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Waller Bowl & Committee Cup


Waller Bowl (Pairs) and Committee Cup (Teams)  

Every year, the county runs two competitions which involve affiliated clubs – one for pairs and one for teams. The competitions are played in 2 stages. Firstly, heats are played in clubs as part of their regular programme – all that is required is that a club designates one of its existing sessions as the heat for this season's event. There is no charge from the county for running a heat. Some clubs do not have a regular Teams of 4 event in their programme so for the Committee Cup, clubs may choose to nominate up to 3 teams to play in the final, rather than hold a heat.

Heats may be open (qualifiers are not restricted to club members) or closed (only club members of the club running the heat may qualify). Players that qualify in a heat play in a F2F final at Windsor and represent the club that organised the heat. If you have any questions about these competitions, please ask your club's county contact – they will be able to refer any queries to the county's event organiser if they are unable to help you.

Your club has been invited to organise a heat or heats.

For planning and administration purposes, clubs must register their intention to hold a heat or heats. Only a club's county contact can register a heat; registrations are open now. The last date for registration is December 31st. Club contacts can register their club's heat(s) by clicking here. The rules for running a heat can be found by clicking here. The county will advertise open heats on its web site, to encourage more players to attend your club's heat.

The county's event organiser for the qualification process is Graham Dickens ( Email ,  Phone ).


Waller Bowl heats can be played at any one of your club sessions, up to December 31st 2023.
The Final will be held on February 18th, at Windsor at 1:30 p.m.  The entrance fee for the final is: £5.00 per player.



Clubs do not need to run a heat to determine the team(s) that qualify.  Instead, clubs will be able to nominate up to three teams of 4 to represent them in the final.  However, if you choose to run a heat your club may be able to qualify more than three teams, if the number of teams in your heat justifies it. 

The Final will be held on April 28th, at Windsor at 1:30 p.m.  Entrance Fee for the final is £5.00 per player.


 Payment for all B&BCBA events need to be made by direct bank transfer as soon as you have registered using the entry form below.

Only one person of the pair / team should register and pay for their pair / team.

The entrance fee for the finals is £5 per player, so £10 for the Waller Bowl Final and £20 for the Committee Cup Final. 

Once you have completed your entry form please make a payment to the following bank account.    


Account Name: Berks & Bucks Contract Bridge Association

Sort code: 30-96-96

Account no: 04013813


In the payment reference please quote your SURNAME so we can tie-up your entry and payment. 



If you have any problems making your payment please feel free to contact Ian Mackinder at 


Please check out the individual clubs' websites for venue details and start time 


An open heat is one in which the host club agrees to allow visitors to the club to qualify for the final.  If you wish to play in an open heat you should first make yourself known to the heat’s club contact at least 4 days before the heat as you may need to be added to the list of players authorised to play in the club’s online games. Some clubs will require you to be sponsored by a club member before adding you to their admissions list.  You should not expect to play in an online heat as a visitor simply by turning up to the heat unannounced.
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