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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Oxfordshire Green Pointed Congress 09 - 10 June 2018

At Marlborough School Enterprise Centre, Woodstock

Swiss Pairs and Friendly Pairs on Saturday 09 June

Swiss Teams on Sunday 10 June

Berks and Bucks Green Pointed Weekend - 17 and 18 June 2018

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend

Held in Windsor on 16/17 June 2018

Dorset Green Pointed Events on 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.

Both events will be held in Wimborne, Dorset.

West of England Congress 28 to 30 September 2018

The Somerset Contract Bridge Association's West of England Congress will be at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare this year between Friday 28 September and Sunday 30 September.

The event incorporates two Green Pointed Events.

Upcoming Sim Pairs
British Summer Sim Pairs
23 to 26 July 2018
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
03 to 07 September 2018
British Autumn Sim Pairs
01 to 04 October 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.
League 1
League 1 Summary
League 1 Summary

14 March 18 - League 1 Summary

Congratulations to the Blandy team who won the title after a 17-3 victory in the final match. They were by far the most consistent team, with eight victories and a 9-11 defeat. They have qualified to represent Wiltshire in the Pachabo Cup in June. The Williamson team in second were relying on us beating Blandy. They should know better than to trust my play…

Commiserations to the Holden team, whose 20-0 defeat by Dunlop in the final round sealed their fate.

The final match of the season produced lots of swings. I suppose that’s not surprising with 5 possible slams, only one of which (Board 1) looks straightforward. 6H on Board 4 looks tricky, needing a diamond finesse and the club guess. In practice, the three norths defending the slam started with AC. Declarer cannot go wrong now since QC can be ruffed out and the diamond finesse is right.

The new champions showed their mettle on 17. 6S is an excellent contract, but they were the only ones to bid it after South opened a weak 2 in hearts (or multi equivalent). It’s harder against a multi since E will be reluctant to show a four-card spade suit after 2D-Dbl-2H which leaves the possibility of South having a spade suit.

Richard Samter
Last updated : 16th Mar 2018 16:02 GMT
2016/17 Fixtures


FIXTURES (First Team is Home)  

Monday 18 September

Dunlop v McGarel Groves 

Webb v van Pragg

Williamson v Ashton

Blandy v Holden

Latchem v Buck

Devizes Bowls Club

Thursday 05 October

McGarel-Groves v van Pragg

Dunlop v Blandy 

Holden v Ashton

Buck v Williamson

Webb v Latchem

Devizes Bowls Club

Friday 27 October

Blandy v Webb

Latchem v van Pragg

Buck v Ashton

Williamson v Dunlop

Holden v McGarel-Groves

Devizes Bowls Club

Wednesday 15 November

Dunlop v van Praag

McGarel-Groves v Webb

Blandy v Williamson 

Ashton v Latchem 

Holden v Buck

Trowbridge Rugby Club

Tuesday 05 December

Latchem v Dunlop

Buck v Blandy

Ashton v McGarel-Groves

Williamson v Webb

Holden v van Praag

Devizes Bowls Club

Thursday 11 January

Latchem v Williamson

Dunlop v Ashton

van Praag v Buck

McGarel-Groves v Blandy

Holden v Webb

Devizes Bowls Club

Friday 02 February

Ashton v Webb

Latchem v McGarel-Groves

Williamson v Holden

Blandy v van Praag

Buck v Dunlop

Devizes Bowls Club

Tuesday 20 February

Dunlop v Webb

Holden v Latchem 

McGarel-Groves v Buck

Ashton v Blandy

van Praag v Williamson

Devizes Bowls Club

Wednesday 14 March

Ashton v van Praag

Latchem v Blandy

Holden v Dunlop

Williamson v McGarel-Groves

Buck v Webb

Trowbridge Rugby Club
















Last updated : 16th Aug 2017 11:32 BST
2016/17 Teams
Team Players
Ashton Clive Ashton, Sarah Cowell, Nigel Lewis, Philip Nind, Paul Wright, Roger McKenney
Blandy Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Dave Hale, Brian Johnson, Sue Hands
Buck Martin Buck, Bob Bannister, Kevin Hughes, Pam Merrell
Dunlop James Dunlop, James Green, Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, Chris Jones, Roger Karn, Stuart Bridge
Holden Vic Holden, Roger Badham, Philip Bennett, Mark Sheppard, Tom Parker, Hugh Gross
Latchem Dave Latchem, Norman Botton, Philip Howard, Andrew Parkes, Richard Samter, Bob McMurray
McGarel-Groves Nick Pegg, Tony Olech, Chris Clements, Peter Wright, Jana Zlamalova
van Praag Steve Elliot, Davor Vukanovic, May Morgan Jones, Terry and Liz Butler
Webb Gayle Webb, Susie Gall, Marianne Lewin, John Perry, Trevor Purches, Colin Webb
Williamson Keith Williamson, Taf Anthias, Valerie Austwick, Pat Davies, Katharine Hodgson, Roy France


Last updated : 2nd Aug 2017 14:52 BST