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

 

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EAST WALES BRIDGE CONGRESS

The link below has full details of the EWBA February 2023 Bridge Weekend taking place at Gwent Bridge Academy in Newport, South Wales on 18 & 19th February.
https://www.bridgewebs.com/eastwales/

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NORTH DEVON CONGRESS

The North Devon Congress will take place from 24th to 26th February 2023. The link for the brochure and entry form is https://devonbridge.co.uk/north-devon-congress-entry-form/ 

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DAY LONG TOURNAMENTS ON BBO

The all new Acol Daylong Tournament has just been launched on BBO. It's an 8-board game with robots that don't use the GIB 2/1 system, but instead play a simple and friendly version of Acol. So, if you've been putting off playing against the robots because you're not comfortable with the 2/1 system, then this is for you.

You can play whenever's convenient, at your own pace and you don’t need a partner as you're playing with and against advanced robots. Everything is alerted and explained. Click the bids to see what they mean before making a move.

With Daylongs you can take your time and have a break if needed, as long as you finish your boards by midnight GMT.

Further details

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Relaxed Games on BBO

Every Wednesday at 2pm Hosted by the English Bridge School on BBO (Bridgebase-online).
The entry fee is just $3.50 per game and it is ideal for players still learning, or those who have completed Beginning Bridge Book One.

For each game:

  • Help finding a partner
  • Relaxed pace – help available throughout
  • An ideal introduction to duplicate pairs and online bridge

After play:

  • 12 Pre-dealt hands with commentary, suggesting recommended bidding
  • Follow up - review the hands with an instructor-led Zoom discussion (free)

You can register, find out more and see previous game results and get the Zoom link for free follow up advice at
English Bridge School Relaxed duplicate web page.

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LEARN BRIDGE IN SOMERSET

We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to learn bridge. To get started please contact one of the clubs listed under the County Clubs Tab on the main menu or ring Tony on 01935 816566 who will be happy to help you.

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Join our Facebook Group

Click here to join our Facebook Group

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SOMERSET CONTRACT BRIDGE ASSOCIATION

The EBU National Pairs
The EBU National Pairs

SOMERSET CBA  IS HOSTING A REGIONAL FINAL ON BBO. DORSET CBA IS HOSTING A REGIONAL FINAL ON REALBRIDGE.

QUALIFIERS CAN ENTER THE BBO REGIONAL FINAL HERE

Last updated : 2nd Feb 2023 19:27 GMT
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BRIDGE FOR KIDS
BridgeWhiz is a FREE online course designed to teach students in Years 7 through 13 the mind-building challenge, great fun, and competitive excitement of BRIDGE, which will nurture your child’s team and individual competitive spirit.  It builds social skills, enhances deductive reasoning and math abilities.  BridgeWhiz is run in the UK by UK accredited teachers.
New courses are starting in March.  See https://bridgewhiz.org/ for details.
Parents / grandparents please register and then choose the After School Club for your child.   
BridgeWhiz UK is already in its second year and has an After School Club for:
• Beginners, who can already play Minibridge - Monday 7pm
• Improvers who have completed 1 year of bridge - Thursday 4.30pm
• and now we are offering an After School Club on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for complete Beginners.
Please contact Michael Rushworth  michael.rushworth@bridgewhiz.org +447900943169  and Douglas Wright  douglas.wright@bridgewhiz.org  +447801989630 (Whats App)
Last updated : 31st Jan 2023 19:10 GMT
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Year to date Master Point Rankings

SOMERSET TOP TEN

1  Rob Lawy 2,1447
2  Alan Evans 4,965
=  Bridget Johnson 4,965
4  Barbara Biggin 4,7062
5  Colin Flood 1,083
6  Marianne Lewin 3,907
7  John Cockram 3,699
8  Jacqueline Baker 3,3177
9  Roger Sweet 1,5365
10 Gillian Toogood 3,310

You can see the whole list here.

Last updated : 11th Jan 2023 10:32 GMT
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Convention cards for online games

 

There is now a facilty in MYEBU/UTILITIES/SYSTEM CARDS for players  to upload and save system cards .

The help page

Last updated : 20th Jul 2022 10:21 BST
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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 together online hence the formation of this new online club which is aimed at the average and not the expert club player.

The Barbarians  play on Wednesday evenings at 7pm  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 which is where you will find the results and other information.

Last updated : 21st Jul 2022 19:09 BST
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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
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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
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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.

Last updated : 14th Jan 2020 11:52 GMT
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NEWSLETTER IS HERE
 

2021

January

Spring

Summer

Freedom Special

Christmas

2022

Spring

Easter

Summer

August

September

October

November

Christmas

 

Last updated : 17th Dec 2022 10:19 GMT
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INTER CLUB TEAMS OF 8

This event will take place on Saturday March 18th, the winners qualifying to represent Somerset in the regional final of the Garden Cities Trophy. Clubs wishing to enter a team or learn more about the event should contact Tony as soon as possible.

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Michael Coda Cup

THE MICHAEL CODA CUP 2023

Arrangements

Sheila Coda’s chosen charity is the High Sheriff's Trust which supports projects and groups throughout Somerset.

