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Worcestershire CBA has a Facebook page which may be of interest. 

 

Kent Swiss Teams

The Kent One Day Green Pointed Swiss Teams is being held online on RealBridge on Sunday 23rd May starting at 11am. 7 x 7 board matches with a break of approx 45 minutes after match 4.

See Kent website for more details.

Welcome to the Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association Web Site
County Nights on RealBridge

County Nights will be held on Realbridge on alternate Mondays at 7pm

The next session will be on Monday 3rd May and the joining link will be posted HERE shortly before the session.

The room will be opened at 6:45 pm for a 7pm start. Please be seated before 7pm, at which time the movement will be decided and play started.

For the first session on Monday 3rd May, there will be no table money payable. All Worcestershire County Members are welcome.

The Worcestershire County Online Competition which is running extremely successfully and being enjoyed by all the participants will continue to run on Bridge Club Live.

Online bridge is highly enjoyable but presents different challenges from face to face bridge and it’s not just helpful, but essential, for our members to understand what these are. Therefore, we would ask all our members to read the information about online conduct, which includes guidance about online protocols and, sadly, what to do about rudeness and cheating.

Objectives

The objectives of the WCBA are to promote and further the interests of bridge in the County and to organise Contract Bridge competitions. This Web Site will include details of future events, results of County competitions and other information concerning the organisation of bridge in the County.

Beginners Bridge Classes - Online
Beginners Bridge Classes - Online

There can be no doubt that there are fewer opportunities for Beginners than usual in the current situation - yet we are all seeeing that Bridge online is the PERFECT way to while away the hours, weeks and months of lockdown!

Eileen is already running a (fully-subscribed) beginners class; and Mike V and Mike W are launching a new class from Tuesday February 16th. Regular players: do please tell your non-bridge-playing friends - word of mouth (and infectious enthusiasm) are our best advertising methods!

And if you are here looking for BRIDGE LESSONS: here are the details - most important is to contact Mike Willoughby, who will tell ou how to proceed!

Latest News

Mike Willoughby & Stewart Fishburne were convincing winners of the County Championship Pairs.

Worcestershire played Lincolnshire in the seventh round of matches of the online Inter-County League. The 1st Team lost 7-13, the 2nd Team won 18-2 & the 3rd Team won 18-2.

Worcestershire played Gloucestershire in the sixth round of matches of the online Inter-County League. The 1st Team lost 1-19, the 2nd Team lost 3-17 & the 3rd Team won 11-9.

Worcestershire played Warwickshire in the fifth round of matches of the online Inter-County League. The 1st Team lost 1-19, the 2nd Team lost 3-17 & the 3rd Team also  lost 3-17.

Worcestershire played Staffs & Shropshire in the fourth round of matches of the online Inter-County League. The 1st Team won 15-5, the 2nd Team won 19-1 & the 3rd Team drew 10-10.

Mike Willoughby has a written a January 2021 Edition of the County Newsletter for the New Year. Previous edition of the Newsletter this can be found in the Worcestershire Bridge News section under the Information/Worcestershire Bridge News menu item. 

Worcestershire played Nottinghamshire in the third round of matches of the online Inter-County League. The 1st Team won 14-6 whilst both the 2nd & 3rd Teams won 12-8.

Worcestershire played Oxfordshire in the second round of matches of the online Inter-County League. The 1st Team lost 3-17, the 2nd Team drew 10-10 & the 3rd Team lost 0-20.

Mike Willoughby has a written an October 2020 Edition of the County Newsletter which contains useful information about playing bridge online. Previous edition of the Newsletter this can be found in the Worcestershire Bridge News section under the Information/Worcestershire Bridge News menu item. 

Worcestershire played Leicestershire in the first round of matches of the new online Inter-County League. The 1st Team lost 4-16, the 2nd Team lost 9-11 & the 3rd Team lost 2-18.

County Competitions 2019-20

The Phillipps Pairs was won by Nick Forward & Steve Allerston with the first mini-competition being won by Ian Thompson & Stewart Fishburne and the second by David Thomas & Jimmy Ledger. There will not be a playoff this year.

6 of the planned heats of the Grand Prix Teams were played so the final results are based on each team's best 5 results. The winners are Stain (Mike Heard, James Taylor, Nick & Steph Forward, Steve Allerston & Jane Morton).

Only 10 of the planned heats of the Pairs Ladder were played so as specifed by our Rules of Competition the final results are based on each pairs best 6 results. There are joint winners :- Mike Willoughby & Stewart Fishburne and Jane Morton & Paul Hammond.

The Masterpoint Competiton was won by Steve Allerston.

 

After the sad loss of Roger Bowles his widow donated Roger's extensive collection of bridge books to Worcester Bridge Club. It was agreed that the books should be made available to all County Members and  the list of books can be seen at Roger Bowles Bridge Library.

The WCBA Committee has been giving considerable thought to the feasibility of acquiring bridge premises for the use of Worcestershire bridge players that would be available 7 days a week, with the ability to cater for the growing demand for daytime bridge. It is envisaged that the premises will support at least a 20 table session with room for matches, teaching and storage with a basic level of catering. The planned venue will include adequate facilities for parking, toilets, heating etc. A few documents are available in the Members Only area of the website, one asking for feedback and one being a feasibility review. To access the Members Only area of the website for the first time you will need the Membership Registration Code which you can get from Paul Hammond or other Committee Members.

Recent Successes

Nick Forward & Steve Allerston finished 2nd in the Grand Masters Pairs.

Contact Details

Email addresses and phone numbers for Committee Members can be found on the Information tab on the left under Committee.

Venue for County Night

We now play at Ombersley Memorial Hall, Sandys Road Ombersley WR9 0DY  with a start time of 7.15pm. There will be a short interval at about 8.45pm. All drinks and biscuits are included in the table money of £3.50. To get to the Hall head North from the centre of Ombersley and there is a sign for the Memorial Hall after about 350 yards.

Results
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Calendar
17th May 2021
Virtual Club Pairs
RealBridge 6-45pm
31st May 2021
Virtual Club Pairs
RealBridge 6-45pm
7th Jun 2021
AGM
Online 7.15pm
20th Jun 2021
Online County Match against Derbyshire
BBO 14.00