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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.

Malvern Congress 2016

The Malvern Congress is being held at the St John's Sports Centre in Worcester on the 29th and 30th of October.

Congress Brochure

Congress Entry Form

Intermediate/No Fear Entry Form (New for this year, single session No Fear Pairs event on Saturday afternoon.)

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors Wall James Chappell Solicitors & Bridge Overseas.

Forthcoming Events

3rd October - Grand Prix Teams Heat 2

10th October - Phillipps Pairs

16th October - Irene Allen Non-Expert Swiss Pairs Entry Form

17th October - Phillipps Pairs

24th October - Mixed Teams

29th October - Malvern Congress Swiss Pairs (See above)

29th October - Malvern Congress No Fear/Intermediate Pairs (See above)

30th October - Malvern Congress Swiss Teams (See above)

31st October - Pairs Ladder

Latest News

Droitwich Bridge Club is holding a Gala Dinner on the 26th of October to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee. Please see Flyer for more details.

The County Chamionship Teams (also known as the Closed Teams) is the County's Premier Teams events and the winners represent the County in the Pachabo, which is a National Inter County Competition. The format of the event is a knock-out although in previous years we did have a qualifying heat on a Monday Night to get down to 8 teams. Matches are played over 32 boards to start with and are arranged privately in the same way that League Matches are organised. Green Points are awarded to the winners of each match based on the original entry. First round losers go into the Plate event, so you are guaranteed 2 matches for the entry fee of £20 per team. At present we only have 7 entries but would like to get a few more. so the closing date for entries has been extended to the end of September. The entry form can be found here Championship Teams Entry Form and full details of the event can be found in Rules of Competition.

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 .

In the first County Match of the season against Nottinghamshire the 1st Team drew 10-10, the 2nd Team won 17-3 & the 3rd Team won 16-4.

In collaboration with Bromsgrove Bridge Club the County is organising a Cafe Bridge event in Barnt Green on Thursday the 6th of October, full details and an application form can be found here. All profits from entry fees and the raffle will be donated to Children In Need. 

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 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
26th Sep 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Jimmy Ledger
23rd Sep 2016
Inter-Club Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
19th Sep 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
12th Sep 2016
Ladies' Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
12th Sep 2016
Men's Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Calendar
3rd Oct 2016
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Mike Vetch
10th Oct 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Mike Heard
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
16th Oct 2016
Irene Allen Non-Expert Swiss Pairs
Claines 11.00am
 Click for more information
16th Oct 2016
County Match v Staffs & Shrops (H)
17th Oct 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
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
26th Sep 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Jimmy Ledger
23rd Sep 2016
Inter-Club Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
19th Sep 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
12th Sep 2016
Ladies' Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
12th Sep 2016
Men's Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Calendar
3rd Oct 2016
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Mike Vetch
10th Oct 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Mike Heard
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
16th Oct 2016
Irene Allen Non-Expert Swiss Pairs
Claines 11.00am
 Click for more information
16th Oct 2016
County Match v Staffs & Shrops (H)
17th Oct 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch