Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
 
Upcoming Sim Pairs
British Spring Sim Pairs
04 to 07 April 2016
 
Event times 2015/16
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.
Premier League Analysis

Want to see in detail how your PL team is doing? Chris Dixon has developed a new analytical tool which you may find interesting.


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Knockout – Result
Knockout – Result
Congratulations to the Andrews team (Roger Andrews, Chris Clements, Jenny Gray and Mike Baker​) winners of the Wiltshire Knock-out final against the Bridge team (Trevor Purches, Keith Harris, Roger Karn, and Peter van Praag) by 4 IMPs in a very close match.
The 2015-16 Knock-out Plate competition was won by Dave Latchem and his team (Phil Howard, Norman Botton, Andrews Parkes and Richard Samter). 
The 2016/17 County Knock-out is now underway.
Richard Gwyer
Unique Result in Annual Wiltshire 'Ashes' Match between Devizes BC v. TrowBRIDGE CTBC
 
The 6th edition of the friendly 'Ashes' was played at the Nursteed Centre in Devizes on Tuesday, 26 April.
Six teams on each side competed for the coveted 'Wiltshire' urn containing the ashes of a pack of playing cards.
Like all previous meetings between these two clubs it was another very closely fought match which ended up with three wins and three losses.
When each teams results were converted to VP's the scores were 60VP's each and when reverting back to IMPS they were 281 IMPS each.
The match was declared a draw.
Since inception the wins are 3 - 2 to Devizes with one draw.
 
Well done and thanks to the members of both teams for such an exciting and pleasant evening.
WCBA Leagues 2016/17

An online entry form is now available for teams wishing to play in the upcoming WCBA season in the Premier League, League 1 and League 2. 


Click on 'Leagues 2016/17' on the Menu on the left for the entry form.
Please note that there is a single generic entry form for all three leagues.  The deadline for entries is 30 June 2016.
TrowBRIDGE CTBC Garden Cities Team win South West Regional Heat
TrowBRIDGE CTBC Garden Cities Team win South West Regional Heat

Congatulations to John Treble, Roger Badham, Phil Green, Diana King, Michael Toft, Ron King, Philip Howard and Dave Latchem from TrowBRIDGE County Town Bridge Club in winning the Garden Cities SW regional heat in Bristol.  They will now play in the National final at the end of June.

McGarel-Groves win League 1
McGarel-Groves win League 1

In another nail-biting finish, McGarel-Groves came from 12 VPs behind the leaders (and 3rd place overall) to win this year's League 1, just 2 VPs ahead of Gross. McGarel-Groves beat Bell 19-1, while Hodgson's 15-5 victory over Gross took them above Phillips and ensured their survival in League 1.

Thanks to all who took part in this extremely competitive and enjoyable League, and many congratulations to the winners.


To see the final results, click on the League 1 panel, right.

Premier League ends in tie
Premier League ends in tie

The Premier League went right up to the wire on Friday 18 March, with the Williamson and Latchem teams ending the season with 128 VPs apiece, ahead of Holden on 123 and Dixon on 121.

As Williamson had beaten Latchem 11-9 in their head-to-head match earlier in the season, they qualify for the Pachabo Cup in June.

Congratulations to both teams and we wish the Williamson team luck in the Pachabo.

Please note that this news item has been changed after checking the EBU White Book, which explains when and how ties should be split. Since there is no trophy involved, the title will be held jointly. We apologise for any confusion caused.


You can find PL organiser Richard Samter's summing up of the final round on the Premier League page (via the menu, top left).

Moxey win League 2
Moxey win League 2

Congratulations to the Moxey team, who have won League 2 with a score of 148 VPs, an average of 14.8. Team Wilcox were in 2nd place with 118 VPs, and there was a tie for 3rd place between the Hill and Glasson teams, who scored 96 VPs each.


To see the final results, click on the League 2 panel, right.

Wiltshire / Avon Green Point Swiss Weekend

Results of the Green Point Weekend:

Swiss Pairs

Swiss Teams

Swiss Teams Cross-IMP Ranking

Teams of four – Result

Congratulations to John & Rosalind Marshall, Ann White and May Brand, winners of the Teams of Four held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 14 February with106 VPs. Joan Cherrett, Dilys Shortridge, Hazel & Graham Moxey were in second place with 100 VPs, and Jo Seddon, Donald Hodgson, Helen Holden & Pat Lewis third with 63 VPs.


You can access the result from the bottom right corner of the Home page.

Mixed Pairs – Result
Mixed Pairs – Result

Congratulations to Pat Davies Keith Williamson, winners of the Mixed Pairs held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 24 January with 62.2%. Katharine Hodgson & Roy France were in second place, and James Dunlop & Valerie Austwick third.


You can access the result from the bottom right corner of the Home page.

Garden Cities Qualifier – Result
Garden Cities Qualifier – Result

Congratulations to the Trowbridge A team (Michael Toft, Ron King, Phil Green, Diana King, John Treble, Roger Badham, Philip Howard & Dave Latchem), winners of the Garden Cities Qualifier held at Devizes on Sunday 9th January with 89 VPs. Swindon came second with 88 VPs and Devizes were in third place with 84 VPs. 


You can access the result from the bottom right corner of the Home page.

Latest Results
Western League
15 May 16
Wiltshire A 13-7 Devon A   [table]
Wiltshire B 11-9 Devon B   [table]
Wiltshire C 15-5 Devon C   [table]
Premier League
18 March
Ashton 17–3 King
Dixon 18–2 Gwyer
Dunlop 17–3 Buck
Latchem 16–4 Webb
Williamson 17–3 Blandy
Latest PL hands – click here
Latest L1/2 hands – click here
League 1
23 March
Hodgson 15–5 Gross
McGarel-Groves 19–1 Bell
Scarisbrick 6–14 Tranter
Starr 317 Nadel
Webb 7–13 Bridge
League 2
11 March
Elms 1–19 Moxey
Glasson 3–17 Hill
Wilcox 19–1 Hanwell
Results
10th Apr 2016
AGM and Chairman's Cup
18th Mar 2016
Premier League #11
6th Mar 2016
GP Swiss Teams
5th Mar 2016
GP Swiss Pairs
2nd Mar 2016
Premier League #10
21st Feb 2016
Championship Pairs Final
Latest Results
Western League
15 May 16
Wiltshire A 13-7 Devon A   [table]
Wiltshire B 11-9 Devon B   [table]
Wiltshire C 15-5 Devon C   [table]
Premier League
18 March
Ashton 17–3 King
Dixon 18–2 Gwyer
Dunlop 17–3 Buck
Latchem 16–4 Webb
Williamson 17–3 Blandy
Latest PL hands – click here
Latest L1/2 hands – click here
League 1
23 March
Hodgson 15–5 Gross
McGarel-Groves 19–1 Bell
Scarisbrick 6–14 Tranter
Starr 317 Nadel
Webb 7–13 Bridge
League 2
11 March
Elms 1–19 Moxey
Glasson 3–17 Hill
Wilcox 19–1 Hanwell
Results
10th Apr 2016
AGM and Chairman's Cup
18th Mar 2016
Premier League #11
6th Mar 2016
GP Swiss Teams
5th Mar 2016
GP Swiss Pairs
2nd Mar 2016
Premier League #10
21st Feb 2016
Championship Pairs Final