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Upcoming non WCBA Events
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
Garden Cities Qualifier – Result
Garden Cities Qualifier – Result
Congratulations to the Bath A team (James Green, Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, John Treble, Richard Moore, Susie Gall, Trevor Purches, Richard Samter, Pat Davies)
winners of the Garden Cities Qualifier held at Devizes on Sunday, 07 January with 128 VPs
TrowBRIDGE came second with 92 VPs and
Devizes third with 89VPs.
The Team of Eight event between nine County Teams was played in two groups, A & B and the results for each group can be viewed under 'Results' below right.
Good Luck Bath A in the regional final in April
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
Coming up – Non-Expert Pairs
Coming up – Non-Expert Pairs

Non-Expert Pairs

To be held at the Bowls Club in Devizes on Sunday, 04 February at 2 pm.

Eligibility - 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.

 Entries restricted to just 36 Pairs so please try and get your entry in as soon as possible.  

Entry fee is £10/player and includes a wonderful tea/buffet.

Please contact David Head at david.head123@btinternet.com for further information

Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events"
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.
 

    

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
13 January 18
Wiltshire A 15 - 5 Hereford A   [table]
Wiltshire B 7 - 13 Hereford B   [table]
Wiltshire C 16 - 4 Hereford C   [table]
League 1
11 January 2018
Latchem 12 - 8 Williamson
Dunlop 19 - 1 Ashton
van Praag 3 - 17 Buck
McGarel-Groves 6 - 14 Blandy
Holden 6 - 14 Webb
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
05 January 18
Tranter 12 - 8 James
Reid 7 - 13 King
Nadel 17 - 3 Gwyer
Webb 18 - 2 Turner
League 3
05 January 18
Trayhern 4 - 16 Phillips
Wilcox 5 -15 Elms
Baker bye
Results
11th Jan 2018
League 1 #6
7th Jan 2018
WCBA Garden Cities Qualifier A
6th Jan 2018
WCBA Garden Cities Qualifier B
5th Dec 2017
League 1 #5
5th Dec 2017
League 3 (5)
26th Nov 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Calendar
Sun 21st Jan 2018
Mixed Pairs
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Wed 31st Jan 2018
League 2 #5 and League 3 #7
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Fri 2nd Feb 2018
League 1 #7
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 4th Feb 2018
Non-Expert Pairs (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
Thu 15th Feb 2018
Leagues 2 #6 and League 3 #8
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 18th Feb 2018
Championship Pairs Final
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Latest Results
Western League
13 January 18
Wiltshire A 15 - 5 Hereford A   [table]
Wiltshire B 7 - 13 Hereford B   [table]
Wiltshire C 16 - 4 Hereford C   [table]
League 1
11 January 2018
Latchem 12 - 8 Williamson
Dunlop 19 - 1 Ashton
van Praag 3 - 17 Buck
McGarel-Groves 6 - 14 Blandy
Holden 6 - 14 Webb
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
05 January 18
Tranter 12 - 8 James
Reid 7 - 13 King
Nadel 17 - 3 Gwyer
Webb 18 - 2 Turner
League 3
05 January 18
Trayhern 4 - 16 Phillips
Wilcox 5 -15 Elms
Baker bye
Results
11th Jan 2018
League 1 #6
7th Jan 2018
WCBA Garden Cities Qualifier A
6th Jan 2018
WCBA Garden Cities Qualifier B
5th Dec 2017
League 1 #5
5th Dec 2017
League 3 (5)
26th Nov 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Calendar
Sun 21st Jan 2018
Mixed Pairs
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Wed 31st Jan 2018
League 2 #5 and League 3 #7
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Fri 2nd Feb 2018
League 1 #7
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 4th Feb 2018
Non-Expert Pairs (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
Thu 15th Feb 2018
Leagues 2 #6 and League 3 #8
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 18th Feb 2018
Championship Pairs Final
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm