Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Release 2.19p
Feedback
We welcome feedback from all WCBA members regarding competitions, website or any other County matter.

Click here for Competitions/Events

Click here for website

Click here for any other County matter

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 Flemmich Cup

Sunday 31st October

Blue point Swiss teams

To be played on the Realbridge platform

Click here for further information

Kent Green Point Weekend

30th and 31st October

Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams

To be played on Realbridge.

To enter, click here

Upcoming Sim Pairs
 British Autumn Sim Pairs
10th - 14th October
Click here for a list of clubs taking part
 
Welcome to the WCBA website
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Tollemache Selection

The selection has been made for Wiltshire team of eight to represent our county in the Tollemache Cup 2021/2022.

Roger Karn (captain) and Stuart Bridge

Ambrose Homes-Mackie and Joe Clark

Katharine Hodgson and Keith Williamson

James Dunlop and John Treble

Graham Hodges and Phil Green

Jana Zlamalova and Nick Pegg

We wish our team sucess in the competition - the qualifier will be played on Realbridge on 13th and 14th November. For more information about the Tollemache, please click here

Mixed start to Western League Season

There was a mixed start to the Western League for Wiltshire, with the first mach played on Realbridge on Saturday 2nd October.

Wiltshire A (Chris Jones, James Dunlop, Susie Gall and Stuart Bridge) lost 7-13 to Somerset A

Wiltshire B (Ron King, Graham Hodges, Tina Cottee and Steve Elliott) lost 2 -18 to Somerset B

Wiltshire C (Paul Cooper, John Maggs, Alastair Spence and Phil Meats) won 18 - 2 to Somerset C.

Thank you to all the players representing Wiltshire and congratulations to the C Team who are joint top of the their division after that great start. There are still 6 more matches to play, with the next one against Herefordshire on 27th November 2021. If anyone is interested in representing Wiltshire and playing in any of the remaining matches, please email Stuart Bridge, stuartbridgeuk@yahoo.co.uk as it is possible we may be able to expand our teams in any of the divisions to 8 for a particular match.

For full results of the Western League, click here

Success for Wiltshire players

There were some great results for Wiltshire players in the West of England Congress played at Weston-super-Mare last weekend, played face-to-face this year. Stuart Bridge and Roger Karn led the charge, coming second in the Swiss Pairs on Saturday and improving their placing by winning the Swiss Teams on Sunday, with their partners Warner Solomon and Trevor Ward.

On the Friday, Gayle and Colin Webb came 5th in the Championship Pairs, while Helen Holden and Jo Seddon came second in the Ladies Pairs. For the full results of the Congress, please click here.

Many congratulations to the above players.

Clubs re-opening in Wiltshire

Many Wiltshire players are keen to come back to face-to-face bridge and clubs in Wiltshire are now considering re-opening, depending on venue and club members. Please check with your local club website for up to date information on proposed re-opening for face-to-face bridge. All clubs will follow government and EBU advice on safe re-opening. A full list of Wiltshire clubs, with a link to their website is available here.

Bath Bridge Club will be open from Tuesday 20th July and Corsham Bridge Club (new venue - Box Pavillion, and new evening, Tuesdays) will be open from Tuesday 27th July. Malmesbury Bridge Club will also open face-to-face at the new venue of Townsend Court (the same site as the previous venue) on Monday 26th July.

 

Wiltshire Friendly Sunday Pairs

Wiltshire Friendly Sunday Pairs

Sunday 19th September

The first face-to-face event of the new season of Wiltshire events took place at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 19th. Although the turnout was small and therefore was not a blue-pointed event, it was played in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere. The result was a tie for first place between Stuart Bridge and Roger Karn, and Richard and Sydney Gwyer - well done to both pairs. 

 

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.

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.

 

Latest Results
League One
Hands 5 - 15 Hodgson
Bennett 8 - 12 Dunlop
Bennett 7 - 13 Bridge
Dunlop 6 - 14 Hodgson
 
League Two
Meats 16 - 4 Webb
Nadel 13 - 7 Phillips
Phillips 6 - 14 Webb
 
League Three
Cross 17 - 3 Turner
Cottee 15 - 5 Thackaberry
Cooper 17 - 3 Cottee
Cross 12 - 8 Thackaberry
 
Results
Wiltshire Saturday Pairs No.23
Wiltshire Saturday Swiss Pairs No.16
Wiltshire Saturday Pairs No.22
Wiltshire League match 2
Wiltshire Saturday Swiss Pairs No. 15
Wiltshire Saturday Pairs No.21
Calendar
Sun 24th Oct 2021
Mixed Pairs
BBO 2pm
 Click for more information
Wed 27th Oct 2021
Wiltshire League match 3
Online 7.30pm
To be played on Realbridge
Sat 30th Oct 2021
Wiltshire Saturday Swiss Pairs No.17
Online 1pm
Sun 14th Nov 2021
Nine-high Pairs
BBO 2pm
Fri 19th Nov 2021
Wiltshire League match 4
Online 7.30pm
To be played on Realbridge
Sat 27th Nov 2021
Western League Match 2 Wiltshire v Herefordshire
Online 2pm
24 boards to be played on Realbridge