Sunday 8th December 2019
WWBA would like to apologise for the technical problems which bedevilled this event at Tumble, and thank Tony Haworth who spent a considerable amount of time retrieving data from the Bridgemates in order to deliver a result for our area, albeit that the data from the morning session could not be recovered. There is not a separate results list for our area, but the combined results across the country for Sections 2, 3 & 4 can be found on the WBU results site, powered by Bridgewebs. In that context, congratulations to John Gardener and Phil Roberts, who were the highest ranked pair in Tumble, and who were third nationally in the combined sections, and second overall in section 3. Ian Gove and Bob Alderdice were third in section 2, but the outstanding achievement of the day was that of Tony Disley, playing with Adrian Thomas, who won a very strong section 1 at the Gwent Bridge Academy.
A major plus for those used to the vicisitudes of Tumble in mid-winter was that the new heating system is now fully functioning, so the environment is now a comfortable one in which to play Bridge.
The draws and results are shown on the WBU results website. Click on this box to go there.
Double elimination knockout so you have to lose twice to be eliminated. Before the finals day all matches for South Wales teams will be against other South Wales teams with Stanza Greens so you will usually get Greens even if you lose! There will be a finals day in August 2020 in Mid Wales.
How to enter is in the menu called Welsh and Cambria Cups.
Click on this box to go there.
Mixed Pivot Double elimination knockout so you have to lose twice to be eliminated. Each team member plays with each other member in every match and there must always be a woman and a man playing. Before the finals day all matches for South Wales teams will be against other South Wales teams with Stanza Greens so you will usually get Greens even if you lose! There will be a finals day in August 2020 in Mid Wales.
Looking for something to do on Saturday evenings?
Swansea Bridge Club now holds a 'Dragon' night on the 1st Saturday of the month at 7p.m. All are welcome - £4 with prizes.
The objective of the West Wales Bridge Association is to control and promote Duplicate Bridge in the Western Area of the Welsh Bridge Union.
Membership of the Area is open to any person who has satisfied the conditions of membership laid down by the constitution of the Welsh Bridge Union and who has paid the specified Area subscription for the year.
The affairs of the Area shall be run by the Committee of the West Wales Bridge Association hereinafter called “the Committee “. The Committee shall consist of the officers of the Area, club representatives and co-opted members. Club representation shall be chosen by Clubs within the Area that are affiliated to the Welsh Bridge Union.
The Committee shall be responsible for the running of Area events and the organisation of all such matters as delegated to the Area by the Welsh Bridge Union. The Committee shall determine the annual subscription of the Area at the first convenient meeting subsequent to the A.G.M. The Committee shall determine the allocation of the finances of the Area. The Committee shall appoint other officials of the Area and elect officials of the Welsh Bridge Union as delegated by the Welsh Bridge Union.
The Annual General Meeting shall be held prior to the 30th June each year. ~
The Secretary shall give at least twenty-eight days notice of the meeting, in writing, to each club in the Area affiliated to the Welsh Bridge Union. Any member of the Area may request a vote on a particular motion to be taken at the A.G.M. subject to eighteen days notice in writing to the Secretary accompanied by the signatures of two Area members. The Secretary shall inform all Area clubs of such notices at least eight days prior to the meeting. Each member present at the A.G.M. except the Chairman shall have one vote. The Chairman shall have the casting vote. The A.G.M. shall contain a report from the Officers on the previous year, including a proper presentation of the finances and expenditure of the Area. ~
Any change to the Constitution of the Area shall be effected subject to the approval of two thirds of the members present following which the Committee may require, at its discretion, a poll of Area members in which an absolute majority will be decisive.
Click here for Full Text Constitution June 2016.pdf