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Can you assist us with our Archives

Surrey County is looking to provide as complete an Archive as possible.

To this end, we have set up a menu item with multiple pages and aim to complete as much of these as we can.

If you have any articles, stories, information, results, photos etc - please send to us via the form

Click Here for Form

Latest Newsletter

The latest Newsletter is now available and details changes to the website and how to use the new style.  Archive newsletters and other news items are also available - click here or on the "News" item in the top menu

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. 

SCBA  Privacy Notice and Safeguarding Guidelines may be found in the SCBA Governance section of our Library or by clicking on the link below.

SCBA Governance

Dorin Salver Charity Sim Pairs

 The Covid pandemic has created a lot of problems for many people and one group that has been particularly badly hit is the charity sector. 

Every year we run two sets of sim pairs events where we donate all the profit to various charities.  Despite the difficulties in doing so we are determined to continue to do this for so long as our clubs support us.

 Our next week of sim pairs will run from Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December inclusive 

and the charity is the Queen Elizabeth Foundation 

Several clubs have already signed up to participate but we would welcome more, those clubs that have not yet signed up, and also to individual members that would like to participate even if their own club is not doing so.



If you have already signed up then thank you.  If you have not yet signed up and would like to but do not know how, then please contact us.  We know many people that can help you.

  Individual Members  If you would like to participate but do not have access to a participating club then please contact us as we know of clubs willing to accept non-members of the club for this event.

 The donation we are asking for per person per session is $3 if paying via BBO or £2 otherwise. 

Less than the price of a cup of coffee and it is for a good cause.


If you wish to contribute directly then please send your donation to:

  Account name   SCBA
  Sort Code   40-16-05
  Account Number   11589776
  Reference   Dorin

 and we will add it to the money we receive from the clubs. 

Many thanks for your support in helping to keep this going.


Metropolitan Cup

 The county entered 3 teams for the Metropolitan Cup which was played between the Home Counties on Sunday 29th November 
 The Surrey team shown below came first in the B Division 

 B Division: 1st Surrey, 2nd Berks & Bucks, 3rd London 
 Congratulations to Andrew Mann & Gerard Thompson, Peter Hardyment & Malcolm Bricknell, 

Tony Cherrett & Steve Irwin, Mike Ellis & Paul Mumford

2020 / 2021 Tollemache Cup - Surrey in the Final

 The 2020/21 Tollemache Qualifier took place on the new RealBridge platform over the weekend of 21st/22nd November. 

27 Counties entered and Surrey finished in 3rd place.

The top 8 teams qualified for the final, which is due to be held over the weekend of 20th/21st February 2021.

Congratulations to the Surrey team of Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne,  Martin Garvey & Jeffrey Allerton, Charles Chisnall & Bob James ,Richard Granville & Graham Sadie, and Peter Lee & Mike Scoltock.

Online Events


     TASK 500 Board Challenge     

  Our congratulations to Tony Cherrett from the Caterham Bridge Club who has completed the challenge of

playing over 500 Boards in the week from 20th November to 26th November to raise money for TASK,

a registered charity set up to help support education of impoverished children in Kenya.


 Tony's results can be found on the Caterham website. 

 If you would like to contribute please click here 


Surrey County Bridge Association


Blue Pointed Weekend

 The results are now in. Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope that you all had an enjoyable experience. 

   Saturday 14 November       Blue Pointed Qualifying Event    Results
   Sunday 15 November        Blue Pointed Final    Results   
Sunday 15 November Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs - Open to all


Results as VPs/Round



To view the new Section for Online Clubs on our Surrey Clubs web page, please click Here

Note that you will have to scroll down to see the Online Clubs

To request a change to the information in this Section please click Here


 For a "How To" Booklet for playing Sessions on Bridge Base Online, please click Here 

  To view the Hand of the Day page, (courtesy of Caterham Bridge Club), please click Here 

  We hope you will find them interesting and instructive 

Why Play Bridge? What makes Bridge brilliant?

The video aims to highlight the many reasons why bridge is a mind-sport worth learning and playing

3 Counties Bridge now have an environment where they can encourage people to take up the game of Bridge

Please click on Taster Session to attend a free Taster Session

Suitable for all levels, from complete Beginners and for anyone who would like to Learn and Improve
Intermediate Lessons online every Wednesday morning

Meena from Fun 2 Play Bridge club is running lessons every Wednesday morning starting 16 Sep, which are suitable for Intermediate Players. 

The general themes are Competitive Bidding, Defence and Sniffing and bidding Slams.

Please click Here to see the list of topics and Here to book for specific topics.



We have decided that there are a range of clubs who offer more frequent gentler sessions which are suitable 

for players with a NGS < 7 than what we can provide ourselves.

 While they don't necessarily advertise themselves specifically for a certain NGS level, they offer fewer boards, 

and possibly the opportunity to take part in a Zoom session for any questions.

  Links to the websites of these clubs are provided below  

3 Counties Bridge   Caterham   Fun 2 Play
  Richmond   Wimbledon  


Upcoming Junior Events

  Please click here for a list of junior events  

Free Teacher Training for Affiliated Clubs

Club Teacher Courses are now Free for members of affiliated Clubs

EBED have published the Club Teacher Training courses for 2020.

Free places for affiliated clubs - Clubs affiliated to the EBU may receive a 'free place' on these courses.

They should book on the course as per by calling Lisa Miller at EBED on 01296 317217, and a club official should email Jonathan Lillycrop, EBU Club Liaison Officer, to advise him of the club member details who is attending the course, and confirm that the club has approved their attendance on its behalf. Applications for a free place should only be made if it will be used in the spirit for which it is intended – to help a member provide lessons to bring new players in to the club as part of a club-wide effort to grow the membership and help the club thrive.

Anyone who wishes to discuss becoming a teacher please contact
Meena Samani on 07740 053683 or Douglas Wright on 07801 989630
Director Training


  EBU Director Training  


Dates for all EBU Director Training courses can be found HERE

  Detailed course information on County and National TD training courses and how to register can be found HERE

Or contact Richard Banbury at or 01296 317218


  Director Training at Surrey Clubs  


  In addition to club director training, the  EBED (English Bridge Education & Development) with the support of the EBU is organising this year’s advanced director training courses. These are suitable for anyone who has already passed the club director course and has some subsequent experience at their clubs or in other local events.

Dates for these courses may also be found in the above link.

Neighbouring County Events

Upcoming events in our neighbouring counties


13 December 2020   Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs (Website)  (Entry Form - scroll down for it)

Blue Point Swiss Pairs
Blue Pointed Event (Swiss Pairs)
Blue Pointed Final (Howell)
Blue Pointed Qualifying Event (Mitchell)
Surrey GP Swiss Teams
Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
Swiss Pairs @ 1:30 PM
Special NGS 7 & below Duplicate Session @ 7:30 PM
7th Dec 2020
Dorin Salver Sims 7th - 11th Dec
13th Dec 2020
Sussex Green Pointed Swiss Pairs
 Click for more information
7th Feb 2021
Richmond Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
9th May 2021
Richmond Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
13th Jun 2021
Richmond Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
5th Sep 2021
Richmond Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs
For the full Results / Calendar please click on the relevant box in the page Banner above
Prize DD Puzzle Sep 2020 - Winner

 Congratulations to
Chris Woolf

 who won puzzle #8.

Chris wins free entry to any Surrey event at Oxshott
For Solution & all 12 entrants, click the Hat

2020 Victor Ludorum Winner

Graham Cunningham

Click here for more info
Keep Bridge Alive Campaign



Click the image above for information on the KBA Campaign

Click here to watch a short video