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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

2nd May - NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday Monday)

4th May - Chairmans Cup (Worcester Bridge Club) (Entry Form)

9th May - Heat of World Wide Simultaneous Pairs (Phillipps Pairs) (Table Money £5)

15th May - AGM (2.00pm start)  (Agenda)

16th May - Random Teams

23rd May - Pairs Ladder

30th May -  NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday Monday)

6th June - Phillipps Pairs

13th June - Seniors & Veterans Pairs

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

Latest News

The AGM is being held on Sunday the 15th of May starting at 2.00pm (Agenda). It is hoped that holding it on a Sunday will mean that it is not restricted to the County Night regulars and more of the affiliated Clubs will be represented. John Sansom will be giving a brief presentation of the progress we have made in acquiring our own premises so this is your chance to find out what is happening and ask questions. The AGM will be followed by a Pairs Event and no table money will be charged.

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.

On the 9th of May we have the first heat of the Phillipps Pairs Competition for 2016/17. The Committee has agreed that we will will also make this a heat of the World Wide Simultaneous Pairs, which is being organised differently this year. The new contest will comprise six Simultaneous Pairs events held in April, May & June with the winning pair from each heat qualifying for a Final to be held in Beijing, China from the 23rd to the 25th September with coverage for travel expenses, free B&B accommodation and a great prize fund. The entry fee for the World Wide Sims is £1.50 per person so we will be charging £5 table money. Full details can be found at http://www.ecatsbridge.com/sims/wwbc/default.asp.

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
25th Apr 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Tapster
22nd Apr 2016
Inter-Club Teams
22nd Apr 2016
Inter Club Teams Heat 5 - Cross Imps
18th Apr 2016
Pro-Am Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
14th Apr 2016
Non-Simultaneous Sim Pairs
Calendar
2nd May 2016
NO BRIDGE
9th May 2016
Phillipps Pairs (Heat of World Wide Sim Pairs)
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
15th May 2016
AGM (followed by a Pairs event)
2.00pm
 Click for more information
16th May 2016
Random Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
23rd May 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
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
25th Apr 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Tapster
22nd Apr 2016
Inter-Club Teams
22nd Apr 2016
Inter Club Teams Heat 5 - Cross Imps
18th Apr 2016
Pro-Am Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
14th Apr 2016
Non-Simultaneous Sim Pairs
Calendar
2nd May 2016
NO BRIDGE
9th May 2016
Phillipps Pairs (Heat of World Wide Sim Pairs)
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
15th May 2016
AGM (followed by a Pairs event)
2.00pm
 Click for more information
16th May 2016
Random Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
23rd May 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Mike Vetch