Release 2.19n
Master Point Promotions

Well done to the following recent Masterpoint promotions

July 2020
Bryan Willis to 2* Premier Master
Anne Hall to 1* Master
Alan Day to Club Master
May and June 2020
Alastair Spence to 1* Premier Master
Alan Day and Alan Wood to Local 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
Registering for BBO Online Wednesday Duplicate Pairs

If you are a member and would like to play in our Wednesday evening BBO Duplicate Pairs and you have not previously informed me then please send me your details as soon as possible and no later than 5pm on match day.

Similarly, if you are playing with a visitor/non-member then please send me their details as soon as you can.

I need to know your BBO Username and EBU number and for visitors it would be useful if you could, in addition, include their email address and telephone number.

Many thanks, Pete

Devizes BC Joining Instructions for Playing in BBO Tournament Events
The Devizes inaugural online game will start at 7.00pm this evening, 02 September.
Please note that when playing in one of our online games it is very important that you sign in for the game at least 15 minutes before the start time.
Registration opens 2 hours before start time at 5.00pm.  If you have not registered for the game by 6.45pm then you may get excluded from playing.

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 must click “YES” to accept
    • A list showing the BBO usernames of all those that may be playing has been sent to all online registered members.
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.  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 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 Nicole Cook (the TD): via private CHAT message to nicoletd or by phone 07944 744899 
I also may be able to help prior to the start time.  Call me on 07769 695068 or 01380 818316.  Alternatively, you can call Gerry (he is a qualified BBO TD) on 07506 510542, 01225 719416 or at
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.  To re-connect, re-establish your connection and login again and you should be taken directly to your seat.  Any problems re-connecting contact Nicole as above.  Other players at the table can also contact Nicole via the “Chat” function – username nicoletd.  
Other players at the table may need to tell the TD if you cannot (using the “TD Call Button”, located on the top left or your table – three white lines in a blue box on most devices).

Good luck.

Devizes BC Online Virtual Bridge on BBO

Thank's to those that responded to our last message about running a virtual online club event on BCL. Unfortunately we were unable to take this further as there were not enough members playing on BCL to make it viable.  As the majority of our members are currently playing regularly on Bridge Base Online (BBO) we have now decided to run a weekly virtual club game on BBO.  This will start on Wednesday evening, 02 September at 7.00 pm and will be open to all members of Devizes BC.  This is an opportunity to get back into club bridge playing against opponents who will be mostly known to you. 

These weekly club nights will be run by an approved EBU Director until such time as we can get our own Directors trained up.  The Wednesday evening online club nights will start at 7.00pm and we will play 18 boards.  We should finish well before 9.30pm.  If successful we will then consider running additional events either on a Friday evening or on an afternoon each week.  More details about how the virtual club games will run will follow. 

Presently, upwards of 40 DBC members are playing regularly on BBO and you are all invited to join us for the opening event and future Wednesday evenings games until the time comes that we can play F2F bridge around tables once again which, realistically, we can't see happening this year.

All members who are not playing online bridge are really encouraged to consider taking part.  Playing online is reasonably straightforward and we can get you up and running if you would like to play but have yet to venture into online bridge.  It's free to join BBO and the cost to play in our virtual club game each Wednesday is 3BB$'s which equates to approximately £2.30.  Again, more information about this in due course.

If you would like to play and your regular partner is not available then we may be able to fix you up with a partner or if you have a partner from another club then that will be fine.  We will not be making a visitor charge for any non member playing with a DBC member.

It would help us tremendously if you could let us know whether or not you would like to play in our virtual club games and whether or not you are already a member of BBO.  If you are not a member then we will send you details of how to join up.  It would also be useful if you could let us know if you would be interested in playing in a DBC virtual game one afternoon each week. Please email Pete Webb at or at

We really do hope you do decide to join us and play in our inaugural virtual game on 02 September. 

Bridge Club Live

Devizes BC is now registered on Bridge Club Live (BCL) -

If you go to the BCL website you can sign up as a full member and play online bridge.  Cost is just £10/month +VAT (just 40p/day).

If you do join then don't forget to add your name to Devizes BC by clicking on 'Members' and 'Clubs' from the top menu.

You can play with your regular partner (from the comfort of your own home) and play against other DBC members or other players who are similarly online.  

Get in contact with Pete Webb if you need any help.

Any other questions? Please email

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 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
Duplicate Pairs
Nursteed Community Centre
Director: Peter Webb
Scorer: Peter Webb
Club Championship Pairs #2
St Andrews Church Hall
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Peter Webb
30th Sep 2020
BBO Online Duplicate Pairs
Bridge Base Online
6.45pm for 7pm start
2nd Oct 2020
Nursteed Community Centre
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Ken Walsby
Scorer: Jim shore
7th Oct 2020
St Andrews Church Hall
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Chaz Cross
Scorer: Lucy Cross
9th Oct 2020
Nursteed Community Centre
6.45pm for 7pm start
Director: Gerry McAinsh
Scorer: Robin Baker