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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

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

Forthcoming Events

1st August - Phillipps Pairs

8th August - Point-a-Board Teams

15th August - Phillipps Pairs

22nd August - Pairs Ladder

29th August - NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday Monday)

5th September - Grand Prix Teams Heat 1

12th September - Ladies' & Men's Pairs

Latest News

On the 8th of August we will be playing a Point-a-Board Teams event. This is played as a normal teams event but rather than calculating your IMPs score on each board you are awarded 2 points if you get a better score than your opponents and 1 point if you get the same score. It does not matter how much better you do than your opponents as you will get the same points for making an additional overtrick as you do for bidding and making a slam that your opponents do not bid. Thus it is equivalent to pairs scoring with only two tables.

The first Trophy event of the year was the combined Seniors & Veterans Pairs and competition was close. The Seniors Pairs was won by Jimmy Ledger & David Thomas whilst the Veterans Pairs was won by Barbara Griffiths & Sheila Short.

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 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

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.

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 Jul 2016
British Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
18th Jul 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Sue Lane
18th Jul 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 2
11th Jul 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
4th Jul 2016
Multiple Teams
Director: Sue Lane
Calendar
1st Aug 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
8th Aug 2016
Point-a-Board Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Paul Hammond
15th Aug 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Ian Argyle
Scorer: Mike Vetch
22nd Aug 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
22nd Aug 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 2
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 Jul 2016
British Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
18th Jul 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Sue Lane
18th Jul 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 2
11th Jul 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
4th Jul 2016
Multiple Teams
Director: Sue Lane
Calendar
1st Aug 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
8th Aug 2016
Point-a-Board Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Paul Hammond
15th Aug 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Ian Argyle
Scorer: Mike Vetch
22nd Aug 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
22nd Aug 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 2