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Upcoming Sim Pairs
British Summer Sim Pairs
23 to 26 July 2018
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
03 to 07 September 2018
British Autumn Sim Pairs
01 to 04 October 2018
Upcoming non WCBA Events
Dorset "Try a Tournament" Event on 30 September

Dorset Contract Bridge Association are running a "Try a Tournament" on Sunday 30 September.

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.

West of England Congress 28 to 30 September 2018

The Somerset Contract Bridge Association's West of England Congress will be at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare this year between Friday 28 September and Sunday 30 September.

The event incorporates two Green Pointed Events.

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

September 17th2018 League 1 Summary


The new season started with a tricky set of boards. The first half, in particular, gave lots of scope for sacrifices.

West can make 11 tricks in spades on board 7 (East only makes 10 if South finds a club lead). NS have an excellent save in 5D, or even 6 if pushed. 5D makes if EW do not cash their three heart tricks.  Similarly, 4S is an excellent save against 4H on board 8.

Those inclined to compete at high levels (guilty) fared less well in the second half. On board 23, EW do well to save in 5C against 4S, but S cannot see much scope for defence so takes out insurance with 5S. Well, that’s my excuse…

Slams were rather thin on the ground with only two pairs bidding the excellent slam (6D or 6NT) on board 13. One of them managed to bid and make 7NT which requires a helpful defence. 

The Blandy team carried on where they left off last season and lead the league after their 19-1 victory.

Richard Samter
Last updated : 18th Sep 2018 15:53 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