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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

24th July - British Simultaneous Pairs

31st July - Pairs Ladder

7th August - Phillipps Pairs

14th August - Point-a-Board Teams

21st August - Pairs Ladder

28th August - NO BRIDGE (Bank Holiday)

Latest News

The Committee agreed to add two mini competitions to the Phillipps Pairs to provide further targets for pairs to aim for. The pair having the highest average of their best 4 results from the 6 Phillipps Pairs events starting on the 17th of July will win a prize.This will be repeated for the last 6 events of the season.

The rules of competition have been updated to specify that the Mixed Teams will contain a single change of partner following the motion that was passed at the SGM. The regulations for the County Championship Teams have also been updated and only the finalists from the previous year will be seeed unless more than 12 teams enter.

Congratulations to Sue Evans on becoming the latest Grand Master in the County.

Stewart Fishburne, Mike Willoughby, Brian Stanley & Simon Harrison finished as joint leaders in the  Midland Counties Bowl but unfortunately lost out to Herefordshire in the tie-break. (I had reported on Sunday that the Worcestershire team had won but there was an appeal outstanding which made the difference.)

At the SGM on the 19th of June Nick Forward's position on the Committee was confirmed and his motion for the Mixed Teams to include a change of partner was passed. Also the motion to reduce the quorum for AGMs & SGMs from 30 to 20 was passed.

The European Court of Justice has ruled that bridge should be considered a sport for VAT purposes and you can read more details of this on the EBU website. Radio Hereford & Worcester phoned Mike Willoughby early this morning and ask him if he would be happy to talk about this on their breakfast show. You can listen to the interview on the Radio Hereford & Worcester webite for the next month and the interview is about 1 hour 48 minutes into the show.

Worcester Bridge Club are starting daytime bridge sessions on Tuesday the 20th of June at Hallow Parish Hall. Please see the Worcester Bridge Club website for more information. Droitwich Bridge Club will also be starting daytime bridge sessions on Thursday afternoons in August at Ombersley Memorial Hall.

In the first trophy event of the year the Seniors Pairs was won by Nick Forward & Steve Allerston with the Veterans Trophy going to Ross Garratt & Mel Downing.

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

John Sansom was a member of the winning team in the Green Pointed Swiss Teams at the Harrogate Congress and they won all their matches to finish 17 VPs clear.

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
24th Jul 2017
British Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
17th Jul 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
10th Jul 2017
Multiple Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
3rd Jul 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
26th Jun 2017
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Tapster
Calendar
31st Jul 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
31st Jul 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
7th Aug 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Mike Vetch
14th Aug 2017
Point-a-Board Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
21st Aug 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
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
24th Jul 2017
British Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
17th Jul 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
10th Jul 2017
Multiple Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
3rd Jul 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
26th Jun 2017
Pairs Ladder
Director: Paul Tapster
Calendar
31st Jul 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
31st Jul 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 2
7th Aug 2017
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Mike Vetch
14th Aug 2017
Point-a-Board Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
21st Aug 2017
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne