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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Surrey Green Pointed Events - 23 and 24 September 2017

To be held at Guildford

West of England Congress 29 September to 01 October 2017

The Somerset Contract Bridge Association's West of England Congress will be at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare this year between Friday 29 September and Sunday 01 October.

The event incorporates two Green Pointed 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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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.

EBED Simultaneous Pairs

Outstanding result for Devizes Players in the recent EBED Simultaneous Pairs played on Friday, 08 September

Congratulations to Philip Bennet and Hugh Gross, 1st nationally with a score of 67.40% (70.06%) and to David Cooke and Bob McMurray, 2nd nationally with a score of 65.16% (63.89%)

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!  

Leagues 1, 2 and 3

Leagues 1, 2 and 3 Teams and Programme now available to view by clicking on 'Leagues 2017/18' on the left menu.

WCBA Committee Meeting Minutes

The Minutes of the Latest WCBA Committee Meeting can now be viewed on our website under 'Information' on the left menu.

Success for Ambrose Holmes-Mackie in Swiss Pairs at Eastbourne

Congratulations to Ambrose Holmes-Mackie and his partner Shahzaad Natt in winning the 'B' Stratification of the Swiss Pairs at Eastbourne

Western League 2017/18

Please click on 'Western League' on the left menu for information regarding the upcoming Western League Season

Knock Out Draw - Next Round and Draw for KO Plate

Please click on the left menu for the draw for both the next round of the main event and for the Plate.

To view the draw on EBU Knockout, go via MyEBU, Utilities, Wilts Knockout.  Here you will also be able to add your contact details, directions to your home venue and in due course your match result.

Success for Wiltshire Pair in Dorset Green Pointed Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Sue Hands and Georgie Dalton in coming 3rd in the Dorset Green Pointed Swiss Pairs Event with an outstanding 98 VPs, just 5 VPs behind the eventual winners.

We also congratulate Dilys Shortridge and Hugh Thompson in coming 8th and winning the 'non-experts' prize.

Wiltshire Pair Shine in Senior Swiss Teams at Eastbourne

Well done to Colin and Gayle Webb in coming 3rd from 44 teams (94 VPs) at the Eastbourne Swiss Teams Competition played on 09 July.  They were part of the Hyett Team with Gary Hyett and Alan Cooke.

Calendar 2017/18

Next Season's programme of events can be viewed by clicking on 'Calendar' in the left menu

To download your own copy please click here (laminated copies of the programme will no longer be sent out to clubs)

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
16 September 17
Wiltshire A 4-16 Cornwall A   [table]
Wiltshire B 4-16 Cornwall B   [table]
Wiltshire C 5-15 Cornwall C [table]
League 1
18 September 17
Williamson 16-4 Ashton
Blandy 16-4 Holden
Dunlop 9-11 McGarel-Groves
Latchem 9-11 Buck
Webb 8-12 van Praag 
 
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands click here
League 2
25 September 17
King v Nadel
Webb v Tranter
James v Reid
Gwyer v Turner
League 3
25 September 17
Elms v Baker
Wilcox v Trayhern
Phillips bye
Results
18th Sep 2017
League 1 #1
2nd Apr 2017
AGM
23rd Mar 2017
Premier League #6 (Rescheduled)
14th Mar 2017
Premier League #9
5th Mar 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Weekend - Teams
4th Mar 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Weekend - Pairs
Calendar
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Leagues 2 and 3 #1
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Thu 5th Oct 2017
League 1 #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 8th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Sun 15th Oct 2017
Western League v. Somerset
Bowls Club, Devizes 1pm
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
Latest Results
Western League
16 September 17
Wiltshire A 4-16 Cornwall A   [table]
Wiltshire B 4-16 Cornwall B   [table]
Wiltshire C 5-15 Cornwall C [table]
League 1
18 September 17
Williamson 16-4 Ashton
Blandy 16-4 Holden
Dunlop 9-11 McGarel-Groves
Latchem 9-11 Buck
Webb 8-12 van Praag 
 
Latest Leagues 2 and 3 hands click here
League 2
25 September 17
King v Nadel
Webb v Tranter
James v Reid
Gwyer v Turner
League 3
25 September 17
Elms v Baker
Wilcox v Trayhern
Phillips bye
Results
18th Sep 2017
League 1 #1
2nd Apr 2017
AGM
23rd Mar 2017
Premier League #6 (Rescheduled)
14th Mar 2017
Premier League #9
5th Mar 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Weekend - Teams
4th Mar 2017
Green Pointed Swiss Weekend - Pairs
Calendar
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Leagues 2 and 3 #1
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Thu 5th Oct 2017
League 1 #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 8th Oct 2017
Open Pairs
Bowls Club, Devizes 2pm
Sun 15th Oct 2017
Western League v. Somerset
Bowls Club, Devizes 1pm
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