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Upcoming non WCBA Events
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

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

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.

West of England Congress 04 to 06 October 2019

The Somerset Contract Bridge Association's West of England Congress will be at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare this year between Friday 04 October and Sunday 06 October.

The event incorporates two Green Pointed Events.

Upcoming Sim Pairs
EBED Spring Sim Pairs
13 - 16 May 19
British Summer Sim Pairs
22 - 25 July 19
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
02 - 06 September 19
British Autumn Sim Pairs
07 - 10 October 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

20 March 19 League 1 Summary

The season ended on a relatively quiet note, with most of the matches being fairly low-scoring. That’s surprising given the number of borderline slams around.

Board 5 is tempting for South with the 5-4 club fit and diamond void (albeit in partner’s suit), but the combined spade holding is so poor that it requires a miracle lie of the cards. On the other hand, Board 12 is an excellent slam. If E finds a trump lead, it needs KH to be singleton or doubleton or the diamond finesse, otherwise, it just needs a 3-1 trump break. I don’t know how it should be bid, but nobody managed.

The King team continued their end-of-season improvement, beating the leaders Williamson, but not by enough to stop Williamson retaining the title. There was a three-way tie for second place between Blandy, Dunlop and Samter.  McGarel-Groves and Buck are relegated, but that is dependent on the number of entries next season.

I will finalise the league in early April, so master points will probably be credited in May. Please let me know of any errors.

​​​​​​Richard Samter

Last updated : 21st Mar 2019 11:45 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