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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.

County Events on RealBridge

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

The next event will be a  the Pairs Ladder on Jan 10th and the joining link will be posted HERE shortly before the session opens.

The County Mixed Teams was won by Jimmy & Maureen Ledger, David Thomas & Geoffrey Herbert.

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 Committee has decided to cancel County Nights on the days after County Matches due to lack of support.

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 fourth County Match of the season against Nottinghamshire the 1st team won 13-7, the 2nd team won 14-6 & the 3rd team won 15-5.

Mike Willoughby has a written a December 2021 Edition of the County Newsletter. Previous editions of the Newsletter this can be found under the Information/Worcestershire Bridge News menu item. 

In the third County Match of the season against Leicestershire the 1st team drew 10-10, the 2nd team won 17-3 & the 3rd team lost 4-16.

We are sad to report that Monica Parker has passed away, she died peacefully, at the grand old age of 96. Her funeral will take place on November 8th at 1 pm at Salwarpe Church with lunch in the Village Hall afterwards.

In the second County Match of the 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.

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

At the Midland Counties Congress John Sansom & Clive Owen won the Championship Pairs and were also part of the team which won the Swiss Teams.

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
County Match v Staffs & Shropshire (H)
Charity Swiss Teams
County Match v Nottinghamshire (A)
Ladder
Phillipps
Calendar
24th Jan 2022
Phillipps
RealBridge 6-45pm
29th Jan 2022
Midlands 9-High Swiss Teams
RealBridge 14.00
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31st Jan 2022
Ladder
RealBridge 6-45pm
6th Feb 2022
WCBA Club Representatives' Pairs
RealBridge 11.00am
7th Feb 2022
Phillipps
RealBridge 6-45pm