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Winner EWBA February Congress


Junior bridge news


New starting time Teams of 8 heat

Latest EWBA League results

Latest EWBA League Knock-out table


Teams of 8 Heat


Cork Congress winners

Latest EWBA League results

MoM last EWBA committee meeting

EWBA No fear pairs

WBU news

Our chairman, Geoff Evans, attended a WBU committee meeting on 16th September, the minutes of which can be downloaded here. If you want more detailed information, please look on the WBU website.

Junior Bridge
Junior Bridge

On 6th february, in preperation for the Junior Camrose, many of the Thursday evening players paired up with the juniors. The evening was a great success and gave the youngsters a taste of playing in a larger field against more experienced opposition. Thanks to everyone who gave their time and patience and hopefully another evening like this will be organised in future.

EWBA Committee Meeting
EWBA Committee Meeting

The next committee meeting will take place in Cardiff Bridge Club on Thursday 16th January at 3pm. 
All clubs are invited to send a representative to attend the meeting.

Minutes of the previous meeting can be found here.

Agenda for the coming meeting can be found here.

WBU Master Points

Master Points by Name - Updated Aug 2018
Master Point Log In

West of England Events

16-17 MAY

Avon Green Pointed Swiss Weekend

Venue - Thornbury Leisure Centre

Saturday Swiss Pairs, Sunday Swiss Teams

Brochure can be found here.

Welcome to East Wales Bridge Association
Junior Camrose

The Junior Camrose was played on 14th-16th February in the University of South Wales campus in Newport. Wales put forward a Junior Camrose team (under 26) and two Peggy Bayer teams (under 21). The atmosphere was excellent with members of opposing teams happily mixing and making it a weekend of great enjoyment and fun. The results for Wales are no surprise. Half of our Junior Camrose team are still relative beginners with limited experience and have not received anything like the extensive support and training that the other teams have had. The two Peggy Bayer teams are complete beginners who joined during the Cardiff University Fresher’s Fair in October. Many believed it was ‘a waste of time’ to send these teams to the event. I went along as captain of one of the Peggy Bayer teams and I must admit that I was concerned that being annihilated match after match would put them off the game entirely. However, the outcome was just the opposite. With every defeat, the players’ self-confidence, enthusiasm and resilience seemed to increase and they came away from the weekend with the absolute determination to do better next year. I have seen many seasoned players crumbling under the pressure and disappointment of a bad set, so the effect this tough experience has had on these young people is remarkable, and they deserve all the support and help they can get for the future!

New Events Calender!


The South-West of England regions, in cooperation with the EWBA, have set up an events calendar which endeavours to list all events in all the partaking regions. This new calendar can be accessed through the new tab 'Regional Events E-Wales & SW-England', found in the list of tabs on the top left of the EWBA homepage.

WBU Mixed Pairs
WBU Mixed Pairs
Teams of 8 Heat

 Alert !

Start time has been changed to 12 noon!

Teams of 8 Heat
EWBA League 2019

The 2019-2020 EWBA League season is now under way. We are delighted that three new teams have joined, bringing the total number of teams to 19. We wish them all an enjoyable season.

Latest results: EWBA League 2019-2020

Find below the fixture lists for all divisions:

Updated EWBA Teams Knock-out Draw 2020

EWBA League Div 1 Fixture List 2019-2020

EWBA League Div 2 Fixture List 2019-2020

EWBA League Div 3 Fixture List 2019-20

Further info:

EWBA League Results Report 2019-2020

EWBA League Rules

For more information, please contact
Adrian Trickey

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 Place Date Result Players




A-team: won 20-0

B-team : lost 3-17

C-team: lost 1-19

A: Tony Ratcliffe & Julian Pottage, Susan Ingham & Gwynn Davies

B: Tim Barsby & Steve Webb, Kath Fewster & Bill Parkinson

C:Jacob Collins & Ron Thompson, Keith Edwards & Mike Clarke, Jo Copping & Chris Forbes, Sarah Penny & Arthur Matheston




