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Welcome to the Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association Web Site
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.

Learning to Play Bridge

There will be at least THREE Fast-Track Beginners courses for January 2020 in the County:  Mike W in Bromsgrove (Finstall Road), Richard G in Bewdley (Heightington) and Georgina and Linda in Stourbridge ; details can be found on the main Learning Bridge tab. 

Also, on the weekend of Feb 28th to Mar 1st (Fri to Sun), Alan in Pershore will be repeating his successful intensive weekend course, as last year.

Regular players: do tell your friends!

Meanwhile, for those who have learned Bridge in the last year or so, we have various options for Gentle Bridge sessions available: see HERE for details

Forthcoming Events

27th January - Pairs Ladder

2nd February - Club Representative Pairs (11.00am) (Entry Form)

3rd February - Phillipps Pairs

10th February - Grand Prix Teams Heat 5

Hand Commentaries

Mike Willoughby has provided a commentary on the hands from the fourth heat of the Grand Prix Teams on the 6th of January.

Latest News

In the County Match against Nottinghamshire the 1st team won 16-4, the 2nd team lost 5-15 & the 3rd team lost 7-13.

Mike Willoughby has started to write a regular County Newsletter and this can be found in the Worcestershire Bridge News section under the Information menu item, with the most recent one being the December County Newsletter.

After the sad loss of Roger Bowles last year 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

John Sansom was part of the team which came 2nd by 1 point in the National Point-a-Board Teams.

At the Midlands Counties Congress John Sansom, Richard Jephcott, Nick Forward & Steve Allerston won the Swiss Teams.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website.

At the EBU Overseas Congress in Sicily Maureen Ledger & Geoffrey Herbert won the Mixed Pairs and Geoffrey Herbert, Dodo Georgevic, Jimmy & Maureen Ledger came 2nd in the Swiss Teams.

Sue Lane, Marian Wilcox, Jane Morton & Pam Pearce won the Welsh Ladies Teams. Pam & Jane also came 2nd in Welsh Ladies Pairs.

John Sansom was a member of the team which won the A Final at the Scarborough Congress.

At the Scottish Overseas Congress in La Manga Sue Evans & Dennis Loynes came 3rd in the Swiss Pairs just 1 VP behind the joint winners.

Heather Westcott & Jennifer Romer won the Ladies Pairs at the Cheltenham Congress.

Jane Morton & Stewart Fishburne won the Solihull heat of the Portland 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
Mixed Pairs
Director: Paul Hammond
Inter-Club Teams Simple Systems Division - Heat 2
Director: Paul Tapster
Inter-Club Teams Heat 2
Director: Paul Tapster
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
County Match v Nottinghamshire (H)
Calendar
27th Jan 2020
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn
27th Jan 2020
Pairs Ladder Division 2
2nd Feb 2020
Club Representative Pairs
Ombersley Memorial Hall 11.00am
3rd Feb 2020
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Nick Forward
Scorer: Mike Vetch
10th Feb 2020
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Hammond
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn