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Teams League

Don't forget to arrange a mutually convenient date for the matches you are not scheduled to play in one of the two Tumble sessions. There is a new section in the main menu for all things pertaining to the league including a link to download a form to report results. Results not reported cannot be displayed!

Results from first day at Tumble and current standings now posted

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Did you notice? Minutes of the Committee are now published under 'Information'? Also start of what hopefully will be a series of articles explaining problem areas of the laws listed under Director's Chair.

 
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WBU Funding Iniative

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All club secretaries should have received details of a new WBU iniative designed to help clubs with limited finance fund new projects. Matched funding up to 5k available. Closing date for applications only a few short months away so action needed now. Any problems contact Gareth   (atogareth@gmail.com ). 

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ADDENDUM 

All funds for this year have now been allocated.

A fresh round planned to commence Summer 2017.

PERRY, SPICKETT, PRESIDENT'S CUP

Following two days of enjoyable and friendly bridge in Tumble at the weekend the East took a clean sweep of the Trophies and we congratualte all their teams on their fine performances.

The WWBA thanks all members of our three teams for representing our Area ably and with good humour.  Our Perry team was placed 2nd, the Spickett 3rd and the President's Cup 2nd.  Full results on this page, 

 

MASTER POINT LISTINGS

Click here and follow links to view Master Point listings by Rank and by Club Alphabetical.

WESTERN AREA TEAMS LEAGUE 2015-16

Click here for Final  Results

'DRAGON' NIGHTS AT SWANSEA

Looking for something to do on Saturday evenings?

Swansea Bridge Club now holds a 'Dragon' night on the 1st Saturday of the month at 7p.m. All are welcome - £4 with prizes.

 
West Wales Bridge Association
West Wales Bridge Association

If you are visiting or moving to West Wales - our beautiful land of coast and castles - we would love to welcome you to join us for a game of Bridge.  There is a wide range of clubs meeting at least once a week in venues from just south of Bridgend up to Dinas in northern Pembrokeshire and down to Tenby in the south.  Some of the sessions are more competitive, some more socially orientated, but all will guarantee you a very warm welcome!

If you would like any guidance please email our Secretary or call on 01239 891501.

New Champions
New Champions

The Area Mixed Pairs Championship was held yesterday at Tumble.

There were 13 pairs competing

 After two sessions the winners were:

Colin and Lavinia Thomas

with  runners-up Jennifer Wardell and Chris Morley just behind.

Runners-up
Runners-up

 

Hand sheets for the two sessions can be found from the links below.

Handsheet 2016 Mixed Pairs Session One

Handsheet 2016 Mixed Pairs Session Two

 

NEW CHAIRMAN FOR THE WWBA
NEW CHAIRMAN FOR THE WWBA

Bob Alderdice, who has been Chairman of the WWBA for the last five years, and who was Treasurer for three years before that, handed over the Chair to Gareth Jones at the AGM of the WWBA on 8th May. Bob has been an enthusiastic and innovative Chairman during his time of office.  The Teams League and the Celtic Congress have been two of his  most notable achievements and he has been a real inspiration to the Area. In Gareth we will have an able successor and we wish him all the best in his new post.   

JOHN ISAAC WINNERS
JOHN ISAAC WINNERS

Congratulations to Peter Milewski and Eric Hartland, winners of John Isaac Shield 2016

ANN DOLAN WINNERS
ANN DOLAN WINNERS

Congratulations to Rob Butler and Jane Herbert, winners of the Ann Dolan Trophy 2016

Click for the latest results
FINAL CALL

A reminder to all clubs that the

National Team of Eight

qualifier will take place this Sunday 11th December

at Memorial Hall, Tumble.

11.00 a.m. start.

Please note: there will not be the usual hot meal service, but there is access to a microwave oven to heat your own.

Teams movements are not easy to change on the fly so

anyone wishing to enter should contact 

the ATO Tony Haworth urgently.

WBU GRADED MASTERS 2016/17

The WBU have decided to re-instate the Graded Masters Pairs.

The event will be held on Sunday January 22nd: each Welsh area will host its own sub- event, but with duplimated boards scored across all areas. The Western Area will use its normal venue - Tumble Hall - but note the start time of 11.30am. In addition there will be one centralised event for players who have +300 green points (to be played in Cardiff Bridge Club). All sections will be eligible for green points and generous cash prizes.  Give it a try!

