Devizes Bridge Club
 
Master Point Promotions

Well done to the following recent Masterpoint promotions

December 2017

Chaz Cross promotion to 4* Master
Gerry McAinsh promotion to 1* Master
Mark Sheppard promotion to Master
Alistair Spence promotion to County Master

November 2017

Vic Holden promotion to Premier National Master
Lucy Cross promotion to 2* Master
Flocky Sanders promotion to Advanced Master 
 
2017 Devizes Bridge Club Master Point Champions

These players earned the most local points in sessions played at Devizes Bridge Club. 

Player
MPs
Rosemary Fussell
798

Philip Bennett

775
David Cooke
724
 
Wiltshire Bridge School
Wiltshire Bridge School
Do you live in the Chippenham/Devizes/Trowbridge area?
Would you like to learn how to play Bridge; or do you already play and would like to improve your Bridge?
Bridge classes are available for all levels of Bridge players in Wiltshire
Please click on 'Bridge Tuition' on the menu above for an overview of available courses and workshops
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 - 10 January 18

42 Clubs and 675 pairs have taken part nationally

Well done Lucy and Chaz 16th with 64.51%

Hugh and Philip =161st with 55.11%

Valda and Flocky 164th with 55.04%

Success for Devizes Team of Eight at Garden Cities

Well done for a tremendous effort by the Devizes Team of Eight at the Garden Cities Qualifier held at the Bowls Club on Sunday, 07 January against the cream of Wiltshire.

Against eight County Teams, Devizes managed a very creditable third place, narrowly missing out on second place by just 2VP's

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

 were close to the top at halftime but slipped back in the second half to end just behind Trowbridge.  The overall winner by a substantial margin was Bath A  

Andrew Robson Master Class and Lunch

This event is being held in Rushall (a few miles from Devizes and Pewsey) on Monday, 12 March 2018 in support of

Julia's House Children's Hospice

Outstanding Result for Devizes Player in the WCBA Championship Pairs

Congratulations to Gerry McAinsh paired with top Trowbridge player Ron King coming 2nd, with a score of 55.25% in the WCBA Championship Pairs played at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 26 November.

The winners were Bob Bannister and Pam Merrell scoring 62.25%.  Well done also to Robin and Ann Baker who, along with Gerry and Ron, have now qualified to go into the Championship Pairs Final to be played on 18 February when they all stand a good chance of going forward to represent Wiltshire in the National Corwen Trophy.

WCBA Non-Expert Teams of Four - Result
Well done to Lucy Cross, Chaz Cross, Anne Rogan and Pete Webb with 154 VP's, winners of the Non-Expert Teams of Four played at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 19 November.
Success for Devizes Pairs at WCBA Open Pairs Event

Well done to the following Devizes BC Pairs in the first County Event of the season.

2nd - Peter Brunskill and John Hadfield with 57.75%

3rd - Anne Rogan and Pete Webb with 55.26%

Bridge Teaching

The programme for Bridge lessons is now available on our website.  Please click on Bridge Tuition on the menu on the left.

Teaching is available for all level of players whether you are a Beginner, Improver or play regularly in a Bridge Club.

Lessons are conducted to a very high standard by fully qualified and competent Bridge Teachers and are highly recommended.

Roll of Honour

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 

came 3rd against eight other top County Teams 

Devizes Bridge Club Championships 2017
 

Mark Sheppard with an average of 61.35% (helped by Rosemary Fussell, Peter Goldson, Philip Bennett and Mike Cripp)


Teams Competition Winner 2017

Pete Webb

DBC Most Improved Player 2017 


John Holford 


WCBA Championship Pairs - 26 November 2017

Gerry McAinsh paired with Trowbridge player Ron King 2nd with a score of 55.25%

Non-Expert Teams of Four - 19 November 2017

Lucy Cross, Chaz Cross, Anne Rogan and Pete Webb with 154 VP's,

WCBA Open Pairs - 08 October 2017

2nd - Peter Brunskill and John Hadfield with 57.75%

3rd - Anne Rogan and Pete Webb with 55.26%

EBED Simultaneous Pairs, 08 September 17

Philip Bennet and Hugh Gross, 1st nationally with a score of 67.40% (70.06%)

David Cooke and Bob McMurray, 2nd nationally with a score of 65.16% (63.89%)

Wiltshire Leagues 2016/17

Vic Holden, Roger Wilmott, Mark Sheppard and Philip Bennett came 5th from 10 teams in the Premier League with 89VP's

Peter Webb, Anne Rogan, Rosemary Fussell, Frances Ind, Peter Brunskill and John Hadfield came 5th from 10 teams in League 1 with 98VP's

Robin and Ann Baker, Chaz and Lucy Cross, Bryan Willis and Peter Goldson came 2nd from nine teams in League 2 with 112 VP's

Chairman's Cup 2017 

Janet Wright and Mike Smith with an adjusted score of 60.61% 

Non-Expert Teams of Four - February 2017

Julia Charlton and her Team winners with a score of +123 IMPS.

Ian Schofield, Anne Hall, Elspeth and Gerry McAinsh 2nd with +50 IMPS 

 
AGM
2017 AGM   The Chairman's and Treasurer's Reports and the Income and Expenditure Final Account can be viewed under "Information"
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
What's on this week?

British Winter Sim Pairs - Wednesday 10 January

Duplicate Pairs -  Friday 12 January 

Need a Partner?  Click on 'Information' on the left.
Forthcoming Events

British Winter Sim Pairs - Wednesday 10 January

Teams #1 - Friday 26 January

AGM and Chairman's Cup - Wednesday 21 February 

 
Results
Fri 12th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: KenWalsby
Scorer: Peter Webb
Wed 10th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs
St. Andrews
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
Fri 5th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: jim shore
Wed 3rd Jan 2018
Club Pairs
St Andrews
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
Fri 29th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
Wed 27th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
St Andrews
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Robin Baker
Calendar
17th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
St. Andrews 7.00pm
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Ken Walsby
19th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre 7.00pm
Director: Robin Baker
Scorer: Lucy Cross
24th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
St. Andrews 7.00pm
Director: Anne Rogan
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
26th Jan 2018
Teams of 4 #1
Nursteed Centre 7.00pm
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Jim Shore
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
What's on this week?

British Winter Sim Pairs - Wednesday 10 January

Duplicate Pairs -  Friday 12 January 

Need a Partner?  Click on 'Information' on the left.
Forthcoming Events

British Winter Sim Pairs - Wednesday 10 January

Teams #1 - Friday 26 January

AGM and Chairman's Cup - Wednesday 21 February 

 
Results
Fri 12th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: KenWalsby
Scorer: Peter Webb
Wed 10th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs
St. Andrews
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
Fri 5th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: jim shore
Wed 3rd Jan 2018
Club Pairs
St Andrews
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
Fri 29th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
Wed 27th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
St Andrews
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Robin Baker
Calendar
17th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
St. Andrews 7.00pm
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Ken Walsby
19th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre 7.00pm
Director: Robin Baker
Scorer: Lucy Cross
24th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
St. Andrews 7.00pm
Director: Anne Rogan
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
26th Jan 2018
Teams of 4 #1
Nursteed Centre 7.00pm
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Jim Shore