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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Upcoming Sim Pairs
EBED Autumn Sim Pairs
02 - 06 September 19
British Autumn Sim Pairs
07 - 10 October 19
eCats Children in Need Charity Sim Pairs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 - 25 July 19
08 - 14 November 19
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
Tollemache Cup - Result
In the Tolle (the annual inter-county competition) our team came a credible 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

Jack High Handicap Pairs

This new event replaces the Non-Expert Pairs. As the name suggests it is for those that have an NGS rank of ‘Jack’ or below and is an easy way to experience a Sunday event for the first time and see what all the fuss is about. If you don’t know your NGS ranking then please contact Emma Scarisbrick at evscarisbrick@gmail.com.

Held at the Bowls Club in Devizes on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at 2 pm.

Please arrive by 1:45 for a 2:00 pm start.

Entry is restricted to players who satisfy the following

1.  NGS of Jack or below at date of entry. Entries to show NGS.

2.  Anybody with a suppressed NGS will not be allowed to enter.

3.  They are not members of a League 1 2019-20 team in the current season whether they have played for the team or not.

The entry fee is £12 per player, collected on the day.  This includes the usual splendid tea and buffet.

Click here for Entry Form

Entries restricted to a maximum of 36 Pairs.

No further entries will be accepted after 6pm on Friday, 22 November.

For further information email here

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 contact Lucy Cross at crossla60@gmail.com
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 Stuart at stuartbridgeuk@yahoo.co.uk
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]
07 November 2019
King 3 - 17 Williamson
van Praag v Loudoun 
(did not play due illness)
Webb 16 - 4 Dunlop
Samter 1 - 19 Blandy
Results
WCBA L2 R3
WCBA L3 R4
League 1 #3
League 2 #2
League 3 #3
Open Teams
Calendar
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
League 1 #4
Devizes Bowls Club 7.15pm
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
League 3 #5
Devizes Bowls Club 7.15pm
Sun 24th Nov 2019
Jack High Handicap Pairs
Devizes Bowls Club 2.00pm
Sun 1st Dec 2019
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Devizes Bowls Club 2.00pm
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