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Links to recent results, events for the next month and entry forms can be found on the right.

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South West Open Event Calendar

The counties in the South West have got together to create a combined calendar showing their open events. If any club would welcome entrants from outside Devon and would like me to add an event to the SW calendar, let me know ([email protected]). The calendar can be accessed from the menu under Events or here.

John Woolcott Weekend
11-12 January 2020

The John Woolcott Weekend will be run jointly by the East Section and Exeter Bridge Club at Gipsy Hill Hotel. The Pairs will take place on Saturday and the blue pointed  Swiss Teams on Sunday. Both days will start at 11am. Note that numbers may be limited on both days. More information and entries (online and paper) from Exeter Bridge Club website.

DBA Sim Pairs for Devon Air Ambulance – Tuesday Event

On 29 October, 122 pairs played in the Tuesday DBA Simultaneous Pairs for Devon Air Ambulance. The event was hosted at 8 clubs in Devon and the overall winners were Stefan Lindfors and Ian Walsh, playing at Plymstock club. The event raised £855.23 for Devon Air Ambulance, thanks to exceptionally generous donations from Budleigh Salterton and Caen clubs. To see full details click on 'Devon Air Amb' in the results panel.

The next event will be on Wednesday 15 January.

WL Devon v Cornwall 2019/20

The teams selected for the match against Cornwall on 23 November are:

A Team: Warner Solomon, Stefan Lindfors, Willie Hamilton, Peter Wood.
B Team: Mike Hamon, John Vaughan, Dave Strawbridge, Douglas Dunn, Julian Foster, Robin Giles, Roger Gowland, Stephen Rafferty.
C Team: Susan Gregory, Bev Dickinson, Paul Ainsworth, Bobby Ainsworth, Chris Thomas, John Dick, Julie Rotchell, Mike Dixon.

In the New Year . . .

Qualifiers for the 2020 final on Sunday 16 February
Each affiliated club is asked to host a qualifier on any date between Mon 13 Jan and Sat 1 Feb. Players scoring 50% or more in a qualifier automatically qualify for the final. Table money for qualifiers is normal club money. Half the pairs in the final receive green points.
Entry Form for Final (pdf)    On-line Entry for Final

Sunday 26 January at Gipsy Hill Hotel at 11 am

Any team of eight players from the same club may enter. There is no limit on the number of teams from each club. Each entry must be submitted by the club. In addition, EBU rules for their Garden Cities competition will apply. Players must be members of the club, and must have been members for at least three months immediately prior to the closing date for entry to the county competition. Moreover, nominated players must play regularly at the club or for the club, or contribute regularly in some other way, or have met this criterion in previous years, yet be unable to currently do so through some personal circumstance (e.g. illness, work, childcare, etc.).
Entry Form (pdf)

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