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Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
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First season of Wiltshire online League - winners

Congratulations to the following teams who won their respective divisions in the first seaon of the Wiltshire online teams league:

Division 1   Katherine Hodgson, Keith Williamson, Roy France, Sam Sloan

Division 2   Paul Cooper, Martyn Tranter, Liz and Terry Butler

Division 3   Angela Gunning, Jane Portnall, Anne Hitchin, Rose Rogers

Division 4   Gerry McAinsh, Libby Fairhead, Anna and Andrew Marriott

Division 5   Andy and Mo Hill, Deborah and John Luck

For the full tables, please click here


Wiltshire Online Teams - new season

We are coming to the end of the first season of  the Wiltshire Online Teams League. The second season starts early July - so entries must be in by 30th June. Since we already have most details, please email richardsamter@virginmedia.com if you would like to enter a team. We only need details of anyone not currently playing in the league -  that is name, EBU number, BBO alias and email address. For current teams and players, please send the names to Richard Samter.

For the latest results, please click here

Any queries about the league, please contact:




Wiltshire Leagues 2019-2020

The Covid-19 virus meant an early curtailment of the leagues. Following discussion with the team captains, here are the results:

League 1 - Blandy Team - Sonia Blandy, George Dalton, David Hale, Sue Hands and Brian Johnson - click here for the final table

League 2 - Buck Team - Martin Buck, Bob Bannister, Chris Clements, Jana Zlamalova, Michael Curtis, Kevin Hughes, David Marder, Alan White - click here for the final table

League 3 - Marriott Team - Anna Marriott, Andrew Marriott, David Alsford, Peter Gooch, Rita James, Jackie Miller, Richard Turner, John Whittleton - click here for the final table

Phil receives Dimmie Fleming award
Phil receives Dimmie Fleming award

Many congratulations to Phil Bennett who has received his well-earned Dimmie Fleming award. This award from the EBU is given to those people who have made a significant contribution to county bridge, and Phil certainly fulfils that criteria through his role as county treasurer for many years. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the committee were unable to make the presentation at the AGM as planned, but Phil was able to receive his award from a committee representative (at a suitable distance!), and his wife, Di, received a bouquet.

Success for Wiltshire members online

Many Wiltshire players have been enjoying playing in the online competitions which started at the end of April. For a roll call of the winners in the Wiltshire Pairs Competition, please click here.

The winner and runners-up in the Swiss Pairs are available here.

You can still take part in the pairs or Swiss pairs events, for more information, please click here.


Wiltshire Success in EBU Lockdown League

Congratulations to the following Wiltshire teams who have been taking part in the first season of the online EBU teams league:

Stuart Bridge, Roger Karn, Richard Samter, Tina Cottee, Trevor Purches and Chris Jones who won division 5 and have been promoted for the next season.

"Sixpack" - James Dunlop, Frances Ind, Phil Meats, Bill Nadel, Alastair Spence and John Treble who came 4th in division 7 and have been promoted for the next season.

Bath Gladiators - Graeme Dalrymple, Christine MacFarlane, May Morgan-Jones and Alan Reid, who were in the promotion places in Division 8 with 3 games to go but 3 big losses at the end led to relegation which shows how competitive these divisions are.

Liz Butler, Terry Butler, Marion Cowley and David Jacklin, who finished 5th in Division 10 and narrowly missed out on promotion.

Sarum Bridge Club - whose team of Paul Wright, Nigel Lewis, David Clayton and Wendy Butler won Division 11 and are promoted.

The next season starts on 27th April and if bridge clubs are unable to physically reopen it is likely the league will continue for a few more "seasons". The matches have generally been played on BridgeBase Online on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 18:00 and take around 45 minutes. They have been great fun to play in.

If anyone wants to know more about it, please look at the EBU web site on online leagues or get in contact with any of the players mentioned above and they may be willing to help. If there is to be a Season 3 then it is likely that you would need to get an entry to the EBU by mid May.

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

On a Tuesday afternoon we have an 18 board match-pointed pairs and on a Saturday afternoon a 20 board Swiss Pairs. 

Both these events are suitable for players of all standards.  The cost is £1.50 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@virginmedia.com

First Wiltshire Online Bridge Session

The first Wiltshire online bridge competition was held today at 2pm, using the BBO web site. 52 pairs entered, playing 18 boards, and well done to Marion Cowley and Dave Jacklin who came top overall with an exellent 70.53%

The next match will be 2pm Tuesday 28th April. For the full results, click here.

Latest Results
Recent results
Dunlop 8.92 - 11.08 Webb
Hands 12.07 - 7.93 Hodgson
Bridge 13.2 - 6.8 Buck
Recent results
Morgan-Jones 17.06 - 3.07 Cottee 
Wright 7.93 - 12.07 Cooper
Cooper 12.53 - 7.47 Nandi
Recent results
Phillips 10.91 - 9.09 Gunning
Craddock 8.24 - 11.76 Thackaberry
Baker 13.52 - 6.48 Thackaberry
Recent results
Glasson 8.24 - 11.76 Constable
Constable 12.29 - 7.71 McAinsh
Constable 9.39 - 10.61 Winstone
Recent results
Hill 19 - 1 Hutchinson
Bell 5 - 15 Macklin
Ladle 15.92 - 4.08 Macklin
Wiltshire Pairs No.11
Wiltshire Swiss Pairs No.8
Wiltshire Pairs No.10
Wiltshire Swiss Pairs No.7
Wiltshire Pairs No.9
Wiltshire Swiss Pairs No.6
Sat 4th Jul 2020
Wiltshire Swiss Pairs No.9
Online 1pm
Tue 7th Jul 2020
Wiltshire Pairs No.12
Online 2pm
Sat 11th Jul 2020
Wiltshire Swiss Pairs No.10
Online 1pm
Tue 14th Jul 2020
Wiltshire Pairs No.13
Online 2pm