGH TOURNAMENTS on BBO at 11am and 7.30 pm dailty. To register for the games, log on to Bridge Base Online -> Competitive -> All Tournaments and put “EBU” in the search box. You will be able to select the appropriate game from the list from about two hours before it starts.

RELAXED DUPLICATE SESSIONS within a supported environment. https://www.ebu.co.uk/documents//education-and-teaching/pdfs/EBED-relaxed-duplicate.pdf

Last updated : 9th Sep 2020 11:46 BST

 

New! In order to provide a regular game for less-experienced players who work or are otherwise busy during the day-time, starting on Monday 14th September we will offer a new “Relaxed 9-high Tournament” daily on BBO at 7.30pm. It will have the same format as our popular 11am game: $1.50 for 12 boards, 8 minutes per board, no robots, aimed at novice-intermediate players with an NGS of 9 or less.

To register for the games, log on to Bridge Base Online -> Competitive -> All Tournaments and put “EBU” in the search box. You will be able to select the appropriate game from the list from about two hours before it starts.

Last updated : 20th Sep 2020 21:34 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
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
WEST OF ENGLAND CONGRESS TEAMS' LEAGUE


The Roderick team wins the Congress team's league.

Please click here for results and table

Apple devices: iOS14 problems

Version 5.6.10 of BBO mobile app has just been released! Go to your app store and search for “Bridge Base” to grab the app!

Main change in this update is compatibility with iOS14. We will follow-up soon with more updates.

New Government Rules about Social Distancing

https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3901

SCBA ONLINE SPECIAL EVENTS

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Sunday October 25th at 1pm 6x6 rounds Swiss Pairs with a short break after 3
5BB$ Just turn up with your $$$$$$$$$ - No pre-registration required

LOU HOBHOUSE BRIDGE LEARNING BY EXPERIENCE

Tournaments with feedback on BBO:

Tuesdays 4.30pm – 18 hands – 2.5 hours
Thursdays 3.00pm – 12 hands – under two hours

£6 per tournament – registration on the day – payment by BACS
RELAXED GAMES – FOR LEARNERS AT EVERY STAGE

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS

AGM

The AGM of SCBA was held on September 6th on ZOOM. The minutes are here. The meeting was recorded and you can watch it here (the meeting starts some 15 minutes in and was preceded by some banal banter).

LOCKDOWN LEAGUE 4

Lockdown League 4 . Teams interested in joining League 5 should contact Tony.

LEAGUE TABLES

DIVISION 1

DIVISION 2

 

ONLINE GAMES ETHICS

First For Bridge

SPONSORING BRIDGE SEMINARS

 

Arena Travel’s First for Bridge collection offers an extensive selection of quality holidays expertly created for bridge players who love to travel. With over 20 year's experience of organising bridge holidays and cruises in the UK and abroad, First for Bridge is proud to continue offering the professional service and high standard of holiday they’re renowned for.

See the First for Bridge Holiday Collection

Request a brochure

EBU Congresses with First for Bridge

 

 

Results
WOE Somerset Online open pairs
WOE Somerset Online imp game
WOE Somerset Online Open Pairs
WOE Swiss Pairs
WOE Relaxed Pairs
#32755 West Of England Open Pairs
Calendar
1st Oct 2020
WOE Somerset Online Swiss Pairs
1pm
2nd Oct 2020
WOE Somerset Online imp game
1pm
3rd Oct 2020
WOE Championship Pairs Qualifier
1pm
3rd Oct 2020
WOE Relaxed 9 High Pairs
2pm
4th Oct 2020
WOE Swiss Teams
1pm
9th Oct 2020
County League 2
25th Oct 2020
Swiss Pairs ONLINE
1pm
6 x 6 rounds with a short break after 3
30th Oct 2020
County League 3