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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

Scarborough Summer
Festival
18th-21st July 2024
At Scarborough
 

Gloucs & Herefordshire 

GP Weekend

20th and 21st July 2024

At Ross-on-Wye

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EBU Summer Meeting

At Eastbourne

8th - 11th August 2024

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West of England Congress

11th-13th Oct 2024

Weston-super-Mare

To enter, click here

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.

This year the EBU are organising a Festival of Bridge, to promote the game and raise awareness of local clubs. This event is being run in conjunction with the Cancer Research UK and many clubs are running events which will raise money for CRUK. To find out what is happening in Wiltshire and to get involved, please click here.

Wiltshire Teams League 2024-25

Wiltshire League 2024-2025

Entries are now open for the new season of the Wiltshire League. This teams competition, for 4 to 8 members, will take place on Realbridge over 10 dates from September 2024 to April 2025. For more details and to enter, please click here

Wiltshire Knock-out 2024-2025

Entries are now open for the Wiltshire Knock-out - the qualifying event for the EBU Pachabo Cup. The competition is a great opportunity to play against fellow bridge players in each other's homes and enjoy a social evening with bridge. For more details about the Knock-out and to enter, please click here.

 

There are many opportunities to learn bridge in Wiltshire, and many local teachers. To find out about opportunities to learn this fascinating and stimulating game, please click here.

Cafe Bridge

A cafe bridge event was held in Devizes on Wednesday 17th April 2024. The event took place at the Bear Hotel, Pepper Mill cafe and Condado Lounge and all the participants enjoyed playing bridge in relaxed surroundings. The winners were Alastair Spence and Gary Stevens, Ian Roach and Richard Freeman, Wendy Powney and Katie Langman. Over £260 was raised for Dorothy House Hospice. If you would like to know more about cafe bridge in general, please click here. Below are a few photos of the event. For the results, please click here.

                                    

Wiltshire League winners 2023-2024

With the final matches played, the winners of League One for 2023-2024 are the Hodgson team - Bob Bannister, Pat Davies, Roy France, Katharine Hodgson, Sam Sloan and Keith Williamson. They nearly completed a clean sweep of wins against every team, only drawing one match against the Hands team.

The convincing winners of League Two were the Dunlop team - James Dunlop, Susie Gall, Chris Jones, Trevor Purchas and John Treble. Congratulations to all members of the winning teams and hopefully more players will take part in the league next year.

Novice league 2023-2024

Alongside the main Wiltshire league, a novice teams league took place with 9 teams playing 5 rounds. There was a tie for first place, and after the tie-breaker had been applied, the winning novice team were Sulis 4 - Ann, Jackie, Neil and Yash, the second place team were Dark Horses - Jacqui, Jane, Mike and Phil. Many congratulations to all who took part and hopefully this will encourage more players to try their hand at team matches.

Championship Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Garry Towns and Evelyne Thomas who won the Championship Pairs qualifier on Sunday 17th March. In second place were Susie Hands and Georgie Dalton, and third place went to Elaine Taylor and James Dunlop. For the full results of the qualifier, please click here. These three pairs will represent Wiltshire in the Corwen Trophy, to be played on 15th and 16th June, at Stone, Staffordshire. For more information on the Corwen, please click here. The Wiltshire committee wishes all the players good luck in representing our county.

More Success for Wiltshire in Western League

Wiltshire B and Wiltshire C had convincing wins over their opponents, East Wales B and C, in the match played on Saturday 13th January. Wiltshire B won 14VP to 6PV and are now sitting in second place with 3 matches to go. Wiltshire C won 17VP to 3VP and have moved up to 3rd place in the C division with a good gap to the 4th placed team, Herefordshire. Unfortunately Wiltshire A were unable to complete a winning trio, losing their match 5VP to 15VP, despite Stuart Bridge and Richard Samter coming 3rd out of 48 pairs in the cross-imps. For the full results and to see the hands, please click here.

Wiltshire CBA AGM Sunday 14th April

The Wiltshire CBA Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday 14th April at Nursteed Centre, Nursteed Road, Devizes. It was followed by the Chairman's Bowl - a handicapped event. The winners before the handicapping was applied were Richard Samter and Andrew Parkes, closely followed by Hugh Gross and Philip Bennett in second place. However, after the handicapping was applied, the winners of the Chairman's Bowl were Ray and Cath Elms - many congratulations to Ray and Cath.

In order to see both the main ranking and the results after handicapping has been applied, make sure you are viewing the results in the 2022 edition of the webpage - there is a link at the top of the results page.

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.

Latest Results
Match 7 6th April 2024
Devon A  6 - 14 Wiltshire A
Devon B 15 - 5 Wiltshire B
Devon C 19 - 1 Wiltshire C
League Table: click here
League One
Phillips 4 - 16 Meats
Jacklin 2 - 18 Bridge
Hodgson 20 - 0 Hands
 
League Two
Cross 2 - 18 Cooper
Dunlop 16 - 4 Webb
Parkes 18 - 2 Thackaberry
 
Results
Cafe Bridge
AGM and Chairman's Cup
Novice teams Match 5
Wiltshire League Match 10
Championship Pairs
Novice teams Match 4
Calendar
Mon 2nd Sep 2024
Festival of Bridge - Swindon
Online 7pm
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Thu 5th Sep 2024
Festival of Bridge - Swindon
Lawn Centre, Swindon 7pm
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Wed 11th Sep 2024
Festival of Bridge - Bradford-on-Avon
10am
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Wed 11th Sep 2024
Festival of Bridge - Bradford-on-Avon
1.30pm
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Thu 12th Sep 2024
Festival of Bridge - Swindon - Teams of Fours
Swindon 7pm
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Fri 13th Sep 2024
Festival of Bridge - North Wilts Pairs
Chippenham 11am
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