Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
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Upcoming non WCBA Events

Dorset Bridge Association are running an online blue point teams competition on Sunday 29th November..

It will be on the Realbridge platform. 

For full details and to enter, click here

 

The Midlands Counties Congress will take place 8th - 10th January 2021, 

with a range of blue and green point pairs and teams events.

Click here for further information and an Entry Form.

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Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Death of Alan Reid

It is with great regret that we annouce the death of another Wiltshire bridge player, Alan Reid. Alan was very active in the county, at Bath Bridge Club and more recently at Trowbridge, and he represented Wiltshire in the Western league, playing with Steve Stafford. He was formerly a member of the EBU National Tournament Directors panel and until ill health prevented him, he regularly directed at Trowbridge Bridge club, when clubs were still playing face-to-face. We send our thoughts and best wishes to his family and friends. The funeral will be held in the first week of December.

Wiltshire Social Pairs

Wiltshire Social Pairs Sunday 29th November, 2pm

On Sunday 29th November Wiltshire Bridge Association will be running another Duplicate Pairs Tournament for players with an NGS grading of Nine or below.   Players need to be registered on Bridge Base Online prior to the event.

Entry fee $3 per person – payable online to BBO. Eighteen boards starting at 14.00 – finish approximately 16.15.

Entry is restricted to members of a Wiltshire club.

Hand records will be available with suggested bidding written by your director, Richard Banbury, who runs our other online sessions and who is also a qualified bridge teacher. Masterpoints at County level.

This event is suitable for all players ranked an NGS Nine or below.  (If you are not sure of your rank log into the English Bridge Union website and look for the NGS tab at the top of the page.  Click on it and put your name into the Player Search box on the top right.)

Please tell your friends about this event – the more the merrier.   This is a social event and everyone who has completed the beginners bridge course is welcome to play.

To enter please send your name, EBU number and BBO name to: gaylewebb@blueyonder.co.uk

Wiltshire Clubs Online

Wiltshire Clubs Online

The country is now in the second period of lockdown and although there appears to be some hope about a possible vaccine against Covid-19, it seems unlikely that face-to-face bridge 

will resume until spring or early summer next year.

In the meantime, many of you are already playing online at your local club or at Wiltshire events.

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.

Third season Wiltshire Online Team League - winners

Congratulations to the following teams and their members for their success in the third season of the Wiltshire Online Teams competition. If you would like to get involved in season 4, please contact Richard Samter

Division 1     Sue Hands, Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Paul Wright

Division 2     Paul Cooper, Liz and Terry Butler, Graham Hodges, Dave Latchem, Martyn Tranter

Division 3     Gayle and Colin Webb, Christine and Richard Moore

Division 4     Lucy and Chaz Cross, Anne Rogan, Pete Webb

 

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

On Tuesday and Saturday afternoons we have an 18 board match-pointed pairs, Tuesdays starting at 2pm, and the Saturday session starting at 1pm. 

Both these events are suitable for players of all standards.  The cost is $3.00 BBO 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

Latest Results
Recent results
Hodgson 16.93 - 3.07 Dunlop
Buck 5.24 - 14.76 Bridge
Cooper 0 - 20 Hands
Buck 1.99 - 18.01 Hodgson
 
Recent results
Webb 14.39 - 5.61 Thackaberry
Phillips 14.18 - 5.82 Baker
Thackaberry 9.09 - 10.91 Baker
Nadel 14.76 - 5.24 Thackaberry
 
Recent results
Crossman 3.91 - 16.09 Winstone
Cross 14.18 - 5.82 Winstone
Giles 18.44 - 1.56 Hutchinson
Thompson 14.18 - 5.82 Cross
 
Results
Wiltshire Pairs No.32
Wiltshire Saturday pairs No. 13
Wiltshire Pairs No. 31
Wiltshire Saturday pairs No. 12
Wiltshire Pairs No. 30
Wiltshire Saturday pairs No. 11
Calendar
Sat 28th Nov 2020
Wiltshire Saturday pairs No. 14
Online 1pm
Sun 29th Nov 2020
Wiltshire Social Pairs
Online 2pm
Open to members of any Wiltshire club, player must have NGS of 9 or below
 Click for more information
Tue 1st Dec 2020
Wiltshire Pairs No.33
Online 2pm
Sat 5th Dec 2020
Wiltshire Saturday pairs No. 15
Online 1pm
Tue 8th Dec 2020
Wiltshire Pairs No.34
Online 2pm
Sat 12th Dec 2020
Wiltshire Saturday pairs No. 16
Online 1pm