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WOMEN’S BRIDGE

(aka Celtic Women's Pairs)

Monday 6th February 2023 at 6.45pm

on BBO (See Joining Instructions)

  Please support this friendly monthly event, started in 2021 by this year's WBU President Gilly Clench, which offers a great introduction to women's competitions. 
 It is held alternately on RealBridge and BBO.

For more info, click here to email Gilly 

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EWBA coming up......
GREEN POINTED CONGRESS
Sunday 18th February 2023: Swiss Pairs  £20 per pair
Sunday 19th February 2023: Swiss Teams £40 per team
At Gwent Bridge Academy, 11am - approx 6.30pm, 7x7 board matches, with a 45min break after match 3
For more details see Entry Form link
Welcome to the West Wales Area web site
Booking Now......
Coming Up.....

Area Teams of Four (Laidlaw Murray Cup)

11am SUNDAY, 26th March 2023

at Tumble

Hold the Date.....booking info available soon

New Regulations - effective from Sept 1st
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

 

South Wales Virtual "Porthcawl" Congress

Unfortunately, this year's online "Porthcawl" Congress produced so few entries that the majority of competitions had to be cancelled 

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The only events which were able to go ahead being Friday evening's Mixed Pairs and Sunday's Championship Pairs, but even the latter had insufficient entries to run in its usual format, so all played in one section. The Mixed Pairs resulted in a runaway victory for Aida Aris & Mark Roderick, with Jennifer Wardell & Bob Alderdice in 2nd place and Vida Halford & Glyn Williams 3rd.  Sunday saw a strong field competing for the Red Dragon Trophy. Stefan Lindfors & Ian Walsh led from the start and despite the best efforts of Martin Garvey & Andrea Knox, Kevin Maddox & Mike Best, Julie & Ian Grant they held onto their lead.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Many thanks to Sarah, Ian and the IBEx team for running this congress on our behalf.

Full results below.

2022 Vince Bevan Pairs

This year, for the first time, the Vince Bevan Pairs event was open to all WBU members, rather than being restricted to those from the Western Area, Congratulations to the winners - Simon Gottschalk & Glyn Meredith from East Wales (pictured above).  The best from the West were Steve Jarvis & Peter Milewski in 2nd place who were closely followed by Vida Halford & Glyn Williams and Steve Webb & Martin David in joint 3rd.  Many thanks to Sarah for her efficient directing, making it a most enjoyable event for all.

Full results below.

2022 GP Swiss Pairs f2f @ Llanarthne

Congratulations to Steve Jarvis & Mike Baker, winners of this year's WWBA green-pointed Swiss Pairs. Steve & Mike made their way rapidly to table 1 and although Jennifer Wardell & Nalini Dewan in 2nd place and Vida Halford & Glyn Williams in 3rd tried valiantly to catch them up, it was to no avail! 

Today's event was directed calmly and efficiently (as ever) by the lovely Sarah Amos (shown above with Steve & Mike)

Full results below

Results
PORTHCAWL CONGRESS (GP Championship Pairs)
BBO
Director: Sarah Amos
PORTHCAWL CONGRESS (Mixed Pairs)
BBO
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
CELTIC CONGRESS - Swiss Teams
BBO
Director: IBEx
CELTIC CONGRESS - Swiss Pairs
BBO
Director: IBEx
John Isaac Cup
BBO
Director: Sarah Amos
LAIDLAW MURRAY (Area Teams)
BBO
Director: Sarah Amos
WWBA Area Mixed Pairs
BBO
Director: Sarah Amos
Calendar
29th Jan 2023
WWBA Mixed Pairs (Ossie Evans Cup)
Llanarthne Village Hall 11am
Director: Sarah Amos
26th Mar 2023
Laidlaw Murray Teams of Four
Tumble Hall 11am
Director: Sarah Amos
14th May 2023
AGM/John Isaac/Ann Dolan Pairs
Tumble Hall 11am
Director: Sarah Amos