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Christine Smith is WWBA Webmaster

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Coming Up....

WWBA Vince Bevan Pairs

Sunday 29th Oct, 11am

At Llanarthne Village Hall

                         Hold the date!!

Welcome to the West Wales Area web site

(aka Celtic Women's Pairs)

Monday 2nd October 2023 at 6.45pm

click for RealBridge link

  Please support this friendly monthly event, started in 2021 by Gilly Clench, which offers a great introduction to women's competitions. 

 It is held alternately on RealBridge and BBO (See Joining Instructions).
WWBA Vince Bevan Championship Pairs
Booking & Payment Info         Entries
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!!
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


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.

John Isaac Pairs

Emer Disley & Tony Haworth (2023 John Isaac winners)
with WWBA Chair, Steve Jarvis.

For the first time since 2019 we were able to hold our AGM and John Isaac GP Pairs competition face to face. Ably directed by Sarah Amos, nineteen pairs pairs battled it out with Emer & Tony finishing just ahead of Chris & Angela Overton in 2nd place, with Simon Richards & Tony Disley hot on their heels in 3rd.  it was good to see that numbers for the John Isaac were almost back to pre-Covid levels, though sadly we had to cancel the Ann Dolan Novice event through lack of support. 

Come on Novices, let's see if we can get the Ann Dolan back up and running next year!

Full results below:             Congratulations to the winners!

Laidlaw Murray 2023

Congratulations to Peter Milewski, Tim Dean, Mike Baker & Steve Jarvis, worthy winners of this year's Laidlaw Murray Cup for teams of four.
In close second came Tony Ratcliff, Julian Pottage, Simon Richards & Tony Disley,
followed by Ian Grove, Bob Alderdice, Christine Smith & Eleanor Price in third.
Nine teams enjoyed a great day's face to face bridge at Tumble, ably directed, as ever, by Sarah Amos. 
Thank you Sarah and well done everyone!

Full Results below.

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
WWBA GP Swiss Pairs
Llanarthne Village Hall
Director: Sarah
Director: IBEx
29th Oct 2023
WWBA Vince Bevan Pairs
Llanarthne Village Hall 11am
Director: Dave Nicklin
4th Feb 2024
WWBA Mixed Pairs (Ossie Evans Cup)
Llanarthne Village Hall 11am
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