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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

26th January - Inter Club Teams Heat 2 (British Legion Club, Claines Worcester)

(Please note that the venue was incorrect originally)

29th January - Pairs Ladder

5th February - Phillipps Pairs

11th February - Club Representative Pairs (11.00am, Ombersley Memorial Hall) (Entry Form)

12th February - Grand Prix Teams

Latest News

Please note that the incorrect venue was given for the 2nd heat of the Inter Club Teams. It will not be held at Ombersley Memorial Hall but instead will be held at the British Legion Club in Claines, Worcester, which is where the Worcester Bridge Club play.

In the County Match against Oxfordshire the 1st team lost 7-13, the 2nd team lost 6-14 & the 3rd team lost 3-17.

The regulations for the Pairs Ladder have been amended so that that number of counting scores depends on the number of heats played. It is now defined as half the number of heats plus 1, rounded down if necessary. So as there will only be 11 heats this year only 6 scores will count rather than 7.

We had 7 teams playing in the Christmas Charity Teams event and a good time was had by all with mince pies and wine being enjoyed. There were joint winners with Stewart Fishburne, Joyce Skelton, Mike Willoughby & Dave Beavon and Eddy & Jette Blackburn, Dick & Jane Rutter both scoring 54 IMPs although the first of these did better in their head-to-head match. £180 was raised for charity and after a close vote is was agreed to share this between the Midlands Air Ambulance and the Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter.

Mike Willoughby has started to write a regular County Newsletter and this can be found in the Worcestershire Bridge News section under the Information menu item, with he most recent one being the November County Newsletter.

The Committee agreed to add two mini competitions to the Phillipps Pairs to provide further targets for pairs to aim for. The pair having the highest average of their best 4 results from the 6 Phillipps Pairs events starting on the 17th of July will win a prize.This will be repeated for the last 6 events of the season.

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

At the Midlands Counties Congress Nick Forward & Steve Allerston came 5th= in the Swiss Pairs and John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward & Steve Allerston were 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website.

Nick & Steph Forward, Dennis Loynes & Sue Evans came 2nd in the Swiss Teams at Year End Congress in Blackpool, finishing 1VP behind the winners.

At the EBU Summer Meeting in Eastbourne John Sansom playing with Jason Hackett finished 3rd in the Swiss Pairs. In the penultimate round they beat the pair who finished second and at this point were joint leaders with Andrew Robson and Alexander Allfrey who then unfortunately beat them in the final round. 

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.

Malvern Congress

The 2018 Malvern Congress will be on Sat/Sun 27th/28th October

2017: SUNDAY: Congratulations to Lin & Ron Birch and Henry & Audrey McBride, who won the Swiss Teams on Sunday. 

Remaining photos now uploaded; see MALVERN CONGRESS 2017 menu.

 

Winners of the Green-Pointed Pairs 2017 were Mark Hill and Giles Ip, seen here receiving the trophy from WCBA Chairman Mike Willoughby

More photos from Saturday on the Malvern Congress page, on the left hand menu.

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  • Pairs Winners 2017
Click for the latest results
Scoring Issues

Scoring issues should be directed to Paul Hammond - 01684 563286.

Contact Details

Email addresses and phone numbers for Committee Members can be found on the Information tab on the left under Committee.

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
22nd Jan 2018
Mixed Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
15th Jan 2018
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
14th Jan 2018
County Match v Oxfordshire (H)
8th Jan 2018
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
8th Jan 2018
Grand Prix Teams - Cross Imps
Calendar
26th Jan 2018
Inter-Club Teams (Confirmed)
British Legion Club, Claines, Worcester 7.15pm
29th Jan 2018
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
29th Jan 2018
Pairs Ladder Division 2
5th Feb 2018
Phillipps Pairs
11th Feb 2018
Club Representative Pairs
Ombersley Memorial Hall 11 am
Click for the latest results
Scoring Issues

Scoring issues should be directed to Paul Hammond - 01684 563286.

Contact Details

Email addresses and phone numbers for Committee Members can be found on the Information tab on the left under Committee.

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
22nd Jan 2018
Mixed Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
15th Jan 2018
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
14th Jan 2018
County Match v Oxfordshire (H)
8th Jan 2018
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
8th Jan 2018
Grand Prix Teams - Cross Imps
Calendar
26th Jan 2018
Inter-Club Teams (Confirmed)
British Legion Club, Claines, Worcester 7.15pm
29th Jan 2018
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
29th Jan 2018
Pairs Ladder Division 2
5th Feb 2018
Phillipps Pairs
11th Feb 2018
Club Representative Pairs
Ombersley Memorial Hall 11 am