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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Hampshire Congress 16 and 17 March 2019

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

Two minutes from Junction 12 of M3

On the weekend of 16 and 17 March 2019 

Dorset "Try a Tournament" on 28 April 2019

Dorset Contract Bridge Association are running a Swiss Pairs "Try a Tournament" on Sunday 28 April 2019.

Open to players with an NGS rating of 9 or below and no more than 9,999 Master Points.

The event will be held in Wimborne, Dorset.

Avon Green Pointed Weekend 18 and 19 May 2019

At Thornbury Leisure Centre close to the M4/M5 Junction

Swiss Pairs 18 May 2019 at 1.00pm

Swiss Teams 19 May 2019 at 11.00am

Dorset Green Pointed Events on 23 June and 21 July 2019

Swiss Teams on Sunday, 23 June

Swiss Pairs on Sunday, 23 July

Held in Wimborne, Dorset.

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend - 22 and 23 June 2019

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend

Held in Windsor on 22/23 June 2019

Upcoming Sim Pairs
Club Stratified Pairs
11 to 14 March 19
British Spring Sim Pairs
01 - 14 April 19
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
13 - 16 May 19
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.
Welcome to the WCBA website
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Time to enter the Knockout!
Time to enter the Knockout!

Wiltshire County Knock-out 2019-20.

Entries are invited for the county's Green Point knock-out teams event, usually consisting of 4 or 5 rounds, played at competitors’ houses, at two-monthly intervals.

The winners of the WIKO will be invited to represent Wiltshire in the 2020 Pachabo Cup.

Closing date for entries 12th May 2019.

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 rjgwyer@btinternet.com

Please note that the deadline for entries is 12 May 2019
Coming up Chairman's Cup & AGM
Coming up  Chairman's Cup & AGM

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

You can join a waiting list by emailing Emma at emmascarisbrick@me.com

The 2019 Chairman's Cup will be held on Sunday 07 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. 

Any WCBA member is entitled to attend the AGM even if they are not playing in the Chairman's Cup.
Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Emma at emmascarisbrick@me.com
Knockout Plate Result 2018/19
Knockout Plate Result 2018/19
Congratulations to the Green team (Phil Green, Diana King, Ron King & Mike Toft) who beat the van Praag team (Pete van Praag, Davor Yukanovic, Liz Butler & Terry Butler)  57 –  49 in the final of the 2018/19 Knockout Plate.

Watch this space for the 2019-20 County Knock-out

National Pairs Qualifier - Result

 

Well done to Taf Anthias and Pat Davies who topped the SW group and came 2nd nationally with 64.9% and also to Ed Leatham and Nick Forrest, 12th with 57.68%

 

Green Pointed Weekend 2019 Winners
Green Pointed Weekend 2019 Winners

Congratulations to

Andrew and Cathy Smith winners of the Green Pointed Swiss Pairs 

and to Rob Lawy, Stefan Lindfors (not shown in the photo), Trevor Ward and David S Jones winners of the Swiss Teams

Congratulations to Ed Leatham and Nick Forrest who came joint 10th and to James Dunlop and Valerie Austwick who came joint 14th in Swiss Pairs.

Also to Taf Anthias, Pat Davies, Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter who came joint 4th and to Pete Van Praag, Davor Vacinovac, May Morgan-Jones and Steve Elliott who came joint 6th in the Swiss Teams. 

Mixed Pairs Result
Mixed Pairs Result

Well done to Pat Davies and Keith Williamson winners of the Mixed Pairs held at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday,  17 February 2019 with a score of 64.73%

Also to Roger Karn and Christine Moore, 2nd with 62.86%

Anne Rogan and Pete Webb, 3rd with 59.82%

Results can be accessed below right
2019 Championship Pairs Final - Result
2019 Championship Pairs Final - Result

Congratulations to Taf Anthias and Pat Davies 1st with 60.68%

Stuart Bridge and Roger Karn 2nd with 60.55% and

Richard Moore and John Treble 3rd with 55.41%

These three pairs will now go forward to represent Wiltshire in the Corwen Trophy at the beginning of June when they will play the winning pairs from the other counties

Results can be accessed below right
Non-Expert Pairs Result
Non-Expert Pairs  Result

Congratulations to Ian Lund and Mike Smith winners of the Non-Expert Pairs held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 20 January 2019 with 62.50%.

