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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

Avon Swiss Pairs

22nd May 2022

To be played on the Realbridge platform

Starting 11am.

Click here for further information

Udall Trophy

Dorset Bridge Association

Blue Point Swiss Pairs 22nd May

Broadmayne Village Hall

Click here for more information

Kent & East Anglia Green Point

22nd May 2022

to be played on Realbridge

1 day GP Swiss Teams event

 

Oxford BA/Berks&Bucks BA

Green point Swiss Pairs/Teams

18th June 2022

26th June 2022

On the Realbridge platform. 

For full details and to enter, click here

 

Goucestershire & Herefdshire GP

23rd and 24 July

Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams

At Larrupertz Centre, Ross-on-Wye

More information, click here

Upcoming Sim Pairs
 EBED Sim Pairs
9th - 12th May 2022
Check EBU calendar for details
 
 
Welcome to the WCBA website
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association

Wiltshire Contract Bridge Associaiton is affliated to the EBU and is the umbrella organisation for clubs in Wiltshire, supporting, developing and promoting bridge in the County.

AGM and Chairman's Cup

The AGM and Chairman's Cup took place on Sunday 10th April. Regretably, both events had to move online again this year, with the AGM on Zoom and the Chairman's Cup on Realbridge. After the handicapping was applied, the winners of the Cup were Trevor and Coby Day - very well played! Fortunately, Trevor and Coby already had the cup, intending to bring it to the AGM. Thanks to all who took part, and to Christine for directing.

Final matches of Western League

The final matches of the Western League took place on Saturday 2nd April. Full results are available here. Wiltshire A drew 10-10 with Dorset A and finished equal 4th in Division A, with Dorset A and Herefordshire A. Wiltshire B lost 5-15 to Dorset B, while Wiltshire C beat Dorset C 15-5 coming a very creditable 2nd place in Division C. Many thanks and congraluations to all the Wiltshire players who took part this year. The new season will start in September. Thanks also to Stuart Bridge who has organised the teams this year and represented Wiltshire at the Western League meetings. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with Stuart - details available here

 

Winners of Wiltshire League

The final two matches for the Wiltshire League 2021-2022 took place on Sunday 27th March on Realbridge. Results for Sunday are available here, and the final tables are available here.

The winning teams for this season are:

League 1: Bridge Team - Stuart Bridge, Roger Karn, Gavin Bailey, Keith Radmall, Andrew Parkes and Richard Samter

League 2: Buck Team - Martin Buck, Nick Pegg, Bob Bannister, Jana Zlamalova, David Marder and Michael Curtis

League 3: Paul Cooper, Martyn Tranter, Liz and Terry Butler, Marion Cowley, Frances Ind, David Jacklin, Marion Loudoun and Prabir Nandi

Many congratulations to the winners and thanks to Richard Samter for organising the teams this year. If you did not take part this year, but would like to try teams, then why not give it a go? Entries will soon be open for the new season, 2022-2023 - watch out for further information.

Garden Cities Qualifier

Warminster Bridge Club emerged victorious in the Graden Cities Qualifier held on Sunday 20th March. They will go forward to represent Wiltshire in the regional final, to be held on 8th May on Realbridge. Many congratulations to the winning team of 8:

Colin and Gayle Webb, Marianne Lewin and John Perry, David Thackaberry and Mary Giles, Ian Bell and Brian Campbell. For full results and hands, please click here.

Final Results Garden Cities Qualifier
Warminster +20 VP
Bath +13 VP
Trowbridge -9 VP
Devizes -22 VP

 

More Western League Success for Wiltshire

There was more success for Wiltshire in the Western League against Cornwall this weekend..  This was the sixth match in the series, with the matches being played on Realbridge.

The A team won 12-8 and remain equal 5th in the table

The B team won 18-2 and are 7th in the table.

The C team won (their 5th win out of 6) 16-4 and are currently 2nd in the table.

Thank you to all the players who have represented Wiltshire. The final match will played on 2nd April, against Dorset.

