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Welcome to the West Wales Area web site
FORTHCOMING EVENTS!

At the start of the emergency all local, regional and national face-to-face events were cancelled.  This remains the picture for the foreseeable future, but the Bridge world cannot stop...

We are moving the following events into online games, so please note the dates for your diary and try to support as many as you can!

Vince Bevan Cup: Saturday 10th October, 11am prompt start on BBO
This is a Western regional Green Point Pairs with entries restricted to members of the WWBA regional clubs.  Details tbc, but it is anticipated that entry will be £5pp with a likely play of around 40 boards.

WWBA Swiss Pairs: Saturday 31st October, 11am prompt start on Stepbridge
This is a WWBA Green Point Open Pairs event with entries open to all members of the WBU.  Details tbc shortly, but it is anticipated that we will likely play around 42-48 boards in two sessions with a one hour break.

Porthcawl Congress: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November, played on BBO
This is a WWBA Green Point Congress with entries open to all members of the WBU.  Details tbc, but it is anticipated that we will attempt to play similar sessions to those played in previous ftf meetings - ie, Ladies' Pairs, Men's Pairs, and Teams.

This preliminary announcment will be fleshed out with full details as soon as possible, so please check back in a week.

Anthony Stevens
Hon Sec
14th September 2020

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

                               

Area Mixed Pairs Champions 2020
Area Mixed Pairs Champions 2020

Congratulations to Area Mixed Pairs Champions Keith Richards and Eleanor Price

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

WBU AGM

The WBU national AGM, which was delayed due
to Coronavirus, will be held online by ZOOM on

Sunday 11th October at Midday
Login from 11.45am.

A link to the Agenda, papers and instructions on how to register will follow as soon as these are available from the WBU.

Results
West Wales Pairs
ONLINE EVENT: BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
West Wales Pairs
BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
West Wales Pairs
BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
Teams of Eight Qualifiers
Tumble Hall
Director: Ian Raynes
Mixed Pairs
Tumble Hall
Director: G. Norris
Graded Pairs Section 1
Director: A.Haworth
Graded Pairs Sect 2
Director: Various
Graded Pairs Sect 3
Director: Various
Graded Pairs Sect 4
Director: Various
Championship Teams Qualifying
Calendar
28th Sep 2020
West Wales Pairs
ONLINE EVENT: BBO 7.30pm
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
10th Oct 2020
Vince Bevan Cup
ONLINE PAIRS: BBO
Director: Sarah Amos
11th Oct 2020
WBU AGM
Zoom (online) 12 noon
Login from 11.45am
31st Oct 2020
Swiss Pairs (GPs)
ONLINE EVENT: Stepbridge
Director: Tony Haworth
27th Nov 2020
Porthcawl Congress 27/28/29th. November
ONLINE EVENT: BBO