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Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association
Welcome to the Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association Web Site
Objectives

The objectives of the WCBA are to promote and further the interests of bridge in the County and to organise Contract Bridge competitions. This Web Site will include details of future events, results of County competitions and other information concerning the organisation of bridge in the County.

Forthcoming Events

27th February - Pairs Ladder

5th March - County Championship Pairs (11.00am, Cutnall Green Memorial Hall) (Entry Form)

6th March - Grand Prix Teams Heat 6 (Last Heat)

13th March - Phillipps Pairs (Last Heat)

20th March - ProAm Pairs

25th March - Garden Cities Heat

27th March - Pairs Ladder

Latest News

In the County Match against Oxfordshire the 1st Team lost 6-14, the 2nd Team lost 0-20 and the 3rd Team lost 5-15 (pending an appeal).

The Annual Club Champions and Annual Master Point Ranking Lists for 2016 are available on the EBU website (see 2016 Master Point Ranking Lists). For the higher Master Point Ranks the lists are National and there were no Worcestershire players in the top 10. In the local list for Star Masters & Tournament Masters Geoffrey Herbert earned the most Master Points over the year with a total of 6135. In the list for County Masters & Advanced Masters the leader was Martin Gill with 3123 Master Points. And in the list for Local, Club, Area & District Masters the leader was Christoph Malik with 3112 Master Points. In the draw for the players who have won the most Master Points in each Club Pam Moore (Ridgeway Bridge Club) was drawn out first and has won £400. 

Joyce Skelton & John Sansom have won the Club Representive Pairs representing Worcester Bridge Club. In second place were Paul Greaves & Sue Tadman and in 3rd place were Nick Forward & Dennis Loynes, both pairs representing Droitwich Bridge Club.

Worcester have retained the Inter Club Teams and were represented by Joyce Skelton, Stewart Fishburne, Jane Morton, John Sansom, David Thomas, Dick & Jane Rutter. Another Worcester team was second and Droitwich were 3rd.

There was a close finish in the Mixed Pairs with Sue Lane & Paul Hammond winning whilst Joyce Skelton & John Sansom were 1 matchpoint behind.

After the sad loss of Roger Bowles last year his widow donated Roger's extensive collection of bridge books to Worcester Bridge Club. It was agreed that the books should be made available to all County Members and  the list of books can be seen at Roger Bowles Bridge Library .

The WCBA Committee has been giving considerable thought to the feasibility of acquiring bridge premises for the use of Worcestershire bridge players that would be available 7 days a week, with the ability to cater for the growing demand for daytime bridge. It is envisaged that the premises will support at least a 20 table session with room for matches, teaching and storage with a basic level of catering. The planned venue will include adequate facilities for parking, toilets, heating etc. A few documents are available in the Members Only area of the website, one asking for feedback and one being a feasibility review. To access the Members Only area of the website for the first time you will need the Membership Registration Code which you can get from Paul Hammond or other Committee Members.

Recent Successes

John Sansom was a member of the winning team in the Green Pointed Swiss Teams at the Harrogate Congress and they won all their matches to finish 17 VPs clear.

At the Midlands Counties Congress Joyce Skelton & John Sansom came 2nd in the Mixed Pairs and John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward & Steve Allerston won the Green Pointed Swiss Teams.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website

Richard Jephcott & John Sansom came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs at the Year End Congress in Blackpool.

Joyce Skelton & Pam Pearce came 4th= in the Swiss Pairs at the EBU Overseas Congress in Lake Garda and then were in the team which came 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

John Sansom came 2nd in the Swiss Pairs at Eastbourne playing with Jason Hackett.

John Sansom has won the WBU Swiss Pairs at Llandudno playing with Jason Hackett.

 

Click for the latest results
Scoring Issues
 

Please send scoring queries to Paul Hammond

Venue for County Night

We play at Cutnall Green Memorial Hall with a start time of 7.20pm. We do not have a formal interval and players can help themselves to drinks when convenient. All drinks are now included in the table money of £3.50. Cutnall Green is on the A442 between Droitwich and Kidderminster, the address of the Hall is Addis Lane, Cutnall Green WR9 0NE. Addis Lane is opposite the Chequers and the Hall is about 100 yards down there on the left.

Results
20th Feb 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
19th Feb 2017
County Match v Oxfordshire (A)
13th Feb 2017
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Sue Lane
13th Feb 2017
Grand Prix Teams - Cross Imps
12th Feb 2017
Club Representative Pairs - Session 2
Calendar
27th Feb 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
27th Feb 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
5th Mar 2017
County Championship Pairs
11.00am
6th Mar 2017
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
13th Mar 2017
Phillipps Pairs (Last Phillipps)
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Mike Vetch
Click for the latest results
Scoring Issues
 

Please send scoring queries to Paul Hammond

Venue for County Night

We play at Cutnall Green Memorial Hall with a start time of 7.20pm. We do not have a formal interval and players can help themselves to drinks when convenient. All drinks are now included in the table money of £3.50. Cutnall Green is on the A442 between Droitwich and Kidderminster, the address of the Hall is Addis Lane, Cutnall Green WR9 0NE. Addis Lane is opposite the Chequers and the Hall is about 100 yards down there on the left.

Results
20th Feb 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
19th Feb 2017
County Match v Oxfordshire (A)
13th Feb 2017
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Sue Lane
13th Feb 2017
Grand Prix Teams - Cross Imps
12th Feb 2017
Club Representative Pairs - Session 2
Calendar
27th Feb 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
27th Feb 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
5th Mar 2017
County Championship Pairs
11.00am
6th Mar 2017
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
13th Mar 2017
Phillipps Pairs (Last Phillipps)
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Mike Vetch