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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

3rd April - Swiss Pairs Session 1

10th April - Swiss Pairs Session 2

17th April - NO BRIDGE (Easter Monday)

24th April - Pairs Ladder (Last heat of season)

1st May - NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday Monday)

Latest News
Latest News

The Garden Cities Qualifier has been won by Droitwich Bridge Club, who win the Ron Allen Trophy.

We are running a 2-Session Swiss Pairs event on the 3rd & 10th of April and on each night you will play 4 6-board matches. The competition will work better if the majority of pairs play in both sessions but there is no necessity to do so. If you can only play on one night you will be given AV- for the 4 matches missed and it would help me if you could tell me in advance that you will be doing this. Hopefully we will get a good turnout for the event, with some less regular County Night players being attracted by the different format.

Bewdley Bridge Club are intending to relaunch an Intermediate Section in the next few weeks, if anyone is interested please contact either David Halford (07939 520068), Sophia Foreman (01299 409055) or Richard Greenwood (01299 402513) for more details. New players would be most welcome.

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.

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.

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.

 

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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
27th Mar 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
27th Mar 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
25th Mar 2017
Garden Cities Qualifier
Director: Ken Carpenter
20th Mar 2017
Pro Am Pairs - Red Section
Director: Paul Tapster
20th Mar 2017
Pro Am Pairs - Blue Section
Director: Paul Tapster
Calendar
2nd Apr 2017
County Match v Leicestershire (H)
Ombersley Memorial Hall
3rd Apr 2017
Swiss Pairs Session 1
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Hammond
7th Apr 2017
Inter-Club Teams (Not needed)
7.15pm
10th Apr 2017
Swiss Pairs Session 2
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Paul Hammond
17th Apr 2017
NO BRIDGE
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
27th Mar 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
27th Mar 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
25th Mar 2017
Garden Cities Qualifier
Director: Ken Carpenter
20th Mar 2017
Pro Am Pairs - Red Section
Director: Paul Tapster
20th Mar 2017
Pro Am Pairs - Blue Section
Director: Paul Tapster
Calendar
2nd Apr 2017
County Match v Leicestershire (H)
Ombersley Memorial Hall
3rd Apr 2017
Swiss Pairs Session 1
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Hammond
7th Apr 2017
Inter-Club Teams (Not needed)
7.15pm
10th Apr 2017
Swiss Pairs Session 2
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Paul Hammond
17th Apr 2017
NO BRIDGE