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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

12th December - Christmas Charity Swiss Teams

19th December - Pairs Ladder

26th December - NO BRIDGE

2nd January - NO BRIDGE

6th-8th January - Midland Counties Congress (Brochure)

9th January - Grand Prix Teams Heat 4

Latest News

The Christmas Charity Swiss Teams will be held on the 12th of December at Cutnall Green Memorial Hall starting at 7.20pm. If there are insufficiant teams to play a Swiss competition then we will play multiple teams instead. There will be no host pair so please try and arrange a team if you can. If you would like to play but do not have teammates then please use the Partnership Message Board or let me know and I can send an email out. There is no table money but players are encouraged to bring a raffle prize to raise money for charity. A ballot was held on the 5th of December and this year we will be supporting the Maggs Day Centre.

The Healey Cup was won by Dennis Loynes, Steph Forward, Paul Greaves & Terry Collins who were representing Droitwich Bridge Club. They were leading all day and only lost one match to the team representing Worcester Bridge Club who finished 3rd. The other team representing Worcester Bridge Club finished 2nd.

The County finished 3rd in their group of the Tollemache, just missing out on qualification for the final. Worcestershire were represented by Nick Forward, Steve Allerston, Ian Thompson, Stewart Fishburne, Richard Jephcott, John Sansom, Ross Garratt & Mike Willougby with Sue Evans acting as non-playing captain.

In the County Match against Warwickshire all 3 teams lost by scores of 4-16, 6-14 & 6-14 respectively.

The Mixed Teams has been won by Richard Jephcott, Steve Allerston, Nick & Stephanie Forward.

Malvern Hills Bridge Club are no longer meeting at Hanley Swan Village Hall on Thursday evenings. As from November the 20th the Club will be playing bridge at Clarence Park Village in Malvern Link starting at 2.00pm on Sunday afternoons. Everyone is welcome and further details can be obtained from Michael Lane on 01684 564334.

The Irene Allen Non-Expert Swiss Pairs has been won by Lorna Fellows & Terry Collins. Three pairs tied for 2nd place of which two were eligible for the Richard Lewis Trophy. As they had not played against each other Maureen Riley & Carol Glover tied for the Richard Lewis Trophy with Jane & Felicity Somervell. 

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

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.

At the Midlands Counties Congress Heather Westcott & Jennifer Romer won the Ladies Pairs. In the Swiss Pairs Nick Forward & Steve Allerston finished 2nd, only 1 VP behind the winners and having won all their matches, whilst Jimmy Ledger & David Thomas were 4=. In the Swiss Teams John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward & Steve Allerston were 2nd.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website

 

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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
5th Dec 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
2nd Dec 2016
Inter-Club Teams - Heat 2
Director: Paul Hammond
2nd Dec 2016
Inter Club Teams - Heat 2 (Cross Imps)
28th Nov 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Tapster
21st Nov 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Calendar
11th Dec 2016
County Match v Gloucestershire (H)
Ombersley Memorial Hall 2.00pm
12th Dec 2016
Christmas Charity Swiss Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
19th Dec 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
19th Dec 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 2
26th Dec 2016
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
5th Dec 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
2nd Dec 2016
Inter-Club Teams - Heat 2
Director: Paul Hammond
2nd Dec 2016
Inter Club Teams - Heat 2 (Cross Imps)
28th Nov 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Tapster
21st Nov 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Calendar
11th Dec 2016
County Match v Gloucestershire (H)
Ombersley Memorial Hall 2.00pm
12th Dec 2016
Christmas Charity Swiss Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
19th Dec 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
19th Dec 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 2
26th Dec 2016
NO BRIDGE