The Garden Cities Qualifier has been won by Droitwich Bridge Club, who win the Ron Allen Trophy.
We are running a 2-Session Swiss Pairs event on the 3rd & 10th of April and on each night you will play 4 6-board matches. The competition will work better if the majority of pairs play in both sessions but there is no necessity to do so. If you can only play on one night you will be given AV- for the 4 matches missed and it would help me if you could tell me in advance that you will be doing this. Hopefully we will get a good turnout for the event, with some less regular County Night players being attracted by the different format.
Bewdley Bridge Club are intending to relaunch an Intermediate Section in the next few weeks, if anyone is interested please contact either David Halford (07939 520068), Sophia Foreman (01299 409055) or Richard Greenwood (01299 402513) for more details. New players would be most welcome.
In the County Match against Oxfordshire the 1st Team lost 6-14, the 2nd Team lost 0-20 and the 3rd Team lost 5-15.
The Annual Club Champions and Annual Master Point Ranking Lists for 2016 are available on the EBU website (see 2016 Master Point Ranking Lists). For the higher Master Point Ranks the lists are National and there were no Worcestershire players in the top 10. In the local list for Star Masters & Tournament Masters Geoffrey Herbert earned the most Master Points over the year with a total of 6135. In the list for County Masters & Advanced Masters the leader was Martin Gill with 3123 Master Points. And in the list for Local, Club, Area & District Masters the leader was Christoph Malik with 3112 Master Points. In the draw for the players who have won the most Master Points in each Club Pam Moore (Ridgeway Bridge Club) was drawn out first and has won £400.
Joyce Skelton & John Sansom have won the Club Representive Pairs representing Worcester Bridge Club. In second place were Paul Greaves & Sue Tadman and in 3rd place were Nick Forward & Dennis Loynes, both pairs representing Droitwich Bridge Club.
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.