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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

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

4th July - Multiple Teams

11th July - Phillipps Pairs

18th July - Pairs Ladder

25th July - British Simultaneous Pairs

Latest News

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.

I have uploaded the results of the World Wide Sims to the Ecats website and the overall positions can be seen at (http://www.simpairs.com/default.asp?session=004516). Currently the event is being won by a pair from India with 70% and from our heat Simon & Brian are the highest placed pair in 33rd place.

The Chairman's Cup has been won by Sally Kelly and Cathy Geer. Barry Lister and Sean Richardson came 2nd having been very close with a few rounds to go.

The WCBA Charity Knockout Rubber Bridge competition has been won by John Dow & Patrick Eckersley who beat Richard Jephcott & Dodo Georgevic in a tight match that came down to John & Patrick needing to make a game on the last deal, which they duly did.

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.

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
27th Jun 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Hammond
20th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
13th Jun 2016
Seniors & Veterans Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
6th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
23rd May 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Mike Heard
Calendar
3rd Jul 2016
Midland Counties Improvers
Cheltenham, Solihull
4th Jul 2016
Multiple Teams
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
11th Jul 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
18th Jul 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Hammond
18th Jul 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
27th Jun 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Hammond
20th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
13th Jun 2016
Seniors & Veterans Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
6th Jun 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
23rd May 2016
Pairs Ladder
Director: Mike Heard
Calendar
3rd Jul 2016
Midland Counties Improvers
Cheltenham, Solihull
4th Jul 2016
Multiple Teams
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
11th Jul 2016
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
18th Jul 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Sue Lane
Scorer: Paul Hammond
18th Jul 2016
Pairs Ladder Division 2