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'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.

 
Welcome to the West Wales Area web site
John Isaac and Ann Dolan Competitions
John Isaac and Ann Dolan Competitions

The West Wales AGM on Sunday 13th. May was followed by the John Isaac Pairs Competition, ably Directed by Jenny Vaughan.  Well done to worthy winners David and Norma Newman, ahead of Kevin Maddox and Tony Haworth, with  Irene Thomas and Jane Brook third, a clean sweep for members of the Bridgend club.  All was not lost for deepest West Wales however, as the Ann Dolan Competition, run as part of the John Isaac movement, was won by Annabel Greenhalgh and Jane Jeffs, two brave beginners from Peter Miliewski's class in Pembroke.  Well done to all of them, especially Annabel and Jane for entering the lions den of an area competition for the first time.

Happy John Dolan Winners Norma & David with WWBA Chairman, Gareth Jones
Happy John Dolan Winners Norma & David with WWBA Chairman, Gareth Jones
Forthcoming Events

 

 The WBU is revamping the Welsh and Cambria Cup Competitions.  Please see further details by clicking on the menu item on the left of this page.

Laidlaw Murray

Congratulations to Tony Disley, Yuan Shen, Simon Richards and Rob Charlesworth, who turned around a significant deficit at half time to win the area Teams of Four Championship.  For Rob, it was the second year in a row he has been on the winning team, so well done to him and the other team members.

New bridge magazine

Yes it's not just the New Musical Express! Arguably the leading UK bridge magazine, Bridge went out of production at the end of last year. Happily the editor Mark Horton has got together with his friends and it is now re-incarnated as an online publication. The plan is for this to be funded by the advertising but for this to work it needs the support of all bridge players. The( free ) magazine can be viewed online or downloaded as a pdf which might be the better option as there is a lot of material with detailed analysis of hands from recent major events as well as quizzes, educational articles and the ongoing events at the St. Titus bridge- playing monastery from David Bird. The link you need is  http://www.newbridgemag.com/ 

The April issue is now out

National Mixed Pairs Championship

Congratulations to our Chairman, Gareth Jones and his partner Ann Marie Zangouras, who won the national Mixed Pairs Championship with a healthy score of 60%, 5% ahead of their nearest rivals.  Very well done.

TEAMS OF EIGHT SUNDAY MARCH 11TH.

 LLANARTHNE

Congratulations to Bridgend who won this heat for the second year in a row, despite a strong perfomance by Haverfordwest in the second half.

FISHGUARD CELTIC CONGRESS 2018

In 2018, the Celtic Congress will again be held at the Fishguard Bay Hotel over the May Bank Holiday weekend - May 25th. to May 27th. Click here for brochure.

For further details or enquiries please email Jennifer Wardell    jennifer@jendwar.plus.com

TEAMS LEAGUE 2017-2018

               WWBA Teams League Table     2017/18

                      Results at 28th Feb 2018

No

Team

Captain

1

2

3

4

5

6

Tot

Ave

4

Bridgend

Irene Thomas

   6

 

17

x

  14 

   19

56

  14

3

Pembroke

Irene Delahunty

 

  20

x

   3

 16

 13 

52

  13

5

Swansea

Keith Richards

20

17

4

6

x

 

47

11.75

1

Cleddau

J. Graham-Jones

X

    16

  

14

  0

   13

43

10.75

2

Slambusters

Eleanor Price

4

x

0

 

    3

   19

26

   6.5

6

Llandybie

Francis Williams

   7

    1

7

  1

 

x

16

    4

 

This leaves the following matches to be played before the end of April at the first named teams “home” venue or a venue to be agreed between the teams

Cleddau v Pembroke                                                                                                            Bridgend v Slambusters                                                                                                 Llandybie v Swansea

Area Mixed Pairs
Area Mixed Pairs

Congratulations to Vida Halford and Glyn Williams who won the Area Mixed Pairs Championship on Sunday 19th. November.  Runners up were Sarah and Mat Greener, with Emer Disley and Tony Haworth in third place.  Very well done to all of them.

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.