For links to the League tables, go to the Western League results on the right hand side of this page. For full hands and scores of the match on 12th March, click here

Wiltshire Green Point Weekend 5th and 6th March 2022

   A very successful Wiltshire Green Congress took place over the weekend 5th and 6th March 2022 on Realbridge, with 61 tables for the Swiss Pairs and 36 tables for the Swiss teams. After a close battle, Alan Brosgill and Robin Jepson of Yorkshire came top in the Swiss pairs, 2nd place went to Jack Terry and Ian Walsh of Avon. The winning team in the Swiss teams on Sunday was Clive Owen, Nick Stevens, Trevor Ward and Rob Cliffe. The highest placed Wiltshire team, who came 10th, were Roy France, Sam Sloan, Keith Williamson and Katharine Hodgson. A big thank you to the organisers, Marion Loudon and Gayle Webb, and the directors Gary Conrad, Colin Simcox and Richard Banbury. 

We hope to see you all in person in the Wiltshire Green Point Congress in 2023.

Winners of the Wiltshire Knock-out

Congratulations to the winning Sloan team (Sam Sloan, Roy France, Katharine Hodgson and Keith Williamson) who beat the Parkes team (Andrew Parkes, Richard Samter, Phil Howard and Graham Hodges) in the final of the WIKO. The winners will go on to represent Wiltshire in the Pachabo Cup, which is due to take place on 11-12 June 2022 on Realbridge. For more information, on the Pachabo - click here.

The Plate competition was won by the Hands teams: Sue Hands, Georgie Dalton, Sonia Blandy and Paul Wright. For the full results of the Wiltshire Knock-out, please click here

Learn bridge in Bath

Have you thought about learning bridge? Or you know someone who wants to learn bridge? A new course for beginners is starting at Bath Bridge Club in January 2022. For more details, click on Bridge Teaching in Wiltshire on the left hand menu, or click here. There are details of other courses in Wiltshire, and a link to the EBU directory of teachers which includes all qualified teachers in the county.

Championship Pairs Winners

 After a close fought battle, the winners of the Wiltshire Championship Pairs were Roy France and Sam Sloan, and the runners up were Prabir Nandi and David Jacklin. Congratulations to Roy and Sam. The top two pairs will now have the chance to represent Wiltshire in Corwen Trophy, which is due to be played on Realbridge on 28th and 29th May 2022. More information about the Corwen is available here.

For the full results of the Championship Pairs, please click here.

Robot scores in Wiltshire online games

After a number of comments from players about the scores achieved by robots playing in Wiltshire events, it has been decided to remove these scores before posting the results. If you had a bad score against a robot, this will be removed, regretably if you had good score this will also be removed. The director has made, and will continue to make, an annoucement at the start of the Wiltshire Tuesday and Saturday online games to this effect.

Have you considered becoming a bridge teacher in Wiltshire? EBED, the education arm of the EBU, are re-starting face-to-face training in September and there are courses on offer In Aylesbury, Yeovil and Solihull. Each EBU affiliated cub may apply for one free place every two years, and anyone applying via an affiliated EBU club (who will be paying the invoice), will be entitled to a 20% discount. This discount is funded by the EBU.

For more information about the course and details on how to book, please click here.

Valerie Austwick

It is with great sadness we report the death of another Wiltshire player, Valerie Austwick. She had represented Wiltshire in numerous competitions. She had also competed in and won several national bridge competitions. She was a stalwart member of Bath Bridge Club. A full tribute to Valerie may be found here.

Latest Results
League One
Bennett 9 - 11 Hands
Hodgson 4 - 16 Bridge
Hodgson 7 - 13 Bennett
Hands 9 - 11 Dunlop
League Two
Webb 7 - 13 Meats
Phillips 0 - 20 Buck
Webb 15 - 5 Nadel
Meats 18 - 2 Buck
League Three
Thackaberry 7 - 13 Cottee
Cooper 7 - 13 Turner
Cottee 4 - 16 Cooper
Thackaberry 18 - 2 Cross
Thackaberry 4 - 16 Cooper
 
Results
Chairman's Cup
Wiltshire Saturday Pairs
Wiltshire League matches 9-10
Wiltshire League Match 10
Garden Cities Qualifier
Wiltshire Saturday Swiss Pairs