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Entries now called for this year's

GREEN POINT PORTHCAWL CONGRESS

See link to poster in upcoming event article on right. This will require you to register and pay online. Please note pre-registration & payment are essential to play in this event: unlike most online games
you will not be able to join just prior to the start.

Welcome to the West Wales Area web site
PORTHCAWL VIRTUAL CONGRESS!

At the start of the emergency all face-to-face events were cancelled, but the Bridge world cannot stop...

Travel is no handicap in online games, so please support as many as you can!

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 and other domestic Bridge unions. The programme of events is as extensive as ever, with Green Points being awarded at the National Scale for both the major Pairs and Teams events.  There are also subsidiary Mixed, Mens, Ladies and Novice Pairs events.

Please click here to view the brochure.

Click here to use the online entry form for all events, or address all queries to Irene Thomas.

Anthony Stevens
Hon Sec
1st November 2020

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

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
West Wales Pairs
BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
West Wales Pairs
BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
#53229 West Wales Monday Pairs
West Wales Pairs
BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
Swiss Pairs (GPs)
ONLINE EVENT: Stepbridge
Director: Tony Haworth
West Wales Pairs
BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
#84500 West Wales Monday Pairs
West Wales Pairs
ONLINE EVENT: BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
West Wales Pairs
ONLINE EVENT: BBO
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
Vince Bevan Cup
ONLINE PAIRS: BBO
Director: Sarah Amos
Calendar
27th Nov 2020
Porthcawl Congress 27/28/29th. November
ONLINE EVENT: BBO
30th Nov 2020
West Wales Pairs
BBO 7.30pm
Director: Anthony Stevens / Steve Jarvis
12th Dec 2020
Welsh Cup Final
Online 1100
Director: Sarah Amos
13th Dec 2020
Cambria Cup Final
Online 1100
Director: Sarah Amos