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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.

AGM 2018
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The AGM was well attended and was a constructive meeting. The Committee were asked to consider alternative partners for the Own Venue Project and to review the format of the Grand Prix Teams. In the pairs event which followed Mike Willoughby & Paul Hammond finished 1st but when the NGS handicaps were applied the winners were Louise Wilson & Helen Cameron.

Learning Bridge

Ian Thompson is running a short series of just four sessions aimed at those who play predominantly social bridge or are new to clubs.  Ian has represented England and is a Professional Grade Teacher.  The aim of the sessions, which will include a short tutorial on card play and defence, is to help you to play more successfully in whatever circles you play in.  The sessions will be held in St Andrews Parish Centre, Barnt Green and more details can be found in this flier.

Charity Rubber Bridge 2018

Congratulations to John Dow and Patrick Eckersley, who beat Manel and Gavin Tringham in the Final to win the event for the second time.

In the Semi-Finals:

  • John and Patrick bt Keith and Clive;
  • Gavin and Manel bt John and James

The event has raised £490 for the WhizzKidz charity, which raises funds for mobility equipment for disabled children.

Forthcoming Events

28th May - Bank Holiday Pairs - CANCELLED

4th June - Phillipps Pairs (First heat of new season)

11th June - Seniors & Veterans Pairs

Latest News

There is not sufficient interest to hold a Bank Holiday Pairs event on the 28th of May so this has been cancelled. 

Mike Willoughby has started to write a regular County Newsletter and this can be found in the Worcestershire Bridge News section under the Information menu item, with he most recent one being the May County Newsletter.

The Pro Am Pairs on the 9th of April was enjoyed by all the players and Mike Willoughby has written a commentary on the hands which has been incorporated with the results and can also be read here. (Commentary)

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

Jimmy Ledger & David Thomas won the Midlands Regional Final of the National Pairs, finishing 7th overall. Jane Morton & Pam Pearce have also qualified for the National Final.

At the Ranked Masters Pairs Mike Vetch & John Dowbiggin won the Regional Masters Pairs and Geoffrey Herbert & Steve Simmons came 3rd in the Masters Pairs.

At the Midlands Counties Congress Nick Forward & Steve Allerston came 5th= in the Swiss Pairs and John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward & Steve Allerston were 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website.

Nick & Steph Forward, Dennis Loynes & Sue Evans came 2nd in the Swiss Teams at the Year End Congress in Blackpool, finishing 1VP behind the winners.

At the EBU Summer Meeting in Eastbourne John Sansom playing with Jason Hackett finished 3rd in the Swiss Pairs. In the penultimate round they beat the pair who finished second and at this point were joint leaders with Andrew Robson and Alexander Allfrey who then unfortunately beat them in the final round. 

Malvern Congress

The 2018 Malvern Congress will be on Sat/Sun 27th/28th October

2017: SUNDAY: Congratulations to Lin & Ron Birch and Henry & Audrey McBride, who won the Swiss Teams on Sunday. 

Remaining photos now uploaded; see MALVERN CONGRESS 2017 menu.

 

Winners of the Green-Pointed Pairs 2017 were Mark Hill and Giles Ip, seen here receiving the trophy from WCBA Chairman Mike Willoughby

More photos from Saturday on the Malvern Congress page, on the left hand menu.

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Contact Details

Email addresses and phone numbers for Committee Members can be found on the Information tab on the left under Committee.

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
AGM (Handicap Pairs)
Director: Paul Hammond
Pairs Ladder
Director: Sue Lane
Chairman's Cup
Director: Dick Rutter
Pairs Ladder (Last heat)
Director: Mike Heard
Swiss Pairs Session 2
Director: Paul Hammond
Calendar
28th May 2018
Bank Holiday Pairs - Cancelled
4th Jun 2018
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Mike Vetch
11th Jun 2018
Seniors & Veterans Pairs
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne
18th Jun 2018
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Mike Vetch
25th Jun 2018
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Stewart Fishburne