Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Premier League
Notes on the last round ...
Notes on the last round ...

The final round of the season had a disappointingly flat set of boards. There were no good slams, although our teammates managed to bid and make 6D on board 7 and Deep Finesse makes 6C on board 13 on two finesses, and little scope for competitive bidding. The exception was Board 4 where no games are makeable according to DF but EW can make 4H unless defence cash out and it takes a trump lead to beat 4S by N.

It’s only one of 240 boards in the season, but it could be said that Board 4 decided the title. Before last night’s matches, Latchem were 1 VP ahead of Williamson with Holden and Dixon also having chances to win. Williamson got a double game swing on the board and the 15 imps helped them to a 17-3 victory whereas Latchem lost 1 imp (stopping in 3H as EW and sacrificing in 5C* as NS) to end up winning their match 16-4. The two teams finished level on points so the title is shared. Williamson qualify for the Pachabo Cup by virtue of an 11-9 victory in the head-to-head match. I think they deserve it, beating the rest of the top 4 teams and winning more matches than anybody else. I congratulate them (through gritted teeth).

At the other end of the table, Dunlop’s 17-3 victory left Buck to be relegated along with Gwyer.

Many thanks to all participants for an enjoyable season and I hope to see most of you in the autumn.

Richard Samter
Last updated : 29th Mar 2016 17:04 BST
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FIXTURES  (Home Team shown in red)

Monday 21 September

Williamson v Dixon

King v Dunlop

Gwyer v Holden

Buck v Latchem

Blandy Bye

Ashton v Webb

Thursday  08 October

Latchem v King

Dunlop v Webb

Dixon v Holden

Gwyer v Ashton

Williamson Bye

Blandy v Buck

Friday 23 October

Webb Bye

Dunlop v Holden

Dixon v Blandy

Gwyer v Latchem

Williamson v King

Ashton v Buck

Tuesday 03 November

Webb v Buck

King v Gwyer

Dixon Bye 

Latchem v Dunlop

Holden v Williamson

Blandy v Ashton

Wednesday 25 November

Buck v Holden

Blandy v Gwyer

Webb v King 

Dunlop Bye

Latchem v Williamson

Dixon v Ashton

Tuesday 08 December

Latchem Bye

Holden v Ashton

Gwyer v Webb

Dunlop v Dixon

King v Blandy

Williamson v Buck

Thursday 14 January

Buck v Dixon

Latchem v Ashton

Webb v Williamson

Holden v Blandy

Gwyer v Dunlop

King Bye   

Friday 29 January

Gwyer v Buck

Dunlop v Williamson

King v Holden

Ashton Bye

Blandy v Webb

Latchem v Dixon

Tuesday 16 February

Williamson v Ashton

King v Buck

Dunlop v Blandy

Gwyer Bye

Latchem v Holden

Dixon v Webb

Wednesday 02 March

Buck Bye

Dixon v King

Gwyer v Williamson

Latchem v Blandy

Ashton v Dunlop

Webb v Holden

Friday 18 March

Blandy v Williamson

King v Ashton

Dunlop v Buck

Holden Bye

Gwyer v Dixon

Webb v Latchem

Home Team shown in Red

Last updated : 24th Oct 2015 10:44 GMT
2015/16 Teams
Team Players
Ashton Clive Ashton, Sarah Cowell, Nigel Lewis, Philip Nind, Andy Tilling
Blandy Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Dave Hale, Brian Johnson, Colin Jones
Buck Martin Buck, Bob Bannister, Kevin Hughes, Pam Merrell
Dixon Chris Dixon, Jan Dixon, Ed Leatham, Nick Forrest, Bryan Cross, Steve Elliot
Dunlop James Dunlop, Alan Reid, Ambrose Holmes-Mackie, Chris Jones, Roger Karn
Gwyer Syd Gwyer, Richard Gwyer, Paul Gregory, Judy Shewring, Lesley Bennett, Kath Darby
Holden Vic Holden, Roger Badham, Philip Bennett, Dave Cooke,Tom Parker, Roger Wilmott
King Diana King, Phil Green, Di Bishop, Ron King, Prabir Nandi, Peter Sampson
Latchem Dave Latchem, Norman Botton, Philip Howard, Andrew Parkes, Richard Samter, Bob McMurray
Webb Gayle Webb, Susie Gall, Marianne Lewin, John Perry, Trevor Purches, Colin Webb
Williamson Keith Williamson, Taf Anthias, Valerie Austwick, Pat Davies, Katharine Hodgson


Last updated : 21st Nov 2015 08:54 GMT
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