Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Avon Green Pointed Weekend 16 and 17 May 2020
Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend - 20 and 21 June 2020

Berks and Bucks Green Point Weekend

Held in Windsor on 20/21 June 2020

Upcoming Sim Pairs
British Winter Sim Pairs
13 - 16 January 2020
Club Stratified Pairs
09 - 12 March 2020
13 - 16 January 2020
Event times 2017/18
All Sunday events please arrive by 1.45 for 2.00pm start of play.
League matches please arrive by 7.00 for 7.15pm start of play.
Welcome to the WCBA website
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Mixed Pairs Result
Mixed Pairs Result


Well done to Pat Davies and Keith Williamson winners of the Mixed Pairs held at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday,  12 January 2020 with a score of 64.57% just 0.16% less than they scored in winning the same event in 2019.

Also to Brian Johnson and Sue Hands, 2nd with 59.40%

Giles Gould and Rachel Pickford, 3rd with 57.71%

Results can be accessed below right
Coming up - Garden Cities Qualifier
Coming up - Garden Cities Qualifier


Entry now closed

The Wiltshire Garden Cities Qualifier of teams of eight will be held at the Bowls club Devizes at 2 pm on

Sunday, 26 January 2020.  

The deadline for entry into this competition has been extended until 12 January 20.  We can still accommodate two more teams on a first-come-first-served basis

A club may enter a second team at the discretion of the Chairman but priority will always be given to first teams.

The winning club will go on to represent Wiltshire at the regional final and if successful there the national final.  At all times team members must be playing members of the club they represent but team personnel can change between our event, the regional and national finals."

This Team-of-Eight competition is open to all EBU affiliated clubs in Wiltshire. 

All team members must be bona fide members of the club.

Table money is £12/player (£96/team)

Clubs can pay in advance 

Sort Code 52-30-27, Account Number 35527234
Please use your Club name as a reference
Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Andrew Parkes at andrew.parkes@nova-space.co.uk
Championship Pairs Plate


Entries are invited for this new competition to be run alongside the County Championship Pairs Final

on Sunday 2nd February, at Devizes Bowls Club

1.45 for 2 pm start.

Table money - £12 to include the usual substantial tea.

Pairs who played in Qualifier on 01 December 2019 have first call, otherwise first 14 pairs will be accepted.

Click here for the entry form

For further information email here

Coming up Allcomers Swiss Pairs


Sunday 16th February at the Bowls Club, Devizes.

Please note the date has been changed from 23 February

A new event and a bit of a departure for Wiltshire. This will be the first time we have held a County Swiss Pairs outside of our Green Point Event.

This is a great opportunity to experience what Swiss Pairs is all about.  If you haven't played in a Swiss Pairs event before then click here for a brief description.

Click here for the Entry Form

For further information email here

We will look forward to seeing you there and it doesn't matter whether you're a seasoned League player, a regular Sunday eventer or are just thinking of trying a County event for the first time.

The entry fee is £12 per player, is collected on the day and includes the usual splendid tea.
Wiltshire Knock-out Champions 2019-20

Congratulations to Team Samter, 

Richard Samter, Andrew Parkes, David Latchem, Phil Howard and Norman Botton 

having beaten Team Webb, 

Gayle & Colin Webb, David & Margaret Thackaberry 

83-67 in a final of large swings 

Team Webb were ably assisted by Michael Porteous & Laurie Meale in an earlier round.

The Samter Team will go on to represent Wiltshire in next year’s Pachabo Competition – we wish them well!

Championship Pairs Qualifier - Result
Championship Pairs Qualifier - Result

Congratulations to Roger Karn and Stuart Bridge winning with 65.35%

Dave Latchem and Philip Howard 2nd with 63.71%

Pat Davis and Taf Anthias 3rd with 59.21%

The first 14 Pairs will now go forward to play in the Championship Pairs Final on 02 February 2020 to decide who will represent the County in the National Corwen Cup

Results can be viewed to the right on this page
Jack High Handicap Pairs Result
Jack High Handicap  Pairs  Result

Well done to Chaz Cross and Malcolm Church in winning the WCBA Jack High Handicap Pairs held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 24 November with 57.33%

Jo Seddon and Pat Lewis were second with 56.68%

Bryan Willis and Alan Perkins were third with 56.13%

Tollemache Cup - Result
In the Tolle (the annual inter-county competition) our team came a creditable 6th in its group beating the Channel Islands, Hertfordshire and the North East and drawing with Oxfordshire. We lost to Cambridgeshire (the defending champions), Devon, Leicestershire and Bedfordshire. Play started at 1.30pm on the Saturday and finished at 4.30 pm on the Sunday and encompassed 96 boards.
Full results are available at https://www.ebu.co.uk/results/771
Open Teams - Result
Open Teams - Result

Open Teams Result - held at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 20 October 2019

Congratulations to the winners, Katharine Hodgson & Bob Bannister and Roy France & Sam Sloan with 44 IMPs

In 2nd place Roger Karn & Stuart Bridge and Trevor Purches & Susie Gall with 42 IMPs

and in 3rd palce Ronald King & Michael Clarkson and Phil Green & Diana King with 36 IMPs


Western League - Wiltshire v. Somerset - Sunday, 13 October 19

Well done Wiltshire

Another good score for our Western League A & B teams winning both matches 16 - 4 on Sunday, 13 October 19.  
This puts Wiltshire into second place overall in both leagues.
Open Pairs Result
Congratulations to Richard Gwyer and Kath Darby in taking top honours in the Open Pairs Competition held at the Calne Masonic Hall on Sunday 22 September with a score of 61.15%.  
Also to Joseph Clark and James Dunlop in 2nd place with 59.52% and to Anna Marriott and Peter Gooch in 3rd place with 59.13%.

Results can be viewed on right on this page
Wiltshire has two new Grand Mistresses!!!

Playing in a Congress in Cornwall last weekend, Gayle won her 600th Green Point and achieved her lifetime ambition of promotion to Grand Master. At about the same time, Jenny Gray, Gayle's long time friend and bridge partner of almost 10 years between 2002 qnd 2012, was also promoted to Grand Master.  This is an extraordinary feat of perseverance and ability on the part of both Gayle and Jenny.  A magnificent achievement - congratulations to them both.

They join a very select group of just four other Grand Masters in Wiltshire.

Latest Results
Western League
11 January 2020
Hereford A 13 - 7  Wiltshire A   [table]
Hereford  B 18 - 2  Wiltshire B   [table]
Hereford C 10 - 10 Wiltshire C   [table]
22 November 2019
Williamson 4 - 16 Samter
King 7 - 13 Loudoun 
Webb 14 - 6 van Praag
Dunlop 2 - 18 Blandy
Mixed Pairs
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Jack High Handicap Pairs
League 3 #5
League 1 #4
Sun 26th Jan 2020
Garden Cities Qualifier
Devizes Bowls Club 2.00pm
Tue 28th Jan 2020
League 2 #4
Devizes Bowls Club 7.15pm
Tue 28th Jan 2020
League 3 #6
Devizes Bowls Club 7.15pm
Sun 2nd Feb 2020
Championship Pairs Final
Devizes Bowls Club 2.00pm
Fri 7th Feb 2020
League 1 #5
Devizes Bowls Club 7.15pm
Sun 16th Feb 2020
Allcomers Swiss Pairs
Devizes Bowls Club 2.00pm