Master Point Promotions

Well done to the following recent Masterpoint promotions

October 2018
Alastair Spence to  Master
September 2018
Anne Hall to Advanced 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
Children in Need Charity Sim Pairs - Played Friday, 09 November 2018
The CinN Sim Pairs were played by 791 pairs playing at 50 clubs in two countries.
Well done to Philip and Bob 81st with 59.30%
Bryan and Alan 148th with 56.44%
Anne and Pete 275th with 52.97%
Rita and Roger 317th with 51.89%
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.

Notice of Road Closures at Seend - 05 to 23 November

There are planned road closures at Seend between 05 and 23 November.

Click here to see the notice of proposed closures. 

The closures will affect those playing at Devizes Bridge Club and any League or County event in Devizes between the above dates when travelling from the Trowbridge direction.

Alternative routes can be seen on the map attached to the above notice.

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.  

Bridge Teaching Courses in Devizes

Chaz and Lucy Cross will be starting Bridge Teaching Courses in Devizes in September.

They will be running two courses.
An EBU Bridge for All Beginners course.  This will be for absolute beginners and will be a more relaxed introduction to bridge.  
It is a 30 week course run over three terms.  

Click here for more information

A Fast-track bridge course.  This is an intensive, condensed course based and is suitable for anyone who has played bridge in the past and wants to refresh their knowledge or those who have played trick-taking card games and want to learn something new.  It is a 12 week course.

Click here for more information 

We would be grateful if you could kindly pass information about these courses on to anyone you know who may be interested.
The courses will be held in the Nursteed Centre in Devizes.
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'

Roll of Honour

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

WCBA Championship Pairs Final - 18 February 18

Philip Howard and Bob McMurray =3rd with 53.85% against 13 other pairs

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 

2017 Master Point Champions

1st Rosemary Fussell with 798 Master Points

2nd Philip Bennett with 775 Master Points

3rd David Cooke with 724 Master Points

Devizes Bridge Club Championships 2017

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

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 1st 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%)

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.

Teams #4
Friday 23 November
Club Championships #8
Wednesday 05 December
Christmas Party
Friday 07 December
British Winter Sim Pairs
Wednesday 09 January
Need a Partner?  Click on 'Information' on the left.
What's on this week and Forthcoming Events
Children in Need Sim Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Peter Webb
Club Pairs
St. Andrews
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Lucy Cross
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Jim Shore
Club Pairs
St. Andrews
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Peter Webb
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Lucy Cross
Club Pairs
St. Andrews
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Robin Baker
14th Nov 2018
Club Pairs
St. Andrews 7.00pm
Director: Anne Rogan
Scorer: Rosemary Fussell
16th Nov 2018
Club Pairs
Nursteed Centre 7.00pm
Director: Robin Baker
Scorer: Jim Shore
21st Nov 2018
Club Pairs
St. Andrews 7.00pm
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Ken Walsby
23rd Nov 2018
Teams of 4 #4
Nursteed Centre 7.00pm
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Peter Webb