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Christine Smith is WWBA Webmaster

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Welcome to the West Wales Area web site
2023 WBU Champion of Champions
WWBA pairs took the first 2 places in this year's WBU Champion of Champions!! 
The winners were Tim Dean & Peter Milewski from Pembroke (pictured left), followed by Tony Haworth & Janet Richards from Porthcawl. 
Well done!!

The following Tips/Conventions are classified as follows:

* - for improving players who want to come above average in the club.

** - for players who want to win their club championship or compete in 'tournament bridge'

*** - for more established players aspiring to win an area or national event

*Benjaminised Acol 

*Ogust Responses To Weak-Two Opener PRINT  

*Negative Doubles  PRINT  

*Opening With Five Clubs And Five Spades PRINT  

**Jacoby 2NT Responses To 1 Major PRINT  

**Five Card (Puppet) Stayman PRINT

New Regulations - effective from 1 Sept 22
The EBU recently announced some changes to its Regulations
                                                              (which the WBU automatically adopts). 

The full changes can be viewed on the WBU website 'Publications' page.

The only significant change is the 'Blue Book' - the more important points to be aware of
are in 'Announcing' and definition of 'Strong Hands', which are summarised in
The full Announcing and Alerting info can be viewed at


Virtual "Porthcawl" Congress 2023

Congratulations to Stefan Lindfors & Ian Walsh, winners of the Red Dragon Championship Pairs for the second year running!  It was a close competition this year with Margaret Lane & Lee Collier hot on their heels in 2nd place and Fu Cheung & Viking Yuen 3rd.

Sadly this was the only event we were actually able to run; like last year the Swiss Teams event planned for the Saturday attracted insufficient entries and had to be cancelled sad

Many thanks to Sarah and her team at IBEx for organising and running the event for us once more.

Hopefully next year we will be able to return to the traditional full weekend of Face to Face bridge -

Watch this space!

2023 Vince Bevan Pairs

Congratulations to Gareth Jones & Lee Collier eventual winners of the 2023 Vince Bevan Pairs trophy, with Tim Dean & Peter Milewski closely following in 2nd place.  Tim & Peter had been in the lead until the last round....hard luck guys!

Many thanks to Dave Nicklin for organising and directing an enjoyable day's bridge.

Full results below

2023 GP Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Kevin Maddox and Tony Haworth this year's winners, shown above with WWBA President, Steve Jarvis.  Kevin & Tony made a strong start, and despite a valiant effort from Tony Disley & Simon Richards, who shared the lead going into the last round, held on to win by 9 VPs.  In 2nd place were Chris & Angela Overton followed by Tony Cookson & Wayne Jenkins in 3rd, Tony Disley & Simon Richards 4th.

It is great to see that F2F competition numbers are improving at last - with almost twice as many pairs today compared with this event last year, so rapidly heading for pre-Covid levels.  Keep up the good work! 

Many thanks to our ATO Dave Nicklin for organising and directing this highly popular event.

Full results below.

Director: Sarah Amos
WWBA Vince Bevan Pairs
Llanarthne Village Hall
Director: Dave
GP Swiss Pairs
Tumble Hall
Director: Dave Nicklin
AGM/John Isaac/Ann Dolan Pairs
Tumble Hall
Director: Sarah Amos
Laidlaw Murray Teams of Four
Tumble Hall
Director: Sarah
Mixed Pairs
PORTHCAWL CONGRESS (GP Championship Pairs)
Director: Sarah Amos
Director: Sarah Amos
Vince Bevan Cup
Tumble Hall
Director: Sarah
Vince Bevan Session 2
Director: Sarah
4th Feb 2024
WWBA Mixed Pairs (Ossie Evans Cup)
Llanarthne Village Hall 11am
Director: Chris Rawlings
17th Mar 2024
Laidlaw Murray - WWBA Teams of Four
Tumble Hall 11am
Director: Sarah Amos
12th May 2024
WWBA AGM/John Isaac/Ann Dolan Pairs
Tumble Hall 11am
Director: Dave Nicklin