The Christmas Charity Swiss Teams will be held on the 12th of December at Cutnall Green Memorial Hall starting at 7.20pm. If there are insufficiant teams to play a Swiss competition then we will play multiple teams instead. There will be no host pair so please try and arrange a team if you can. If you would like to play but do not have teammates then please use the Partnership Message Board or let me know and I can send an email out. There is no table money but players are encouraged to bring a raffle prize to raise money for charity. A ballot was held on the 5th of December and this year we will be supporting the Maggs Day Centre.
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.
In the County Match against Warwickshire all 3 teams lost by scores of 4-16, 6-14 & 6-14 respectively.
The Mixed Teams has been won by Richard Jephcott, Steve Allerston, Nick & Stephanie Forward.
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.