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

January 2019
Lucy Cross to 3* Premier Master
December 2018
Alan Perkins to 4* Premier Master
Brian Thomas 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 have you played Bridge or similar card games before and would like to improve?

A Fast-Track Bridge Course is starting on 26 February in Devizes.

Please click on 'Bridge Tuition' on the menu above for more details or to contact Chaz and Lucy Cross to discuss your requirements.

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.
Masterpoints and NGS
National Grading Scheme

The NGS provides a fair and trustworthy measure of an individual’s current performance when playing duplicate bridge, which is easy to understand and reflects changes (both up and down) in an individual’s current standard of play.  

To get an overview of what the NGS does click here

To see where you are nationally or what grade your friend is click here

NGS Ratings for DBC Members
2018 2019
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
(Start) February 2019
 
Ace club
Philip Blanshard Philip Howard
 
King
Bob McMurray Hugh Gross
 
Queen
John Hadfield Philip Meats Vic Holden
 
Jack
Anne Rogan Chaz Cross Lucy Cross Mark Sheppard Philip Bennett
 
Ten
Alan Perkins Alastair Spence Bryan Willis Roger Wilmott
 
Nine
Frances Ind Gerry McAinsh Ian Schofield Libby Fairhead Peter Brunskill
Peter Webb Rosemary Fussell
 
Eight
David Spens Helen Holden Janet Thomas Ken Walsby Peter Goldson
Rita Wilmott Robin Baker
 
Seven
Andy Hill Anita Contreras Ann Baker Anne Hall Brian Baker
Emma Scarisbrick Janet Wright Jim Shore John Holford June Goodchap
Mike Cripp Mike Smith Mo Hill Valda Atkins
 
Six
Bob Perkins Debbie Caiger Diana Jones Dorothy Trinder Elspeth McAinsh
Flocky Sanders Jeremy Cross John Caiger Pete Gibaut
 
Five
Brian Thomas Fred Powell Jackie Colman Max Easterman Richard Colman
Suzanne Wickham
 
Four
Bill Tait Brenda Runnacles Janet Giles Jo Cross Liz Field
Nita Martin Thelma Chapman Vicki Warburton
 
Three
Catharine Wright Shirley Taplin

Updated 1st February 2019