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

 

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.

Malvern Congress 2021

After considerable consideration, we have decided that the ever-popular Malvern Congress should be run online for this year. There will be a substantial prize fund, the amount of which will be in accordance with the current EBU scale. A link to the congress brochure is here Malvern Congress Brochure and entries may be registered via this link Malvern Congress. Further news about the congress will be published on the County website as arrangements are made.

In order to make the Congress as close as possible to a Face to Face congress by incorporating interaction between players, we will have a panel discussion each evening after the sessions. These will be on Zoom and will refer to the hands played on RealBridge. We have an interesting mix of players of different vintages and abilities on the panel. Players who have so far agreed to join the pool that will make up the panel include John Sansom, Diana Nettleton and Graham Kirby.

County Nights on RealBridge

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

The next session will be on Monday 18th October and the joining link will be posted HERE  shortly before the session.

This will be the County Mixed Teams.

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. Table money is £1.50.

The Handicapped Individual Competition has now finished and was won by Clive Finney, narrowly followed by Richard Jephcott.

As we return to some sort of normality in the bridge world, we’re pleased to announce that the Phillipps (MP Pairs) and Pairs Ladder (X-IMPs) competitions will restart this month, on 20th and 27th September respectively. Also reinstated is the popular Mixed Pivot Teams in October and the Healey Cup in November. All of these events are important to the continuing development of players in the County by providing high standard games and we look forward to seeing you at them. The County Committee has carefully considered not only the effect of the pandemic but also changing playing habits, particularly as winter approaches. Consequently, at present, the preferred “venue” for all events is online and will be on RealBridge because it is simple to run and enables players to see and hear their opponents and partners.

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.

Latest News

In the second County Match of the 2021/22 season against Oxfordshire the 1st team lost 1-19, the 2nd team won 13-7 & the 3rd team lost 6-14.

In the first County Match of the 2021/22 season against Derbyshire the 1st team lost 4-16, the 2nd team won 17-3 & the 3rd team won 13-7.

Mike Willoughby has a written an August 2021 Edition of the County Newsletter now that Clubs have started playing F2F again and some competitions are restarting. Previous editions of the Newsletter this can be found under the Information/Worcestershire Bridge News menu item. 

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.

Results
Ladder
County Match v Oxfordshire (A)
Phillipps
Ladder
Phillipps
Calendar
18th Oct 2021
Mixed Pivot Teams
RealBridge 6-45pm
25th Oct 2021
Ladder
RealBridge 6-45pm
29th Oct 2021
Malvern Congress (29th - 31st October)
Real Bridge
1st Nov 2021
Phillipps
RealBridge 6-45pm
8th Nov 2021
Ladder
RealBridge 6-45pm