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Warwickshire Juniors visit House of Lords

Three of Warwickshire’s Junior Members, and Eight Minibridge students from Bentley Heath School, accompanied by four members of staff, took part in a Bridge Challenge against a team from the House of Lords.

The group was welcomed to the House of Lords by Baroness Henig, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Bridge Group, together with members of the English Bridge Union, headed by Heather Dhondy, Women’s England International.

Following a tour of the House of Lords they were joined by other Peers and the Challenge commenced.  Three tables played Minibridge and two tables played Bridge.  The adults played a mixture of Bridge and Minibridge, allowing them to play against most of the students, some Peers having the pleasure of playing Minibridge for the first time, and there were some interesting results from both sections!

In the Minibridge section the students prevailed, with Harriet and Katie leading the field.  In the Bridge section, the three separate matches were much closer, again with some unexpected results, including a lucky +1700 on the one hand for the Lords’ team, which gave them a slender overall win.

The English Bridge Union presented the students, Warwickshire, and Bentley Heath School, with beautifully engraved crystal plaques, and the day ended with refreshments in the House of Lords Terrace Restaurant.

Our thanks go to everyone who contributed to the success of the day, including the staff, the parents and the volunteers, who have all played their part in introducing the students to Bridge and Minibridge.  Thanks also go to Baroness Henig and the English Bridge Union for this unique opportunity.

Finally, our congratulations to all of the students, who were the real stars of the day, especially on such a hot and sunny day, with temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius!

Prior to the visit BBC Coventry and Warwickshire visited Bentley Heath to play a hand of minibridge, and also talked to the Chairman of the APPG, Bob Blackman MP.  BBC Coventry & Warwickshire - scroll to 1:26:00 and 2:23:00

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Warwickshire Juniors visit House of Lords
Seniors' Pairs

Thursday 9 July, 1.30pm @ WMBC

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New Chairman's Corner & Annual Report

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to Warwickshire, re our Minibridge scheme

Frank Handicap Cup, Cock O' the County & Non-Expert Pairs

Congratulations to:

Frank Handicap Cup Winners:
Lin & Ron Birch, Andy Baruch, Mike Meakin

Cock O' the County Winners:
Lin & Ron Birch

Non-Expert Pairs Winners:
Anju Shah & Brian Mitchell

Coventry Pairs League 2014-15 Series 2

Congratulations to Division Winners:

Division I - Stephen Green & Martin Jones

Division II - Chris Lewis & Leslie Reece

Dividion III - David Kenward & Mike Summers-Smith

Division IV - Derek Thomas & Steve Royston

Division V - Ann Ridgway & Alf Cowdrey

Warwickshire Pairs League 2014-15 Series 2

Congratulations to:

Premier A Winners - Roger Bryant & Stephen Green

Premier B Winners - Terry Parkes & Tony Poole

Premier B Stratification - Doug Tweddle & Matthew Brigham

Key to Rankings - P = Promotion Zone, R = Relegation Zone

Mentored Novice Teams (2)

Congratulations to Winners:

Northfield A
Peter Nicholds (Mentor), Judy Johnson, Melanie & Peter Boynton

Bridge as a Sport Judicial Review
Bridge as a Sport  Judicial Review

4 Jun 2015

Sports minister, Tracey Crouch MP, has today spoken of the benefits of playing bridge.

When asked by fellow MP Bob Blackman for an update regarding the status of bridge, and other mind sports, as sports, she replied “I recognise that many of these games are enjoyed by many people and that the mental agility required in this activity can help with conditions and bring many health and wellbeing benefits". She added that approaches for funding support could therefore be made to the departments of education or health.


The Judicial Review into Sport England's refusal to recognise bridge as a sport is scheduled for 22nd - 23rd September. A summary of the arguments for a reversal of their position can be seen in the EBU Press Release

Bridge has again been in the headlines recently, with reports in the national media on the case involving the EBU, Sport England, and whether ‘bridge is a sport’.

In the most recent hearing Mr Justice Mostyn ruled that a judicial review could be undertaken against Sport England’s refusal to recognise bridge as a sport. This is a first step in the legal process to have Sport England recognise bridge as a sport, so whilst it is not a definitive decision in itself it is an important and positive step towards a favourable ruling and a reversal of Sport England’s position.

The EBU hopes that a favourable outcome will be to the benefit of its members, but also to all current, and potential, bridge players in the country, and to society as a whole. We hope that irrespective of personal opinion of what constitutes a ‘sport’, all members will appreciate the inconsistencies in Sport England’s position, and that the benefits of playing bridge deserve the greater exposure that a change in their stance could generate.

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At their recent meeting the Warwickshire Executive Committee endorsed the EBU Board's decision to seek a Judicial Review, and wished them every success.

How can we help?

Given that bridge is currently in the public’s thoughts we encourage members to contact their local media, or local MP (perhaps after May 7th), and extol the virtues of bridge. You need not address the issue of whether it is, or is not, a sport – that is something which will ultimately hinge on a legal ruling – but please explain why it is such a worthwhile pursuit and should get the greater prominence and funding which the status of ‘sport’ would allow it to receive. Any positive response which your contribution receives may aid the EBU’s case, but more significantly will increase interest in bridge in the Warwickshire area.

Birmingham Pairs League 2014-15 Series 2

Congratulations to Division Winners:

Division I - Glyn Preece & Chris Potter

Division II - Prue & Adrian Knight

Dividion III - Denis Gough & Dennis Heighway

Division IV - Sheila Lewis & Tom Donoghue

Division V - Shaunagh Wand & Evelyn Whiteford

Four Warwickshire Clubs Feature in top 25 Clubs 2014-15

West Midlands - 3rd

Kenilworth  - 4th

Stratford on Avon - 12th

Sutton Coldfield -25th

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Mixed Pairs Grand Final 2015

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Congratulations to Winners:

Carolyn Fisher & Peter Oldbury

DRAFT 2015-16 Calendar

Please note that this calendar is in draft form and will be confirmed at the July Executive Meeting.

