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

For one year only (hopefully!) the North Devon Congress 2021 is moving ONLINE! The Congress will take place on Bridgebase Online (BBO) over two days, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February 2021 and the details are here.

Bath BC will be holding a heat of the Masters' Pairs on Sunday February 28th. The details are here.

The Hampshire GP event will take place on March 13th and 14th on Realbridge. Details are here.

The Frost Rose Bowl (a Dorset event) is on March 27th. Details are here.

Dorset also have a 9 high Swiss Pairs on April 18th Details are here.

 

INTER CLUB TEAMS OF 8

This event will take place via the REALBRIDGE platform on March 20th. Start 1pm.  Format to be decided when the entry is known but we will play about 36 boards with a break and finish before 7pm.

Entries are now being taken here..

BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

BRIDGE CLUB LIVE

BCL Now Offer F2F Virtual Club Sessions

BridgeClubLive now provide F2F Virtual Sessions for online clubs. Using a dedicated server for each club, BCL offer a choice of start time and the number of boards for each clubs’ session. BCL can cater for small clubs from as little as 3 tables and for larger clubs up to 400 tables. 

For further information visit the Online Bridge page or email: nick.justice@bridgeclublive.com

STEPBRIDGE

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

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.

CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORS

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

ON LINE BRIDGE IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN

5 High Tournament

An invitation to join us in a gentle bridge tournament for those players with an NGS rating of between 0 and 5 on BBO on the 28th  day of  March  2021 at 2pm.

Here  we are  almost  at the end of the tunnel from this awful virus,  let's prepare ourselves for the return to face to face bridge whenever that might be. Somerset Contract Bridge are keen to reengage with beginners and  improvers or those that haven't played in a tournament for the duration. An opportunity for you  to reacquaint yourself with the game, re-experience the thrill of a tournament and meet up virtually with friends and possibly make some new ones. Experienced players will be on hand to assist with bidding and leads.

We will play 12 boards at 10 mins per board. A spare partner system will be set up beforehand (contact secretaryscba7@gmail.com) and help will be available via a ZOOM link.

You will need a partner and can enter here.  Thisevent is free to play.

Last updated : 23rd Feb 2021 16:24 GMT
BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS

 

You are invited to a BLUE POINTED SWISS PAIRS played on REALBRIDGE

on SUNDAY APRIL 25th 6 x 7 board matches starting at 1pm

Entry £5 per player - Registration here

Last updated : 9th Feb 2021 13:43 GMT
Michael Coda Cup

'Many, many grateful thanks to those in the county and our clubs who have set up and run the Michael Coda charity event this year, and to all those of you who participated and made donations. The sum of £3,3376 that has been raised this year is fantastic and will be sent to the Bristol branch of Clic Sargent that supports young people with cancer and their families and also serves all those in our local areas. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Sheila Coda' 

Click here for the results.

Last updated : 22nd Feb 2021 11:28 GMT
Realbridge

Real Bridge with Real People

Every Sunday at 6pm 

REGISTER HERE FOR REALBRIDGE GAMES

 

RealBridge takes online bridge to the next level, with built-in video and sound, bringing the true face-to-face experience online.

   ♣  See and speak to your opponents - just like face-to-face bridge.

   ♣  Bid and play using a modern, intuitive interface.

   ♣  Connect with everyone at the table, or play with screens.

   ♣  Kibitz featured matches and watch vugraph.

   ♣  Browse deals with a versatile, user-friendly interface.

   ♣  No installation required - click a link, sit down and play.

Please  see the realbridge website for details realbridge.online

 

Last updated : 15th Feb 2021 12:23 GMT
Convention cards for online games

Convention cards for online games

The EBU has announced that EBUConventionCards@gmail.com will be their repository for convention cards. Please email your convention cards to EBUConventionCards@gmail.com to receive an online link that you can provide to your opponents at the table. Please make sure your email contains in the subject which event you would like this card to be used for.

Last updated : 7th Dec 2020 12:41 GMT
ONLINE BRIDGE FOR LESS EXPERIENCED PLAYERS

What's on offer:

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 : 12th Nov 2020 18:42 GMT

 

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

Masters and National Pairs

There is still time to enter your club to take part in this year's Masters or a host a heat of the National Pairs. 

Masters Pairs - 28th February

This event is for members below the rank of Regional Master who will be competing for the Ann Staveley trophy. The competition is an excellent opportunity for players to play in a national event that allows them to play against other players of their standard, rather than entering an event with an ‘open’ field. The competition should be held over two-sessions on either BBO or RealBridge. Host clubs have the option to start the first session of 24 boards between 10.30am and 1pm (this window ensures that no club will have finished the first session prior to another club starting). The second session of 24 boards can be followed immediately or after a break.

National Pairs Regional Heats - 21st March

This year the Regional Heats will only be run by clubs, not centrally by the EBU. The only cost to clubs will be for the two-session UMS, there is no additional charge. This is not only a qualifying event for the National Pairs final but also up for grabs are five regional trophies, awarded based on the organising clubs’ geographical locations. Clubs can run this event on BBO or RealBridge. The event will be played over two sessions, host clubs will have the option to start at whatever time they wish between 10.30am and 1pm (this window ensures that no heat will have finished the first session prior to the starting time of any other heat).

If your club would like to participate in either event, please email sam@ebu.co.uk.

EBU Realbridge Lounge

 

The Somerset Realbridge lounge has seen very few participants and so it has been discontinued in favour of the EBU version of the same thing. You still play with three friends at your own table so there's nothing different other than it costs £1 more!
All the details are here.

NEED A PARTNER?- Contact Sheree Pavey who will keep a  list of players looking for a partner or partners to make up a four.

The Realbridge player guide is at https://realbridge.online/player-guide.html 

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS 2021

Online Championship teams - BBO

First round matches are played over 24 boards and are to be played by the end of January when a new draw will be made for the semi finals of the main competition and the plate.

First round

HOME   AWAY
Coltman won by 28imps Smith
Patrick lost by 24imps  Flood
Critchley lost by 41imps Gostling
Botting lost by 25imps Gurman

 

Semi Final

HOME   AWAY
Flood won by 39imps Coltman
Gurman lost by 13imps Gostling

 

Final

HOME   AWAY
Flood v Gostling

 

Online Plate teams - BBO


Plate Round 1

HOME   AWAY
Botting lost by 18 imps Smith
Critchley lost by 3 imps Patrick

 

Plate Final

HOME   AWAY
Patrick v Smith
LOCKDOWN LEAGUE

 

LEAGUE 7

ONLINE GAMES ETHICS

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Results
Somerset Online Swiss Pairs
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online
Somerset Online imps game
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online Swiss pairs
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Calendar
26th Feb 2021
CountyLeague 7
26th Feb 2021
Somerset Online imps game
1pm
28th Feb 2021
Realbridge
1pm
1st Mar 2021
Somerset Online
1pm
3rd Mar 2021
Somerset Online
1pm
4th Mar 2021
Somerset Online Swiss Pairs
1pm
5th Mar 2021
Somerset Online imps game
1pm
19th Mar 2021
County League 8