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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 

Dorset Green Pointed Events on 15 April, 17 June and 22 July

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.

All events will be held in Wimborne, Dorset.
Upcoming Sim Pairs
Club Stratified Pairs
12 to 15 March 2018
British Spring Pairs
09 to 12 April 2018
EBED Spring Pairs
30 April to 03 May 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.
 
Welcome to the WCBA website
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Championship Pairs Final - Result
Championship Pairs Final - Result

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%

Results can be accessed below right
Coming up – Wiltshire Green Point Weekend
Coming up – Wiltshire Green Point Weekend

The Wiltshire Green Pointed event will take place in Bath University's Claverton Rooms on

Saturday 03 March starting at 1.00pm - PAIRS

 Sunday 04 March starting at 11.00am - TEAMS 

Entry can be made online by clicking on 'Green Pointed Swiss Weekend' on the menu on the left.

The cost is £22/player for each event (£44/player for both events)

You can pay electronically for the full weekend or Teams/Pairs only to WCBA, Sort Code 52-30-27, A/C 35527234.  Please use your EBU number as a reference.  

Alternatively, you can send a cheque payable to WCBA.  Send to Marion Loudoun, 7 Garstons, Bathford, Bath, BA1 7TE

Please note your entry is not confirmed until payment is made.

We are looking for a spare pair for the Saturday event. If called on to play, the entry fee of £44 is waived. If not required the pair will be reimbursed. 
In order to avoid disappointment, we suggest you make your entry early.  If we are over-subscribed you will be added to a 'standby' list.
Coming up – Mixed Teams of Four
Coming up – Mixed Teams of Four

The Mixed Teams of Four will be held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 11 March at 2.00 pm.

The only requirement for this event is that there should be at least one man and one woman in each team.

The entry fee is £10 per player.  This includes the usual splendid tea and buffet and is collected on the day.

Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Katharine Hodgson at katharine@piece5.plus.com
Coming up – Chairman's Cup & AGM
Coming up – Chairman's Cup & AGM

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

Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Philip Bennett at philip_bennett@btinternet.com
Non-Expert Pairs – Result
Non-Expert Pairs – Result

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%.

Results can be accessed below right.
Knock Out Result 2017/18
Knock Out Result 2017/18

County Knock-out 2017/18 Final Result.
 
Congratulations to the Blandy Team in regaining the County Knock-out Championship.
In a repeat of last season's final, the Blandy Team (David Hale, Brian Johnson, Sue Hands and Georgie Dalton) beat the Latchem Team (Dave Latchem, Phil Howard, Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter), in a closely fought match, coming from 7 imps down to win in the final stanza.
Entry forms for the coming season's County Knock-out will be posted on the website shortly.
Mixed Pairs Result

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%

Results can be accessed below right
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
02 February 2018
Latchem 16 - 4 McGarel-Groves
Williamson 20 - 0 Holden
Buck 8 - 12 Dunlop
Ashton 12 - 8 Webb
Blandy 15 - 5 van Praag
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
15 February 18
Reid 15 - 5 Gwyer 
Tranter 18 - 2 Turner
Nadel 18 - 2 Webb
James 0 - 20 King
League 3
15 February 18
Baker 20 - 0 Elms
Phillips 15 - 5 Trayhern
Wilcox bye
Results
20th Feb 2018
League 1 #8 and League 3 #9
20th Feb 2018
WCBA League 3 (9)
18th Feb 2018
Championship Pairs Final
4th Feb 2018
Non-Expert Pairs
2nd Feb 2018
League 1 #7
21st Jan 2018
Mixed Pairs
Calendar
Sat 3rd Mar 2018
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Bath University 1pm
Sun 4th Mar 2018
Green Point Swiss Teams
Bath University 11am
Sun 11th Mar 2018
Mixed Teams
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Wed 14th Mar 2018
League 1 #9
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Sat 17th Mar 2018
Western League v. Dorset
Bowls Club, Devizes 1pm
Tue 20th Mar 2018
Leagues 2 #7 and League 3 #10
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
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
02 February 2018
Latchem 16 - 4 McGarel-Groves
Williamson 20 - 0 Holden
Buck 8 - 12 Dunlop
Ashton 12 - 8 Webb
Blandy 15 - 5 van Praag
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands – click here
League 2
15 February 18
Reid 15 - 5 Gwyer 
Tranter 18 - 2 Turner
Nadel 18 - 2 Webb
James 0 - 20 King
League 3
15 February 18
Baker 20 - 0 Elms
Phillips 15 - 5 Trayhern
Wilcox bye
Results
20th Feb 2018
League 1 #8 and League 3 #9
20th Feb 2018
WCBA League 3 (9)
18th Feb 2018
Championship Pairs Final
4th Feb 2018
Non-Expert Pairs
2nd Feb 2018
League 1 #7
21st Jan 2018
Mixed Pairs
Calendar
Sat 3rd Mar 2018
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Bath University 1pm
Sun 4th Mar 2018
Green Point Swiss Teams
Bath University 11am
Sun 11th Mar 2018
Mixed Teams
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Wed 14th Mar 2018
League 1 #9
Trowbridge Rugby Club 7.15pm
Sat 17th Mar 2018
Western League v. Dorset
Bowls Club, Devizes 1pm
Tue 20th Mar 2018
Leagues 2 #7 and League 3 #10
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm