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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 18 and 19 May 2019

At Thornbury Leisure Centre close to the M4/M5 Junction

Swiss Pairs 18 May 2019 at 1.00pm

Swiss Teams 19 May 2019 at 11.00am

Dorset Green Pointed Events on 23 June and 21 July 2019

Swiss Teams on Sunday, 23 June

Swiss Pairs on Sunday, 23 July

Held in Wimborne, Dorset.

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend - 22 and 23 June 2019

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend

Held in Windsor on 22/23 June 2019

Upcoming Sim Pairs
Club Stratified Pairs
11 to 14 March 19
British Spring Sim Pairs
01 - 14 April 19
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
13 - 16 May 19
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

January 17th2019 - League 1 Summary

There were lots of interesting boards last night including thin slams and borderline sacrifices. 

It started with Board 1 where NS can make 4H on a combined 19-count and EW stand to lose 500 if they try 4S. The auction could well go 2H-2S-4H and it is very tempting for W to bid 4S. It is difficult for either opponent to double, and one even tried sacrificing in 5H. The Law of Total Tricks isn’t much of a help on this hand since 19 tricks leads to 4S and possibly 5H, both of which are wrong at the table.

Board 11 has problems in both bidding and play. After S opens a weak 2H (or multi), W is too good to pass but hasn’t got a good bid. Double risks ending up in a bad spade contract, but was OK this time given the quality of East’s suit. Our table had the unsubtle auction 2H-DBL-P-6S. The next problem is how to play it after the lead of 9H won with dummy’s J. The contract is now cold if we can avoid a second spade loser. I decided that they were likely to be 4-1 so took a first-round finesse which failed. On reflection, I should have played spades from the top which only loses if N has Q10xx and gains if S has the Q and no more than 3. That’s much better even allowing for vacant spaces.

The Dunlop team’s 18-2 victory over Williamson kept the competition open, but Williamson still has a commanding (13 VP) lead over van Praag.




Richard Samter

Last updated : 18th Jan 2019 12:45 GMT
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