The home of Bridge in Devon
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Please help keep these pages up to date by emailing us with news.

Links to recent results can be found on the left. Events for the next three months, entry forms and committee news on the right.

Quick links (links to recent results and events for the next three months) are at the bottom of the page, accessed via the button above.

Spring 2018 Success

Crockfords Cup 
Warner Solomon, Alex Maddocks, Jim Grant and Stefan Lindfors have reached the last 16.

Irish Seniors' Congress 
Howard Kent Webster playing with Ian Hamilton won the Gala open pairs and was also in the winning team in the Teams' Championship.

Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies 2018
These events are played against the home nations, the Junior Camrose is for players under 26 and the Peggy Bayer for those under 21.
Sam and Theo Anoyrkatis were in the England team that won the Peggy Bayer Trophy.

Harry Anoyrkatis was the NPC of the EBU team that came 2nd in the Junior Camrose event.

Committee News

Full minutes from the March meeting can be found here

  • The entries for the Devon Congress are coming in and we may reach capacity - so if you haven't enetered yet, enter now! 
  • We are still deperately short of volunteers to do anything. We need a secretary and a congress organiser for 2019 onwards. There must be somebody out there willing to help.
  • As two Devon players have been selected to go to the World Youth Championships, the DBA have agreed to sponsor the teams to the tune of £400.
  • The DBA will make a fund available each year to assist affilaited clubs. A sub committee has been set up to look at application critera.
  • The DBA will subsidise a seminar tour by Laura Porro (a professional bridge teacher) in March 2019.

WL Devon v Hereford 2017/18

The results of the match against Hereford on 17 March are:

A Team lost 9-11: Mike Walsh, Douglas Dunn, Richard Lingham, Ann Slee.
B Team lost 7-13: John Vaughan, Sue Gregory, Enid Hamon, Michael Hamon.
C Team lost 7-13: Tom Biss, Alf Treharne, Maureen Baser, Margaret Flanagan.

North Devon Congress
23-25 February 2018

As always, the congress was a great success attracting players from far and wide. Even the weather co-operated with bright sunny (though cold) days.

This year an earlier start time was tried on the Saturday and this proved to be very popular. Congratulations to Mike Fletcher and Andew Thompson who won the Swiss Pairs


and to Mike Orriel, Peter Bowles, Stefan Lindfors and Ian Walsh who won the Swiss Teams.


Thanks to Carol Ritzen, Richard Carter, Linda Rafferty and their band of helpers who ensured that the event ran so smoothly.

Devon Congress - Update
6 to 8 April 2018

We are still taking entries for both event but the signs are that the limit of 55 tables will be reached.

The hotel still has rooms (but not singles) available, but these are also now on sale to the public. Please do not leave it too late either to enter or to book accommodation.

All News