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The webmaster is Paul Cunningham.

If you have any suggestions or material for the website please contact Paul on

Upcoming Non-EWBA Events

Gloucestershire & Herefordshire green-pointed events face-to-face at the Larruperz Centre, Ross-On-Wye.

Saturday 23rd July: Swiss Pairs

Sunday 24th July: Swiss Teams

For further information click here.

Cornwall CBA will be running a one-day green-pointed Swiss Pairs competition on Sunday 18 September 2022.

7 x 7 board matches online on RealBridge starting at 11.00am and finishing about 6.15pm with a break after three matches.

Entry fee is £15.00 per player.

Entry is via the CCBA website

EWBA Committee Meeting
EWBA Committee Meeting

Next Meeting Friday 16th September 2022 , 11:00 at the Gwent Bridge Academy

WBU Newsletter





Welcome to East Wales Bridge Association
Autumn Green Pointed Congress
Autumn Green Pointed Congress

Entry and Payment

Cost £20 per player per day.

For juniors, email BEFORE entry.

If you have any specific seating needs (e.g. mobility problems), email after entry.

Enter and pay through:

For full details  Click Here

New Committee
New Committee

At the East Wales AGM on Sunday 8th May a new committee was elected: 

Chairman: Sophie Cunningham

Treasurer: Richard Plackett

Webmaster: Paul Cunningham

And continuing...

Area Tournament Officer: Helen Houston

Secretary: Bill Parkinson

East Wales League: Mia Deschepper

Western League: Richard Welsford (assisted by Mike Best)

Auditor: Leighton Williams

Thanks to all!

EWBA League and Knock-out 2021/22
EWBA League and Knock-out 2021/22

The East Wales League and Knock-out competitions are run by Mia Deschepper:
The 2021/22 teams are as follows
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

One Off In a Laydown 

Royal Bulawayo

Cardiff All Stars

Penarth Menagerie

Newport Dragons

The Outsiders

Archway (Chepstow)

Chepstow Chancers

Brecon Bees

Chepstow Archers

Rhiwbina Diamonds

The Allsorts

Ace of Clubs

Rhiwbina Ruffnecks

A Bridge Too Far



Bees Buddies



To see the names of captains and team members click here.

To see the fixtures for Division 1 click here.

To see the fixtures for Division 2 click here.

To see the fixtures for Division 3 click here.


To view current standings in the three divisions click on this link. Updated 02/05/22


Knock-out - Final Result

All teams playing in the League were entered into the knock-out. This event was handicapped, with a 25 imp bonus per division difference. The schedule is shown in the draw.  

For the KO draw and final results, click here.  Updated 30/06/22

WBU News

Welsh Bridge Union News

The WBU Management Committee has set the fee for annual membership of the WBU at the reduced rate of £10 for the 2022/23 season (commencing April).

There will be NO CHARGE for East Wales area membership.


The WBU Annual General Meeting will be held at 11am on Sunday 10th July (revised date) in The Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. The intention is to hold a 'hybrid' meeting - both face to face and via Zoom.


Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl and President's Cup

The Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl and President's Cup are WBU inter-area events. They are due to be held on the weekend of 9th/10th July, along with the WBU AGM. The venue is the Commodore Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. The Perry Shield is an Open event; the Spickett Bowl is a Ladies' event; and the President's Cup is for players with no more than twenty-five Green points. The bridge runs over two days, with the AGM being held before play on the Sunday.

If you wish to be considered to play for East Wales in any of the above, please apply as a pair to For the President's Cup it will be possible to field different line-ups on the two days so you may apply even if you only wish to play on one day. East Wales will provide a grant of up to £300 for each team as a contribution to travel and accommodation costs.

Closing date for applications for all these events: Wednesday 1st June

Western League

The Western League co-ordinator is Richard Welsford (, who also runs the C Team.

The A and B Teams are selected by Mike Best (


2021/22 Season

This season's Western League has been completed. Thanks to our organisers, Richard Welsford and Mike Best. 


Click here to view 2021/22 players and results.


For A Division standings click here.

For B Division standings click here.

For C Division standings click here.



EWBA Team Knockout

Congratulations to the winners of the EWBA KO Teams - the "Outsiders".  The winning team was made up of Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Gerald Tredinnick, Diane Greenwood and captained by Gilly Clench.

Runners up were the "Chepstow Chancers"  of Dave Smith, Sheila Montgomery, Ray Mardon and their captain Pete Smith.


Click here for full results

Arthur James Bowl

Congratulations to Leighton Williams & Martin David, winners of the Arthur James Bowl. Full result below.   

Beatus Cup

Congratulations to Angela Gilbert & Bob Drinkall, winners of the Beatus Cup. Full result below.   

WBU Teams of Eight Qualifier

Congratulations to Cardiff White, winners of the East Wales heat of the WBU Teams of Eight. Full result below. 

East Wales Congress Swiss Teams

Congratulations to Adam Dunn, Dafydd Jones, Jake Dunn, Martin Jones, Julian Pottage & Tony Ratcliff, winners of the East Wales Congress Swiss Teams. Full result below. 

East Wales Congress Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Tim Barsby & Steve Webb, winners of the East Wales Congress Swiss Pairs.  Full result below. 

East Wales AGM, Arthur James Bowl and Beatus Cup
Gwent Bridge Academy
EWBA Teams of 8
East Wales Congress Swiss Teams
East Wales Congress Swiss Pairs
Sat 9th Jul 2022
Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl and President's Cup
Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells
Sun 10th Jul 2022
WBU AGM and continuation of Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl and President's Cup
Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells