This Week's Director's Tip
At the end of the auction, whoever is on lead, must make their lead BEFORE entering the contract on their scorecard or into the BridgeMate.
Master Point Promotions

Well done to the following recent Masterpoint promotions

November 2018
Francis Ind to 1* Premier Regional Master
C  haz Cross  to 5*Premier Master
Lucy Cross to 2* Premier Master
Bryan Willis to Premier Master
Philip Blanshard to Advanced Master
June Goodchap and Janet Thomas  to Master 
October 2018
Alastair Spence to Master
Devizes Bridge School
Devizes Bridge School

Do you live in the Devizes area?

Would you like to learn how to play Bridge or do you know anyone who would?

Two new Bridge classes are starting in Devizes shortly.

Please click on 'Bridge Tuition' on the menu above for an overview of available courses. 

Devizes Bridge Club Library
Please click on the left tab to view a collection of Bridge books available to Club members. 
The collection is held by Pete Webb.  If there's a book you would like to borrow then please let him know, by email, phone or on Club Night and it will be brought along on the next available Club Night.  It will be appreciated if books are returned after a period of about three weeks.
Welcome to Devizes Bridge Club
Devizes at the Heart of Wiltshire
Devizes at the Heart of Wiltshire
Club Information

We meet twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday evenings

On Wednesday we meet at St Andrews Church Hall (map) and on Friday at the Nursteed Centre (map)

At both venues we start at 7:00pm but please arrive by 6:45pm.  We finish around 10:30pm.

We are affiliated to The English Bridge Union through the Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association.

Boards are Duplimated and the hands and results can be seen on this website after play finishes.  Scoring is by BridgeMates and is displayed at the Club.

We have a break for tea, coffee and biscuits at mid-session.

We operate a Partnering System for members and visitors.  For further details please click on 'information'

British Winter Sim Pairs - Played Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Well done to Philip B and Libby 25th with 62.97% nationally from a field of 702 pairs in 42 clubs
Also, to Rosemary and Pete 31st with 62.34% 
Roger and Vic 40th with 61.68%
Fantastic Result for Devizes Pair in WCBA Championship Pairs Qualifier


Well done for a great achievement by Robin and Ann Baker in coming 4th from a field of 30 top County pairs in the annual WCBA Championship Pairs Qualifier on 02 December.

They will now go forward to the Championship Pairs Final in February where they will compete to represent the County in the National Corwen Cup later in 2019.


WCBA Mixed Ability Teams of Four - Result
Well done to Lucy Cross, Chaz Cross, Anne Rogan and Pete Webb with 88 VP's, winners of the Mixed Ability Teams of Four played at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 18 November, repeating their win in the same competition in 2017.
Great Result for Devizes Players in the EBU Seniors Congress at Gloucester


Congratulations to Hugh Gross and Philip Meats in coming 8th in the Swiss Pairs

Also, to Philip Howard, Dave Latchem playing with Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter in coming 8th in the Swiss Teams.


Butler Pairs Result


Well done to Hugh Gross and Bob McMurray in coming 3rd in the Butler Pairs County event on 28 October with a Butler score of  +40

The event was won by Brian Johnson and Sue Hands with a Butler Score of +47.


Roll of Honour

Devizes Bridge Club Champion 2018 

Bob McMurray with an average of 64.6% (helped by Philip Bennett, Philip Howard and Hugh Gross)

Teams Competition Winner 2018

Philip Bennett

DBC Most Improved Player 2018 

Jim Shore 

Ladder Winner 2018 

Philip Howard

2018 Master Point Champions

1st Chaz Cross with 831 Master Points

2nd Lucy Cross with 813 Master Points

3rd Bryan Willis with 761 Master Points

WCBA Championship Pairs Qualifier - 02 December 2018

Robin and Ann Baker 4th with 56.34% against 30 other pairs

Mixed Ability Teams of Four - 18 November 2018

Lucy Cross, Chaz Cross, Anne Rogan and Pete Webb 1st with 88 VP's

WCBA Open Pairs - 23 September 2018

4th - Robin and Ann Baker with 55.98% from a field of 25 pairs

League 3 Winners 2017/18

The Baker team (Robin and Ann Baker, Chaz and Lucy Cross, Peter Goldson and Ian Schofield) won League 3 and promotion back to League 2

WCBA Mixed Teams - 11 March 2018

Robin and Ann Baker with Chaz and Lucy Cross, third with 84VP's

Chairman's Cup 2018 

Libby Fairhead and Emma Scarisbrick with an adjusted score of 58.06% after handicaps applied.

WCBA Non Expert Pairs - 04 February 18

Mike Smith and Alistair Spence third with 59.23against 25 other Pairs

WCBA Mixed Pairs - 21 January 18

Anne Rogan and Pete Webb second with 58.13% against 24 other Pairs

Garden Cities Teams of Eight Qualifier - 07 January 18

The Team of Hugh Gross, Philip Bennett, Mark SheppardBob McMurray, Lucy and Chaz Cross, Anne Rogan and Pete Webb 

3rd against eight other top County Teams 

2018 AGM   The Chairman's and Treasurer's Reports and the Income and Expenditure Final Account can be viewed under "Information"
What's on this week and Forthcoming Events

Every club night is Duplicate Pairs except as shown below.

eCats Charity Pairs in aid of UNICEF and Children of Yemen
Normal Club night, only pay table money.
Friday 25 January 19
Club Championship #1
Wednesday 06 February 19
Need a Partner?  Click on 'Information' on the left.
British Winter Sim Pairs
St Andrews Church Hall
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Ken Walsby
Duplicate Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Peter Webb
Bridge Training Event
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Lucy Cross
Duplicate Pairs
St Andrews Church Hall
Director: Anne Rogan
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
Duplicate Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Jim Shore
Duplicate Pairs
St Andrews Church Hall
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Lucy Cross
18th Jan 2019
Duplicate Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Robin Baker
Scorer: Lucy Cross
23rd Jan 2019
Duplicate Pairs
St Andrews Church Hall
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Anne Rogan
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
25th Jan 2019
eCats Charity Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
6.45pm for 7pm start
In aid of Children of Yemen. Commentary will be available. Donations will be forwarded to UNICEF
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Jim Shore
30th Jan 2019
Duplicate Pairs
St Andrews Church Hall
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Robin Baker