Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
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Upcoming non WCBA Events

With many county and EBU competitions now online click here to see the full EBU calendar of national and county events

Dorset Udall Trophy

Sunday 16th May

Blue Point Swiss Pairs event

12.30pm on Realbridge, to enter, click here

Avon Bridge Association

Green point Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs

22nd May and 23rd May 2021.

It will be played on the Realbridge platform. 

For full details and to enter, click here

 

Berks and Bucks Green Point wekend

26th and 27th June

Swiss Teams and Swiss Pairs

On Realbridge

Click here to enter

Kent Green Point

Swiss Teams 23rd May

To be held on Realbridge, starting at 11am

For more information and entry form, click here

Oxfordshire GP Congress

11th and 12th June 2021

Green point Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams

to be played on Realbridge

 

John Armstrong Trophy

Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge Association

Green point Swiss Pairs May 23rd

On Realbridge

Click here for more information

Dorset Green Point Swiss Teams

Sunday 27th June

on the Realbridge platform

Click here for further information

Upcoming Sim Pairs
 EBED Spring Sim Pairs
10th - 13th May
Click here for a list of clubs taking part
 
Welcome to the WCBA website
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Teams of Four Competition
Teams of Four Competition

Sunday 9th May

After a closely fought competition, there were joint winners in terms of Victory Points of the Teams of Four event held on Sunday 9th - with 87 VPs each were the Bridge team and the Webb team. The Webb team though had 5 wins against the Bridge team's 4 and half wins. Many congratulations to the Webb team - Gayle and Colin Webb, John Perry and Marianne Lewin and also to the Bridge team - Stuart Bridge, Roger Karn, Susie Gall and Trevor Purches. The winners will go forward to represent Wiltshire in the Pachabo which will be held on 12-13 June on Realbridge, more informaiton about the Pachabo may be found here.

For the full results from Sunday, click here.

Chariman's Cup 2021
Chariman's Cup 2021

Wiltshire Chairman's Cup 2021

Congratulations to Anita Williams and Linda Locke who won this year's Chairman's Cup on Saturday 10th April at 1pm on BBO. They were also the winners after the handicapping had been applied, such was their overall lead. A very well done to Sheila Pearson and Helen Cleland, a scratch pair, who came second in the handicapped result.

 

7th season of Wiltshire Online Teams League

The 7th season of the Wiltshire Online League starts now, with 15 teams competing in 3 leagues. For information on the rules and dates when matches should be played, please click here.

If you have any queries about the league, or would like to take part next time, please contact Richard Samter.

 

Wiltshire Green Point Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th March 2021

Congratulations to Babs Matthews and Joyce White, Marc Chawner and Ray Clarke who came equal 1st in the Swiss Pairs on Saturday 6th, and congratulations to Alan and Jette Bailey, Eric Cummings and Ceri Pierce who came top in the Swiss teams. Well done to Wiltshire pair David Alsford and Heather Spalding who came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs, and also to the Meats Team, Phil Meats, Alastair Spence, Mike Toft and Ray Walder who came 6th in the Swiss teams. For the full results for both Saturday and Sunday, click here.

Thank you to the director, Gary Conrad, who made everything run smoothly.

 

Garden Cities Qualifier

Garden Cities Qualifier

Congraulations to Trowbridge who won the Garden Cities Qualifier on Sunday 28th March. The full results are available via the results calendar. 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

 

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.

Midlands No-Fear 9 High Swiss Teams

Congraulations to Amanda Cooper, Ruth Hodgson, Gilly Baker and Sue Savin from Marlborough who were the highest placed Wiltshire team, winning 4 of their 5 matches. The full results are available here.

The next tournament the Midlands Counties are planning is an NGS 5 or 6. Look out for more details when the date is fixed.

Winners of Championship Pairs and Plate

Congratulations to the winners of the Championship Pairs, who will go forward to represent Wiltshire:

1st Tina Cottee and Sriram Chari

2nd Brian Johnson and Sue Hands

3rd Stuart Bridge and Roger Karn

Congratulations also to the winners of the Plate competition:

Susie Gall and Trevor Purches

For 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
Dunlop 16.52 - 3.48 Bridge
Hands 18.23 - 1.77 Webb
Hands 8.66 - 11.34 Hodgson
Webb 14.94 - 5.06 Dunlop
 
Recent results
Jacklin15.92 - 4.08 Thackaberry
Nadel 5.61 - 14.39 McGarel-Groves
 
Recent results
Turner 11.76 - 8.24 Cross
Buck 11.2 - 8.8 Shortridge
 
 
Results
Wiltshire Saturday Swiss Pairs 2021 No.7
Wiltshire Tuesday Pairs 2021 No.19
Pachabo Teams of Four Qualifier
Wiltshire Saturday Pairs 2021 No.11
Wiltshire Tuesday Pairs 2021 No.18
Wiltshire Saturday Swiss Pairs 2021 No.6
Calendar
Tue 18th May 2021
Wiltshire Tuesday Pairs 2021 No.20
Online 2pm
Sat 22nd May 2021
Wiltshire Saturday Pairs 2021 No.12
Online 1pm
Tue 25th May 2021
Wiltshire Tuesday Pairs 2021 No.21
Online 2pm
Sat 29th May 2021
Wiltshire Saturday Swiss Pairs 2021 No.8
Online 1pm
Tue 1st Jun 2021
Wiltshire Tuesday Pairs 2021 No.22
Online 2pm
Sat 5th Jun 2021
Wiltshire Saturday Pairs 2021 No. 13
Online 1pm