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Welcome to the DBA web site

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.

2016 AGM and Swiss Teams

The Annual General Meeting of the Devon Bridge Association will be held at the Isca Centre, Exeter on Sunday 12 June 2016 at 11 am, to be followed by the Devon Swiss Teams.

Any resolution for submission to the A.G.M. must be proposed and seconded and sent in writing to the Association’s Hon. Secretary by 15 May.

Nominations for the posts of Chairman, vice-Chairman, Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary must be proposed and seconded and sent in writing to the Association’s Hon. Secretary by 15 May. The current Chairman (Mike Hamon), Hon Treasurer (Vivien Peters) and Hon Sec (Terence Treeby) are all standing for re-election. The current vice-Chairman (George Simnett) is standing down so there is a vacancy.

Entries for the Devon Swiss Teams should reach Ann Slee by 8 June. Reduced entry fee : £8 per player. Entry forms at your club or here

West Section 2016

The West Section AGM was held on 12 April 2016 and there were no nominations for posts within the west section.

The Plymouth congress is now in jeopardy of being cancelled - the hotel is provisionally booked but on 31 May this will be cancelled. If members want this to continue please come forward before this date to help run the event.

Unless a volunteer agrees to act as representative for the members in the west there will be 'no voice' for this area on the county committee.

The league is hopefully going to continue but more teams are urgently needed. This gives those participating the chance to play teams and thereby enhance their chance of selection for the B and C county league teams.

The future of the West Section is in your hands. Please think seriously about coming forward.

Contact (acting and retiring) Secretary Ros Morgan.

Devon v Somerset 2016

The teams selected were:
A Team: Gillian and Joe Fawcett, Mike Hamon and Paul Brayshaw, Peter Bowles and Mike Orriel, Richard Lingham and Ann Slee - won 16-4.
B Team: Dick Andrews and Gaynor Wiseman, Tom Cook and Norman Massey - won 16-4.
C Team: Vivien Peters and Jean Whitlam, Alan Foan and Julian Foster - lost 5-15.

April Achievements

Exeter C (Warner Solomon, Peter Bowles, Mike Orriel, John Edwards and Ian Walsh have reached Round 5 of the National Inter-Club Knockout. 

Warner Solomon, Peter Bowles, Mike Orriel and Roger Sweet (Somerset) won their fourth round match in the EBU Gerald Faulkner Salver (Seniors knock out) so are now in the quarter finals.

Devon Congress
8-10 April 2016

A very successful 61st Devon Congress took place over the weekend. 108 pairs competed for the Swiss Pairs and 58 teams battled the high winds on Sunday. Congratulations to the runaway Swiss Pairs winners, Warner Solomon and Taf Anthias.


Also to the Swiss Teams winners, Miles Cowling, Stefan Lindfors, Jim Grant and Alex Maddocks.


Thanks to David Jones and his team who ran the event so smoothly and to Terence Treeby and his team who put a huge amount of work in to ensure our enjoyment of the weekend.