All club games played in Somerset f2f or online during the week beginning February 13th will count towards the competition. All clubs have to do is to send the same results file that they upload to Bridgewebs to Eric Cummings at ecummings@solstice-uk.com

After tabulation of all the scores, the top 20 pairs will be invited to take part in a final played over 18 boards on Realbridge to determine the winners of the Michael Coda Cup 2023. 

Deal files are available for each night and clubs can choose to play these if they like. Note that it is not necessary to play the set hands. These files are available for dealing machines, for BBO and for Realbridge and are available from Tony tonyruss@me.com  These deals are different for each night so that players may play as many times as they wish.

Clubs that are playing the pre set hands should mark the results email that they sent to Eric with MCC MONDAY or MCC TUESDAY etc as the subject line of the email otherwise just MCC if not playing the set hands.

All players and clubs are asked to support the charity by sending one donation of at least £3 to Somerset Contract Bridge Association  30-98-45 03080007 using MCC as the reference.

PARTICIPATING CLUBS

MONDAY  Coxley, Crewkerne, Frome, Langport
TUESDAY Ilminster, Kingston Seymour, Minehead, 
WEDNESDAY  Axe, Clevedon
THURSDAY  Cannington, Castle Cary, Yeovil, Nailsea, Street, Chew Valley
FRIDAY Woodspring, Winscombe

 

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CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS

THE CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM ITS PUBLISHED DATE UNTIL SATURDAY MARCH 25th.

THIS IS A GREEN POINT EVENT AND ENTRY COSTS £10 PER PERSON PLUS £6 FOR TEA IF ORDERED. YOU CAN ENTER HERE.

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CLUB DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSE

Club Tournament Director training- Exeter  (Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Rd, Exeter, Devon EX2 4NX)

Day 0 (How to run a club duplicate)  -        Sunday 5th March 2023

Day 1 (Book rulings)  -                                Sunday 19th March 2023

Day 2 (Book and judgement rulings)           Sunday  2nd April 2023

Day 3 (assessment)                                     Sunday 23rd April 2023

 Price £68.50 per session for EBU members, £75 for non EBU members

 EBU members can book via myEBU, or by calling Lisa Miller (01296 317217)

 

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EBU Congratulations ​​​​​​​on being an EBU Award winner!
EBU Congratulations ​​​​​​​on being an EBU Award winner!

Congratulations on being an EBU award winner! You, along with about 55,000 other members of the English Bridge Union, were given the Tony Priday Award at yesterday's AGM of the EBU.

This Award, in memory of Tony Priday, was instituted in 2015 and is usually given to individuals for an outstanding contribution to bridge and enhancing the game in all its aspects. For 2022 however, it was decided to give it to the EBU membership “for supporting the game, the EBU and each other during the COVID pandemic.”

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LEARN BRIDGE AT FROME BRIDGE CLUB

Courses for both Improvers and Beginners are well established at Frome Bridge Club.  They are scheduled to start in early October.

 Lessons take place each Thursday from 9.30 to 12 noon.

Full details can be found by contacting:

John Perry on 01373 467508 or

 email jp007g9418@blueyonder.co.uk

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LEARN BRIDGE AT COXLEY

In collaboration with other Bridge Clubs in Wells, Street and Somerton, Coxley is delighted to be able to offer the chance to learn this absorbing card game.  It offers you the opportunity to learn a new game, or refresh your knowledge, in a friendly and supportive environment.  You will be taught alongside like-minded individuals using a structured course developed for the purpose of introducing new players to the game.  By the end of the course and when you feel ready, you will have the opportunity to join in with club sessions either face-to-face or online and make new friends with a fascinating hobby at the club of your choice.

Beginners' classes start on September 19th from 2-4 pm. Contact Jean on 07894 570905 or email howardjeanm@gmail.com

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LEARN BRIDGE AT WINSCOMBE

Winscombe Bridge Club will be starting 2 new beginner courses ….

Monday 3rd October 10 am & Wednesday 5th October 7pm 2022

Full details can be found by visiting www.bridgewebs.com/winscombe

or by contacting Janet O’Brien               obrien-jm@outlook.com

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MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS

 Congratulations to the following Somerset players on their Master Point promotions! 

 Advanced Master: Liz Tracy
 Master: Ueli Zellweger
 County Master: Paul Grierson, Roger Pimley
 District Master: Andy Rockett
 Area Master: Chris Smith
 Club Master: Diane Cornish
 Local Master: Karen Frost, Michael Watson

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Calendar
10th Feb 2023
Somerset Online imps game
1pm
10th Feb 2023
County League 7
Realbridge 7.15
13th Feb 2023
Michael Coda Cup starts
13th Feb 2023
Somerset Online
1pm
17th Feb 2023
Somerset Online
1pm
20th Feb 2023
Somerset Online
1pm
24th Feb 2023
Pairs League Round 5
Realbridge 7.pm
24th Feb 2023
Somerset Online
1pm
Results
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ
SCBA Pairs League Round 4
Somerset Online
Scorer: Tony Russ