Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Coming Up - Tollemache Cup
The Tollemache Cup is the EBU’s inter-county teams of Eight competition.
The qualifier is being played on 19th-20th November and consists of four all-play-all groups, of which two counties qualify. The final is in February 2017.
 
The Wiltshire selection committee (Pat Davies, Roger Karn and Richard Samter) have now picked the team for the qualifier.
 
The selected pairs are:
Ambrose Holmes-Mackie and Pat Davies
Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter
Dave Latchem and Philip Howard
Ed Leatham and Nick Forrest
Katharine Hodgson and Keith Williamson (captain)

 

Coming Up Andrew Robson Seminars
Coming Up  Andrew Robson Seminars

The Somerset CBA is hosting two seminars by Andrew Robson at the Webbington Hotel, Loxton, Somerset on Wednesday, 07 December, from 10.30–5.30 pm.

If you are interested in attending, click here for details fo the seminars, cost and how to register.

2016/17 Wiltshire Leagues Kick Off on 19 September

             

The Teams and Schedules for the Premier League, Leagues 1 and 2 are now available to view by clicking on 'Leagues 2016/17' on the left menu.

League 1 and 2 start on Monday, 19 September 16 and the Premier League on Monday, 26 September.  

All matches will be played in the Devizes Bowls Club other than the Wednesday matches at the Trowbridge Rugby Club.

Western League

Eight counties play in the League stretching from Herefordshire to Cornwall.

It's always good to put something back into a game by representing your country or county so here's your chance.

Four of the matches are "away" and four "home". Playing once is quite acceptable.

Last season we did not do well so we want to improve (actually there's only one way to go) and do ourselves justice. We've done it before so we can do it again.

As ever our organiser of the Western league is Diana King.

Wiltshire members interested in being selected should contact Diana at [email here] for further information.

For last season's final position:-

Western league A

Western league B

Western league C

Coming up the WCBA Mixed Teams ...
Coming up  the WCBA Mixed Teams ...
Kick off the new season with our friendly Mixed Teams event
Sunday, 25 September at Devizes Bowls Club
Play starts at 2.00 pm
Cost: £40 per team – to include a wonderful tea!

Click here to enter, or contact Katharine Hodgson on 01793 783652 or email katharine@piece5.plus.com
(preferably before 22 September to enable us to plan the movements and catering).
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
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
Calendar
Sat 17th Sep 2016
Western League vs Cornwall
Trowbridge Cricket Club 1 pm
Mon 19th Sep 2016
League 1 & 2 #1
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 25th Sep 2016
Mixed Teams
Bowls Club, Devizes 2.00pm
Mon 26th Sep 2016
Premier League #1
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Thu 6th Oct 2016
League 1 & 2 #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Thu 13th Oct 2016
Premier League #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
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
Calendar
Sat 17th Sep 2016
Western League vs Cornwall
Trowbridge Cricket Club 1 pm
Mon 19th Sep 2016
League 1 & 2 #1
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Sun 25th Sep 2016
Mixed Teams
Bowls Club, Devizes 2.00pm
Mon 26th Sep 2016
Premier League #1
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Thu 6th Oct 2016
League 1 & 2 #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm
Thu 13th Oct 2016
Premier League #2
Bowls Club, Devizes 7.15pm