Congratulations to John Sansom for winning a bronze medal in the Seniors Teams at the World Bridge Series in China.
Results and photos from the Malvern Congress can be found on the News page.
Martin Gill & Paul Slater won the Irene Allen Non-Expert Swiss Pairs, just beating Ian Lewis & Margaret Hanson. The Richard Lewis Trophy was won by Liz Smith & Steve Simmons.
Eight teams participated in the Pro-Am Teams and hopefully they all enjoyed the event. Well done to John Turner, Gina Butler, Brian Stanley & Steve Simmons for their convincing victory. For information I have also published the Cross Imp analysis of the event so pairs can see how well they did.
Teams events can now be included in the National Grading Scheme (NGS) and the Closed Teams Qualifier was our first such event. Each pair's average cross-imp total is used to update their NGS ranking and for information I have uploaded the Cross Imp analysis for the event so that you can see the scores that will be used.
In the fourth County Match of the season against Nottinghamshire the 1st team won 18-2, the 2nd team won 14-6 & the 3rd team won 18-2.
The Committee are looking for a new Editor for Worcestershire Bridge News. If anyone is interested in do this then they should talk to Mike Willoughby, the current editor, or another Committee Member.
The latest edition of the Worcestershire Bridge News has been published (June 2014 Edition).
The Rules of Competition have been updated to reflect changes agreed at a recent Committee Meeting as follows :-
- The Seniors Pairs & Veterans Pairs have been combined into one event.
- The Pairs Ladder will only be split into two Divisions if there are at least 10 tables.
- The Phillipps Playoff is being replaced with a Phillipps Handicap Final where the averages from the heats are used as handicaps. This event is open to all players and if players do not have a Phillipps average then their handicap will be based on their NGS ranking.
- There is no longer a Championship Pairs Qualifier.
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.