WBU GRADED MASTERS 2016-17

22nd January 2017

11:30 start time

Tumble Community Centre

Entry fee £10 per player

 

Closing date for email entries: 15th January 2017

 

 

Structure of the competition is the following

Division of grades by WBU MASTER POINT RANKS

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Section 1           Premier Grand Master, Grand Master, Senior Life Master (300+ greens).

                             Played as a separate event and scored as one field.  Scored as X-imps.

Venue                East Wales:                     Cardiff Bridge club, Cardiff

Entries to          Helen Houston              ato@ewba.org.uk

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Section 2           Life Master, Premier National Master, National Master (75-299 greens).

Section 3           Premier Regional Master, Regional Master, Premier Master (10-75 greens).

Section 4           Tournament Master, Local Master and unranked (<10 greens).

                           Sections 2-4     played in areas with simultaneous scoring over the whole field with a winner calculated from each flight. Scored as X-imps.

Entries to          West:   Tony Haworth by email please: thaworth@tonyh1.plus.com  (Director TBA)

___________________________________________________________________________

Master points

Green points awards to half the field in each section (Top award dependent on field size)

Prizes

There will be a cash prize for the winner of each section

___________________________________________________________________________

† Players may partner a player of a lower rank but will play (or be counted) in the section of the highest rank (for example a Grand Master may partner a Life Master but they have to play in section 1). Ranking is as described in the current listing on the WBU website.

CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE WINNERS
CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE WINNERS

Congratulations to the PORT TALBOT team: Keith Davison, Colin Thomas, Lavinia Thomas & Rory Gibbons, who won the Championship League in 2015-16

News from the Top

The latest mail-shot from Paddy Murphy, this year's WBU President was sent out a few days ago so if you haven't got it you aren't on the WBU mailing list. If you want to receive regular news of what's going on in bridge in Wales just provide Neville Richards (  welshbridgeunion@deepvault.net  ) with your preferred email address and your wishes will come true: well one of them anyway.

TEAMS LEAGUE DIVISION 1 WINNERS
TEAMS LEAGUE DIVISION 1 WINNERS

Congratulations to the PRESELI PLAYERS, the clear winners of The Teams League Division 1 in 2015-2016

Ian Haston, Julie Milewski, Lee Collier and Eric Hartland

Vince Bevan

Congratulations to John Beard and Tony Howarth on winning last weekend's event. Also to the director Dave lee on a smooth debut. There is a problem importing deal to the results. In meantime the handsheet session 2 is here:       Vince Bevan 2016 Session 2 handsheet

Results
27th Nov 2016
Teams Qualifying Round - Blue
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Teams Qualifying Round - Red
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Teams Qualifying Round - White
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Championship
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Prince of Wales 'B' Final
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Sker Trophy Consolation
Director: Ian / Phil / David
26th Nov 2016
Red Dragon 'A' Final
Director: Ian / Phil
26th Nov 2016
Little Dragon 'B' Final
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
26th Nov 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
26th Nov 2016
Seagull Teams
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
26th Nov 2016
Pairs Championship Qualifying
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
25th Nov 2016
Max Powell Trophy (Men)
Director: Ian / Phil
25th Nov 2016
Phyllis Rowe Trophy (Ladies)
Director: Ian / Phil
25th Nov 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Ian / Phil
25th Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Ian / Phil
Calendar
11th Dec 2016
National Team of Eight Qualifier
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
22nd Jan 2017
Graded Pairs (Heat)
Tumble Hall
11.30 a.m.
19th Feb 2017
Teams League
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
9th Apr 2017
Laidlaw Murray Teams Championship
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
14th May 2017
AGM / John Isaac Pairs / Ann Dolan
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
26th May 2017
Celtic Congress
Fishguard
27th May 2017
Celtic Congress
Fishguard
28th May 2017
Celtic Congress
Fishguard
Click for the latest results
FINAL CALL

A reminder to all clubs that the

National Team of Eight

qualifier will take place this Sunday 11th December

at Memorial Hall, Tumble.

11.00 a.m. start.

Please note: there will not be the usual hot meal service, but there is access to a microwave oven to heat your own.

Teams movements are not easy to change on the fly so

anyone wishing to enter should contact 

the ATO Tony Haworth urgently.

WBU GRADED MASTERS 2016/17

The WBU have decided to re-instate the Graded Masters Pairs.

