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August Congress 2019

EWBA & WWBA present the


3rd & 4th August 2019

Swiss Pairs on Saturday

Swiss Teams on Sunday

Full details and congress entry form can be downloaded:

2019 East Wales August Congress entry form.docx

EWBA League 2019

EWBA League 2018 - 2019

The aim of the East Wales League is to provide friendly and competitive bridge in a team-of -four league format and we need more teams.

Each team has to play approx 6-8 matches over the winter at roughly one per month.

Cost is just £16 per team for the entire season and the team can contain as many players as you wish.
The league has 3 divisions which can cater for all levels of ability.

Players do not have to be members of the same club or even members of the WBU or EWBA.
If you wish to enter a new team or just need more information, please speak to Steve Webb

2018-19 League table final.xlsx

The Cup Draw has been published and can be seen below. Good luck to all participants

2019 cup draw 8.xlsx

Please contact
Steve Webb
02920 217421

Fixtures for 2019/2020

Many thanks to Steve Webb for organising the Western League for many years!

The new Western League co-ordinator is now Richard Welsford, who will also organise the C Team.

The A Team will be selected by Mike Best and the B Team by Jason He.


Versus Home/Away Date Result



15th Sept 2019




21st Sept 2019



Ross 29th Sept 2019




14th Dec 2019




12th Jan 2020




21st March 2020




May 2020


Western League Division 1
Western League Division 2
Western League Division 3

Teams of Eight Final
Teams of Eight Final

The Teams of Eight final was held in Crossgates on Sunday 16th June. Winners were the Cardiff Red team with Aida Aris & Sue Ingham, Nalini Dewan & Jason He, Gwynn Davis & Chris Rochelle and Tim Barsby & Steve Webb. Helen Houston was playing in the qualifying round. Congratulations to all!

Full results can be found here.

Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl & President's cup

The three events took place in Whitchurch, Cardiff, on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June. The Perry Shield was won by our East Wales team, comprising of  Filip Kurbalija (Captain) & Tony Ratcliff, Mike Best & Mark Roderick and Sue Ingham & Gwynn Davis. The East Wales team taking part in the Spickett, Maggie Pierce (Captain) & Ceri Pierce, Sarah Amos & Mrunalini Dewan and Helen Houston & Mia Deschepper, were second. Our team in the President's Cup, Keith Edwards & Mike Clarke, Sarah Penny & Arthur Matheson and Veronica Burroughs & Martin Joseph were also second. Congratulations to all!

Also many thanks to Helen Houston for organising a 1st class buffet! 

EWBA AGM & Arthur James

The Arthur James Pairs took place on Sunday 28th April in Gwent Bridge Academy. It made for a very enjoyable day with a fabulous buffet at lunchtime, prepared by Helen Houston with the help of several other players. Many thanks for this wonderful effort!

The AGM took place after lunch. Minutes of the meeting will follow. Prizes were awarded to the winners of the various EWBA competitions during the past year. This year the Victor Ludorum price went joinly to Susan Ingham and Gwynn Davies. This price is awarded to the individual with the highest score when the results of the Arthur James Bowl, the Mixed Pairs, the Stan Berger and the Patrick Jourdain are combined.

The Arthur James was won by Susan Ingham & Gwynn Davies with 62.35%. Joint second were Chris Rochelle & Simon Gottshalk and Tim Barsby & Steve Webb with 57.29%. The Beatus cup was awarded to Margaret Harrop & Anna O'Brian. Full results can be found here:

Arthur James Combined results

Arthur James Session One results

Arthur James Session Two results

Winners Arthur James Pairs

Susan Ingham & Gwynn Davies

Winners Arthur James Pairs
Winners Beatus Cup

Margaret Harrop & Anna O'Brian

Winners Beatus Cup
EWBA Restricted Pairs
EWBA Restricted Pairs

Congratulations to Mike Clarke & Guy Thomas for winning the EWB Restricted Pairs with an impressive 68.90% in Cardiff Bridge Club on Monday 8th April. Please click here for full results.

EWBA Mixed Pairs
EWBA Mixed Pairs

Winners of the EWBA Mixed Pairs, played in Gwent Bridge Academy on Sunday 7th April, were Glena Roberts & Liam Sheridan with 57.84%. In close second were Mike Best & Mia Deschepper with 57.60%. Many congratulations! Please click here for full results.

