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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Chairman's Cup Result
Chairman's Cup  Result

Congratulations to Graham Williams and Bill Nadel, winners of this year's Chairman's Cup, the last Sunday event of the season to be held at Devizes Bowls Club.

A full house of 18 tables played 34 competitive but friendly boards of bridge after an admirably short AGM, ably chaired by Roger Karn. Christine MacFarlane directed equally ably and Christine Starr's tea, with its astonishing range of delicious desserts, surpassed all expectations. 

Congratulations also to Brian Johnston and Sue Hands, who won the 'raw', unhandicapped event and grabbed the most master points.


Click on the event name, bottom right of this screen, to see the full result.

Time to enter the Knockout!
Time to enter the Knockout!
Wiltshire Knock Out 2016-17 
 
Entries are invited for this season’s county knock-out event for which Green Points are awarded.  To enter please click on 'Knock Out 2016/17' on the menu on the left.
Matches are usually played in team members’ homes though they may be played in Clubs.  
The home team provides appropriate hospitality making it one of the most enjoyable events of the county’s calendar.   
In recent times there have been four full rounds, with a preliminary round for 4 or 6 teams to enter the last 16 or first round proper. 
Entries close on April 30th and there will be approximately two months to play each round. 
 
Teams are guaranteed at least two matches, as those losing their first match are entered for the WIKO Plate competition. 
There is a £10 entry fee to cover both competitions. 
Further details on the rules web-site or by contacting Richard Gwyer on rjgwyer@btinternet.com.

Please note that the deadline for entries is 30 April.

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

Championship Pairs Final Result
Championship Pairs Final  Result

Congratulations to Phil Howard Bob McMurray, who won the Championship Pairs Final on Sunday 21 February with 57.5%. Katharine Hodgson & Keith Williamson were runners-up, less than 1% behind the winners, and there was a three-way tie for third place between Richard Samter & Pat Davies, Roger Bendall & Roger Karn and Mike Trevanion & Angela Gunning.


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

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
12 March 16
Wiltshire A 0-20 Dorset A   [table]
Wiltshire B 3-17 Dorset B   [table]
Wiltshire C 1-19 Dorset 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
Calendar
Sun 15th May 2016
Western League v. Devon
Woolavington TBA
Latest Results
Western League
12 March 16
Wiltshire A 0-20 Dorset A   [table]
Wiltshire B 3-17 Dorset B   [table]
Wiltshire C 1-19 Dorset 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
Calendar
Sun 15th May 2016
Western League v. Devon
Woolavington TBA