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Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association
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

30th May -  NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday Monday)

6th June - Phillipps Pairs

13th June - Seniors & Veterans Pairs

20th June - Phillipps Pairs

27th June - Pairs Ladder

3rd July - Midlands Regional Improvers Pairs (Solihull, Cheltenham & Spondon)  (Flier)

4th July - Multiple Teams

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A large contingent of Worcestershire players attended the SBU Overseas Congress in Dubrovnik. Last year Tony Gervis challenged the Scots to a bridge championship and they took us on. We won comfortably. He was elected captain and as such now has the title “Captain of the English Bridge Team “ !!! The players dressed in red and white as can be seen from the photos and the trophy was “The Ashes“, being the ashes of two packs of cards. All good fun and a super Congress.

I have uploaded the results of the World Wide Sims to the Ecats website and the overall positions can be seen at (http://www.simpairs.com/default.asp?session=004516). Currently the event is being won by a pair from India with 70% and from our heat Simon & Brian are the highest placed pair in 33rd place.

The Chairman's Cup has been won by Sally Kelly and Cathy Geer. Barry Lister and Sean Richardson came 2nd having been very close with a few rounds to go.

The WCBA Charity Knockout Rubber Bridge competition has been won by John Dow & Patrick Eckersley who beat Richard Jephcott & Dodo Georgevic in a tight match that came down to John & Patrick needing to make a game on the last deal, which they duly did.

Worcester 2 won both their matches in the final heat of the Inter Club Teams and won the competition. Worcester 1 did the best on the night and finished 2nd whilst Droitwich had to settle for 3rd place overall.

Worcester were leading at the the half way stage of the Garden Cities Qualifier and although Bromsgrove gave them a run for their money Worcester maintained their lead and thus qualified to represent Worcestershire in the Regional Finals of the Garden Cities.

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 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

At the Brighton Summer Meeting Sue Lane & Marian Wilcox were in the team that came 3rd in the Seniors Swiss Teams playing with a pair from Norfolk. James Taylor won the Bracketed Pairs 'A' Final and Brian Stanley won the One Day Swiss Pairs on a split tie. Pam Pearce & Jane Morton were one of the equal best East-West pairs in the Play With the Experts Pairs.

Jimmy Ledger & David Thomas had a convincing victory in the Gloucestershire & Herefordshire Green Point Swiss Pairs, finishing 12 VPs ahead of 2nd place and having played all their matches at Table 1.

At the Oxfordshire Midweek Congress Joyce Skelton & John Sansom came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs whilst John Sansom, Richards Jephcott, Simon Harrison & Roger Bowles came 3rd in the Swiss Teams.

Sue Evans & Dennis Loynes were 2nd in the Mixed Pairs at the Scottish Bridge Union's Overseas Congress in Corfu.

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
23rd May 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Mike Heard
16th May 2016
Random Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
15th May 2016
AGM
Director: Paul Hammond
9th May 2016
Phillipps Pairs (Heat of World Wide Sim Pairs)
Director: Paul Tapster
4th May 2016
Chairman's Cup
Director: Paul Hammond
Calendar
30th May 2016
NO BRIDGE
6th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
13th Jun 2016
Seniors & Veterans Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
20th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Tapster
27th Jun 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
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
23rd May 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Mike Heard
16th May 2016
Random Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
15th May 2016
AGM
Director: Paul Hammond
9th May 2016
Phillipps Pairs (Heat of World Wide Sim Pairs)
Director: Paul Tapster
4th May 2016
Chairman's Cup
Director: Paul Hammond
Calendar
30th May 2016
NO BRIDGE
6th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
13th Jun 2016
Seniors & Veterans Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
20th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Tapster
27th Jun 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne