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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.

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), 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

16th December - Christmas Charity Swiss Teams

23rd December - NO BRIDGE

30th December - NO BRIDGE

3rd-5th January - Midland Counties Congress (Brochure)

6th January - Grand Prix Teams Heat 4

Latest News

The Christmas Charity Swiss Teams will be held on the 16th of December at Ombersley Memorial Hall starting at 7.15pm. If there are insufficiant teams to play a Swiss competition then we will play multiple teams instead. There will be no host pair so please try and arrange a team if you can. If you would like to play but do not have teammates then please use the Partnership Message Board. There is no table money but players are encouraged to bring a raffle prize to raise money for charity. This year we are supporting Acorns Hospice.

In the County Match against Leicestershire the 1st team lost 6-14, the 2nd team won 14-6 & 3rd team won 15-5.

Jimmy & Maureen Ledger, David Thomas & Paul Hammond won the Mixed Teams for the second year running. Maureen is on a roll at present having won County Ladies Pairs with Jane Rutter, the Mixed Pairs at the EBU Overseas Congress in Sicily with Geoffrey Herbert, then finishing 2nd in the Swiss Teams there, winning the Malvern Ladies Pairs with Jane Rutter and now winning the County Mixed Teams.

There was a close finish in the Irene Allen competion with a tie for first place between Richard Arrowsmith & Keith Graham and Bill Rosie & Stuart Smith. As Richard & Keith did better on the boards they played against each other they win the Irene Allen Trophy whilst Bill & Stuart win the Richard Lewis Trophy. 

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 he most recent one being the October 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

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.

At the EBU Overseas Congress in Athens Joyce Skelton & Chris Taylor came 2nd in the combined Mixed/Ladies/Mens Pairs and then came 2nd in the Swiss Teams playing with Kathy & Denis Talbot.

At the Midlands Counties Congress Sue Evans & Dennis Loynes won the Flitch.

For full results see Midland Counties Congress website.

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
Pairs Ladder
Director: Nick Forward
County Match v Leicestershire (A)
Phillipps Pairs
Director: Sue Lane
Pairs Ladder Division 2
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Pairs Ladder Division 1
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Calendar
16th Dec 2019
Christmas Charity Swiss Teams
Director: Jimmy Ledger
Scorer: Paul Hammond
23rd Dec 2019
NO BRIDGE
30th Dec 2019
NO BRIDGE
3rd Jan 2020
Midland Counties Congress
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6th Jan 2020
Grand Prix Teams
Director: Paul Tapster
Scorer: Eddy Blackburn