Release 2.19o
Master Point Promotions

Well done to the following recent Masterpoint promotions

December 2020
Margaret Clark to Advanced Master
Donna Druitt to Advanced Master
Janet Goldson to County Master
Mandy Whitehead and Penny Shearcroft to Club Master
November 2020
Rina McGarel-Groves to 1* Regional Master
Valerie O'Reilly to District Master
Pamela Critchley to Club Master
Devizes Bridge School
Devizes Bridge School

Do you live in the Devizes area?

Would you like to learn how to play Bridge or have you played Bridge or similar card games before and would like to improve?

Fast-Track Bridge Courses are run several times a year in Devizes.

For more details please contact Lucy and Chaz Cross to discuss your requirements.

01249 821717

Welcome to Devizes Bridge Club
Devizes at the Heart of Wiltshire
Devizes at the Heart of Wiltshire
Devizes BC Win Match v. Ashton BC

Well done Team Devizes in winning the match against Ashton BC

Final scores as follows:

Team 1 - Bryan and Philip B + Libby and Rosemary  Ashton won 11 - 9 VP's

Team 2 - Chaz and Lucy + Anne R and Pete                 Devizes won 18 - 2 VP's 

Team 3 - Robin and Ann + Peter and Janet G            Ashton won 14 - 6 VP's

Team 4 - Ken and Janet W + Rina and Christine            Devizes won 14 - 6 VP's

Team 5 - Anne H and Bill + Alan P and Valerie           Ashton won 13 - 7 VP's

Devizes won 54 - 46 VP's

Click here for scores after each half

Bridge Club Live

We have a number of members playing regularly on Bridge Club Live.  If you would like to join in then please go

 to the Bridge Club Live (BCL) website at where you can become a member and play online bridge.  

Cost is £10/month + VAT (just 40p/day).

Teams of Four Match v. Ashton BC

Devizes BC have been invited to play an online Teams of Four match against the Ashton BC near Manchester.  The Chairman, Gordon Bickley, is a friend of several DBC members.

The match will take place one Saturday afternoon and we have already pencilled in 23 January.  We will probably put in four or five teams.

If you would like to play then please email Pete Webb on  It will be great if you can put together a Team of Four. However, if you have a partner and would like to play then we will endeavour to team you up with another pair.

We can play on BBO or RealBridge but will probably opt for the former as only a minority of DBC members have experience of the latter. 

Playing in Devizes BC BBO Tournament Events Wednesday or Friday Evenings
Please note that when playing in one of our online games it is very important that you register to play at least 15 minutes before the start time of 7pm.
Registration opens 2 hours beforehand at 5.00pm.  If you have not registered for the game by 6.45pm then you may get excluded from playing.  If you have already registered then please make sure you are back online by no later than 6.55pm so we know how many tables are in play.  If we have a half table then at 6.55 we will be phoning around to try and find another last minute pair.
If you or your partner/visitor are playing in a Devizes BC tournament for the first time, it is essential their BBO username, EBU number, first and surname, email address and contact phone number are sent to Pete Webb ( at least two hours before the start and before you register.

Here is a step-by-step guide to registering successfully for games.

