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

 TORQUAY CONGRESS  November 6th and 7th on Realbridge 
All the details and booking forms are at https://devonbridge.co.uk/

 FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN DORSET 

Sunday 31st October FLEMMICH CUP- BLUE POINTED SWISS TEAMS -REALBRIDGE


Sunday 21st November - WEYMOUTH AND HARDWICK CUPS- BLUE POINTED MULTIPLE TEAMS-REALBRIDGE


Sunday 5th December- JACK HIGH SWISS PAIRS for the WESSEX TROPHY

FOR DETAILS PLEASE VISIT THE DORSET WEBSITE.

 EARLY NOTICE OF THE NORTH DEVON CONGRESS FEBRUARY 25th-27th 2022 

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GETTING BACK TO NORMAL?
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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

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.

GETTING BACK TO NORMAL?

NEWS FLASH
NEWS FLASH

The SCBA Grants committee has now made an offer of assistance to two clubs to help them with their restarting face to face bridge and teaching. This offer of assistance from the SCBA to Somerset clubs will continue until the end of the year. If your club would like to find out how to go about getting some assistance please do not hesitate to contact Richard Feetenby who chairs the Grants Committee.

Last updated : 13th Oct 2021 13:35 BST
NEWS FLASH 2

The deadline for entries to the Championship Teams 2021/22 has been extended until the end of October in the hope that more teams will decide to enter.

Last updated : 15th Oct 2021 12:00 BST
CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS OF FOUR (green pointed)
CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS OF FOUR (green pointed)

In a change to previously published information our Championship Teams event will be played online using the Realbridge platform although matches may be played f2f or on BBO by agreement between the captains.

Matches will be played over 24 boards except for the final which will be played over 32 boards.

Entry costs £16 per team. Entries will now be taken until the end of October.

Please click here to enter a team.

Last updated : 25th Oct 2021 13:20 BST
NEWS FLASH 3 - DIARY DATE- MICHAEL CODA CUP

The Michael Coda Cup 2022 will be played during the week beginning February 14th 2022. This will be played on the same basis as last year giving all clubs in Somerset the opportunity to take part. The chosen charity this time will be the Devon and Somerset Air Ambulance Charity.

Last updated : 22nd Oct 2021 21:27 BST

The Somerset Barbarians Bridge Club has developed from a collaboration between Ilminster and Crewkerne Bridge Clubs who played online together throughout the pandemic. Although both clubs are now happily playing face to face again several members indicated a wish to continue playing togerther online hence the formation of this new online club which is aimed at the average and not the expert club player.

The Barbarians will play on Wednesday evenings at 7pm starting on October 6th using the BBO platform, 18 board games costing 3BB$, and all those who have played previously with Ilminster/Crewkerne or with Somerset Online are already registered to play. New players from Somerset wishing to play should contact Mike Dobson at jeanneandmikedobson@sky.com

The club has its own website at www.bridgewebs.com/somersetbarbarians which is where you will find the resuts and other information.

Last updated : 7th Oct 2021 09:50 BST
LEARN BRIDGE AT WINSCOMBE

Winscombe bridge club are offering new courses  starting October 2021

Year 1 Beginning bridge 10 - 12.30 pm Wednesday 6th October  

year 2 Continuing bridge 10 - 12.30 pm Monday 4th October

Cost £60 per 10 lesson blocks

Improver lessons 10 - 12pm Tuesday 5th October 

Cost £5 per session - no need to book

CONTACT  Janet O'Brien 01934 253889 or obrien-jm@outlook.com 

Last updated : 10th Sep 2021 10:41 BST
Remaining Events for 2021 Moved Online

Many of our members are showing caution with regard to attending live events and so we have decided to move the remaining SCBA events in 2021 online using the Realbridge platform. The events to which this refers are the Swiss Teams (Blue Pointed) on November 28th and the Men's and Ladies' Pairs on December 12th. In another change the Championship Teams of Four will again be played on line using either Realbridge or BBO but captains may choose to play f2f if they so agree.

Last updated : 21st Sep 2021 14:45 BST
EBU Club Management Focus

Click here for the EBU's Club Management Focus, Summer 2021

Last updated : 3rd Aug 2021 16:18 BST
CLUB TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

You may remember that we had arranged a Club Teacher Training Course at Nailsea during 2020 - this was obviously cancelled but I am very happy to say that we have arranged with EBed to hold such a course in Yeovil on October 26th and 27th this year. Concessions and free places are available to affiliated clubs and you can read about these and how to register for the course by clicking here.
This course will be open to all but  Somerset clubs have an early opportunity to book a place for anyone interested in starting or supporting some teaching at the club. 
Last updated : 6th Jul 2021 17:12 BST
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 : 13th Jun 2021 16:29 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
BLUE POINTED SWISS TEAMS
BLUE POINTED SWISS TEAMS

You are invited to a Swiss Teams Tournament to be played on Realbridge on Sunday November 28th starting at 1pm

6 x 7 board matches with a break after 3 matches.

Cost: £25 per team

Please click here to enter

 

Results
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ
Somerset Online
Scorer: Frank Coltman
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ
County League 2
Somerset Online
Scorer: Frank Coltman
Calendar
25th Oct 2021
Somerset Online
1pm
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27th Oct 2021
Somerset Online
1pm
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29th Oct 2021
Somerset Online
1pm
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29th Oct 2021
County League 3
7.15pm
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1st Nov 2021
Somerset Online
1pm
3rd Nov 2021
Somerset Online
1pm
5th Nov 2021
Somerset Online imps game
1pm
8th Nov 2021
Somerset Online
1pm