EWBA Mixed Pairs
EWBA Mixed Pairs

Mike Best & Mia Deschepper, second in the EWBA Mixed Pairs.

Claret Jug Winners - Gwent
Claret Jug Winners - Gwent

Congratulations to Kate Walker and John Walker for winning the Claret Jug for Gwent 2019!

Champion of Champions 17th March

Congratulations to Tony Ratcliff and Julian Pottage for becoming the Welsh Champion of Champions, scoring 67.69%. They were representing the West Wales club Bridgend. Two East Wales pairs came in the top six: Rob Charlesworth and Tony Haworth were (Pencoed) 2nd with 62.35% and Mike Pownall and Mia Deschepper (Cardiff) came 3rd with 59.78%. This new event was a great success. All participants very much enjoyed it and are keen for it to take place again. We hope that every East Wales club will be able to send their champions next year.

Full results can be found here.

Cardiff Blue win the East Wales qualifier for the WBU Teams of 8

Click on "latest results" above for full details.


WBU Mixed Pairs 24 Feb 2019

Congratulations to Eric Cummings and Ceri Pierce, the overall winners with 63.15%. They also won the East Wales Section. Other successful East Wales pairs included Liz Atkinson and Chris Rochelle (4th overall  with 60.59%) and Joy Secular and John Salisbury (6th with 59.4%). Click on the Mixed Pairs Result lower down this column for the full East Wales results.

Claret Jug Winners - Barrivale
Claret Jug Winners - Barrivale

Congratulations to Noelle Bond and Dave Thomas for winning the Claret Jug for Barrivale 2019!


EWBA Congress Swiss Teams Feb 2019
EWBA Congress Swiss Teams Feb 2019

WBU President Sarah Amos presented the winners, Alex Maddocks, Warner Solomon, Jim Grant and Stefan Lindfors with the splendid Liz Commins Crystal Bowl. They won the Saturday Swiss as well as the overall event. The Sunday Swiss winners were Mike Best, Philip Felman, Kevin Maddox and Tony Howarth, pictured below. For all the Congress results, click on the link to Winter Congress in the Results sectiom, below.

Claret Jug Winners - Cardiff

Claret Jug Winners - Crickhowell

WBU Graded Masters

WBU Graded Masters Pairs

Congratulations to Filip and Diane Kurbalija for winning Section 1 of the Graded Masters.

The final results for all divisions can be found here

Cambria and Welsh Cup Results

The Welsh and Cambria Cup Results are now updated on the WBU Bridgewebs site below

Good luck to the South Area players who are still in the game.

EWBA Prizewinners 2017-2018

Prizes and trophies were presented at the AGM on Sunday 29th April 2018

The Julius Ernst Shield for Restricted Teams (No Fear Event)

First: Mike Clarke, Ceri Mowatt, Mary Atkins, Guy Thomas

Second: David Knight, Herrick Westcott, Joan Westcott, Sidney Nam

The East Wales Mixed Pairs Championship

First: Marion Shewell & Brian Harding

Second: Simon Gottschalk & Liz Atkinson

The Stan Berger Open Pairs Championship of East Wales

First: Filip & Diane Kurbalija 

Second: Trevor Towers & Geoff Evans

The Patrick Jourdain Open Teams Championship of East Wales

First: Ann & Mike Hirst, Diane & Filip Kurbalija

Second: Sue Ingham, Gwynn Davis, Liz Atkinson, Chris Rochelle

The East Wales Restricted Pairs (No Fear Event)

First: Philip Ansell & Mary Morse

Second: Penney Saunders & Arthur Sylvester

The Arthur James Bowl Open Pairs 2017

First: Sue Ingham & Gwynn Davis

Second: Tony Ratcliff & Julian Pottage

Jack Beatus Cup (Restricted Pairs) 2017

Tony Harris & John James



EWBA Teams of 8 Combined
Mixed Pairs
EWBA Sunday
EWBA Winter Congress Saturday
Graded Masters
Gwent BA
Sat 3rd Aug 2019
EWBA Summer Congress Pairs
Lysaught Institute, Newport
Sun 4th Aug 2019
EWBA Summer Congress Teams
Lysaught Institute, Newport