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Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association
Welcome to the Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association Web Site
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

23rd January - Phillipps Pairs

27th January - Inter Club Teams - Heat 3

30th January - Pairs Ladder

6th February - Phillipps Pairs

12th February - Club Representative Pairs (11.00am, Cutnall Green Memorial Hall) (Entry Form)

13th February - Grand Prix Teams Heat 5

20th February - Phillipps Pairs

27th February - Pairs Ladder

5th March - County Championship Pairs (11.00am, Cutnall Green Memorial Hall) (Entry Form)

6th March - Grand Prix Teams Heat 6 (Last Heat)

13th March - Phillipps Pairs (Last Heat)

20th March - ProAm Pairs

25th March - Garden Cities Heat

27th March - Pairs Ladder

Latest News

There was a problem with the toilets at Cutnall Green but Severn Trent fixed it yesterday. There will be some residual effect, ie miscoloured water but no obnoxious odour and the handicap toilet as well as the urinals will be out of action. The Committee apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

In the County Match against Gloucestershire the 1st Team won 12-8, the 2nd team lost 3-17 and the 3rd Team drew 10-10.

At the Christmas Charity Teams we raised £206 for the Maggs Day Centre. The winners of the event were John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Brian Stanley & Ross Garratt.

The Healey Cup was won by Dennis Loynes, Steph Forward, Paul Greaves & Terry Collins who were representing Droitwich Bridge Club. They were leading all day and only lost one match to the team representing Worcester Bridge Club who finished 3rd. The other team representing Worcester Bridge Club finished 2nd.

The County finished 3rd in their group of the Tollemache, just missing out on qualification for the final. Worcestershire were represented by Nick Forward, Steve Allerston, Ian Thompson, Stewart Fishburne, Richard Jephcott, John Sansom, Ross Garratt & Mike Willougby with Sue Evans acting as non-playing captain.

Malvern Hills Bridge Club are no longer meeting at Hanley Swan Village Hall on Thursday evenings. As from November the 20th the Club will be playing bridge at Clarence Park Village in Malvern Link starting at 2.00pm on Sunday afternoons. Everyone is welcome and further details can be obtained from Michael Lane on 01684 564334.

The Irene Allen Non-Expert Swiss Pairs has been won by Lorna Fellows & Terry Collins. Three pairs tied for 2nd place of which two were eligible for the Richard Lewis Trophy. As they had not played against each other Maureen Riley & Carol Glover tied for the Richard Lewis Trophy with Jane & Felicity Somervell. 

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

At the Midlands Counties Congress Joyce Skelton & John Sansom came 2nd in the Mixed Pairs and John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward & Steve Allerston won the Green Pointed Swiss Teams.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website

Richard Jephcott & John Sansom came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs at the Year End Congress in Blackpool.

Joyce Skelton & Pam Pearce came 4th= in the Swiss Pairs at the EBU Overseas Congress in Lake Garda and then were in the team which came 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

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.

 

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
16th Jan 2017
Mixed Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
15th Jan 2017
Worcestershire V Derbyshire
9th Jan 2017
Grand Prix Teams - Cross IMPs
9th Jan 2017
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Tapster
19th Dec 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Calendar
23rd Jan 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Mike Vetch
27th Jan 2017
Inter-Club Teams (Confirmed)
7.15pm
30th Jan 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
30th Jan 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
6th Feb 2017
Phillipps Pairs
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
16th Jan 2017
Mixed Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
15th Jan 2017
Worcestershire V Derbyshire
9th Jan 2017
Grand Prix Teams - Cross IMPs
9th Jan 2017
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Tapster
19th Dec 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Calendar
23rd Jan 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Mike Vetch
27th Jan 2017
Inter-Club Teams (Confirmed)
7.15pm
30th Jan 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
30th Jan 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
6th Feb 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne