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ATO report in preparation for EWBA AGM


Further details & programme for Perry/Spickett


Selection Teams of 8 for final.


Update EWBA cup draw


Final EWBA League table

Update EWBA cup draw

The EWBA AGM will take place on

Sunday 28th April 2019

at approx 2.30 pm at the Gwent Bridge Academy, between the two sessions of the Arthur James/Beatus Pairs Competition. The event starts at 11am. Further details, including the agenda for this meeting, the minutes of the 2018 AGM and the ATO report, can be found here:

AGM notice 2019.docx

EWBA AGM Agenda 2019.docx

EWBA AGM 2018 minutes.docx

EWBA ATO report April 2019 1.docx

WBU Master Points

Master Points by Name - Updated Aug 2018
Master Point Log In

Welcome to the EWBA web site.
Teams of 8 final

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The following three EWBA teams have been selected to take part in the final of the Teams of  8 on Sunday 16th June, at Crossgates Community Centre, starting at 11.30am:

Cardiff Blue: Chris Rochelle & Gwyn Davis, Aida Aris & Susan Ingham, Tim Barsby & Steve Webb, Helen Houston & Nalini Dewan

Cardiff White: Liz Atkinson & Geoff Evans, Mike Pownall & Tom Reddy, David Birt & Philip Felman, Trevor Towers & Mia Deschepper

Archway: Brian Harden & Peter Taylor, Steve Dobney & Stewart Anderton, Marion Shewell & Peter Smith, Greg Howell & Richard Stevenson

There will be 7 teams in total. Well done to our teams and good luck!

Teams Selection Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl & President's Cup

The teams representing East Wales in these events, taking place in Cardiff on 1-2 June, are:

Perry Shield

Filip Kurbalija (Captain) & Tony Ratcliff

Mike Best & Mark Roderick

Sue Ingham & Gwynn Davis

Spickett Bowl

Maggie Pierce (Captain) & Ceri Pierce

Sarah Amos & Mrunalini Dewan

Helen Houston & Mia Deschepper

President's Cup

Keith Edwards & Mike Clarke

Sarah Penny & Arthur Matheson

Veronica Burroughs & Martin Joseph

We wish them all the best of luck!

Further details and programme can be found here: 2019 PerrySpickett org details programme.docx.

EWBA League 2019

EWBA League 2018 - 2019

The aim of the East Wales League is to provide friendly and competitive bridge in a team-of -four league format and we need more teams.

Each team has to play approx 6-8 matches over the winter at roughly one per month.

Cost is just £16 per team for the entire season and the team can contain as many players as you wish.
The league has 3 divisions which can cater for all levels of ability.

Players do not have to be members of the same club or even members of the WBU or EWBA.
If you wish to enter a new team or just need more information, please speak to Steve Webb

2018-19 League table final.xlsx

The Cup Draw has been published and can be seen below. Good luck to all participants

2019 cup draw 6.xlsx

Please contact
Steve Webb
02920 217421

Fixtures for 2018/2019

If you are interested in playing in the Western League A or B Teams email Steve Webb.
The C Team is organised by Richard Welsford of Gwent Bridge Academy, email

Versus Home/Away Date Result



15th Sept 2018

A - Won 13 - 7

B - Lost 5 - 15

C - Lost 0 -20



6th Oct 2018

A - Lost 1 - 19

B - Lost 5 - 15

C - Won 14 - 6


GBA 13th Oct 2018

A - Lost 9 - 11

B - Lost 2 - 18

C - Lost 5 - 15



15th Dec  2018

A - Won 14 - 6

B - Won 15 - 5

C - Won 16 - 4



12th Jan 2019

A - Won 12 - 8

B - Lost 4 - 16

C - Won 18- 2



23th March 2019

A - Won 15 - 5

B - Draw 10 - 10

C - Won 11 - 9



Sun 12th May 2019 AGM


EWBA Western League Results 1718 

Western League Division 1
Western League Division 2
Western League Division 3

EWBA Restricted Pairs
EWBA Restricted Pairs

Congratulations to Mike Clarke & Guy Thomas for winning the EWB Restricted Pairs with an impressive 68.90% in Cardiff Bridge Club on Monday 8th April. Please click here for full results.

EWBA Mixed Pairs
EWBA Mixed Pairs

Winners of the EWBA Mixed Pairs, played in Gwent Bridge Academy on Sunday 7th April, were Glena Roberts & Liam Sheridan with 57.84%. In close second were Mike Best & Mia Deschepper with 57.60%. Many congratulations! Please click here for full results.

EWBA Mixed Pairs
EWBA Mixed Pairs

Mike Best & Mia Deschepper, second in the EWBA Mixed Pairs.