Alan Reid and Stephen Stafford were 2nd with 57.37% closely followed by Anne Hall and Ian Schofield in 3rd  place with 56.92%.

Results can be accessed below right.
Notice of WCBA AGM on 07 April 19

The WCBA AGM and Chairman's Cup will take place at the Bowls Club on Sunday, 07 April.

Notice of this event and the Agenda for the AGM can be found under 'Committee and AGM Minutes' on the left menu 

League Questionnaire Results

The result of the League questionnaire circulated to League teams late 2019 can be seen under 'Leagues 2018/19' in the menu to the left.

Garden Cities Qualifier Result
Garden Cities Qualifier  Result
Congratulations to the Bath B team (Richard Moore, John Treble, John Perry, Marianne Lewin, Susie Gall, Trevor Purches, Valerie Austwick & James Dunlop)
winners of the Garden Cities Qualifier held at Devizes on Sunday, 07 January with 109 VPs , narrowly pipping Bath A by just 1VP
Wootton Bassett came third with 99 VPs and
The Teams of Eight, between nine County Teams, were played in two groups, A & B.  The results for each group and the combined result can be viewed under 'Results' below right.
Knock Out Result 2018/19
Knock Out Result 2018/19

County Knock-out 2018/19 Final Result.
 
Congratulations to the Jones team (Chris Jones, James Dunlop, James Green and Ambrose Holmes-Mackie) who beat the Bridge Team (Stuart Bridge, Roger Karn, Susie Gall & Trevor Purches) 75-66 in a closely fought final over 32 boards. Additional team members for the Jones team were Pat Davies and John Treble. The winning Jones team will represent the county in next year's Pachabo.
Katharine Receives Dimmie Fleming Award

Katharine has just returned from London where she received her Dimmie Fleming Award.

In her own words....

I had a very memorable day last Wednesday when Silverio and I travelled to London and I received the Dimmie Fleming award at the EBU AGM.  It was lovely to have an official recognition of my time on the WCBA committee when I helped, along with many others, to organise the hobby that has given me so much enjoyment over the years.  Thank you to everyone in Wiltshire who supported the nomination for my award – it was an honour to receive it.

Championship Pairs Qualifier Result. 02 December
Championship Pairs Qualifier Result.  02 December

Congratulations to John Treble and Richard Moore, Brian Johnson and Sue Hands in coming = 1st with 59.20%

Pat Davis and Taf Anthias  were 3rd with 59.02%

The first 14 Pairs will now go forward to play in the Qualifying Event on 03 February where they will compete to represent the County in the National Corwen Cup

Results can be viewed to the right on this page
Excellent Result for Wiltshire Player in Middlesex Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Jenny Gray and her partner Wynne Gifford (Surrey) in coming 4th in a field of 130 pairs in the Middlesex Swiss Pairs on Saturday, 25 November.

Mixed Ability Teams of Four Result

Well done to the Webb Team of Lucy Cross, Chaz Cross, Anne Rogan and Pete Webb with 88 VP's, winners of the Mixed Ability Teams of Four played at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 18 November.

Also to the Winstone Team of Alan Perkins, Heather Spalding, Paul Winstone and Roger Harris with 67 VP's in 2nd place

and the Moxey Team of Hazel and Graham Moxey, Mary Overton and John Evans 3rd with 65 VP's.

Full results can be viewed in the right menu
Great Results for Wiltshire Players in the EBU Seniors Congress at Gloucester

Congratulations to Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter in coming 7th in the "A" final and to Philip Howard, Dave Latchem, Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter 8th in the Swiss Teams.

Also, to Taf Anthias, 5th in the "B" final playing with Warner Soloman and to Hugh Gross and Philip Meats, 8th in the Swiss Pairs

Latest Results
Western League
09 March 19
Wiltshire A 20 - 0 Dorset A   [table]
Wiltshire B 6 - 14 Dorset  B   [table]
Wiltshire C 1 - 19 Dorset  C   [table]
Results
League 1 #9
League 2 #6
League 3 #6
League 2 #8
League 3 #8
Green Point Weekend - Swiss Teams
Calendar
Thu 28th Mar 2019
League 2 #9
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Thu 28th Mar 2019
League 3 #9
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 7th Apr 2019
AGM and Chairman's Cup
Bowls Club, Devizes 2.00pm
Sun 12th May 2019
Western League v. Devon (away)
Woolavington 1.00pm