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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Somerset Swiss Teams Event - 26 November 17

Held at Woolavington Hall on Sunday, 26 November at 2.00pm

Click here if you would like to enter

 
Hampshire Congress 10 and 11 March 2018

Held at Otterbourne Hall, Cranbourne Drive, Otterbourne, SO21 2ET near Winchester

Two minutes from Junction 12 of M3

On the weekend of 10/11 March 2018 

Upcoming Sim Pairs
British Winter Pairs
08 to 11 January 2018
Event times 2017/18
All Sunday events please arrive by 1.45 for 2.00pm start of play.
League matches please arrive by 7.00 for 7.15pm start of play.
 
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Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
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.

Also to Marion Loudoun, Maureen Mobley, Paul Cooper and John Maggs with 148 VP's in 2nd place and to Chris Clements, Jana Zlamalova, Rina McGarel-Groves and Peter Cruttwell 3rd with 144 VP's.

For the eagle-eyed amongst you please note that Boards 35 and 37 were duplimated the other way around
Tollemache Match Result - Played 19/20 November 2017

Unfortunately, the Team failed to make it through to the next round.

Victories against East Wales and Avon and a draw against Herts were not enough as there were losses against Lancs, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxon and Worcs.

Coming up – the WCBA Championship Pairs Qualifier
Coming up – the WCBA Championship Pairs Qualifier

The Wiltshire Championship Pairs Qualifier will be held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 26 November at 2.00 pm. As befits its status as our premier pairs event, the Championship Pairs is open to all primary Wiltshire members. If you qualify, you will be playing in the Final on Sunday 18 February 2018 – so please ensure that you are free on that date before entering the qualifier.

Whilst we would like as many entries as possible, numbers are restricted to just 36 Pairs by the capacity of the venue  Please get your entry in sooner rather than later as there are only a few available spaces left.

The entry fee is £10 per player, including the usual splendid tea, and is collected on the day.

Click here to enter, or contact Roger Karn, tel 01225 719517 / email rogerkarn@sky.com
Pat Davies receives Diamond Award in recognition of her contribution to International Bridge

    

On Sunday 5th November whilst attending the EBU Seniors Competition in Reading, Jeremy Dhondy, Chairman of the EBU, presented Pat Davies with a Diamond Award in recognition of her contribution to International Bridge.  It was appropriate that many Wiltshire players were attending this event and we would like to also thank Pat for her support of Wiltshire Bridge over the last few years and in particular for mentoring some of the junior players.

Pat showed she still has the winning touch, by taking the Seniors Teams trophy along with fellow Wiltshire players Richard Samter and Taf Anthias (and Warner Solomon from Devon).
 
The next highest placed Wilshire players were Colin and Gayle Webb (playing with a pair from Bedfordshire), who finished 7th out of a field of 46 strong teams.
 

    

Coming up - Garden Cities Qualifier
Coming up - Garden Cities Qualifier

This Team-of-Eight competition is open to EBU affiliated clubs and takes place at the Bowls Club in Devizes on Sunday, 07 January at 2pm.  

All team members must be bone-fide members of the club.  

The winning team will represent Wiltshire in the Regional Finals against other South-West Counties.

Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Roger at rogerkarn@sky.com
 
Coming up – Mixed Pairs
Coming up – Mixed Pairs
You are invited to take your partners for the WCBA
 

Mixed Pairs
 
to be held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 21st January, 2.00 pm start.
 
Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Rina at katarina@mcgarelgroves.com
 
New Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

Most of you will be aware there has recently been a number of changes to the Laws of Duplicate Bridge.  Some of these changes have been summarised in an EBU paper which can be accessed by clicking here

More details on the changes can be viewed by clicking here

Please note these new Laws are now in effect for all WCBA County Events

Amendments to Rules Concerning Leagues and Knock Out 2017/18

There have been a number of minor amendments to the Rules for Leagues and the Knock Out 2017/18

The amended Rules can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate item on the left menu.

Click here for a short summary of the changes

Please note there may be further changes to the League rules next season after the feedback received from the recent Leagues 2 & 3 questionnaires have been analysed.

Latest Results
Western League
12 November 17
Wiltshire A 5 - 15 Avon A   [table]
Wiltshire B 20 - 0 Avon B   [table]
Wiltshire C 12 - 8 Avon C [table]
League 1
15 November 17
Holden 3 - 17 Buck
McGarel-Groves 10 - 10 Webb
Blandy 12 - 8 Williamson
Dunlop 12 - 8 van Praag
Ashton 12 - 8 Latchem
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
01 November 17
Nadel 16 4 James
Turner 0 - 20 Reid
Gwyer 18 - 2 Webb
League 3
01 November 17
Baker 1 - 19 Phillips
Elms 5 - 15 Wilcox
Trayhern bye
Results
19th Nov 2017
Non-Expert Teams of Four
15th Nov 2017
League 1 #4
29th Oct 2017
Butler Pairs
27th Oct 2017
League 1 #3
27th Oct 2017
League 3 #2
8th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
Calendar
Sun 26th Nov 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Tue 5th Dec 2017
League 1 #5 and League 3 #5
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sat 9th Dec 2017
Western League v. East Wales
East Wales tba
Fri 5th Jan 2018
Leagues 2 #4 and League 3 #6
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 7th Jan 2018
Garden Cities Qualifier
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Thu 11th Jan 2018
League 1 #6
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Latest Results
Western League
12 November 17
Wiltshire A 5 - 15 Avon A   [table]
Wiltshire B 20 - 0 Avon B   [table]
Wiltshire C 12 - 8 Avon C [table]
League 1
15 November 17
Holden 3 - 17 Buck
McGarel-Groves 10 - 10 Webb
Blandy 12 - 8 Williamson
Dunlop 12 - 8 van Praag
Ashton 12 - 8 Latchem
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
01 November 17
Nadel 16 4 James
Turner 0 - 20 Reid
Gwyer 18 - 2 Webb
League 3
01 November 17
Baker 1 - 19 Phillips
Elms 5 - 15 Wilcox
Trayhern bye
Results
19th Nov 2017
Non-Expert Teams of Four
15th Nov 2017
League 1 #4
29th Oct 2017
Butler Pairs
27th Oct 2017
League 1 #3
27th Oct 2017
League 3 #2
8th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
Calendar
Sun 26th Nov 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Tue 5th Dec 2017
League 1 #5 and League 3 #5
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sat 9th Dec 2017
Western League v. East Wales
East Wales tba
Fri 5th Jan 2018
Leagues 2 #4 and League 3 #6
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 7th Jan 2018
Garden Cities Qualifier
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Thu 11th Jan 2018
League 1 #6
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm