Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
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Upcoming non WCBA Events

Dorset County Bridge Association are running an online green point congress

30th-31st January.

 

The 2021 Middlesex Congress will be held on

6th and 7th February

on the Realbridge platform

Click here for further information and entry forms

Kent County Bridge Association are running an online Swiss pairs on 7th March..

It will be played on the Realbridge platform. 

For full details and to enter, click here

 
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Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association

Wiltshire Green Point

Saturday 6th March and Sunday 7th March

For full details and entry form: click here

Forthcoming Wiltshire Competitions

Wiltshire Championship pairs Qualifier Sunday 24th January, 2pm

For more details and to enter, click here

Garden Cities Qualifier

Garden Cities Qualifier

As in previous years, Wiltshire will be holding a heat of the Garden Cities Trophy. It will be played on the Realbridge platform, on Sunday 28th March, starting at 2pm. Depending on the number of entries, we are intending to have a complete round robin of 36-42 boards. There will be a break roughly halfway, so the expected finish time is 8pm. The winners will go forward to the regional final to be held on 8th May 2021, and the national final will be held on 19th June. In light of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the EBU may scrap the regional finals, more information may be found here

Each affliated club in the county will be allowed to enter one team. Please enter as soon as possible. If there are fewer than 14 entries, we will allow multiple entries per club up to a maximum of 14. If we get too many additional teams, they will be allocated in the following order:

1. Entries per club, i.e.no third team will be accepted until all first and second teams have been

2. The teams's average NGS (taken immediately after entries close)

Entries close on 21st March. The price is £56 per team of 8, which may be paid by the club or team captain. Payment should be made to:

Payee name: WCBA

Sort code: 52-30-27

Acc. no.:35527234

Entries via the web site, click here.

EBU and online cheating

Further to the EBU AGM on 25th November where the issue of online cheating was discussed, the EBU has increased the sentences for online cheating. The full details are available by clicking on this link. Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association supports the efforts made by the EBU to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy their bridge.

Gayle Webb - club rep on EBU Board

Congraulations to Gayle Webb on being voted in as the club representative on the EBU Board. We are very lucky to have someone like Gayle representing the interests of all EBU affiliated clubs and we wish her every success in this new post. For more details, click here

Social pairs winners

Many congratulations to the winners of the second Wiltshire Social pairs event. The event was split into two groups and the winners are:

Group 1: N/S Paul Cooper and Maryn Tranter with 66.41%; E/W Ian Roach and Mike Forward with 56.31%

Group 2: Tuppence Hale and Pamela Critchley with the top score of the day - 67.36%

Well done to everyone who took part, for the full results, click here.

Wiltshire Clubs Online

Wiltshire Clubs Online

The country is now in the third period of lockdown and although there is hope with the current vaccination programme, it seems unlikely that face-to-face bridge will resume until early summer 2021.

In the meantime, many of you are already playing online at your local club or at Wiltshire events, or taking part in the online Teams League. Clubs are offering support and help to any of their members who wish to play online, and many Wiltshire clubs are happy to include members from other clubs in their online sessions. For details, click here for the list of Wiltshire clubs and click on the web link for the club to see what they are offering.

 

Wiltshire Bridge Online

Wiltshire Online Bridge

Whilst the doors of our various Wiltshire clubs remain closed, our members have been learning new skills and online bridge is growing at a rapid rate.  Many of the clubs are now running “Virtual club” duplicate sessions, and teams matches and leagues have been evolving.

Wiltshire is running two weekly online competitions which are open to all Wiltshire players and members of Wiltshire clubs. 

On Tuesday and Saturday afternoons we have an 18 board match-pointed pairs, Tuesdays starting at 2pm, and the Saturday session starting at 1pm. 

Both these events are suitable for players of all standards.  The cost is $3.00 BBO per session and they last approximately 2 hours. 

This is a great way of getting a competitive game of bridge and for meeting up with old friends from your own club or neighbouring clubs throughout Wiltshire.

Results of these events are shown in our results tab in the main menu.

If you would like more information or would like to enter to play on either day, please contact Gayle Webb gaylewebb@blueyonder.co.uk .  It is essential that you contact Gayle prior to entering on the day as these events are “closed” events so as to ensure only Wiltshire players are involved.

If you have not played online and would like some help with how to get started, please contact anyone of the three below, all of whom will be happy to help you

Gayle Webb         gaylewebb@blueyonder.co.uk

Stuart Bridge      stuartbridgeuk@yahoo.co.uk

Richard Samter  richardsamter@gmail.com

Latest Results
Recent results
Hodgson 17.9 - 2.1 McGarel-Groves
Cooper 6.39 - 13.61 Bridge
Cooper 4.39 - 15.61 Hodgson
Bridge 12.76 - 7.24 Hands
 
Recent results
Phillips 8.33 - 11.67 Buck
Thackaberry 6.88 - 13.12 Buck
Nadel 14.94 - 5.06 Phillips
 
Recent results
Cross 15.92 - 4.08 Shortridge
Giles 13.28 - 6.72 Jacklin
Baker 6.03 - 13.97 Giles
Recent results
Crossman 13.04 - 6.96 Moffat
Turner 8.52 - 11.48 Winstone
Crossman 17.31 - 2.69 Hutchinson 
 
Results
Wiltshire Tuesday pairs 2021 No.3
Wiltshire Saturday pairs 2021 No.3
Wiltshire Tuesday pairs 2021 No.2
Wiltshire Saturday pairs 2021 No.2
Wiltshire Tuesday pairs 2021 No.1
Wiltshire Social Pairs
Calendar
Sat 23rd Jan 2021
Wiltshire Saturday pairs 2021 No.4
Online 1pm
Sun 24th Jan 2021
Wiltshire Championship Pairs Qualifier
Realbridge online platform 2pm
 Click for more information
Tue 26th Jan 2021
Wiltshire Tuesday pairs 2021 No.4
Online 2pm
Sat 30th Jan 2021
Wiltshire Saturday pairs 2021 No.5
Online 1pm
Tue 2nd Feb 2021
Wiltshire Tuesday pairs 2021 No.5
Online 2pm
Sat 6th Feb 2021
Wiltshire Saturday pairs 2021 No.6
Online 1pm