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The Bridge Warehouse

Upcoming non WCBA Events
Upcoming Sim Pairs
EBED Autumn Pairs
04 to 08 September
British Autumn Pairs
02 to 05 October
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
Coming up – the WCBA Butler Pairs
Coming up – the WCBA Butler Pairs
Sunday, 29 October at Devizes Bowls Club
 
Sharpen up your team skills by playing in the 

Butler Pairs

 Play starts at 2.00pm

Cost: £20 per pair – to include a wonderful tea.


 Click here to enter or contact Chaz Cross on 01249 821717 or email 

chaz.cross@tesco.net

(preferably before 26 October to enable us to plan the movements and catering).

Coming up – Non-Expert Teams of Four
Coming up – Non-Expert Teams of Four

The Non-Expert Teams of Four will be held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 19 November at 2.00 pm.

Entry open to all ranks of players who are EITHER below the rank of Premier Master at the time of entry OR a Jack or below on NGS at the time of entry

We will look forward to seeing you there and it doesn't matter whether you're a seasoned League 1, 2 or 3 player, a regular Sunday eventer or are just thinking of trying a County event for the first time

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


Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Frances Ind at frances.bill@blueyonder.co.uk

Open Pairs Result
 
Congratulations to James Dunlop and Roger Karn winners of the Open Pairs held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 08 October with a score of 58.48%.  
Also to John Hadfield and Peter Brunskill in 2nd place with 57.75% and to Anne Rogan and Pete Webb in 3rd place with 55.26%.
 

You can access the result from the bottom right side of the Home page.
Western League v. Somerset on Sunday, 15 October

Home Match against Somerset at the Bowls Club, Devizes (Three Teams of Eight)

A Team: Dave Latchem and Phil Howard, Richard Moore and John Treble

                James Green and Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, Nick Forrest and Edward Leatham

B Team: Valerie Austwick and James Dunlop, Phil Bennett and Vic Holden

                Sonia Blandy and Georgie Dalton, Stuart Bridge and Roger Karn

C Team: Ian Bell and Scarlet Leatham, Lucy and Chaz Cross

                 Rosemary Fussell and Frances Ind, David and Margaret Thackaberry

Reserves: Ron King and Mike Toft, Lyn Alvis and Martyn Tranter

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.

Tollemache Team Selection 2017/18

Ambrose Holmes-Mackie and James Green

Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter (captain) 

Dave Latchem and Philip Howard

Ed Leatham and Nick Forrest

Katharine Hodgson and Roy France

The qualifier is in Solihull on 18-19 November.  There will be four groups of about nine Counties and the top two in each group qualify for the final in the new year.

Wiltshire has not qualified for about twenty years, but we remain ever hopeful.

Good luck team!  

Oxford Bridge Festival 04 to 07 September 2017

The aim of this Festival is to put on something different from a competitive master-pointed bridge congress with the accent being on social content, learning and fun.  The aim is to appeal to all bridge players whether members of affiliated clubs or not. 

Participants will be able to choose whether to play duplicate or rubber bridge and will enjoy a range of other activities - a quiz with tea and cakes, two visits to local city-centre attractions, café bridge in the High and dinner in an Oxford college.  There will also be expert help on hand with session reviews and instructive seminars.  

Click here for further information

Latest Results
Western League
15 October 17
Wiltshire A 2-18 Somerset A   [table]
Wiltshire B 7-13 Somerset B   [table]
Wiltshire C 6-14 Somerset C [table]
League 1
05 October 17
Buck 6-14 Williamson
Holden 20-0 Ashton
Dunlop 3-17 Blandy
​​​Webb 9-11 Latchem
McGarel-Groves walkover v van Praag
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
25 September 17
King 15 - 5 Nadel
Webb 9 - 11 Tranter
James 0 - 20 Reid
Gwyer 18 - 2 Turner
League 3
25 September 17
Elms 6 - 14 Baker
Wilcox 18 - 2 Trayhern
Phillips bye
Results
8th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
5th Oct 2017
League 1 #2
18th Sep 2017
League 1 #1
2nd Apr 2017
AGM
23rd Mar 2017
Premier League #6 (Rescheduled)
14th Mar 2017
Premier League #9
Calendar
Fri 27th Oct 2017
League 1 #3 & League 3 #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 29th Oct 2017
Butler Pairs
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Wed 1st Nov 2017
Leagues 2 #2 and League 3 #3
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Sun 12th Nov 2017
Western League v. Avon
Bowls Club, Devizes 1pm
Wed 15th Nov 2017
League 1 #4
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Sun 19th Nov 2017
Non-Expert Teams (Entry open to all ranks of players who are EITHER below the rank of Premier Master at the time of entry OR a Jack or below on NGS at the time of entry.)
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Latest Results
Western League
15 October 17
Wiltshire A 2-18 Somerset A   [table]
Wiltshire B 7-13 Somerset B   [table]
Wiltshire C 6-14 Somerset C [table]
League 1
05 October 17
Buck 6-14 Williamson
Holden 20-0 Ashton
Dunlop 3-17 Blandy
​​​Webb 9-11 Latchem
McGarel-Groves walkover v van Praag
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
25 September 17
King 15 - 5 Nadel
Webb 9 - 11 Tranter
James 0 - 20 Reid
Gwyer 18 - 2 Turner
League 3
25 September 17
Elms 6 - 14 Baker
Wilcox 18 - 2 Trayhern
Phillips bye
Results
8th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
5th Oct 2017
League 1 #2
18th Sep 2017
League 1 #1
2nd Apr 2017
AGM
23rd Mar 2017
Premier League #6 (Rescheduled)
14th Mar 2017
Premier League #9
Calendar
Fri 27th Oct 2017
League 1 #3 & League 3 #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 29th Oct 2017
Butler Pairs
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Wed 1st Nov 2017
Leagues 2 #2 and League 3 #3
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Sun 12th Nov 2017
Western League v. Avon
Bowls Club, Devizes 1pm
Wed 15th Nov 2017
League 1 #4
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Sun 19th Nov 2017
Non-Expert Teams (Entry open to all ranks of players who are EITHER below the rank of Premier Master at the time of entry OR a Jack or below on NGS at the time of entry.)
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm