West Wales Bridge Association
 
Bulletin

Upcoming Sims.: Monday 14th August  and Wednesday 16th WBF Pairs event in aid of  Youth Bridge. This is the second of four such events this year.Entry only 1.90 sterling per pair.  If you've left it too late for this week Next is in October. See ecatsbridge for details.

Also don't forget WBU  Autumn Pairs week commencing 5th September. 

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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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 and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 7p.m. All are welcome - £4 with prizes.

 
West Wales Bridge Association
West Wales Bridge Association

If you are visiting West Wales - our beautiful land of coast and castles - then hopefully the site will help you find a bridge venue anywhere from just south of Bridgend up to Newport Pembs.  You will be made very welcome at any of our Area Clubs, - especially if you are over-tired and worn out by sun, sea, cliffs and hill walking.

Are you Missing Out?

Bored with the summer holidays already? Finished reading the WBU newsletter? Relax...... help is at hand. Did you know that as part of the WBU efforts to improve communications you can receive regular letters from Paddy Murphy, our president. Just provide an email address and you will receive regular light reading throughout the year free of charge. ( There is a contact us link on the WBU site, main menu ). 

If you haven't already signed up you might have missed the invitation for entries to this year"s Welsh and Cambria Cups for teams of 4-6. A great opportunity to meet and play bridge with those outside your usual circle in a setting chosen by you. Closing date is 15th September so there's still plenty of time to get organised, download  forms from the competition handbook on the WBU website and put your entry in. The more the entries, the better the competition works

Ladies Weekend

 

By popular demand the WBU Ladies Weekend has been re-instituted and will take place this year at Llandindrod Wells on weekend 17th/18th September. Present writer disqualified on gender grounds but comes highly recommended. Alcohol optional.  Further details and entries with our NTO , Jean Hand. Early entry positively encouraged.

East Wales / West Wales Bridge Association August Congress

Don't forget that the August Congress held in East Wales is  jointly sponsored by both West Wales and East Wales so we all need to make an effort to support it.. This year it is on the 6th/ 7th August at Lysaght Institute, Newport. There is a Swiss Pairs on the Saturday and Teams on the Sunday. Irene Thomas is taking  entries. For full details and brochure see the East Wales site ( There is a link in useful links )

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
Boob of the Week

Setting: it is the final of the Spingold, the prestige knockout teams event at the American Summer Nationals. The starting field included most of the world's top teams. After 50 boards and with 10 to go,  it couldn't be much closer 75 imps versus 73 .

2  was the American Multi, a weak two in either major; 2 pass or correct, 4  was ???  

 I had planned a more modest effort of my own for this feature but I can't compete with this ( Suggestions / contributions welcome,  send to the Secretary or Chairman )

 At the table 4♥ was passed out. When the dust settled 4♥ was -5 with a quiet 4♠  making in the other room. 15 imps changed hands and the championship was lost.

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

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

Results
8th May 2016
John Isaac
3rd Apr 2016
Laidlaw Murray
Tumble Hall 11.00a.m.
Area Green Pointed Teams of Four
Director: Tony Haworth
31st Jan 2016
AreaTeams Of Eight
Director: Tony Haworth
Calendar
17th Sep 2016
WBU Ladies Weekend Pairs
Crossgates Community Centre, Llandindrod Wells
18th Sep 2016
WBU Ladies Weekend Teams
Crossgates Community Centre, Llandindrod Wells
2nd Oct 2016
Area Mens / Ladies Pairs Championship
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
16th Oct 2016
Vince Bevan Open Pairs
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
30th Oct 2016
Teams League
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
13th Nov 2016
Area Mixed Pairs Championship
Tumble Hall 11.00a.m.
25th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Congress
Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl CF36 3LU
26th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Congress
27th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Congress
11th Dec 2016
National Team of Eight Qualifier
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
22nd Jan 2017
National Open Pairs Qualifier
Tumble Hall
11.00 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
Click for the latest results
Boob of the Week

Setting: it is the final of the Spingold, the prestige knockout teams event at the American Summer Nationals. The starting field included most of the world's top teams. After 50 boards and with 10 to go,  it couldn't be much closer 75 imps versus 73 .

2  was the American Multi, a weak two in either major; 2 pass or correct, 4  was ???  

 I had planned a more modest effort of my own for this feature but I can't compete with this ( Suggestions / contributions welcome,  send to the Secretary or Chairman )

 At the table 4♥ was passed out. When the dust settled 4♥ was -5 with a quiet 4♠  making in the other room. 15 imps changed hands and the championship was lost.

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

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

Results
8th May 2016
John Isaac
3rd Apr 2016
Laidlaw Murray
Tumble Hall 11.00a.m.
Area Green Pointed Teams of Four
Director: Tony Haworth
31st Jan 2016
AreaTeams Of Eight
Director: Tony Haworth
Calendar
17th Sep 2016
WBU Ladies Weekend Pairs
Crossgates Community Centre, Llandindrod Wells
18th Sep 2016
WBU Ladies Weekend Teams
Crossgates Community Centre, Llandindrod Wells
2nd Oct 2016
Area Mens / Ladies Pairs Championship
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
16th Oct 2016
Vince Bevan Open Pairs
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
30th Oct 2016
Teams League
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
13th Nov 2016
Area Mixed Pairs Championship
Tumble Hall 11.00a.m.
25th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Congress
Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl CF36 3LU
26th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Congress
27th Nov 2016
Porthcawl Congress
11th Dec 2016
National Team of Eight Qualifier
Tumble Hall
11.00 a.m.
22nd Jan 2017
National Open Pairs Qualifier
Tumble Hall
11.00 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