  • Check you have sufficient funds in your BBO account.  Go to log in and go to the home page.  You account status will show bottom right of screen in yellow.
  • Agree with your partner a time between 5pm and 6.45pm and both login to BBO at that time (Please note that the TD cannot promise to get you into the game if you try to register in the last 15 minutes before the game start time).
  • At the agreed time, go to and log in. 
  • Select “Competitive”, then select “All Tournaments”
  • Type DEVI in the search box and select “Devizes Event Title Bridge game ” (the “Search Box” sits at the top right of your screen above the list of Tournaments) 
  • Click on the Title name text of the event and this brings up the Register tab
    • Just one player invites the other.  Do this by typing partner’s BBO username into the space then  click “Invite
    • Now partner will receive the invite and will click “YES” to accept.
Once registered you can both go offline, or move to the CASUAL area of BBO.
REMEMBER - You must be logged back in, online and in the Competitive area of BBO before the game start time AND no later that 6.55pm.  When in the Competitive area you will see the number of pairs already logged in and a clock showing a count down to the start time which will be at 7pm or very shortly afterwards.  At 7pm the first hand will appear on the screen along with your opponents.  Enjoy!
We will be playing nine x 2 board or six x 3 board rounds and should finish about 9.15pm.
You will be able to see the results on this website soon after the end of the game.  You can also see them by clicking on the HISTORY tab on the right of the screen at any time during the game.
If you have any problems logging in or registering for the game please contact Andy Hill (the TD): via private CHAT message to vebu201571. 
I also may be able to help prior to the start time.  Call me on 07769 695068 or 01380 818316.  You can also call Andy on 07831 841185  
Don't worry if your connection is lost during play, your place is reserved.  The TD may put in a temporary sub while you try to re-connect.  Re-establish your connection and login again and you should be taken directly to your seat.  Any problems re-connecting contact Andy Hill as above.  Other players at the table can also contact Andy via the “Chat” function – username vebu201571.  
Other players at the table may need to tell the TD if you cannot.  Players should use the “TD Call Button”, located on the top left of your table – three white lines in a blue box on most devices.

Good luck.

Useful videos for first time and experienced players on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

Useful videos for first time players on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

If you have yet to play on BBO and would like to do so then before you start you will need to get a username:  Getting a BBO Username

Then become familiar with the BBO site:  Familiarise yourself with BBO.

Next learn how to join a game with a partner:  Join a game with someone you know.

You can also set up your own table for exclusive use by you and three friends:  Create your own table on BBO

Note that after a recent BBO upgrade if you want to play a Casual game.  All players must log on to BBO and then select the Casual button.  More info here.

Buying BB$ so you can enter EBU or Devizes BC tournaments:  How To Buy BB$

On BBO you should self-alert all bids your partner would alert or announce playing face-to-face bridge:  Self-Alerting on BBO.

 Those already playing on BBO may find these videos useful.  

Compare your results with how others did with the same hands.  Compare your results with others.

How to enter one of the four daily EBU tournaments.  Entering an EBU Tourney on BBO.

The ACOL Players Club.  How to watch or play in ACOL Players Club

Set up a table to practice bidding with your partner:  Practice your bidding

Setting up your own Teams of Four match:  Play a Match Between Two Teams of Four

Club Closure - Coronavirus

Devizes Bridge Club will be closed until further notice.

Should you wish to play bridge online then please go to the EBU at

for further information

Club Information

We meet twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday evenings

On Wednesday we meet at St Andrews Church Hall (map) and on Friday at the Nursteed Centre (map)

At both venues we start at 7:00pm but please arrive by 6:45pm.  We finish around 10:30pm.

We are affiliated to The English Bridge Union through the Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association.

Boards are Duplimated and the hands and results can be seen on this website after play finishes.  Scoring is by BridgeMates and is displayed at the Club.

We have a break for tea, coffee and biscuits at mid-session.

We operate a Partnering System for members and visitors.  For further details please click on 'information'

2020 AGM   The Chairman's and Treasurer's Reports can be viewed under "Information"
What's on this week and Forthcoming Events
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Every Wednesday and Friday starting at 7.00pm.
Please register for the game between 5pm and 6.45pm.
We cannot guarantee inclusion if you register after 6.45.
Need a Partner?  Click on 'Information' on the left.
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
Scorer: Pete Webb
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
Scorer: Pete Webb
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
Scorer: Pete Webb
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
Scorer: Pete Webb
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
Scorer: Pete Webb
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
Scorer: Andy
27th Jan 2021
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.45pm for 7pm start
Scorer: Pete Webb
29th Jan 2021
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.45pm for 7pm start
Scorer: Pete Webb
3rd Feb 2021
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.45pm for 7pm start
Scorer: Pete Webb
5th Feb 2021
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.45pm for 7pm start
Scorer: Pete Webb