Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Release 2.19n
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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Upcoming Sim Pairs
British Winter Sim Pairs
13 - 16 January 2020
Club Stratified Pairs
09 - 12 March 2020
13 - 16 January 2020
Event times 2017/18
All Sunday events please arrive by 1.45 for 2.00pm start of play.
League matches please arrive by 7.00 for 7.15pm start of play.
Welcome to the WCBA website
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association
Knockout Result
Knockout  Result

Congratulations to Team Samter, 

Richard Samter, Andrew Parkes, David Latchem, Phil Howard and Norman Botton 

 Wiltshire Knock-out Champions 2019-20,

having beaten Team Webb, 

Gayle & Colin Webb, David & Margaret Thackaberry 

83-67 in a final of large swings 

Team Webb were ably assisted by Michael Porteous & Laurie Meale in an earlier round.

The Samter Team will go on to represent Wiltshire in next year’s 

Pachabo Competition – we wish them well!

Championship Pairs Qualifier - Result
Championship Pairs Qualifier - Result

Congratulations to Roger Karn and Stuart Bridge winning with 65.35%

Dave Latchem and Philip Howard 2nd with 63.71%

Pat Davis and Taf Anthias 3rd with 59.21%

The first 14 Pairs will now go forward to play in the Championship Pairs Final on 02 February 2020 to decide who will represent the County in the National Corwen Cup

Results can be viewed to the right on this page
Coming up Mixed Pairs
Coming up  Mixed Pairs

You are invited to take your partners for the WCBA 
Mixed Pairs
to be held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 12 January, 2.00 pm start.

Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or click here to contact Frances Ind for further information 
Coming up - Garden Cities Qualifier
Coming up - Garden Cities Qualifier

The Wiltshire Garden Cities Qualifier of teams of eight will be held at the Bowls club Devizes at 2 pm on Sunday, 26 January.  Clubs are asked to enter a team by the 01 January 20 so that numbers may be known.

Teams will be limited to nine clubs and if more than nine clubs enter by the 20th December there will have to be a ballot.

A club may enter a second team at the discretion of the Chairman but priority will always be given to first teams.

The winning club will go on to represent Wiltshire at the regional final and if successful there the national final.  At all times team members must be playing members of the club they represent but team personnel can change between our event, the regional and national finals."

This Team-of-Eight competition is open to all EBU affiliated clubs in Wiltshire. 

All team members must be bona fide members of the club.  

Enter via the link on the left under "Other County Events" or contact Andrew Parkes at andrew.parkes@nova-space.co.uk
Jack High Handicap Pairs Result
Jack High Handicap  Pairs  Result

Well done to Chaz Cross and Malcolm Church in winning the WCBA Jack High Handicap Pairs held at Devizes Bowls Club on Sunday 24 November with 57.33%

Jo Seddon and Pat Lewis were second with 56.68%

Bryan Willis and Alan Perkins were third with 56.13%

Tollemache Cup - Result
In the Tolle (the annual inter-county competition) our team came a creditable 6th in its group beating the Channel Islands, Hertfordshire and the North East and drawing with Oxfordshire. We lost to Cambridgeshire (the defending champions), Devon, Leicestershire and Bedfordshire. Play started at 1.30pm on the Saturday and finished at 4.30 pm on the Sunday and encompassed 96 boards.
Full results are available at https://www.ebu.co.uk/results/771
Open Teams - Result
Open Teams - Result

Open Teams Result - held at the Bowls Club, Devizes on Sunday, 20 October 2019

Congratulations to the winners, Katharine Hodgson & Bob Bannister and Roy France & Sam Sloan with 44 IMPs

In 2nd place Roger Karn & Stuart Bridge and Trevor Purches & Susie Gall with 42 IMPs

and in 3rd palce Ronald King & Michael Clarkson and Phil Green & Diana King with 36 IMPs


Western League - Wiltshire v. Somerset - Sunday, 13 October 19

Well done Wiltshire

Another good score for our Western League A & B teams winning both matches 16 - 4 on Sunday, 13 October 19.  
This puts Wiltshire into second place overall in both leagues.
Open Pairs Result
Congratulations to Richard Gwyer and Kath Darby in taking top honours in the Open Pairs Competition held at the Calne Masonic Hall on Sunday 22 September with a score of 61.15%.  
Also to Joseph Clark and James Dunlop in 2nd place with 59.52% and to Anna Marriott and Peter Gooch in 3rd place with 59.13%.

Results can be viewed on right on this page
Wiltshire has two new Grand Mistresses!!!

Playing in a Congress in Cornwall last weekend, Gayle won her 600th Green Point and achieved her lifetime ambition of promotion to Grand Master. At about the same time, Jenny Gray, Gayle's long time friend and bridge partner of almost 10 years between 2002 qnd 2012, was also promoted to Grand Master.  This is an extraordinary feat of perseverance and ability on the part of both Gayle and Jenny.  A magnificent achievement - congratulations to them both.

They join a very select group of just four other Grand Masters in Wiltshire.

Latest Results
Western League
1o November 19
Wiltshire A 0 - 20 Avon A   [table]
Wiltshire B 13 - 7 Avon B   [table]
Wiltshire C 10 - 10 Avon C   [table]
22 November 2019
Williamson 4 - 16 Samter
King 7 - 13 Loudoun 
Webb 14 - 6 van Praag
Dunlop 2 - 18 Blandy
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Jack High Handicap Pairs
League 3 #5
League 1 #4
Sat 14th Dec 2019
Western League v. East Wales (away)
Newport 1.00pm
Sat 11th Jan 2020
Western League v. Hereford (away)
TBA 1.00pm
Sun 12th Jan 2020
Mixed Pairs
Devizes Bowls Club 2.00pm
Sun 26th Jan 2020
Garden Cities Qualifier
Devizes Bowls Club 2.00pm
Tue 28th Jan 2020
League 2 #4
Devizes Bowls Club 7.15pm
Tue 28th Jan 2020
League 3 #6
Devizes Bowls Club 7.15pm