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.