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Many thanks to Mike Tedd for providing material on the early days of Porthcawl Congress. Our website already contained some information on the more recent years, but there is a huge gap between 1945 and 2008!!  If anyone has any pictures/posters/programmes etc for the intervening years which we could include, then I would be delighted if they could email me.

Christine Smith (Webmaster)

Click here to email Chris

George Ellis R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of George Ellis on Sunday 9th June 2024, at the age of 91.  George had been Treasurer of Swansea Bridge Club for many years and was well liked both as a player and a regular Director.  He will be dearly missed.

We send our condolences to Barbara and the family.

WWBA Events.....

WWBA Swiss Pairs
Sunday 15th September, 11am
At Llanarthne Village Hall
 
WWBA Vince Bevan Pairs
Sunday 27th October, 11am
At Llanarthne Village Hall
 
75th Anniversary Porthcawl Congress
Fri 1st - Sunday 3rd November
At The Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl
 

                         Hold the dates!!

Welcome to the West Wales Area web site
NOW BOOKING - F2F Porthcawl Congress

WBU & WEST WALES BRIDGE ASSOCIATION

75th Anniversary Porthcawl Congress

Incorporating

Porthcawl Winter Holiday Congress

SEABANK HOTEL, PORTHCAWL, CF36 3LU

Friday 1ST to Sunday 3RD NOVEMBER 2024

WBU Green Points for main congress Swiss events

WBU Local points for all other events

Prizes for best scores in all sessions

Chief TD & Congress Organiser

SARAH AMOS

Email: sarahamostd@gmail.com  *   Phone: 07930 503746

Brochure with Full details and entry form

GP Congress Entry Link          Holiday Congress Entry Link

Here are details of Accommodation bookings for the Seabank Porthcawl, you can pay in full (cancellation for a full refund possible up to 1st September 2024) or a deposit for now (£50 pp) and the balance due by 1st September 2024.  It is vital that we have good numbers staying at the Hotel if the Congress is to be a success. Remember this is great value for a top Hotel : £158 pp for 2 nights Dinner B&B (in a single/double/twin room) and a light lunch on Sunday!  Double rooms for single occupancy - £214.

Lee Collier is handling booking reservations for the Seabank. 

Please complete the following form to let her know your room requirements and then make payment to “West Wales Bridge Association”

EITHER online to the WWBA account: Sort code:16-33-09, A/c:14339391, Ref: SEABANK (followed by your SURNAME)

       OR by cheque to
             Lee Collier, The Old Post Office, Jeffreyston, Kilgetty,  
                                           Pembrokeshire SA68 0RE
Porthcawl Library
Following the closure of the Porthcawl Bridge Club, the extensive library of Tutorials, Tips, and Conventions previously held on that site has now been re-homed on this site.
See side panel for detailed contents.
2024 John Isaac Pairs

After a closely fought competition this year's winners of the John Isaac Cup were Peter Milewski & Tim Dean, pictured above with WWBA Chair Steve Jarvis. Steve and his partner Mike Baker were not far behind, in second place, with last year's winners, Tony Haworth & Emer Disley, hot on their heels in third.  These three pairs were well in the lead at the lunch break and no-one was able to catch up with them in the afternoon session.  Congratulations to all three pairs!  Many thanks to our ATO, Dave Nicklin, for organising and directing this event, including a most enjoyable buffet lunch.

Unfortunately, once again we were unable to run the Ann Dolan competition, due to lack of entries sad.....maybe next year??

Full results below,

2024 Laidlaw Murray Cup

Congratulations to Tony Haworth & Kevin Maddox, Mike Best & Simon Richards, winners of this year's Laidlaw Murray Teams of Four, pictured above with WWBA  Chairman Steve Jarvis. In second place were Viking Yuen & Fu Cheung, John Salisbury & Joy Seculer, with last year's winners Mike Baker & Steve Jarvis, Tim Dean & Peter Milewski in third.

Ten teams took part in an enjoyable day's bridge at Tumble, efficiently directed by Sarah Amos. Thank you Sarah! 

Full results below.

Ossie Evans Cup 2024

Congratulations to Adrian Trickey & Mrunalini Dewan, winners of the WWBA Mixed Pairs competition held at Llanarthne.  Adrian & Nalini were followed by Vida Halford & Glyn Williams, with Tim Dean & Pam Evans in 3rd place.  An enjoyable days bridge was had by all.  Many thanks to our ATO, Dave Nicklin, for organising and directing.

Full results below.

Results
WWBA AGM/John Isaac/Ann Dolan Pairs
Tumble Hall
Director: Dave
Laidlaw Murray - WWBA Teams of Four
Tumble Hall
Director: Sarah
Laidlaw Murray Teams S1
Laidlaw MurrayTeams S2
WWBA Mixed Pairs (Ossie Evans Cup)
Llanarthne Village Hall
Director: Dave
"VIRTUAL" PORTHCAWL CONGRESS - GP Championship Pairs
BBO
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
Calendar
15th Sep 2024
WWBA Swiss Pairs
Llanarthne Village Hall 11am
27th Oct 2024
WWBA Vince Bevan Pairs
Llanarthne Village Hall 11am
1st Nov 2024
Porthcawl Congress
Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl
Director: Sarah Amos
2nd Nov 2024
Porthcawl Congress
Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl
Director: Sarah Amos
3rd Nov 2024
Porthcawl Congress
Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl
Director: Sarah Amos