Click for the latest results
Porthcawl Congress 1/2/3 December

The Congress was a great success in 2017, the Swiss Pairs being at capacity on the Saturday and the Swiss Teams only one short of being full on the Sunday.  Additionally, the quality of the field was especially high, so that the winners certainly deserve hearty congratulations.  Thanks to the directorial team and, of course, special thanks to the organisers, Irene Thomas and Jenny Vaughan.  Given the popularlity of this event, it would probably be adviseable to book your place early next year.  Some of the happy winners are pictured below.

Swiss Teams Winners - The Porthcawl Cup
Swiss Teams Winners - The Porthcawl Cup

David McAndrew, Gilly Clench, Margaret Pierce and Gerald Tredinnick

Swiss Pairs Winners - Red Dragon Trophy
Swiss Pairs Winners - Red Dragon Trophy

Adrian Fontes and John Jones

Mixed Pairs Winners
Mixed Pairs Winners

Gwynn Davis and Susan Ingham

Ladies Pairs - The Phyllis Rowe Trophy
Ladies Pairs - The Phyllis Rowe Trophy

Pat Watson and Margaret Lane

MEN'S PAIRS - The Max Powell Trophy
MEN'S PAIRS - The Max Powell Trophy

Alan Williams and Jim Luck

JOHN ISAAC SHIELD

Congratulations to Kevin Maddox and Tony Howarth on winning the John Isaac Shield 2017

Results
27th May 2018
Sunday Swiss Pairs
Director: SA
26th May 2018
Saturday Teams
Director: SA
25th May 2018
Mens & Ladies Pairs
Director: SA
25th May 2018
Mixed Pairs
Director: SA
13th May 2018
AGM/John Isaac/Ann Dolan
Tumble
Director: Jenny
29th Apr 2018
Laidlaw Murray
11th Mar 2018
Area Team Of Eight
14th Jan 2018
Area Swiss Pairs Championship
Tumble
Director: Graham Norris
3rd Dec 2017
Teams Championship QR - Red
3rd Dec 2017
Teams Championship QR - Blue
Calendar
4th Aug 2018
EWBA/WWBA Congress
Newport
Click for the latest results
Porthcawl Congress 1/2/3 December

The Congress was a great success in 2017, the Swiss Pairs being at capacity on the Saturday and the Swiss Teams only one short of being full on the Sunday.  Additionally, the quality of the field was especially high, so that the winners certainly deserve hearty congratulations.  Thanks to the directorial team and, of course, special thanks to the organisers, Irene Thomas and Jenny Vaughan.  Given the popularlity of this event, it would probably be adviseable to book your place early next year.  Some of the happy winners are pictured below.

Swiss Teams Winners - The Porthcawl Cup
Swiss Teams Winners - The Porthcawl Cup

David McAndrew, Gilly Clench, Margaret Pierce and Gerald Tredinnick

Swiss Pairs Winners - Red Dragon Trophy
Swiss Pairs Winners - Red Dragon Trophy

Adrian Fontes and John Jones

Mixed Pairs Winners
Mixed Pairs Winners

Gwynn Davis and Susan Ingham

Ladies Pairs - The Phyllis Rowe Trophy
Ladies Pairs - The Phyllis Rowe Trophy

Pat Watson and Margaret Lane

MEN'S PAIRS - The Max Powell Trophy
MEN'S PAIRS - The Max Powell Trophy

Alan Williams and Jim Luck

JOHN ISAAC SHIELD

Congratulations to Kevin Maddox and Tony Howarth on winning the John Isaac Shield 2017

Results
27th May 2018
Sunday Swiss Pairs
Director: SA
26th May 2018
Saturday Teams
Director: SA
25th May 2018
Mens & Ladies Pairs
Director: SA
25th May 2018
Mixed Pairs
Director: SA
13th May 2018
AGM/John Isaac/Ann Dolan
Tumble
Director: Jenny
29th Apr 2018
Laidlaw Murray
11th Mar 2018
Area Team Of Eight
14th Jan 2018
Area Swiss Pairs Championship
Tumble
Director: Graham Norris
3rd Dec 2017
Teams Championship QR - Red
3rd Dec 2017
Teams Championship QR - Blue
Calendar
4th Aug 2018
EWBA/WWBA Congress
Newport