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LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

John Isaacs Cup and Ann Dolan Cup:

both played on Sun 9 May

Please see the adjoining panels for details of these annual regional competitions for any Pairs both members of the WWBA (restricted entry for Ann Dolan).

Laidlaw Murray:

played on Sun 23 May

Please see the adjoining panel for details of this annual Green Pointed competition for any Teams of Four all members of the WWBA.

 

CELTIC CONGRESS:

normally scheduled on late May Bank Holiday weekend

POSTPONED: this event will now run on May 28-29th 2022.

Pembroke invites...

Irene Delahunty has done a fantastic job of encouraging Pembrokeshire players to join online games over the last year.  There are three friendly sessions of play per week and online tuition sessions for Newcomers and Improvers too.  If you may wish to join in, click on this link for more details.

Welcome to the West Wales Area web site
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Reminder

Our Annual General Meeting takes place TODAY,
Sunday 9th May at 10 a.m.

To download a copy of the Secretary's report Click here

i.e. just before the start of our competitions on BBO.

The meeting however will be held on Zoom so you will need a  link in order to attend.

( for security reasons we cannot publish the link here. )

Please contact the area secretary (anthony.k.stevens@gmail.com)  via email
or your club secretary to get the link.

If you have views about our association, this is the time to tell us!

JOHN ISAACS CUP

11am Sunday 9th May, played on BBO

Open Pairs on BBO under WBU rules

Please join us for one of our main regional events, the Open Pairs contest for the John Isaacs Cup - in addition to Green Points there will be cash prizes.  

Entry is £12 per pair via the online registration linked below.

Play under TD Derek Roberts is planned for around 42 boards with a 45min break at the halfway point.

To enter you will need to:

  • get hold of your WBU number and credit card
  • register entry via our secure portal with online payments
  • turn up in good time to register on the day

Click on this link for the event poster

Click on this link for direct online entry via the secure BESS website process  [now live]

Click on this link to download details of registration on the day.

For any queries about this event or process of signing up please contact the Secretary.

ANN DOLAN CUP

11am Sunday 9th May, played on BBO

Open Pairs on BBO under WBU rules

Please join us for one of our popular regional events, the Open Pairs contest for the Ann Dolan Cup - in addition to the cup there will be cash prizes.  Entry is restricted to WWBA members who are currently ranked Distric Master or below, and a little more time is allowed for a more friendly way of enjoying early competitive experience.

Entry is only £10 per pair via the online registration linked below.

Play under TD Derek Roberts is planned for about 36 boards with a 45min break around the halfway point.

To enter you will need to:

  • get hold of your WBU number and credit card
  • register entry via our secure portal with online payments
  • turn up in good time to register on the day

Click on this link for the event poster

Click on this link for direct online entry via the secure BESS website process  [now live]

Click on this link to download details of registration on the day.

For any queries about this event or process of signing up please contact the Secretary.

LAIDLAW MURRAY CUP

11am Sunday 23rd May, played on RealBridge

IMPs scored Teams on RealBridge under WBU rules

Please join us for one of our main regional events, the Teams of Four contest for the Laidlaw Murray Cup - in addition to Green Points there will be cash prizes.  

Entry is £24 per team via the online registration linked below.

Play under TD Frank Coltman is planned for around 42 boards with a 45min break at the halfway point.

To enter you will need to:

  • be a member of a WWBA club
  • get hold of your WBU number and credit card
  • register entry via our secure portal with online payments
  • turn up in good time to register on the day

Click on this link to download the event poster

Click on this link for direct online entry via the secure BESS website process  [now live]

There are opportunities for familiarisation sessions on RealBridge - if interested, or for any queries about this event or the process of signing up please contact the Secretary.

Welsh Cup / Cambria Cup 2021

 The current list of captains of teams in the Welsh Cup is shown below and the draw will be published in late May.  However the organiser, David Stevenson, has had severe email problems and as a result he may have missed someone or even added someone who should not be there.  If you have been omitted or added in error please tell him.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that you send any such correction to both of these eddresses because of his problems.

