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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
Dorset Contract Bridge Association are running a Swiss Teams Event on Sunday 17 June and a Swiss Pairs Event on Sunday 22 July.
They are also holding a "Try a Tournament" Swiss Pairs Event for less experienced players on Sunday 15 April.
At the University of Bath
Swiss Pairs 19 May 2018 at 1.00pm
Swiss Teams 20 May 2018 at 11.00am
Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend
Held in Windsor on 16/17 June 2018
The Somerset Contract Bridge Association's West of England Congress will be at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare this year between Friday 28 September and Sunday 30 September.
The event incorporates two Green Pointed Events.
Congratulations to the Blandy team (Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Dave Hale and Brian Johnson winners of the 2017/18 Wiltshire League 1 with 126 VP's ahead of Williamson (120 VP's) and Buck (102 VP's). The winners are eligible to represent Wiltshire in the Pachabo in June.
Mixed Teams Result - held at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 11 March 2018
Congratulations to the winners, James Green & Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, Pat Davies & Richard Samter with 112VP's
In 2nd place, Brian Johnson & David Hale, Georgie Dalton & Sue Hands with 109VP's
and in 3rd place Robin & Ann Baker, Lucy & Chaz Cross with 84VP's
The 2018 Chairman's Cup will be held on Sunday 08 April at Devizes Bowls Club, following the AGM (starts at 2.00pm). This is the last Sunday event of the season and is a friendly and popular event open to players of all levels. It's a handicap event, so everyone has a chance of winning!
Our AGMs are usually admirably short, and there is the added attraction of free bridge and a free tea – a splendid spread, as always.
Please note that this event is limited to 18 tables
As one Green Point opportunity closes, another one opens
Entry fee: £10 per team, payable at the time of entry
to Sort code 52-30-27 A/c 35527234.
There will be a ‘Plate’ event for those knocked out in the first round.
For further information, please see the Rules section of the county website, or contact Richard Gwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to David Jacklin and Paul Cooper 1st with 56.20%
Stuart Bridge and Roger Karn 2nd with 54.70% and
Brian Johnson and Sue Hands + Philip Howard and Bob McMurray =3rd with 53.85%
Congratulations to Jana Zlamalova and Chris Clements winners of the Non-Expert Pairs held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 04 February 2018 with 60.99%.
Ian Bell and David Brown were very close behind in second place with 60.96% and Mike Smith and Alistair Spence were third with 59.23%.
Well done to Pat Davies and Keith Williamson winners of the Mixed Pairs held at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 21 January 18 with a score of 62.92%
Also to Anne Rogan and Pete Webb, second with 58.13% and
Marianne Lewin and John Perry, third with 57.06%
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.
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
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.