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Congratulations to ...

... teams Williamson, Bridge and Wilcox, winners of the Premier League, League 2 and League 3 respectively – see right.

... team Purches, who have won the Wiltshire Knockout – see right.

... team O'Donnell, who have won the Plate – see right.

Chris Dixon workshops

These are held at Bath BC.

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Good luck Ambrose ...

Wiltshire player Ambrose Holmes-Mackie will be representing England in the European Youth Pairs Championship, to be held in Burghausen, Germany, from 12-19th July.

We would like to wish Ambrose and his partner Ankush Khandewal good luck!

Garden Cities Final
Garden Cities Final

In the National Final played at Solihull on Saturday, 14 June, the Wiltshire Team from Bath (Pat Davies, Chris Dixon, Roger Karn, Norman Bottom, James Dunlop, Hugh Gross, Valerie Austwick and Taf Anthias) came 7th of eight teams with 46 Victory Points.  Pat and Chris came 9th in the Butler Rankings.   Many congratulations to the team for a valiant effort against some tough opposition.   The final was won by a team from Coventry & North Warwickshire Bridge Club who successfully defended the Garden Cities Trophy, and claimed a fifth win in the last ten editions of the event. They won six out of seven matches to finish 15 VPs clear of Hurworth BC and Manchester BC, who tied in second place.

2014 AGM minutes now available

Click here to read the minutes of the 2014 AGM, held on 6th April.

Please note that next season's Sunday events will start at 1.00pm instead of 2.00pm, with the exception of the Corsham Pairs, which will retain the 2.00pm starting time.

Williamson team retain title
Williamson team retain title

Congratulations to the Williamson team (Katharine, Hodgson, Pat Davies, Valerie Austwick, Taf Anthias, Chris Dixon and Keith) on retaining their PL title. It was much closer this year – Latchem's 20-0 victory in the last round meant that Williamson had to defeat Ashton having been 15 IMPs down at half time. They held their nerve, recovering to win by 6 IMPs.

Richard Samter

Click on the Premier League panel, right, for the final results table.

A victory for Bridge
A victory for Bridge

Congratulations to the Bridge team (Keith Harris, Rita James, John Whittleton, Rose RogersAnn Hitchin and Stuart), who beat leaders Thackaberry to snatch victory in League 2 in the final match. The Baker team also won their match to end up in second place overall. A satisfactorily nail-biting ending to a splendid season of hard-fought matches. Well done to all concerned.

Chris Jones

Click on the League 2 panel, right, for the final results table.

Wilcox team takes League 3
Wilcox team takes League 3

Another successful League 3 season draws to a close. As always it's been full of tricky hands, uncertain finesses and bidding that's tested everyone's 'systems' to the limit. Congratulations to the Wilcox team (Tony Lucas, Ken Little, Tina Trivett, Carol Eggins, John Hoskins, Ian Drake, Rob Ellison and Ros) on a convincing win averaging over 14 VPs per match, and to the Lane team, who finished second.

Emma Scarisbrick

Click on the League 3 panel, right, for the final results table.

Victory on a Plate
Victory on a Plate

Congratulations go to the O'Donnell team, which won the Plate competition by beating the (Colin/Gayle) Webb team in a tense final. Once again, the Plate offered much excitement and also featured the closest match in the WCBA Knockouts this year, as the O'Donnell team won their semifinal (against the very strong Jones team) by just 1 IMP.

Captain Brian O'Donnell was unable to play, but his team of Syd and Richard Gwyer, Sue Phillips and Chris Baldock did him proud!

Hugh Gross

A knockout result
A knockout result

The Purches team – Susie Gall, Roger Bendall, Richard Moore and Trevor – have won the Wiltshire Knockout. Many congratulations to Trevor and his team. In a close final, team Purches won by 6 IMPS, 50-44. Down 17 in the first set (of 8 boards) they clawed back 2 IMPS in each of the next 2 sets and won on the last board with a game swing.

The runners-up were the Hodgson team, consisting of Keith Williamson, Bob Bannister, Alan White, Tony Olech and Katharine.

Hugh Gross

Wilts/Avon weekend more popular than ever
Wilts/Avon weekend more popular than ever

The Wilts/Avon Green Pointed weekend at Bath University was more popular than ever this year, with the Teams event again being oversubscribed. It was described by Patrick Jordain in the national press as being the most popular event of that weekend.

Our thanks to Gayle Webb for organising it all so well, and to everyone else involved in its success.

Sat 13th September 2014
Western League vs Cornwall
Trowbridge Cricket Club
Wed 24th September 2014
Premier League #1
Devizes Bowls Club
Sun 28th September 2014
Mixed Teams
Devizes Bowls Club
Mon 29th September 2014
Leagues 1 and 2 #1
Devizes Bowls Club
Thu 9th October 2014
Premier League #2
Bowls Club
Sun 12th October 2014
Corsham Pairs
6th April 2014
AGM & Chairmans Cup
9th March 2014
Avon/Wilts Swiss Teams
8th March 2014
Wilts/Avon Swiss Pairs
2nd March 2014
Spring Sunday Teams
16th February 2014
Championship Pairs Final
14th February 2014
2014 WCBA Sims Merged Sections
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