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

DORSET GREEN POINTED EVENTS  
Sunday June 21st (Swiss Teams) and Sunday July 19th (Swiss Pairs)
All the details and entry forms are here.

 

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

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 others are in the pipeline.

The EBU is promoting the idea of virtual clubs to enable clubs or maybe clusters of clubs to run their own tournaments on line whenever they wish. Various options are explained if you click this article. The cost per player is $BB3 but the club gets 70% returned for the club to use to pay the director and UMS leaving something over for the club  probably.  CLICK FOR THE EBU DOCUMENT

Last updated : 19th May 2020 17:32 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 shorttly to start. Teams of four are welcome to join by contacting Tony.     This is a fun league and players of all abilies and from all clubs or no club are encouraged to join. 

Lockdown League 1 is now almost finished  and the Slam Dunkers have already won the first division. It is extremely tight at the top of division 2 with three teams in contention fior promotion.

LEAGUE TABLES

DIVISION 1

DIVISION 2

TEAMS

ONLINE GAMES ETHICS

Last updated : 26th May 2020 17:38 BST
ON LINE BRIDGE GAMES
ON LINE BRIDGE GAMES

 SCBA ON LINE TOURNAMENTS HAVE STARTED 

FOR SOMERSET PLAYERS AND THEIR FRIENDS

FOUR GAMES PER WEEK
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS AT 1.00pm.

 

201 REGISTERED TO DATE

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If you would like to play you  need to obtain a BBO name and this is how to get a user name:

 

1. Go to bridgebase.com
2. Top right LOGIN/Register On a tablet tap on the three horizontal bars top right to see Login/Register
3. Click on Login/register
4 Click on BECOME A MEMBER (FREE)
5. Fill in the form, Agree to the terms of service and REGISTER
6. Receive an email and do as it says.
7. Tell me  your real name, user name and EBU number (if you are a member)  via  email

Having chosen your user name please send an email to Tony  with your real name, BBO user name and EBU number if you have one.

Games cost £1.20 per person and  will consist of 18 boards with an EBU director in charge. 

These games are open to all regardless of EBU membership. Master points will be available to EBU members.

If you need help please send an email to  scbachair@icloud.com 

 

Last updated : 19th May 2020 19:02 BST
AGM

VIRTUAL AGM AND ONLINE 'FELIXSTOWE' CONGRESS CONFIRMED

 

The constitution of the SCBA allows for an annual general meting to be held at any time  between May 1st and September 30th. In view of the current situation the annual general meeting of the SCBA has been postponed from May 24th until Sunday September 6th at noon and will be followed  by an event for mixed pairs at which all will be welcome. The Swiss Teams event planned for May 24th has been cancelled. 

Last updated : 19th May 2020 18:53 BST

We have now arranged to hold a course in Somerset leading to the EBU Club Directors' Award. This will be held at Bruton in  July and you can find all the details here.  

This course is open to members of affiliated and non-affiliated clubs from Somerset and surrounding counties. Participants do not need to be members of the English Bridge Union. 

 

Last updated : 20th May 2020 12:21 BST
Bruton Weekend
Bruton Weekend

Use the Menu - Bruton weekend for details / entry

THE EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 10th-12th

Last updated : 20th May 2020 10:54 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

Click here for the first draft of the SCBA calendar for the 2020/21 season. 
 

Last updated : 6th Mar 2020 17:54 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
Results
Somerset online Swiss pairs
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online
Scorer: Richard Banbury
Somerset Online imps game
Somerset Online Swiss Pairs
Somerset Online
Calendar
29th May 2020
Somerset online imps game
Your house 1pm
26th Jul 2020
Barometer Pairs
Woolavington 1pm
 Click for more information
30th Aug 2020
Paul Jones
Woolavington 1pm
 Click for more information
6th Sep 2020
AGM and Mixed Pairs
Woolavington Noon
 Click for more information
19th Sep 2020
Mixed Teams
Woolavington 1pm
 Click for more information
25th Sep 2020
County League 1
Woolavington 7.15pm
2nd Oct 2020
West of England Congress starts
Weston super Mare
9th Oct 2020
County League 2
Woolavington 7.15pm