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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 19 and 20 May 2018

At Thornbury Leisure Centre close to the M4/M5 Junction

Swiss Pairs 18 May 2018 at 1.00pm

Swiss Teams 19 May 2018 at 11.00am

Upcoming Sim Pairs
British Winter Sim Pairs
14 to 17 January 2019
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

October 4th 2018 League 1 Summary

Last night was, to coin a cliché, a game of two halves. Boards 1-12 were mainly part-scores with a couple of non-vulnerable games. Admittedly Deep Finesse can make a grand slam on Board 1, but few of us mortals even bid the game – 3NT depends on the diamond finesse and only one pair got to the superior contract of 5D.

Board 22 was not good for NS. 6S is on a finesse at worst, but only two pairs bid it and neither of us made it. The trump lead makes it harder, but declarer should still make it by taking the club finesse and then cross-ruffing. Even if the club finesse fails, East is quite likely to have a singleton trump and be unable to stop the cross-ruff. If he can draw another round of trumps, there’s always the diamond finesse to fall back on.

The van Praag team continued their good start to the season and are a close second behind the perennial favourites, Williamson.




Richard Samter

Last updated : 25th Oct 2018 16:09 BST
League 1 - 2018/19 Fixtures


FIXTURES (First Team is Home)  

Monday 17 September

Dunlop v Blandy 

King v van Pragg

Samter v Williamson

Ashton v Webb

Buck v McGarel Groves

Devizes Bowls Club

Thursday 04 October

Webb v van Pragg

Dunlop v McGarel Groves 

Williamson v Blandy

Samter v Ashton

Buck v King

Devizes Bowls Club

Wednesday 24 October

King v Ashton

Samter v Blandy

Buck v Dunlop

van Praag v Williamson

McGarel-Groves v Webb

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Tuesday 20 November

Williamson v Webb

McGarel-Groves v King

Blandy v Ashton

Buck v van Praag 

Dunlop v Samter

  Devizes Bowls Club

Friday 07 December

King v Samter

Webb v Blandy

Ashton v Buck

McGarel-Groves v Williamson

van Praag v Dunlop

Devizes Bowls Club

Thursday 17 January

Williamson v Dunlop

Samter v van Praag

Blandy v  Buck

Ashton v McGarel-Groves

Webb v King

Devizes Bowls Club

Friday 08 February

Buck v Webb

McGarel-Groves v Samter

Ashton v Williamson

van Praag v Blandy

King v Dunlop

Devizes Bowls Club

Tuesday 26 February

Dunlop v Ashton

Webb v Samter 

McGarel-Groves v van Praag

Blandy v King

Williamson v Buck

Devizes Bowls Club

Wednesday 20 March

van Praag v Ashton

King v Williamson

Webb v Dunlop

Blandy v  McGarel-Groves

Buck v Samter

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Last updated : 28th Jul 2018 14:19 BST
League 1 - 2018/19 Teams
Team Players
Ashton Clive Ashton, Paul Wright, Sarah Cowell, Colin Jones, Philip Nind, Andy Tilling
Blandy Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Dave Hale, Brian Johnson, Sue Hands
Buck Martin Buck, Bob Bannister, Kevin Hughes, Alan White, Mike Curtis
Dunlop James Dunlop, James Green, Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, Chris Jones, Roger Karn, Stuart Bridge, John Treble, Richard Moore

Diana King, Phil Green, Ron King, Phil Meats, Mike Toft, Ray Walder


Rina McGarel-Groves, Chris Clements, Jana Zlamalova, Tim Kitely, David Marden, Mike Baker


Richard Samter, Dave Latchem, Philip Howard, Bob McMurray, Hugh Gross, Andrew Parkes, Norman Botton

van Praag Pete van Praag, Steve Elliot, Davor Vukanovic, May Morgan Jones, Terry and Liz Butler
Webb Colin Webb, Gayle Webb, Susie Gall, Marianne Lewin, John Perry, Trevor Purches
Williamson Keith Williamson, Taf Anthias, Valerie Austwick, Pat Davies, Katharine Hodgson, Roy France


Last updated : 28th Jul 2018 14:19 BST