The event will be held on Sunday January 22nd: each Welsh area will host its own sub- event, but with duplimated boards scored across all areas. The Western Area will use its normal venue - Tumble Hall - but note the start time of 11.30am. In addition there will be one centralised event for players who have +300 green points (to be played in Cardiff Bridge Club). All sections will be eligible for green points and generous cash prizes.  Give it a try!

WBU GRADED MASTERS 2016-17

22nd January 2017

11:30 start time

Tumble Community Centre

Entry fee £10 per player

 

Closing date for email entries: 15th January 2017

 

 

Structure of the competition is the following

Division of grades by WBU MASTER POINT RANKS

___________________________________________________________________________

Section 1           Premier Grand Master, Grand Master, Senior Life Master (300+ greens).

                             Played as a separate event and scored as one field.  Scored as X-imps.

Venue                East Wales:                     Cardiff Bridge club, Cardiff

Entries to          Helen Houston              ato@ewba.org.uk

___________________________________________________________________________

Section 2           Life Master, Premier National Master, National Master (75-299 greens).

Section 3           Premier Regional Master, Regional Master, Premier Master (10-75 greens).

Section 4           Tournament Master, Local Master and unranked (<10 greens).

                           Sections 2-4     played in areas with simultaneous scoring over the whole field with a winner calculated from each flight. Scored as X-imps.

Entries to          West:   Tony Haworth by email please: thaworth@tonyh1.plus.com  (Director TBA)

___________________________________________________________________________

Master points

Green points awards to half the field in each section (Top award dependent on field size)

Prizes

There will be a cash prize for the winner of each section

___________________________________________________________________________

† Players may partner a player of a lower rank but will play (or be counted) in the section of the highest rank (for example a Grand Master may partner a Life Master but they have to play in section 1). Ranking is as described in the current listing on the WBU website.

CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE WINNERS
CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE WINNERS

Congratulations to the PORT TALBOT team: Keith Davison, Colin Thomas, Lavinia Thomas & Rory Gibbons, who won the Championship League in 2015-16

News from the Top

The latest mail-shot from Paddy Murphy, this year's WBU President was sent out a few days ago so if you haven't got it you aren't on the WBU mailing list. If you want to receive regular news of what's going on in bridge in Wales just provide Neville Richards (  welshbridgeunion@deepvault.net  ) with your preferred email address and your wishes will come true: well one of them anyway.

TEAMS LEAGUE DIVISION 1 WINNERS
TEAMS LEAGUE DIVISION 1 WINNERS

Congratulations to the PRESELI PLAYERS, the clear winners of The Teams League Division 1 in 2015-2016

Ian Haston, Julie Milewski, Lee Collier and Eric Hartland

Vince Bevan

Congratulations to John Beard and Tony Howarth on winning last weekend's event. Also to the director Dave lee on a smooth debut. There is a problem importing deal to the results. In meantime the handsheet session 2 is here:       Vince Bevan 2016 Session 2 handsheet

Results
27th Nov 2016
Teams Qualifying Round - Blue
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Teams Qualifying Round - Red
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Teams Qualifying Round - White
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Championship
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Prince of Wales 'B' Final
Director: Ian / Phil / David
27th Nov 2016
Sker Trophy Consolation
Director: Ian / Phil / David
26th Nov 2016
Red Dragon 'A' Final
Director: Ian / Phil
26th Nov 2016
Little Dragon 'B' Final
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
26th Nov 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
26th Nov 2016
Seagull Teams
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
26th Nov 2016
Pairs Championship Qualifying
Director: Ian / Phil / Graham
25th Nov 2016
Max Powell Trophy (Men)
Director: Ian / Phil
25th Nov 2016
Phyllis Rowe Trophy (Ladies)
Director: Ian / Phil
25th Nov 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Ian / Phil
25th Nov 2016
Club Pairs
Director: Ian / Phil
Calendar
11th Dec 2016
National Team of Eight Qualifier
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
22nd Jan 2017
Graded Pairs (Heat)
Tumble Hall
11.30 a.m.
19th Feb 2017
Teams League
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
9th Apr 2017
Laidlaw Murray Teams Championship
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
14th May 2017
AGM / John Isaac Pairs / Ann Dolan
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
26th May 2017
Celtic Congress
Fishguard
27th May 2017
Celtic Congress
Fishguard
28th May 2017
Celtic Congress
Fishguard