A-team: won 15-5

B-team: lost 8-12

C-team: won 12-8

A: Tony Ratcliffe & Julian Pottage, Kevin Maddox & Mike Best

B: Marion Shewell & Peter Smith, Kath Fewster & Bill Parkinson

C: Enid Snelgrove & Alan Snelgrove, Keith Edwards & Mike Clarke


Ross-on-Wye 29/09/2019

A-team: won 15-5

B-team: lost 10-10

C-team: won 18-2

A: Mark Roderick & Mike Best, Tony Ratcliff & Filip Kurbalija

B: Marion Shewell & Peter Smith, Helen Houston & Tim Barsby

C: Sheila Montgomery & Ray Mardon, John Dewsnap & Iain Brisbane




A-team: won 18-2

B-team: lost 4-16

C-team: lost 3-17

A: Tony Ratcliff & Julian Pottage, Susan Ingham & Gwynn Davies

B-team: Linda Pinnock & Steve Burgoyne, Kath Fewster & William Parkinson

C-team: Hazel Rudland & Laurie Delmonte, Enid & Alan Snelgrove




A-team: lost 3-17

B-team: won 12-8

C-team: won 16-4

Team A: Tony Disley & Simon Richards, Mike Best & Kevin Maddox

Team B: Tim Barsby & Steve Webb, Helen Houston & Nalini Dewan

C-team: Sheila Montgomery & Ray Mardon, John Dewsnap & Iain Brisbane












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

Congratulations to Liz Commins & David Stevenson and Mark Roderick & Patrick Murphy for winning the EWBA February congress A final. Second in the A final were Diane & Filip Kurbalija and Graham Kirby & Jeremy Dhondy.

Helen Wildsmith & Tim Chanter and Graham Pollack & Andrew Whittome won the open teams final with second Louise & Norman Selway and Helen Houston & Steve Webb.

Winners Restricted Teams

Congratulations to Richard Stevenson & Greg Howell and Jean Chuter & John Mayo for winning the EWBA restricted teams competition.

It was a very succesful event with 14 teams competing.

Claret Jug 2019-2020 Crickhowell
Claret Jug 2019-2020 Crickhowell

Congratulations to Joan Parry & Di Cule for winning the Crickhowell Claret Jug this yeat!

WBU Graded Masters

WBU Graded Masters Pairs

Congratulations to Adrian Thomas & Tony Disley for winning Section 1 of the Graded Masters.

Also congratulations to East Wales players Richard Welsford & Michael Jones for winning Section 4.

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

Claret Jug Winner Lisvane
Claret Jug Winner Lisvane

Congratulations to Elizabeth Nam & Alastair Jinks for winning the Claret Juge in Lisvane!

EWBA Mixed Pairs
EWBA Mixed Pairs

The EWBA mixed pairs competition took place in Cardiff bridge club on Saturday 9th November. Congratulations to winners Sue Ingham & Gwynn Davies!

Patrick Jourdain Teams

It was sad to see only six teams turned up to play in this very enjoyable event in Newport. First were Mike Best & Geoff Evans with Kevin Maddox & Tony Haworth, followed by Ceri Pierce & Aida Aris with Debbie & Simon Richards. Congratulations to all!

Claret Jug 2019 - Chepstow
Claret Jug 2019 - Chepstow

Congratulations to Sheila Montgomery and Ray Mardon for winning this year's Claret Jug in Chepstow.

Stan Berger Winners
Stan Berger Winners

The Stan Berger, played in Cardiff on Sunday 8th September, was won by Tim Barsby & Steve Webb, with Sarah Amos & Geoff Evans coming second and Mia Deschepper & Trevor Towers third. Congratulations to all!

Winners August Congress Swiss Teams
Winners August Congress Swiss Teams

Winners of the August Congress 2019 were Tim Reece, John Salisbury, Tony Ratcliff & Julian Pottage. Congratulations!

Winners August Congress Swiss Pairs
Winners August Congress Swiss Pairs

Winners of the August Swiss Pairs 2019 were Aoife Machale & Peter Goodman. Congratulations!

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
Winners Beatus Cup

Margaret Harrop & Anna O'Brian

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.

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.

EWBA February Open Teams Overall
EWBA February Congress A Final
EWBA Teams Qualifier Yellow
EWBA Teams Qualifier Blue Overall
Thursday Teams
Sun 23rd Feb 2020
WBU Mixed Pairs
Cardiff Bridge Club
Sun 1st Mar 2020
Teams of 8 Heat
Gwent Bridge Academy
Sun 26th Apr 2020
Arthur James & AGM
Cardiff Bridge Club