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League 2014/15
27th Feb 2015 11:25 GMT
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26th Feb 2015 11:30 GMT
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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 and the local clubs.

Forthcoming Events

2nd March - Phillipps Pairs

8th March - Championship Pairs (Bradley Green Village Hall, 11.00am)(Entry Form)

9th March - Grand Prix Teams (Heat 6)

Latest News

A new edition of WCBA News has been published - February 2015 Edition.

The Club Championship Pairs has been won won by Suzanne Griffin & Rufus Ulyutt representing Droitwich Bridge Club. Behind them were Joyce Skelton & David Thomas (Worcester Bridge Club) in 2nd place & Eve Doyle & Terry Blackman (Droitwich Bridge Club) in 3rd place.

We have received an invitation from Derbyshire for pairs to compete in the Mixed Pairs Championship for the East Midlands Bridge Academy Plate. This competition is specifically for mixed pairs from all over the region and incorporates the Flitch Cup for married couples, a Midland League event. The competition will take place at 2.00pm on Sunday 3rd May at The East Midlands Bridge Academy, The Old School, Chapel St., Spondon, Derby DE21 7JR. The entry fee is £32 per pair, which includes a two-course meal between the two sessions – a vegetarian option is available. They have provided a Poster and an Entry Form.

The County Mixed Pairs was won by Jane Morton & Stewart Fishburne, with Jane & Dick Rutter in 2nd place.

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

The Committee are looking for a new Editor for Worcestershire Bridge News. If anyone is interested in do this then they should talk to Mike Willoughby, the current editor, or another Committee Member.

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 Linda Gervis & Marian Wilcox won the Ladies Pairs and Pam Pearce camesecond, playing with Lesley Harrison. Joyce Skelton & John Sansom came 3rd in the Mixed Pairs. Stephanie Forward, Sue Evans, Nick Forward & Dennis Loynes won the Mixed Teams.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website

At the Northern Year End Congress Steph & Nick Forward won the Mixed Pairs and Nick Forward & Dennis Loynes came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs.

Congratulations to John Sansom for winning a bronze medal in the Seniors Teams at the World Bridge Series in China.

Pam Pearce & Sue Evans have retained the Herefordshire Ladies Pairs.

At the EBU Overseas Congress in Montenegro Joyce Skelton & Pam Pearce came 3= in the Swiss Pairs. In the Swiss Teams Jimmy & Maureen Ledger, Dick & Jane Rutter came 4th and Pam Pearce, Joyce Skelton, Dennis Loynes & Sue Evans came 7=.

At the Jersey Congress Jimmy & Maureen Ledger were in the team that finished 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

At the SBU Overseas Congress in Montecatini Sue Lane & Marian Wilcox and Val & Steve Kennewell won their sections in the pre-Congress Pairs. Then Dennis Loynes, Margot Cursiter, Val & Steve Kennewell won their section of the first Open Teams, Val & Steve Kennewell came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs, Val Kennewell & Sue Evans came 2nd in the Ladies Pairs and Dennis Loynes & Steve Kennewell won the Men's Pairs. Finally, Dennis Loynes, Sue Evans, Val & Steve Kennewell won their section of the second Open Teams.

At the Devon Congress Pam Pearce & Susan Sharp were part of the team which won the Swiss Teams and came 4= in the Swiss Pairs.

Sue Evans & Nick Forward won the Solihull heat of the Portland Pairs and came 11th overall.

The Green Pointed Swiss Pairs at Bath was won by Chris Davis from Evesham playing with Martin David from East Wales.

At the Ranked Masters Richard Jephcott & John Sansom won the Premier Grand Masters Pairs.

Click for the latest results
Venue for County Night

The regular venue for County Night is now Cutnall Green Memorial Hall. Cutnall Green is on the A442 between Droitwich and Kidderminster, the address of the Hall is Addis Lane, Cutnall Green WR9 0NE. If you have come from Droitwich up the A442 you need to turn right into Addis Lane at the Chequers and the Hall is on your left in about 100 yards. If you have come from the Kidderminster direction then you need to turn left into Addis Lane at the Chequers. To fit in with the preceeding tap dancing class the start time will initially be 7.30pm and players are asked not to arrive before 7.15pm. We do not have a formal interval and players are be able to help themselves to drinks when convenient.

Scoring Issues
 
 

Please send scoring queries to Paul Hammond

Results
23rd Feb 2015
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Hammond
22nd Feb 2015
Club Championship Pairs - Session 2
22nd Feb 2015
Club Championship Pairs - Session 1
Director: Sue Munday
22nd Feb 2015
Club Championship Pairs - Overall
16th Feb 2015
Handicap Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Calendar
2nd Mar 2015
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
8th Mar 2015
Championship Pairs
Bradley Green Village Hall 11.00am
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9th Mar 2015
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
16th Mar 2015
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Tapster
23rd Mar 2015
Score with the Experts
Director: Paul Hammond
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