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Welcome to the Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association Web Site
Pairs Ladder 20th of August

Please note that due to the unavailability of Cutnall Green on the 20th of August the heat of the Pairs Ladder will be played at the British Legion Club in Claines, Worcester. This is where the Worcester Bridge Club play on a Wednesday evening.

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.

Charity Rubber Bridge 2018

Entries are now open for the popular and unusual "Charity Rubber Bridge Knock-out" 2018-19; for most people the only time that this form of the game is played. It gets you thinking differently, and is a good social occasion. Please get involved, support, and donate generously as ever!

Forms HERE.

Malvern Congress 2018

Entries and details for Malvern Congress 2018 are now live, available in the menu on the left.

Forthcoming Events

20th August - Pairs Ladder (Claines, Worcester)

27th August - NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday Monday)

3rd September - Grand Prix Teams Heat 1

10th September - Ladies & Men's Pairs

16th September - Edgar Foster Cups

17th September - Phillipps Pairs

24th September - Pairs Ladder

Latest News

The 1st heat of the Inter-Club Teams will be on the 23rd of November this year with an important addition. The existing format has attracted a significant number of the more experienced players in the County. While that is excellent news it can be challenging for those of us who are less experienced to play against them. Consequently, we are introducing a “Simple Systems” Division for those who want to enjoy the competition but aren’t initially keen on playing against very experienced players. While it is not anticipated that teams who have previously participated in the event will move across to the new Division, no doubt some may choose to do so We are hoping that some clubs who already participate will enter additional teams in the new Division and that some clubs that haven’t participated in the past will enter as well. We already have a number of teams falling into both categories that have indicated that they would like to play in the event. Fuller details are contained in the Inter-Club Flier.

Mike Willoughby has started to write a regular County Newsletter and this can be found in the Worcestershire Bridge News section under the Information menu item, with he most recent one being the July County Newsletter.

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 & Jason Hackett were joint 1st in the Llandudno Swiss Pairs.

Jimmy Ledger & David Thomas won the Midlands Regional Final of the National Pairs, finishing 7th overall. Jane Morton & Pam Pearce have also qualified for the National Final.

At the Ranked Masters Pairs Mike Vetch & John Dowbiggin won the Regional Masters Pairs and Geoffrey Herbert & Steve Simmons came 3rd in the Masters Pairs.

At the Midlands Counties Congress Nick Forward & Steve Allerston came 5th= in the Swiss Pairs and John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward & Steve Allerston were 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website.

Nick & Steph Forward, Dennis Loynes & Sue Evans came 2nd in the Swiss Teams at the Year End Congress in Blackpool, finishing 1VP behind the winners.

At the EBU Summer Meeting in Eastbourne John Sansom playing with Jason Hackett finished 3rd in the Swiss Pairs. In the penultimate round they beat the pair who finished second and at this point were joint leaders with Andrew Robson and Alexander Allfrey who then unfortunately beat them in the final round. 

Contact Details

Email addresses and phone numbers for Committee Members can be found on the Information tab on the left under Committee.

Oxford Festival of Bridge

Details about this year's Oxford Festival of Bridge can be found here.

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
Point-a-Board Teams
Director: Paul Tapster
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Pairs Ladder
British Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Calendar
20th Aug 2018
Pairs Ladder Division 1
British Legion Club, Claines, Worcester
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
20th Aug 2018
Pairs Ladder Division 2
British Legion Club, Claines, Worcester
27th Aug 2018
NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday)
3rd Sep 2018
Grand Prix Teams
9th Sep 2018
County Match v Warwickshire (A)
2.00pm