                                   wbu@blakjak.co.uk                                                bluejak666@outlook.com
 

Adam Dunn

Andrea Knox

Bob Pitts

Chris Pope

David Stevenson

Filip Kurbalija

Julian Pottage

Mieke Deschepper

Steve Jarvis
 

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 The current list of captains of teams in the Cambria Cup is shown below and the draw will be published in late May.  However the organiser, David Stevenson, has had severe email problems and as a result he may have missed someone or even added someone who should not be there.  If you have been omitted or added in error please tell him.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that you send any such correction to both of these eddresses because of his problems.

                                   wbu@blakjak.co.uk                                                bluejak666@outlook.com
 

Ceri Pierce

Eleanor Price

Filip Kurbalija

Gilly Clench

Joy Secular

Maggie Pierce

Paddy Murphy

Tony Haworth
 
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Click here to download details: Welsh Cup

Click here to download details: Cambria Cup

VINCE BEVAN CUP 2020
VINCE BEVAN CUP 2020

Congratulations to Anthony Stevens and Peter Milewski, pictured here with WWBA Chair Gareth Jones, winners of the 2020 online Vince Bevan Cup.  See Resuls panel for full details of the event scores.

Area Mixed Pairs Champions 2020
Area Mixed Pairs Champions 2020

Congratulations to Area Mixed Pairs Champions Keith Richards and Eleanor Price

Playing Online

Perforce many of you will  be turning to the internet to play your favourite game.

To help you on your way, Dave Lea and Tony Haworth have produced a couple of  "how-to" guides to the largest and arguably most comprehensive site for watching and playing bridge online, bridgebase.com. These are available via the home page of the Bridgend club's Bridgewebs site and for convenience also here. Simply click on the links below to access the documents.

BBO Overview

Playing Bridge On BBO

StepBridge User Guide

                             

Bridge under the Microscope

Many will be aware that there is an ongoing academic project based in Glasgow studying bridge and bridge players. An update on recent progress has been released and may be read by clicking on the link below:
Bridge and Covid-19

OSSIE EVANS CUP (Mixed Pairs)

Contratulations to Linda Pinnock and Steve Burgoyne who won after a tightly-fought contest on Sunday 2 May.  They were closely pursued by the defending champions Keith Richards & Eleanor Price, and Gareth Jones & Cindy Middleton.  Keith Davidson & Jennifer Wardell and Martin & Aileen Neilan were the last of the point scorers - the full list of contestants is shown in the Results column.

LADY MILNE

Two players from our region distinguished themselves by some fine play when selected as part of the national Welsh team for this prestigeous event played from 16-18 April.  Lee Collier and Margaret Lane scored +.285 IMPs on the cross-imp comparison of all players which put them 9th out of the international field of 18 pairs.  Well done ladies, and let's hope it bodes well for leading the West Wales charge for the Spickett Bowl in June!

OPEN PAIRS

Congratulations to Steve Jarvis and Mike Baker who gained second spot in the WBU Open Pairs, a 57 board marathon played via BBO on Sunday 14th March.

Congratulations too for fine competitive performances from all the other West Wales players who distinguished themselves including Tony Disley & Adrian Thomas, Kevin Maddox & Tony Haworth, Simon Richards & Simon Gottschalke... full results and hands can be found on the WBU scores website.

GP SWISS PAIRS

Congratulations to the successful players in the Third Annual Green Pointed Swiss Pairs, played on Stepbridge on Saturday 31st October 2020.  In a close finish the winners were Vida Halford and Glyn Williams.  Second placed were Anthony Stevens and Keith Davison.  Third placed were Steve Jarvis and Nick Forrest.  Full results are found by clicking on the relevant heading in the Results column below.

Thanks are offered to Tony Haworth for his fuss-free TD service throughout the day.

Click here to download the Green Points awards list.

Results
Ann Dolan Cup
BBO
Director: Derek Roberts
John Isaacs Open Pairs
BBO
Director: Derek Roberts
Mixed Pairs (Ossie Evans Cup)
BBO
Director: Derek Roberts
West Wales Monday Pairs
West Wales Monday Pairs
#10854 West Wales Monday Pairs
West Wales Monday Pairs
West Wales Monday Pairs
West Wales Monday Pairs
West Wales Monday Pairs
Calendar
23rd May 2021
Laidlaw Murray
RealBridge 11am
Regional premiere GP Teams event!
Director: Frank Coltman