Please check with WCBA before finalising anything that relies on the dates contained therein.

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Results
27th Jun 2015
Frank Cup & Cock O' The County
Director: John Pyner
Scorer: Cock O' County Winners: Lin & Ron Birch
27th Jun 2015
NE Pairs
Director: Myra Scott
Scorer: Myra Scott
17th Jun 2015
Pairs League A - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
17th Jun 2015
Pairs League B - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
7th Jun 2015
Mentored Novice Teams
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
27th May 2015
WCBA Mixed Pairs
Director: John Pyner
Scorer: John Pyner
20th May 2015
Pairs League A - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
20th May 2015
Pairs League B - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
17th May 2015
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Director: David Jones
Scorer: Darren Evetts
14th May 2015
International Replay Div I
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
14th May 2015
International Replay Div II
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
10th May 2015
Championship Pairs Semi Finals
Director: Mike Meakin
Scorer: Mike Meakin
10th May 2015
Championship Pairs Final
Director: Mike Meakin
Scorer: Mike Meakin
10th May 2015
Consolation Pairs
Director: Mike Meakin
Scorer: Mike Meakin
1st May 2015
Junior Match
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
Calendar
9th Jul 2015
Seniors' Pairs
WMBC 1.30pm
15th Jul 2015
Executive Committee Meeting
WMBC 7.00pm
17th Jul 2015
City of Birmingham Cup. (Butler Pairs)
WMBC 7.00pm
26th Jul 2015
Shakespeare Teams
Startford-Upon-Avon BC
2nd Sep 2015
BPL.Series 1 (1 of 5)
7th Sep 2015
RPL: Session 1 (1 of 5)
9th Sep 2015
MOS: EBU: Autumn Simultaneous Pairs
Moseley B.C. 7.00pm
10th Sep 2015
Cafe Bridge
11th Sep 2015
SSPL Session 1 of 4
Sutton 7.00pm
13th Sep 2015
County Match v Staffordshire
Away 2.15
16th Sep 2015
WPL.Series 1.(1 of 5)
20th Sep 2015
Edgar Foster Cups
Cheltenham B.C
23rd Sep 2015
Introductory League - Match 1
WMBC 6.30
24th Sep 2015
CPL: Series 1 (1 of 5)
30th Sep 2015
MOS.Moseley Bowl - Teams of 4
Moseley B.C. 7.00pm
4th Oct 2015
Rugby (Rokeby Lions Club Annual Pairs
Rugby 1.30
7th Oct 2015
BPL.Series 1 (2 of 50
8th Oct 2015
International Replay
Coventry 6.55
9th Oct 2015
SSPL Session 2 of 4
Sutton 7.00pm
11th Oct 2015
County Match v Derbyshire
WMBC 2.15
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Results
27th Jun 2015
Frank Cup & Cock O' The County
Director: John Pyner
Scorer: Cock O' County Winners: Lin & Ron Birch
27th Jun 2015
NE Pairs
Director: Myra Scott
Scorer: Myra Scott
17th Jun 2015
Pairs League A - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
17th Jun 2015
Pairs League B - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
7th Jun 2015
Mentored Novice Teams
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
27th May 2015
WCBA Mixed Pairs
Director: John Pyner
Scorer: John Pyner
20th May 2015
Pairs League A - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
20th May 2015
Pairs League B - Series 2
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
17th May 2015
Green Point Swiss Pairs
Director: David Jones
Scorer: Darren Evetts
14th May 2015
International Replay Div I
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
14th May 2015
International Replay Div II
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
10th May 2015
Championship Pairs Semi Finals
Director: Mike Meakin
Scorer: Mike Meakin
10th May 2015
Championship Pairs Final
Director: Mike Meakin
Scorer: Mike Meakin
10th May 2015
Consolation Pairs
Director: Mike Meakin
Scorer: Mike Meakin
1st May 2015
Junior Match
Director: Darren Evetts
Scorer: Darren Evetts
Calendar
9th Jul 2015
Seniors' Pairs
WMBC 1.30pm
15th Jul 2015
Executive Committee Meeting
WMBC 7.00pm
17th Jul 2015
City of Birmingham Cup. (Butler Pairs)
WMBC 7.00pm
26th Jul 2015
Shakespeare Teams
Startford-Upon-Avon BC
2nd Sep 2015
BPL.Series 1 (1 of 5)
7th Sep 2015
RPL: Session 1 (1 of 5)
9th Sep 2015
MOS: EBU: Autumn Simultaneous Pairs
Moseley B.C. 7.00pm
10th Sep 2015
Cafe Bridge
11th Sep 2015
SSPL Session 1 of 4
Sutton 7.00pm
13th Sep 2015
County Match v Staffordshire
Away 2.15
16th Sep 2015
WPL.Series 1.(1 of 5)
20th Sep 2015
Edgar Foster Cups
Cheltenham B.C
23rd Sep 2015
Introductory League - Match 1
WMBC 6.30
24th Sep 2015
CPL: Series 1 (1 of 5)
30th Sep 2015
MOS.Moseley Bowl - Teams of 4
Moseley B.C. 7.00pm
4th Oct 2015
Rugby (Rokeby Lions Club Annual Pairs
Rugby 1.30
7th Oct 2015
BPL.Series 1 (2 of 50
8th Oct 2015
International Replay
Coventry 6.55
9th Oct 2015
SSPL Session 2 of 4
Sutton 7.00pm
11th Oct 2015
County Match v Derbyshire
WMBC 2.15