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EWBA Committee Meeting

The next EWBA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday the 16th November at 12:00 noon. 


Sophie Cunningham

Upcoming non-EWBA events

Dorset have an Online – Realbridge, Blue Pointed Multiple Teams event, Weymouth & Hardwick Cups, on Sunday, 20th November, commencing at 11.00am.

Full details here


WBU Newsletter





Welcome to East Wales Bridge Association
Western League - new season 2022-23

Western League Bridge

Come and try it: You may even enjoy it

The Western League is made up of 8 counties, Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and East Wales.

We play 7 matches, roughly once a month from September to April.

We play online on Realbridge on a Saturday from 2pm-5.30pm, playing 24 boards, made up of two stanzas of 12 boards each

the match dates are :

  ♠   ♣  24/9,  5/11,  3/12,  14/1,  4/2,  11/3,  1/4   ♣ 

We enter 3 teams, an A, B and C team. Each has a criteria for selection, but the C team is the starting point and you and your partner need to be below Premier Regional Master (50 greens).

It is a friendly and enjoyable way of spending a Saturday afternoon and whilst reasonably competitive, offers a good start for regular club players if they haven’t experienced team competition before. You can earn green points or parts of green points for each match you win.

The current C team comprises John Dewsnap, Iain Brisbane, Mike Clarke, Keith Edwards, Enid Snelgrove, Alan Snelgrove, Ann Kelly, Bob Hellier, Michael Jones and Richard Welsford.

We would welcome new pairs to put themselves forward to join us.

We will try and ensure that each pair plays at least one game in the season, but if we are inundated with new pairs, this may need to be spread over a couple of seasons

If you and your partner would like to put your names forward, please send your details, name, email address, phone number, club and ranking to Richard Welsford, (

Pairs who are interested in playing in the A or B team in the league should contact Mike Best.  Both are keen to attract new recruits. 

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

The A and B Teams are selected by Mike Best (

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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 League and Knock-out 2022/23
EWBA League and Knock-out 2022/23

The East Wales League and Knock-out competitions are run by Mia Deschepper:
The 2022/23 teams are as follows
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Archway (Chepstow)

One Off In a Laydown 

Cardiff All Stars

Chepstow Chancers


Penarth Menagerie

Royal Bulawayo

Rhiwbina Diamonds

Rhiwbina Ruffnecks

Brecon Bees

Newport Dragons

Chepstow Archers

The Allsorts

Bedwas on Tour


A Bridge Too Far

Ace of Clubs



Bees Buddies


Lisvane Lemmings


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.


Knock-out - First Round Draw

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

For the KO draw, click here.  Updated 16/10/22

URGENT - Junior Bridge
URGENT - Junior Bridge

Urgent - Junior Bridge

In 30 years there may be few people left to play bridge against in Wales, as we are an aging population with hardly enough youngsters to field a Junior Team.  This has GOT to change, so please help if you possibly can.

Volunteers to help mentor or coach new young players needed.

Can you let me know if you are able to help in any way please.  It is time to give something back.  02920 615245 / 07877 460847


EWBA League 2022 final report

The 2021-2022 season of the EWBA League has come to an end. The winners are:

Division 1: THE OUTSIDERS, with Gilly Clench, Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Gerald Tredinnick and Diane Greenwood.

Division 2: CHEPSTOW CHANCERS, with Pete Smith, Dave Smith, Sheila Montgomery and Ray Mardon.

Division 3: RHIWBINA RUFFNECKS, with Roger Wright, John Basford, Dennis Lansing and Gill Lansing.

Final results can be downloaded here


Each winning team will receive £50 prize money, to be presented at the next AGM.

The winners of the EWBA knock-out were division 1 leader THE OUTSIDERS, with Gilly Clench, Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Gerald Tredinnick and Diane Greenwood. Congratulations on a double win! Again, the prize of £50 will be presented at the AGM.


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.



Western League - Game week 2

EWBA Teams scored a win over Somerset on Saturday 5th November with two out of our three teams scoring a victory.

A Team:  Sue Ingham, Gwynn Davis with Tony Ratcliff, Julian Pottage. Won 15-5
B Team:  Helen Houston Nalini Dewan with Tim Barsby Steve Webb. Lost 7-13
C Team: Mike Clarke, Keith Edwards and John Dewsnap, Iain Brisbane. Win 16-4

Well done all.

East Wales Congress Swiss Teams
East Wales Congress Swiss Teams

Congratulations to Richard Lingham & Vivienne Mably, Ann Slee & Graham Hoare, winners of the East Wales Congress Swiss Teams. Full result below. 

East Wales Congress Swiss Pairs
East Wales Congress Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Richard Plackett & Mia Deschepper, winners of the East Wales Congress Swiss Pairs.  Full result below. 

EWBA Pair Victory in Eastbourne
EWBA Pair Victory in Eastbourne

Congratulations to Richard Plackett and Mia Deschepper on winning the Swiss Pairs Championshiop at the EBU's summer festival of Bridge at Eastbourne.

The pairs event was played over two days and attracted a very strong feild making the victory all the more amazing.

Final results here

Claret Jug Winners
Claret Jug Winners

Congratulations to Phil Reed and Ann Jeremiah, winners of this year's Claret Jug competition at Crickhowell Bridge Club.

Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl - Winners

EWBA Teams won both the Perry Shield and Spickett Bowl in a dramatic final in Llandrindod Wells, that saw both teams snatching victory in the last round of the match.

Congratulations to Gwynn Davis (Capt) & Susan Ingham, Steve Webb & Tim Barsby, Sophie Cunningham & Paul Cunningham, winners of the Perry Shield.

Congratulations to Helen Houston (Capt) & Mrunalini Dewan, Gilly Clench & Mel Thomas, Angela Gilbert & Jo Copping, winners of the Spickett Bowl


Perry Shield, Spickett Bowl - Winners
WBU Teams of 8 finals
WBU Teams of 8 finals

Congratulations to Penarth + for winning the final of the WBU Teams of 8 

The winning team comprised Mike Tedd & John SalisburyAdrian Trickey & Simon Brindle, Jennifer Wardell & Mrunalini Dewan, and Richard Stevenson & Rosemary Allen

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.   

GP Swiss Teams
GP Swiss Pairs
Patrick Jourdain Teams Overall
Patrick Jourdain Teams
Sun 11th Dec 2022
EWBA mixed pairs
Cardiff Bridge Club 11am
 Click for more information