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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.
League 1
League 1 Summary
League 1 Summary

18 September 17 League 1 Summary

It feels as if autumn is in the air, or at least that’s my excuse for not doing any gardening. That means the new league season has started, even if my bridge brain is still on holiday.
We are now called league 1, since Premier League was thought to be somewhat pretentious. While we’re on the subject of leagues, there has been a bit of discussion about league structure for future seasons, and the committee would be grateful if you let us know your preferences. As I mentioned, any replies not received by the next round of league 1 matches (5th October) will be ignored.
The first half of the session seemed to be a battle of the part scores, while the second half included quite a few potential slams. 15 is a fairly straightforward slam in either black suit or no trumps, just requiring S t play the cub suit for one loser. EW can make 6H on 21 because the trump finesse works, but nobody bid it.  Board 24 looks as if 7NT should be easy to find with West holding 23 with a 6-card suit opposite an opening hand, but only 6 of the 10 pairs managed to bid it. Maybe we’ll do better later in the season!
Richard Samter


Last updated : 20th Sep 2017 12:03 BST
Hands from Session 1 (18 Sept) - Click here
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
The Rules click here