Claret Jug Winners - Gwent
Claret Jug Winners - Gwent

Congratulations to Kate Walker and John Walker for winning the Claret Jug for Gwent 2019!

Champion of Champions 17th March

Congratulations to Tony Ratcliff and Julian Pottage for becoming the Welsh Champion of Champions, scoring 67.69%. They were representing the West Wales club Bridgend. Two East Wales pairs came in the top six: Rob Charlesworth and Tony Haworth were (Pencoed) 2nd with 62.35% and Mike Pownall and Mia Deschepper (Cardiff) came 3rd with 59.78%. This new event was a great success. All participants very much enjoyed it and are keen for it to take place again. We hope that every East Wales club will be able to send their champions next year.

Full results can be found here.

News - Webmaster Change

Jason He has decided to step down from the position of Webmaster of this site. East Wales Bridge Association is very grateful to Jason for lending us his expertise and for all that he has done to develop and maintain the site over the past four years. EWBA is pleased to say that Mia Deschepper will take over from Jason as Webmaster on 5th March 2019.

Cardiff Blue win the East Wales qualifier for the WBU Teams of 8

Click on "latest results" above for full details.


WBU Mixed Pairs 24 Feb 2019

Congratulations to Eric Cummings and Ceri Pierce, the overall winners with 63.15%. They also won the East Wales Section. Other successful East Wales pairs included Liz Atkinson and Chris Rochelle (4th overall  with 60.59%) and Joy Secular and John Salisbury (6th with 59.4%). Click on the Mixed Pairs Result lower down this column for the full East Wales results.

Claret Jug Winners - Barrivale
Claret Jug Winners - Barrivale

Congratulations to Noelle Bond and Dave Thomas for winning the Claret Jug for Barrivale 2019!


EWBA Congress Swiss Teams Feb 2019
EWBA Congress Swiss Teams Feb 2019

WBU President Sarah Amos presented the winners, Alex Maddocks, Warner Solomon, Jim Grant and Stefan Lindfors with the splendid Liz Commins Crystal Bowl. They won the Saturday Swiss as well as the overall event. The Sunday Swiss winners were Mike Best, Philip Felman, Kevin Maddox and Tony Howarth, pictured below. For all the Congress results, click on the link to Winter Congress in the Results sectiom, below.

Claret Jug Winners - Cardiff

Claret Jug Winners - Crickhowell

WBU Graded Masters

WBU Graded Masters Pairs

Congratulations to Filip and Diane Kurbalija for winning Section 1 of the Graded Masters.

The final results for all divisions can be found here

Cambria and Welsh Cup Results

The Welsh and Cambria Cup Results are now updated on the WBU Bridgewebs site below

Good luck to the South Area players who are still in the game.

EWBA Prizewinners 2017-2018

Prizes and trophies were presented at the AGM on Sunday 29th April 2018

The Julius Ernst Shield for Restricted Teams (No Fear Event)

First: Mike Clarke, Ceri Mowatt, Mary Atkins, Guy Thomas

Second: David Knight, Herrick Westcott, Joan Westcott, Sidney Nam

The East Wales Mixed Pairs Championship

First: Marion Shewell & Brian Harding

Second: Simon Gottschalk & Liz Atkinson

The Stan Berger Open Pairs Championship of East Wales

First: Filip & Diane Kurbalija 

Second: Trevor Towers & Geoff Evans

The Patrick Jourdain Open Teams Championship of East Wales

First: Ann & Mike Hirst, Diane & Filip Kurbalija

Second: Sue Ingham, Gwynn Davis, Liz Atkinson, Chris Rochelle

The East Wales Restricted Pairs (No Fear Event)

First: Philip Ansell & Mary Morse

Second: Penney Saunders & Arthur Sylvester

The Arthur James Bowl Open Pairs 2017

First: Sue Ingham & Gwynn Davis

Second: Tony Ratcliff & Julian Pottage

Jack Beatus Cup (Restricted Pairs) 2017

Tony Harris & John James



EWBA Teams of 8 Combined
Mixed Pairs
EWBA Sunday
EWBA Winter Congress Saturday
Graded Masters
Gwent BA
Sun 28th Apr 2019
EWBA AGM Arthur James / Beatus Cup
Gwent Bridge Academy 11:00
Sat 1st Jun 2019
Perry, Spickett & President's Cup
Whitchurch Rugby Club, Cardiff
Sat 3rd Aug 2019
EWBA Summer Congress Pairs
Lysaught Institute, Newport
Sun 4th Aug 2019
EWBA Summer Congress Teams
Lysaught Institute, Newport